When I transitioned from military to MBA, I thought I’d left the world of acronyms and confusing organizational lingo behind me. Little did I know, Chicago Booth was ready for me with a whole new set of idiosyncratic slang.
Here’s a few of my favorites:
Boothie (noun) – a current or former student at Chicago Booth. The term itself is almost universally hated because of its “cutesie” nature, and yet we all continue to use it.
Note: You might think that Boothie or Boothy could also be used as an adjective, but the correct way to describe the level at which someone displays Booth-like qualities is actually Boothie-ness. I’m not making this up.
Continue reading Decoding the Booth Dictionary (Episode I)
Booth boasts dozens of diverse student-led orgs that range from professional to social and have one tying mission: to serve the Booth student body and ecosystem. As Spring Quarter begins, first-year Boothies take the reins and step into the rewarding leadership roles of co-chairing these different clubs and groups. After 2 dynamic quarters at Booth, first year-students already have developed their personal vision for clubs and are presented with a leadership opportunity to influence—a notion that is very much built-in to the Booth culture.
Spring is also the time when second-year Boothies step down from their co-chair roles after a full year of “service,” as they pass the baton to the next generation. In this unique timing, we asked second-years to reflect on the unique leadership role of co-chairing, what it meant to them, and what initiatives they’re most proud of.
Continue reading Co-chairing at Booth: Second-Years Tell All
Following a long week of finals, we are now in the midst of enjoying Spring Break! Which means a week off of classes before beginning Spring Quarter. And for many Boothies, that means travelling with fellow classmates to exciting locales around the world. For instance, every year hundreds of Booth students go to Israel, Japan, and Colombia on trips led by second-year Boothies. Here’s a quick look back at some of those memorable excursions that have become Booth Spring Break tradition!
View photos and hear stories from Spring Breaks past! (And stay tuned for pics from this year’s travelers 😉
Our friend Scott Rupnow was in the middle of a touching Booth Stories talk (a Moth-style series), when he asked his girlfriend Rawan Allozi to join him in front of dozens of close friends, family who we had snuck into the back of the room, and a few random students who had no idea what was going on.
Here’s what happened next:
Continue reading A Booth Story with a Surprise Ending
Every January, Boothies choose new student government representatives in the annual Graduate Business Council (GBC) elections. Chicago Business reporter Nikhita Giridhar caught up with the newly elected GBC President, Elise Hogan, for her insights on leadership, life, and what it means to be chosen to serve her fellow students.
Continue reading Peer Leadership: Q&A with Booth’s Newly Elected Student President