Simon McGrotty Class of 2016
Undergraduate school/major: I attended University College Dublin and Dublin City University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master's degree in finance respectively.
Previous Industry: Finance, sell-side equity research
Career plans: I am recruiting for investment management.
Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? The reasons are many, the schools strength in the fields of finance and economics, the strength of the careers team and the alumni network. However, what really made the difference were some of the less tangible elements of Booth, the people and the atmosphere. When I visited Booth or spoke with current students, I was blown away by the lengths that people went to in an effort to convey to me what it is really like to attend Booth full time. Coupled with the enthusiasm and passion with which they spoke about Booth, they encouragement by Admissions, alumni, and students, I realized that Booth was somewhere that I could call home for two years of my life and that it was a network that I wanted to be part of.
Activities: Member of the Investment Management Group, Warren Buffett Group, Student Managed Investment Fund, and Booth Rugby
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exciting, challenging, fascinating / /
Ask me about...: / Being an international student at Booth; living outside your home country for the first time; investment management at Booth; what makes Booth different; sailing in Chicago. /
What city/country will you be in during the winter break? I will be in Los Angeles and San Francisco for the Investment Management Group West Coast trek. After this I'll be heading back to Dublin to spend time with my family.
Conor Devitt Class of 2015
Undergraduate school/major: Trinity College Dublin, Electronic and Computer Engineering (followed by MSc Economics)
Previous Industry: Economic research
Career plans: Consulting
Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? Strong recruiting into my target industry, excellent finance course, flexible curriculum
Activities: LEAD facilitator, Booth rugby team
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, rewarding, busy
Ask me about...: Internships in Europe, entering consulting from a non-traditional background, Booth's LEAD program
What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Dublin, Ireland.