This is the second post of a two-part series, the first of which can be found here.
heard from me, I was gearing up to jet off to India along with 15 of my
classmates as part of the Global Social Impact Practicum (GSIP), an
experiential course at Booth in which students explore how social innovation
can help solve some of India’s biggest challenges. As a brief recap, my group is
partnering with a team at the Pritzker School of Medicine that has developed an
oral cancer screening and diagnostic kit that they hope to bring to market in
Continue reading the world is your classroom: global social impact practicum (part II)
As Fall Quarter wraps up, most Boothies are gearing up for some much needed rest and relaxation. For fifteen of my classmates and me, however, our term is not quite over. Once our finals are complete this week, we will jet off to India as part of the Global Social Impact Practicum (GSIP), a class at Booth that marries innovation with social impact in an emerging market. The course is facilitated by the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, Booth’s destination for those committed to helping solve complex social and environmental problems.
Continue reading The World is Your Classroom: Global Social Impact Practicum (Part I)
Last week, a subset of Booth’s Private Equity Group ventured to the West Coast on the Bay Area Trek, during which the group met with eight firms across a day each in San Francisco and the South Bay (Menlo Park and Palo Alto). The trek culminated in an informal happy hour where our group, host firms, and Bay Area alums in PE were invited to mingle, discuss the industry, reminisce about Booth, and build deeper connections. As the second-year student leader of the trek, I wanted to share my experience and provide some insights into the value of our trip.
Continue reading TREKKING TO THE BAY AREA WITH THE PRIVATE EQUITY GROUP
The days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing
colors, and there is a faint nip in the air (or if you are here in Chicago, the
first flurries of snow are swirling!). These signs can only mean one thing: MBA
interview season is upon us.
You have attended what feels like a million information
sessions that detail how each MBA program is different, carefully crafted
essays bearing your wildest hopes and dreams, politely hounded your
recommenders to ensure their letters on your behalf made it in before the
deadline, and now, you have earned yourself a coveted interview spot. After the
initial excitement subsides, nerves slowly creep back in as you realize this
interview is merely something new to prepare for. What now?
Having been in these same shoes not too long ago, and now as a member of the Admissions Fellow team that will conduct all of Booth’s on-campus interviews, I have distilled my wisdom into a simple five-point list to help you relax, impress your interviewer, and potentially earn a spot in the Class of 2022.
Continue reading How to Prepare for Your MBA Interview
In New Zealand, “kia ora” is an informal greeting that comes
from the Māori,
the indigenous Polynesian people that discovered the country back in the
fourteenth century, and loosely means “be well.” It has been adopted by the
whole country and, as such, it was how we were greeted on Random Walk New
Zealand by almost everyone we met.
Continue reading Kia Ora! New Booth Students Travel to New Zealand