Full-Time MBA


Hugh Gibbons Class of 2014


Hugh GibbonsUndergraduate school/major: I attended Trinity College Dublin, Johannes Kepler University Austria, and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, majoring in law and German.

Prior to Booth: I worked in finance.

Concentrations: Accounting, finance, and entrepreneurship.

Activities: Member of the Investment Banking Group, European Business Group, Private Equity Group, Distressed Debt and Credit Group, and the Soccer Club.

Career plans: I am recruiting for investment banking.

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? The reasons are many: the flexible curriculum, as I have master's in finance already and I wanted to challenge myself with more advanced and interesting courses from the first semester and Booth allowed me the opportunity to do this; the globally recognized brand as a leading school in finance; the enthusiasm and passion of the students for Booth when I visited the school; the support and encouragement by Admissions, alumni, and students throughout my application process; and because Chicago is a great city.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exciting, exhilarating, and educational.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? The Chicago marathon is a "must do" activity, but obviously you have to like running for it to be a "must do"! The course itself is spectacular; the atmosphere around the city is amazing and the Sunday night after the race in the city is sensational!

Ask me about...: Being an international student at Booth; living in the US as a European; careers in finance, investment banking recruiting; why I choose Chicago Booth; why I love Booth and Chicago; working in Dublin, London, New York, Vienna, or Cajamarca (Peru); the application process; which classes to take; Gaelic Football, Ireland or Tottenham Hotspurs.

Conor Devitt Class of 2015



Undergraduate school/major: I attended Trinity College Dublin, where I received a bachelor's in engineering and a master's degree in economics.

Concentrations: Strategic management and finance.

Activities: Member of the Business Solutions Group, Booth Rugby, and the Management Consulting Group.

Career plans: I am recruiting for an internship in management consulting.

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? I chose Booth because of the school's strength in finance and economics, the high academic standards, the breadth of career opportunities, the flexibility of the curriculum, and the range of extracurricular opportunities.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, stimulating, and enlightening.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Tacos at Big Star followed by cocktails at the Violet Hour.

Ask me about...: Doing an MBA from a background in research, being a European living in the Midwest, or where to watch rugby, soccer, or other sports from home in Chicago!