Category Archives: BoothMBAs

The limitations of K-means: Why You Can’t Cluster Booth Students

Pardon the stats pun, I just submitted my Big Data midterm, and I’m pretty obsessed with the class. As a little background, K-means is a way to group people, things, etc. into “clusters” by finding the attributes they share with other members of the sample. Personally, I don’t think even Professor Taddy could build a clustering algorithm that could capture the myriad amazing attributes of Booth students. But I swear this post isn’t about stats. It’s about people.

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A Plug for Booth Live

Hi everyone, I am Andrea.  I’m a second year student and before coming to Booth, I was the fund manager of an impact investment fund. I will be joining Amazon full-time after graduation.

 I’m Dami, from Lagos, Nigeria. Was at BCG Chicago and still considering different opportunities for full time.

Hello everyone, I’m Robey and I’m glad to see so many people here.  I’m a second year student and before coming to Booth, I spent about 7 years in the Navy as a submarine officer.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING! What are we thankful for…?

With Thanksgiving comes a whole mix of emotions for most of us here at Booth. Excitement for all the fun holidays activities – whether it be the long Thanksgiving weekend, countdown to Ski Trip, the many ugly sweater parties or even the first snow of the season (which just so happened to hit Chicago this past weekend). Anxiety that finals are less than two weeks away – wait, we have grade nondisclosure… And of course, a little bit of sadness that we are almost one quarter closer to graduation and the end of this amazing business school journey.

Knowing that this experience won’t last forever, we at TBE wanted to take the time to reflect on what we are most thankful for, and to learn the same from our classmates. So this week, during the busy lunch hour, we went around the Winter Garden to ask a handful of our amazing classmates, “What are you most thankful for about your Booth Experience?” Here’s what we heard…

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WELCOME TO THE BOOTH FAMILY!

Class of 2017, CONGRATULATIONS and welcome to Booth! We’re all so excited for you, and a little jealous at the same time since all of you are just about to start an amazing two year journey that we, the class of 2015 are just finishing. You’re in for something special, and if you don’t know that already you will after the first minute of First Day, which you should all attend!

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Running the School’s Newspaper (Chibus)

Chicago Business is an entirely student-run newspaper. Serving out updates for students and alumni, it’s also one of countless opportunities to get valuable leadership experience at Booth while pursuing personal interests at the same time.

Mo Bhasin, the Editor in Chief for the newspaper, briefly tells us about the best parts of running Chicago Business.

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