If you’re bringing a few extra people along with you to business school, you may be wondering how Booth supports your partners and families, and helps include them in your student life. Suzi and Alex have told you how they balance partners and school as well as how First Day is a great introduction for spouses to Booth, but what’s it really like once you get here full-time? I had these same questions as I was preparing to enroll at Booth, and am pleased to report two years later that I have been very pleasantly surprised with the many partner/family-friendly activities and programs provided by Booth.
Last year, I wrote about my experience during First Day (known as Admit Weekend then) as an admitted student. I loved my experience at First Day so much that when it ended, I was sure that Chicago Booth was the business school where I wanted to pursue my MBA.
Like many new Booth students, I arrived in Chicago having left many friends and a partner in another city. I worried about how quickly I would make new friends in a school environment. I was surprised by just how quickly the bonding began. Continue reading Chicago Booth: Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Chicago Booth participates in The International Business Exchange Program (IBEP) which provides Booth students with the opportunity to study abroad at one of 33 partner schools in 21 countries around the world. The exchange partners are all top business, management, or economic schools situated in important global markets. IBEP is a perfect option for students interested in gaining experience in another culture, studying business issues from another perspective, and building a global network. Booth is one of the few U.S. top business schools that participate in the program. You can even choose to take your coursework in English or in the native language of the institution. Continue reading IBEP what?
At the end of Fall quarter, over 330 Boothies traveled to Vail, Colorado for the annual Booth Ski Trip. They could not have chosen a better time to go – 6-8 inches of snow fell every day, producing ideal skiing conditions. Over the course of the week, Conor Fernandez (a second year Booth student) filmed his fellow classmates conquering the mountain by day and partying by night.
While at Booth, Conor founded Activid, a video editing marketplace where people can submit footage to freelance editors who will turn that raw footage into a beautifully edited video. After returning to Chicago, Conor sent the Booth Ski Trip footage to one of Activid’s talented editors, who created this incredible video of their trip: