Full-Time MBA

Brazil

Clayton de Souza

Brazil BlankUndergraduate school/major: Universidade Mackenzie / Business Administration (and a graduate certificate in Corporate and Private Banking from Fundação Instituto de Administração - FIA)

Previous Industry: Financial Services – Insurance

Career plans: Management Consulting

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? I chose Chicago Booth because of three main factors: the school’s strength in Finance and Entrepreneurship, the flexible curriculum, and the combination of teaching methods, balancing lectures, cases, and more experiential courses. After my admission, the quality of the Career Services team, the school’s infrastructure, and especially the people whom I met before coming definitely corroborated to my final decision.

Activities: At Booth: Co-chair of the Latin American Business Group, member of the Management Consulting, Corporate Management and Strategy, and Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital groups / / In Chicago: Walk around less touristic neighborhoods, such as Old Town and Lincoln Park, observe the city from one of the skyscrapers (Hancock/Willis Tower), visit the submarine at the Museum of Science and Industry, and eat at some of our great restaurants

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, intense, exciting

Ask me about...: switching into management consulting, assuming a leadership position in a student-led group, good restaurants in Chicago, nightlife, exciting trips for your school breaks, or anything you think might help you get the most out of your experience at Booth

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? I’m not going to Brazil during the Winter Break. I will most likely stay in the US, then will be in Portugal from Dec 26th to Jan 3rd.

André Carpinetti

Brazil BlankUndergraduate school/major: University of São Paulo / Engineering

Previous Industry: Investment Banking

Career plans: Private Equity and Hedge Funds

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? ""First, because of Booth's approach to business education. Its comprehensive foundation in theory encourages students to think of new solutions to problems instead of a “one size fits all” approach. / / Second, because of the school's level of excellence across so many areas – from its groundbreaking research in finance and economics to its world-renowned initiatives in entrepreneurship and marketing. / / Last, because of the flexible curriculum. It gives you the opportunity to tailor your experience based on your future career ambitions and on the areas you feel you could improve.""

Activities: At Booth: Member of the Private Equity Club, Investment Management Club, Hedge Fund Club, Soccer Club, Giving Something Back, Public Speaking and Communication Group and Latin America Business Group. / / In Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago. It has a fantastic collection that goes from Ancient sculptures to contemporary paintings, featuring iconic works of some of the best known artist in history.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Eye-opening, challenging and exciting

Ask me about...: recruiting in the US, single life in Chicago, banking, tennis and soccer during the winter or… anything (I may not know the answer but I will put you in touch with the right person!)

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? In the US until the 20th of Dec. From the 20th to the 26th, in São Paulo.

Giuliana Reis

Brazil BlankUndergraduate school/major: Insper / Business Administration

Previous Industry: Investment Banking and Entrepreneurship

Career plans: Strategic Management

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? (i) Community: the help I received from students and alumni really made me feel a part of the community, even before starting school; (ii) Data-driven approach to business; and (iii) Flexible curriculum: different people have different goals and aspirations, and thus should be able to tailor their own education.

Activities: At Booth: Admit Weekend Committee, DSAC (Dean's Student Admissions Committee) and DStAR (Dean's Student and Alumni Representatives). Also member of Latin American Business Group, Corporate Management & Strategy Group and Chicago Women in Business. / / In Chicago: Anything food-related! Chicago has an amazing variety of restaurants and cuisines. Also, anything sports-related: Chicagoans are crazy about sports, and going to one of their sports arenas (United Center, Wrigley Field, Soldiers Field) is a very unique experience.

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

Ask me about...: life in Chicago, Booth's finance and entrepreneurship environment, and applying to Booth with a partner

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? 1st week: Chicago; 2nd and 3rd weeks: Miami

Thiago Kodic

Brazil BlankUndergraduate school/major: Insper / Business Administration

Previous Industry: Index and Portfolio Analytics, M&A and Private Equity

Career plans: Private Equity

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? Booth offers a rigorous and data-driven curriculum that I can shape to my expertise and interests, and has amazing student and alumni involvement, commitment and passion. Also Chicago is a beautiful, fun and vibrant city!

Activities: At Booth: Member of the PE Club, Latam Group, Soccer Club, Dean’s Student Admissions Committee, Admit Weekend Committee, ChiBus / / In Chicago: A lot of fantastic bands come to play in Chicago – if you like music, you will never be bored. Even if you don’t like music, you will still never be bored.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Intense, rewarding, fun

Ask me about...: applying with a partner, careers in finance, music

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Ski Trip (13-19/dez) / Miami (Xmas / NYE)