Category Archives: Boothie Life

International Business Exchange Program: My experience studying abroad in China

Booth offers the opportunity to spend 3 months abroad as part of its International Business Exchange Program (IBEP). The list of partner schools Boothies can study at spans 5 continents and 30+ schools, including London Business School, HEC Paris, IESE (Barcelona), CEIBS (Shanghai), Sydney Business School, Wits Business School (Johannesburg), etc. I decided to take advantage of this program and use my winter quarter to explore a new part of the world…China!

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Neighborhood Spotlight Series: Andersonville

One of Chicago’s hallmarks is its 77 amazingly diverse neighborhoods, each with its own cultural history, ambiance, and personality. Chicagoans take pride in their neighborhoods, carefully choosing which to reside in and often considering their ‘hood a reflection of themselves.

Our first Neighborhood Spotlight Series post featured the lower west-side neighborhood of Pilsen. This time, we’re trekking up north to one of the most charming and friendly neighborhoods in Chicago: Andersonville.

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What teamwork means at Booth

Whether it’s doing homework, competing in a case competition, or planning an event for the student body, Boothie teamwork plays a huge role in shaping both our experience and our outcome. One of the best parts about working in Booth groups is each individual brings a unique perspective to the table as a result of their diverse experience. Here are 5 groups I’ve been a part of that have defined my time at Booth.

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Watch A Day in the Life of a Boothie

As an Admissions Fellow, I receive a lot of questions about what a typical day is like at Booth. I can easily default to speaking about my classes, the guest lectures I attend, and the student activity events I go to at night, but so much of the life of a Boothie are the random interactions, quick conversations, and group meetings.

That inspired me to create this video to provide an inside look at some of the smaller details of the Booth experience. Watch Kalyan Ray-Mazumder, ’19, as he progresses through a day in the life of a Boothie.

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Living Outside the Loop

When I was admitted into Booth, I was excited for the diverse student body, strong academic curriculum, and vibrant campus community. While I cherished the opportunity to live in Chicago, I also had my concerns. Specifically, I had read that ~75% of Booth students live downtown, or what Chicagoans refer to as the “Loop.” However, I knew that living in the Loop wouldn’t be an option for me.

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