All posts by Monisha Shivakumar

Learning to “Think Better” with Professor Sendhil Mullainathan

It’s always exciting to hear a professor speak about their research at Booth. You get to hear one of the most brilliant minds in the industry give you an insider view of the things they work on day in and day out.  Additionally, it gives us an alternative perspective to the professor’s work beyond what they teach in our classes and provides an opportunity to interact with them by asking questions about it.

For those unfamiliar with Professor Sendhil Mullainathan, he is the University of Chicago’s most recent faculty addition. During the fall quarter, Boothies and faculty alike had the pleasure of hearing him speak for the first time to a UChicago audience at an event hosted by the Center for Decision Research titled Think Better.

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Reflections of a Kilt’s Marketing Fellow

When I got into Booth, I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a Kilt’s Marketing Fellow. As a part of this experience, I have had the opportunity to interact with Marketing faculty and alumni at special events and to receive mentorship from a member of the Kilts Center Steering Committee. This experience has been instrumental in shaping my time at Booth as it has paved the way for my path during business school and defined my approach on how to leverage the alumni network at Booth.

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Reflections from Round 1 Interviews

As an Admissions Fellow, a number of second-year students have the privilege of interviewing prospective students and playing a part in shaping the future student body at Booth. While the interview candidates do most of the talking in these conversations, as an interviewer I like to see what interesting questions I’m asked at the end of the interview that allow me to reflect on my Booth experience. Here are some questions I have been asked that helped in this reflection.

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Why is Entrepreneurship the most popular concentration at Booth?

If you asked people what is Booth’s predominant concentration, you would likely get an answer like Finance or Economics. With the award-winning faculty in each of those departments and the history of the University of Chicago, it’s not hard to understand why. But many are surprised to find that the most popular concentration chosen by Boothies is actually Entrepreneurship. Read more to find out why.

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Second-year MBA Goals

With the start of Fall Quarter classes, my second year of business school officially kicks off today. I’m beginning my second year at Booth having already had a ton of eye-opening experiences, including everything from navigating internship recruiting and class selection to juggling student group activities and figuring out where on campus I can find the best cup of coffee. As I move into the second half of this amazing experience, I find it important to set goals for myself so I can truly make this time everything I want it to be. Read on to see what my goals are for the final year of my MBA!

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