What is in your mind when someone mentions a business with more than 100 million monthly (27 million daily) active users? For me, social network and instant messaging seemed to be the only safe bets – it is the same size as Pinterest or LinkedIn according to Statista 2016 data. But let’s try harder and I will give you some hints – the average session length is around 40 minutes… in a row! Still no clue?
Chicago Booth, in conjunction with several business schools around the country, honored the Black Lives Matter movement this past week. Students and faculty gathered and dressed in black as a sign of solidarity and a desire to engage in dialogue about race relations in today’s United States. These are my thoughts on a topic far too complex to fit an 800-word essay.
The start of Fall Quarter is only a couple weeks away for second year students at Booth. As we wrap up our summer internships, The Booth Experience team took a moment to reflect on our experiences and what we will take away from our time on the job.
“If I take nothing else away from my internship, I’ll at least remember…”
What makes this city great? And what about it will you find most compelling?
Many of you are facing the question of whether you want to uproot your life, leave your job, family, and friends and move to a place you may know nothing about. And though that is certainly a daunting prospect, it’s also exciting for a number of reasons. It pushes you out of your comfort zone (the first of many of such occurrences), it gives you a chance to redefine ‘local’, and allows you to navigate it all with many new friends.
Business school is an incredible place, and one that exists in an alternate universe. We spend money we’ll pay back at a later date, we sit in class for only a few hours a week but yet are incredibly busy, and we manage to forge close friendships with people we just met.
There are an immeasurable number of opportunities to learn, do, and experience, that you would be hard-pressed to find two students that shared identical, or even similar, paths in their time here. One of the wonderful facets of this type of environment is the transformational impact it can have on the way you view the world, and think about yourself.