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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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Excel Monkey (The Traditionalist) Applies to Booth

Two years ago, I was in the same place as many of you: putting together my applications and thinking seriously and strategically about my career goals and how getting an MBA would play into them. I liked my company and loved my job as a professional investor, but always had the idea of an MBA floating around in my brain.

To recap, I was a pretty traditional candidate*. I double-majored in Economics and Psychology at a well-regarded East Coast college, had 4 years of work experience in financial services, held a leadership position at a local non-profit, and was an active alum for my alma mater.

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How do you Know When It’s Time for an MBA? (Part 1 of a 3 Part Series)

I was 24 when I started at Booth. At the time, I had only two years of professional experience. I was incredibly worried about starting with a huge disadvantage but once I got here the feeling quickly disappeared. In future posts, I’ll explore why I think Booth is a great school for early career candidates and provide some tips for any early career readers. Before thinking about which school you should attend and the best way to gain admission, you should first understand where you’re at in your career and what an MBA can do for you. Here are some things I tried to think about before enrolling:

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Meet the new “THE BOOTH EXPERIENCE” Team (Post 2 of 2)

Hi!,

This week we have the second installment of current Booth students who will be writing during the upcoming school year and sharing their experiences with you. Last week we introduced five of the members of the team (Meet the new “The Booth Experience” Team / Post 1 of 2). This week, we present to you the other four!

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Meet the new “THE BOOTH EXPERIENCE” Team (Post 1 of 2)

Hurrayy!!,

We are very happy to introduce the new “The Booth Experience” Team. We are 9 second year Boothies who will be posting content throughout the summer and the rest of the academic year to keep you up to date with the latest about life at Booth.

From where to live, to the best coffee shops in Chicago and the coolest places to go on a date, you’ll hear from us on a regular basis to give you an insider’s perspective on what it’s really like to go to Booth to pursue your MBA.

We are very excited to share our experience with all of you and look forward to hearing your questions, comments, feedback, ideas, etc.

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