Full-Time MBA

Uruguay

Lucas D'Alessandro Class of 2015

lid@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I attended Boston College and majored in economics.

Concentrations: Strategic management and general management.

Activities: Member of the Wine Club, Epicurean Club, Business Solutions Group, Management Consulting Group, Latin American Business Group, and Dean's Student Admissions Committee.

Career plans: Post-MBA, I plan on following a career in consulting.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? Booth was the best fit for me for a variety of reasons, mainly related to the fact that the school is located in a great city to live in, there is an amazing community of people ready to share their great experiences and life lessons even before being accepted by the program, and because there are outstanding resources in academics and career services that the school has to offer.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Transformative, challenging, and exciting.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? The Signature Room at 95th, the restaurant at the Hancock Building, a Chicago Bulls game, and Booth's Harper Center (particularly the art collection and the Winter Garden).

Ask me about...: Switching careers from finance to consulting, moving from South America to the US, my experience at Booth, and managing work-life balance.

Maria Belen Romero Class of 2014

b.romero@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I attended Universidad de Montevideo and Universidad Catolica del Uruguay, and have a degree in business administration and international commerce and relations.

Prior to Booth: I was CMO at an agribusiness company.

Concentrations: Economics, entrepreneurship, finance, and strategic management.

Activities: Member of the Food Environment, Agribusiness, and Development (FEAD) Group, Management Consulting Group, Corporate Management and Strategy Group, Business Solutions Group, and Chicago Women in Business (CWiB).

Career plans: General management; I will be participating in a leadership development program that involves rotations in different countries.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? There are many reasons: strong academics, amazing career services, and the flexible curriculum. But in the end, the main reason was the people. I was impressed by the "pay it forward" culture, and all the help I received from both first and second years when I was applying was incredible.  

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Fun, insightful, and demanding.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Visit Kingston Mines! It's a blues bar, and very cool, especially if you go on a Sunday.

Ask me about...: Ask me about anything! If I don't know the answer, I'll introduce you to someone who does.