Category Archives: BoothMBAs

A Guide to Random Walks

When you’re considering Booth as an option for your MBA, you’ve likely also heard about how admitted students like to go around the world with their future classmates on trips called Random Walks (or RW). [Let’s take a moment to snicker at the name, it’s very Booth – data-driven, analytical, “punny” – and you should probably just get used to it.]

Whether you’re strongly committed to going on Random Walk, or mildly flirting with the idea, here’s TBE’s (ok mostly mine) unofficial FAQs about everything RW.

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First Day Preview!

For many admitted students from our Round 2 application cycle, this weekend will include a trip to Chicago for First Day festivities!  We’re hoping those visiting are as excited as we are to get the show on the road and I can personally attest to the hard work our First Day has put in to make this a memorable few days and a pivotal moment in the decision on which business school to attend (Booth is the best!).

I remember my First Day experience two years ago centered on several things; learning about the school, learning about my classmates, and learning about the city of Chicago.  It’s tough to fit it all in one weekend but our fellow classmates and Admissions staff here do a fantastic job giving admits access to as much information as can be handled in order to make an educated choice on attending.

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TBT: Throw Back Thursday to our Thrilling Booth Treks (Part 1)

As a first year, you have the opportunity to lead or attend career treks around the country. With the help of second years, Career Services, and Booth alumni, you are able to visit multiple companies within a particular industry to explore your interests and network with Booth alumni and non-Booth employees. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about companies that don’t recruit on campus as well as experience firsthand the culture of companies that do recruit on campus. Here’s a quick recap of what some of the first year student leaders had to say about their treks:

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Congratulations Round 2 Admits!!

Round 2 admissions decisions were released this week, so we here at The Booth Experience want to extend a huge CONGRATULATIONS to all those who were admitted!

I still remember the day I got the call from Booth admissions over two years ago. I sprinted into the first empty conference room I could find at my office and shamelessly yelled with surprise, delight and excitement.  That call marked the beginning of my Booth Experience – a journey that has invaluably enriched both my personal and professional life.  I’m so excited for those of you who are just starting your Booth Experience.

Congratulations again and I hope to meet some of you at First Day in the spring!

A Campus of Colors: The Value of Global Diversity

There’s a certain irreplaceable benefit we gain from being in diverse communities.  It helps us think more broadly, consider opinions other than our own, and develop solutions to problems we may not have exposure to otherwise.  Here at Booth, our diversity is experienced in the variety of different perspectives, interests, and backgrounds of our students, faculty, and alumni, including our vast international community.

I myself am usually excited to tell people I was born outside of the United States.  It’s a distinguishing factor, a characteristic that makes me unique.  It has always helped add value in my ability to engage and connect with peers.  In fact, it has become a deep source of pride because my multi-cultural upbringing is very much attributable to who I am as a person.

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