As a first year, you have the opportunity to lead or attend career treks around the country. With the help of second years, Career Services, and Booth alumni, you are able to visit multiple companies within a particular industry to explore your interests and network with Booth alumni and non-Booth employees. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about companies that don’t recruit on campus as well as experience firsthand the culture of companies that do recruit on campus. Here’s a quick recap of what some of the first year student leaders had to say about their treks:
Boothies tend to travel quite a bit. Between long weekend trips to Cuba or Paris, Spring Break in Israel (aptly named BoothRight), Ski Trips to Canada and Colorado, Random Walks to Brazil, Japan, Costa Rica, Peru, Russia, South Africa…. and pretty much everywhere else, Boothies are a globally adventurous and travel-hungry crew!
But for some who want a truly immersive global experience, there is the ultimate Booth travel opportunity – study abroad!
Two years ago, JC Chang found himself on the waitlist for Chicago Booth. He asked himself, “What could I have done differently? Was it something I said during my interview? Why did the school admit my colleague with similar scores and experiences and put me on the waitlist? What can I do?”
Now, as a current student at Booth and VP of Culture and Tradition on the executive body of the Graduate Business Council, JC shares what he did do while on the waitlist and how he moved up from waiting to being admitted.
Maybe it’s the snow that we got this week or that we just finished finals and are leaving for spring break, but here’s a quick look back at our winter break through the #BoothHolidays hashtag!
Round 2 admissions decisions were released this week, so we here at The Booth Experience want to extend a huge CONGRATULATIONS to all those who were admitted!
I still remember the day I got the call from Booth admissions over two years ago. I sprinted into the first empty conference room I could find at my office and shamelessly yelled with surprise, delight and excitement. That call marked the beginning of my Booth Experience – a journey that has invaluably enriched both my personal and professional life. I’m so excited for those of you who are just starting your Booth Experience.
Congratulations again and I hope to meet some of you at First Day in the spring!