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Business School: A Family Affair – An MBA For Any Background

In the months leading up to attending orientation at Booth I often wondered “do I even belong at business school?”  I definitely didn’t feel like I fit the typical business school student mold – I had a wife and two kids, had grown up in a relatively rural small town and spent the past three years working for the railroad in Nebraska, and definitely had no aspirations to be a consultant, investment banker, or to try and save the world through business.  I wasn’t even sure what benefit I could really expect from attending business school, especially since my ultimate goal was just to get a better job that would improve my ability to provide for my family.  This all led me to continue to question “are my background and goals ok, or would I be wasting my time and the school’s (and other students’) resources by going to Booth for two years?” Continue reading Business School: A Family Affair – An MBA For Any Background

BUSINESS SCHOOL: A FAMILY AFFAIR – HYDE PARK LIVING PT. III

This is the third (and final) installment of a multi-part series about living in Hyde Park.

Now that you know about all of the convenient and affordable housing options, as well as the great places to shop and eat in Hyde Park, I wanted to use this final installment to introduce you to some of the great attractions you have incredible access to by living in Hyde Park.  Here are a few of my favorites: Continue reading BUSINESS SCHOOL: A FAMILY AFFAIR – HYDE PARK LIVING PT. III

Business School – A Family Affair: Hyde Park Living Pt. II

This is the second installment of a multi-part series about living in Hyde Park.

Beyond having a great neighborhood feel and extremely affordable housing, Hyde Park offers a lot in the way of amenities.  While it admittedly doesn’t have an incredible night life—you’ll likely have to take a bus/train/car downtown for that—it does offer a lot of great shopping and restaurants.  A few of the highlights here: Continue reading Business School – A Family Affair: Hyde Park Living Pt. II

Business School – A Family Affair: Including Others in Your MBA Experience

If you’re bringing a few extra people along with you to business school, you may be wondering how Booth supports your partners and families, and helps include them in your student life.  Suzi and Alex have told you how they balance partners and school as well as how First Day is a great introduction for spouses to Booth, but what’s it really like once you get here full-time?  I had these same questions as I was preparing to enroll at Booth, and am pleased to report two years later that I have been very pleasantly surprised with the many partner/family-friendly activities and programs provided by Booth.

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Business School: A Family Affair – An Inside Look at the Booth Interview Training Program

The recent sea of suits, ties, and high heels at the Harper Center signals the beginning of another year of internship recruiting on campus.  However, before most first years step into the hallowed halls of the interview center, they have already spent countless hours in preparation with the help of second years who have been there before.  This pay-it-forward culture is amazingly pervasive at Booth, and something that makes the school unique.  One of the seminal events each winter (and a shining example of this culture) is the Interview Training Program (ITP) that allows first years to participate in a full, videotaped mock interview with a second year volunteer.

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