Full-Time MBA

Argentina

Florencia Ardissone Class of 2015

Fardisso@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella with a degree in economics.

Concentrations: Corporate management, strategy, and entrepreneurship.

Activities: Member of Chicago Women in Business, Corporate Management Strategy Group, Public Speaking and Communications Group, Giving Something Back, Dean's Student and Alumni Representatives (DStAR) and Booth Tech.

Career plans: I'm recruiting for a position in general management in the financial services industry.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose Booth because I felt the program was the perfect fit for me. Booth offers a program that is strong academically and community oriented. I appreciate the strong focus Booth has in developing great leaders who are sharp analytically and socially and LEAD is fantastic. I really value the strong international community and diversity as an international student. With a strong background in economics, it made a big difference having a flexible curriculum. Booth enables you to truly make the most of your MBA and if you want to take challenging courses, you are more than encouraged to do it. Having the chance to take classes with Nobel laureates is a true honor. I am confident that I am following the path that will take me where I would like to be thanks to this MBA experience at Booth.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Amazing, knowledgeable, and meaningful.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Go to a Second City comedy show.

Ask me about...: Recruiting for general management or financial services in the US; working at a big consulting firm; starting business school with your partner as a classmate.

Maria Contesti Class of 2014

maria.contesti@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and majored in business economics.

Prior to Booth: Before coming to Booth, I worked as a research associate in financial services and later as a consultant for business development for countries of Latin America.

Activities: Member of the Management Consulting Group, Corporate Management and Strategy Group, Chicago Women in Business, and Latin American Business Group.

Concentrations: Finance, general management, and international business.

Summer internship plans: I am recruiting for management consulting.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose Booth for three reasons. First, I wanted to go to a top business school where I could learn and be constantly challenged. The excellent faculty and the flexible curriculum allow me to become a better professional. Second, Booth's people and environment - all of my classmates are incredibly capable, and at the same time, everyone's very collaborative and supportive, and that's very important when you're doing an MBA! And third, Career Services and all the resources Chicago Booth offers its students.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, supportive, and exciting.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? I'd recommend a visit to the University of Chicago campus, which is beautiful; go listen to jazz; experience Chicago's diversity through its neighborhoods and its amazing food!

Ask me about...: Why I chose Booth, recruiting for consulting outside the US, or the woman's perspective.

Ricardo Maximiliano Nieto Class of 2015

mnieto@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires with a major in economics.

Concentrations: Strategic management, economics, and managerial and organizational behavior.

Activities: Member of the Latin American Business Group (LABG), Management Consulting Group, and Booth Soccer Club.

Career plans: I am recruiting for consulting in Latin America.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? The main reason that I decided to attend Booth was my interaction with people—students, alumni, and professors. In Booth I found a collaborative, passionate, and diverse environment that is second to none. I also wanted to challenge myself by being part of such a rigorous academic program. The flexibility of the curriculum gives me the possibility of tailoring my MBA considering my previous experience and my future needs. Finally, it also helped that Chicago is an amazing city!

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, rewarding, and transformative.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Seeing a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Even if you are not a baseball fan it is a worthwile experience to visit this iconic Chicago place and have a beer while watching the game. And if you like sports but are not into baseball, Chicago has four other profesional teams for you to choose (Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Fire)!.

Ask me about...: Recruiting outside from your home country, switching from a nontraditional background to consulting, and Chicago nightlife.

Santiago Ferrari Class of 2015

sferrari@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires with a major in economics.

Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, strategic management, general management, and finance.

Activities: Member of the Latin American Business Group (LABG), Soccer Club, International Development Group, Net Impact Group, and Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group.

Career plans: I am planning to recruit for social impact, including supranational entities, and consulting firms on social impact.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I decided to apply to and attend Booth because of its flexible curriculum, its mix of teaching methods, and its world class professors. I chose Booth because in it I found something that I wanted to be part of. This is a once-in-a-lifetime decision, and I wanted to say for the rest of my life "I am part of Booth." I could name many reasons, but for me one of the most important is the Booth community. Through Argentine alumni I learned that it was really supportive. I wanted to be part of that community, and keep Booth's legacy and spirit alive.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, empowering, and transformative.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Chicago Ideas Week is a must-do event.

Ask me about...: Pursuing a career in social impact, and starting business school just married and expecting a baby.