All posts by Ignacio Vinke

Nepal Random Walk!

Before the official school year starts, almost 300 first year Boothies and partners will be led by a group of second years on trips around the world. These incredible trips—Random Walks—are a way to bond and grow friendships in the Booth community before the start of classes. Random Walks usually end up being one of the most memorable moments of your MBA.

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Running the School’s Newspaper (Chibus)

Chicago Business is an entirely student-run newspaper. Serving out updates for students and alumni, it’s also one of countless opportunities to get valuable leadership experience at Booth while pursuing personal interests at the same time.

Mo Bhasin, the Editor in Chief for the newspaper, briefly tells us about the best parts of running Chicago Business.

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Chicago Booth Ski Trip Video

At the end of Fall quarter, over 330 Boothies traveled to Vail, Colorado for the annual Booth Ski Trip. They could not have chosen a better time to go – 6-8 inches of snow fell every day, producing ideal skiing conditions. Over the course of the week, Conor Fernandez (a second year Booth student) filmed his fellow classmates conquering the mountain by day and partying by night.

While at Booth, Conor founded Activid, a video editing marketplace where people can submit footage to freelance editors who will turn that raw footage into a beautifully edited video. After returning to Chicago, Conor sent the Booth Ski Trip footage to one of Activid’s talented editors, who created this incredible video of their trip:

A Booth Community Purpose

The first time I stepped into the Winter Garden brought me back to a peculiar memory I had long forgotten; a decade ago when I was nineteen years old, I had my first big travel experience when I flew into Europe and landed in a Zurich, Switzerland airport to begin my trip. Just like that moment a decade ago in Switzerland, I was surrounded by men and women in business suits walking with the measured efficiency of a highly professional and exacting culture. I felt disoriented, and feared that, coming from the laid-back Southern California lifestyle where flip-flops are considered business casual, I would not be able to acclimate to this strange place. The little bit of snow that had clung to my shoes from the steps leading up to the Harper Center melted on the sleek, polished stone floor as I walked through the Winter Garden. I had stepped into the world of Chicago Booth for the first time ever while interviewing as an applicant, and I was already creating a little bit of a mess behind me.

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