Pedro Cavalcante Andrade

Hometown: Maceio, Brazil

City Before Booth: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Undergraduate School and Major: Civil Engineering, Universidade Federal de Alagoas

Pre-Booth Job: Private Equity Associate at AG Investments and Member of Board of Directors at Rio Mais (The company responsible for the Development of the Olympic Park for the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.)

Summer Internship: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Concentrations at Booth: Finance and Entrepreneurship

Your Chicago Neighborhood: Lakeshore East – A small and cute special part of the Loop. Especially, during the summer it has been great to enjoy the sun and meet many of my fellow Boothies in the park.

What are some of the student groups you’ve been involved with? Wine Club, Technology Club, Investment Banking Group, Private Equity Group, Real Estate Group

One thing you wish you had known when applying for MBA programs? How important the first quarter is. The amount of things that take place in the first month is just terrific. I was not prepared for so many decisions and information coming my way.

Why did you choose Booth? I chose Booth for the strength of its brand, the strength of the alumni network I was exposed to, its strength in finance, and the culture (analytical, bold, and collaborative)!

Share Some Favorites:

Thing To Do In Chicago: Walk around the city exploring new places. We live in a beautiful city!

Trip Taken with Fellow Boothies: Mexico City during Thanksgiving; more than 100 Boothies traveled together to enjoy the holiday.

Booth Class/Professor: Portfolio Management with Professor Pastor

Booth Experience: First week at the Harper Center, realizing that my dream to join one of the best business schools in the world had become true was very thrilling

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