Watch second-years Carson Cunningham and Nicole Wain ask unsuspecting classmates questions about their own Booth experiences in the Winter Garden.
Earlier this month, AudioBooth invaded Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago’s South Loop to showcase some of Booth’s finest musical sounds. Talented Boothies took the stage and serenaded us with their DJ spinning, acoustic and a cappella melodies, and guitar jamming skills. Kyle Veatch at Chicago Business (Booth’s student-run newspaper) spoke with a few of the artists to learn more about the balance between business student and artist.
When my girlfriend Melanie decided to enroll at Booth and move here to Chicago I was thrilled, mainly because we had been long distance for several years and I was excited for us to live in the same city. But honestly, I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect in terms of how busy she would be, how much homework and class she would have, how much partying there would be, and if the Turkey Drop was actually a thing (yikes!).
I had some ideas about what business school would be like for her, ranging from crazy party-school (out partying all night and drinking Monday through Saturday) to stressed out student (at the library all night, studying 100% of the time not in class). I guessed that it would be something in between, and it turns out I was right!
A few months after we got married, we made an important purchase: two GMAT prep books. It was January in Chicago, and we were to spend the months ahead working toward the next big event in our lives, our enrollment in business school. We applied to schools all over the country and crossed our fingers that our admission decisions would align. When we both got into Booth, we couldn’t have been more excited. We would be embarking on our next big life change in tandem, only miles from where Megan grew up on Chicago’s South Side.
My partner (TBE Blogger Eli Feret) and I both started grad school at the same time, halfway across the country from each other. While I pursue my Masters of Social Work at Boston College and he pursues his MBA at Chicago Booth, our time spent apart is usually packed with classes, projects, and get-togethers with classmates turned friends.
When I tell people I’m in this long-distance relationship, the most common response is: “Oh, that must be so hard.” There are certainly times when being in a long-distance relationship while pursuing different grad degrees has been challenging, but it has also been empowering and exciting.