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When Marketing Meets Innovation

When Shota Ido, ’19, applied to Booth, he’d already identified his next career move.  In an application essay for Booth, he outlined his goal of becoming a product manager at an enterprise tech company after graduation.

Now, thanks in part to the opportunities he had as a Kilts Marketing Fellow, Shota will realize that goal. Upon graduation, he’s joining Adobe as a product manager in the tech giant’s San Jose, California-based office.

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Meet the New Team!

Hello from your newest team members at The Booth Experience! We have big shoes to fill as we take the reins of the blog, and we’re excited to bring our passions, interests, and stories to you over the next year.

Our team has already started brainstorming ways to bring you fresh insights and dynamic content—think themed months, Instagram stories, and maybe even a podcast! What all of these will have in common is a comprehensive, candid, and insider’s look at what it’s like to be a Full-Time MBA student at Chicago Booth. From our favorite classes and spots to study on campus to recruiting advice and best Chicago restaurants, we’ll be giving you a glimpse at the entire Booth experience from start to finish.

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Start Me Up! Booth’s Pre-MBA Startup Summer Program

Prior to business school, incoming MBA students generally take the opportunity to explore long-delayed passions, discover new corners of the world, or earn a few extra paychecks. This year, 70 Boothies (nearly 12% of the class!) achieved all three as part of the school’s groundbreaking Startup Summer program.

A uniquely Booth experience, the program connects incoming Booth students with Chicago Booth alumni who have founded and currently run early-stage startups. In pure win-win fashion, students are exposed to the startup environment and paid a summer stipend while organizations benefit from an infusion of talent.

For more about this exciting Booth experience, let’s hear from our very own Michael Kovach and David Noel, who worked at a Palo Alto-based startup over the summer!

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Being an Introvert in the MBA

Last year, TBE blogger Oma Nwabudike posted an article about being an introverted MBA student. It turned out to be one of our most-read blog posts of all time! 

Whichever way you lean on the Myers-Briggs scale, this is a raw look into how the less extroverted types thrive in the business school environment, especially at Booth.

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