Category Archives: Academics

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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Psychologist to Marketer, Part II: Staying the Course

As a career-switcher moving from psychology to marketing, Booth’s marketing coursework has been important for giving me the knowledge and skills I need to transition successfully to a new career. Although I have enjoyed many of my courses at Booth, I want to highlight my favorite courses here (in no particular order). Continue reading Psychologist to Marketer, Part II: Staying the Course

You Can’t Spell University of Chicago Booth School of Business Without the University of Chicago

One of my most vivid memories of being an undergrad at the University of Chicago was graduation. Graduation here is rife with tradition – in the morning, every college gathers on the main quad for a campus-wide ceremony, complete with a bagpipe processional. Across the campus, students are quiet, excited and nervous, with one exception. Booth students treat graduation for what it is – a celebration. This means goofy additions to their caps and gowns and plenty of laughter and cheering. This is an aspect of what makes Booth so unique to me – while it retains many great University of Chicago traditions, it also has its own culture. In this post, I’d like to highlight some of the ways Booth integrates itself into the greater campus community, while still maintaining its own vibe.

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