Nikolay Kuzmin Class of 2013
Undergraduate school/major: I have a masters degree in engineering from Moscow State University of Mining.
Prior to Booth: I spent five years as an external auditor with Ernst & Young in Moscow, where I covered companies in the energy sector.
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, finance, and strategic management.
Activities: Member of the Management Consulting, Energy, Corporate Finance Groups and PhotoBooth.
Career plans: I will be working in management consulting.
Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth for the flexibility of the curriculum, the quality of the faculty, strength of the career services, and the diversity of the student body.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: stimulating, challenging, and exciting.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? A "must-visit" is the Willis (Sears) Tower observation deck; a 'must-do' is any Booth social event.
Ask me about...: Switching careers.
Ivan Safonov Class of 2013
Undergraduate school/major: I attended New Economic School and Lomonosov Moscow State University and majored in computer science and applied math and economics.
Prior to Booth: I spent two years in management consulting including Monitor Group, and two years in corporate strategy at the largest oilfield services holding company and a leading publishing house.
Activities: Member of the Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital, High-Tech, Media, Sports and Entertainment, Management Consulting, Marketing, Real Estate, European Business and Public Speaking Groups, and the Epicurean Club.
Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth for the flexible curriculum, academic rigor, and because Booth has the best professors.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? The John Hancock Center, Magnificent Mile, Architecture River Tour, and Millennium Park (including the "Bean").
Ask me about...: Applying to Booth, pre-class admit life, and what to do in Chicago.