Round 3 admissions decisions were released this week – a big congratulations to all those who were admitted! I still remember the day I got the call from Booth admissions over two years ago. I jumped for joy while still trying to sound composed as I received the good news. Thinking back, that day was the beginning of my Booth Experience which has been pivotal in shaping my career and personal life these past two years. I’m so excited for those of you who are just starting your Booth Experience. Congratulations!
Follies is an annual show and an outlet for Boothies to show off their talents singing, dancing, and writing / performing hilarious sketches. While the show took place last Friday, weeks of hard work went into creating it, including a pretty grueling week of rehearsals. Check out this gallery for a behind the scenes look at rehearsals, and stay tuned with The Booth Experience for videos of the show as they go up! (Check out hilarious sketches from past years here.)
One of the things that makes the environment at the Harper Center unique is the rich collection of contemporary art that adorns the walls – in fact, Harper houses the largest contemporary collection among any business school in the country and the third largest in Chicago. I was inspired to learn more about the Booth Art Collection after getting back to school from my summer internship and finding a pretty bold new piece hanging from the ceiling – Parker Ito’s A Lil Taste of Cheeto In the Night – a giant mass of LED lights and strung up canvasses that’s impossible to miss.
Check out this video blog in which Professor Canice Prendergast provides some context around this piece and the Booth Art Collection as a whole, as well as some student takes on the art:
The Harper Center is always quiet during exam weeks as students work to finish up final exams and head out for fun break time adventures. Have a listen to this audio blogpost where I check in with a few the few students left around Harper pushing for the exam finish line.
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The Booth annual ski trip is arguably the biggest Booth trip of the year, and the trip to Aspen this past December was no exception. Check out what 400 Boothies were up to for a week with the awesome video recap below, and some off the slopes pictures after the jump.