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)
On September 9 this year, Dean Rajan sent the school an
email saying two of our MBA concentrations, Business Analytics and Analytic
Finance, are STEM-certified. My inbox was immediately flooded with
congratulations from friends who knew I’d been working on this initiative with
Dean Kole for almost a year. But more than the joy of seeing our efforts bear
fruit, I was grateful to be part of a school that truly cares about its
students and is not afraid of change.
Continue reading STEM certification: what it says about Booth and what it means for international students
Chicago Booth has a longstanding tradition of bringing in leaders to share insights and experiences. Last week, the Chicago Booth Distinguished Speaker Series invited the community to a fireside chat with legendary investor and Chicago Booth’s namesake, David Booth, ‘71, as well as Professor and Nobel Laureate Eugene “Gene” Fama. Dean Rajan provided a captivating introduction and Bloomberg columnist, Barry Ritholz, moderated the conversation, which provided an entertaining and illuminating deep dive on the nature of Booth and Fama’s relationship, as well as their thoughts on the evolution of investing over the years.
Continue reading Masters in Business: A Fireside Chat with David Booth and Eugene Fama
“Tell Your Story” is a regular series that features one of our Booth community members. In his or her own words, the contributor details their path to Booth and other interesting personal highlights.
Where are you originally from? And what did you do prior to Booth?
Continue reading Tell Your Story: Yiran Huang
I grew up in Henan Province, China. Prior to Booth, I was a product developer and manager at UBS Asset Management in Hong Kong. I led cross-functional projects to develop fund products, generated new product ideas, and researched the asset management landscape in China.