Celebrating black history month at booth (Part I)

Black History Month (BHM), which runs from February 1st to February 29th, is a time for Americans to pause and reflect on the contributions of its citizens who represent the African diaspora. For Booth students, this month is an additional opportunity to foster the essential value of diversity and inclusion. And I am honored to help create a month-long BHM series, hosted by Chicago Booth’s African American MBA Association (AAMBAA).

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Booth Partners: A community within our community

Two years ago, I was anxiously awaiting business school acceptances. Not for me, but for my boyfriend Andrew. In the months leading up to the decisions, I had distracted myself with proofreading his essays, helping him with practice interviews, and researching different business schools and the cities they were in. When Andrew got his acceptance at Booth, it finally hit me that we would be leaving San Francisco. And not just San Francisco, but all my friends and family were in California, where I was born and had lived my whole life. We were about to move halfway across the country to a city with real winter, where I basically knew no one, and had no job lined up. Though all of that was truly daunting, I couldn’t help but be excited for the adventure.

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Notable Black Alumni Series: Arnold Donald, ‘80

There are so many Booth alumni of color who continue to inspire us with their success in business and life. This Black History Month, we’d like to shine a spotlight on some of the most notable of them. For this first installment of the Notable Black Alumni Series, we turn our focus to Arnold Donald who came out of retirement in July 2013 to lead the turnaround of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest travel leisure company, which has a combined fleet of over 100 vessels across 10 cruise line brands.

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Tell Your Story: Nicharee Nithipongwanich

“Tell Your Story” is a regular series that features our Booth community members in their own words. We learn about their unique path to Booth and other interesting personal highlights.

Where are you originally from? And what did you do prior to Booth?
I grew up, studied, and worked in Bangkok, Thailand, with an exception of one year in Oregon as a cultural exchange student, which I enjoyed tremendously. Prior to coming to Booth, I worked in finance (investment banking and venture capital) and the technology industry in Thailand for around 5 years.

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Tales of an ESSEC exchange student at Booth

September 2019. I am finally boarding my United B787 from Paris to Chicago. 8 hours to go. I have already contacted many of the fellow exchange students to understand what weather to expect (spoiler: it was colder than expected!). Also, I have just figured out how to properly bid for classes. Finally, thanks to the help of an American pal, I am fully briefed on how to survive and thrive in Chicagoland. In my mind, I expect an extraordinary trimester.

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