Category Archives: Academics

True, False or Depends: Diversity of Thought at the University of Chicago

Over the past year, we’ve talked about the best parts of getting an MBA – from LEAD to getting a great new job, plus all of the great social events. One of the less fun parts of an MBA are (unsurprisingly) midterms and final exams. Interestingly, however, our exams help demonstrate the diversity of thought at the University of Chicago.

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IBEP what?

Chicago Booth participates in The International Business Exchange Program (IBEP) which provides Booth students with the opportunity to study abroad at one of 33 partner schools in 21 countries around the world. The exchange partners are all top business, management, or economic schools situated in important global markets. IBEP is a perfect option for students interested in gaining experience in another culture, studying business issues from another perspective, and building a global network. Booth is one of the few U.S. top business schools that participate in the program. You can even choose to take your coursework in English or in the native language of the institution. Continue reading IBEP what?

What Program is Best for Me as an Early Career Candidate? (Part 2 of a 3 part series)

Congratulations to all of the Round 1 admits, and good luck to everyone who applied Round 2! A few weeks ago, I posted a few questions I think every early career candidate should ask themselves before applying to an MBA program. As you consider which school is right for an MBA, now is a great time to turn the tables and ask key questions of the programs you’re considering. Here are three I think are critically important:

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Switching things up, Part II: Tech @ Booth

Congratulations everyone who were admitted to Chicago Booth in Round One! This post continues my story about how Booth helped me switch careers from finance to technology.

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The New Normal: Adjusting to Life at Booth after LEAD

“Oh my god, how is it midterms already???!”

Last year, around the beginning of November, that was my signature phrase. I moaned it to my Booth friends who mirrored my own wide-eyed panic. I grumbled it to my parents and sister (a chemistry major in college taking two lab classes and who had zero sympathy). And I wailed it in despair in my own room where no one except Netflix could hear and judge me.

Ok, that’s a little dramatic. I did fine; no biggie.

But in retrospect, one of the more challenging parts of business school my first year was getting back in the swing of things after LEAD ended.

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