Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, rooting for the
Chicago Bulls was a given. I never thought we’d lose with Michael and Scottie
on our side. After the second three-peat, my Bulls fandom subsided during the
Tyson Chandler / Eddy Curry and then Ben Gordon / Kirk Heinrich rebuild years,
but I re-found my love for basketball when the Bulls took Derrick Rose with the
number one pick in 2008. To this day, my favorite games were the 2009 Bulls vs
Celtics playoff series. It was after that series that I put my name on the
waiting list for season tickets, and I’m still a season ticket holder today.
Throughout all of my Bulls fandom, the thought of playing basketball on the Bulls court in the United Center never occurred to me. But then I joined Booth Basketball club, and learned about Running of the Bulls (or ROTB). ROTB is an annual basketball scrimmage between Chicago Booth and Northwestern Kellogg, played at the United Center before an actual Bulls game. I knew instantly, that this had to be a part of my Booth experience!
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The Kilts Center for Marketing at Booth recently hosted the second annual Marketing Day Forum that brings together students and industry leaders. Through round-table discussions with distinguished Booth Marketing alumni, students have the opportunity to ask questions and have candid conversations about everything from the alumni’s background to successfully navigating a career in Marketing. At the forum and subsequent dinner, I witnessed interesting discussions and had my own burning questions answered.
Continue reading My burning questions answered firsthand at Marketing Day Forum
One of the best classes I have had the opportunity to take at Booth thus far is Designing a Good Life taught by Professor Nicholas Epley. While there are other courses at Booth that cover the topics of management and behavioral science, Professor Epley’s class is interesting in that it explores managerial behavior with the lens of ethics. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Professor Epley one-on-one. Read on to see the highlights of our conversation.
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Spring is here! This winter was a long one, but that only makes us better appreciate this week’s 70-degree days. In April of last year, I really started exploring the rest of UChicago’s campus, checking out places around the neighborhood, and finding spots to spend time outside between classes on beautiful days.
Continue reading Hyde Park’s Best Outdoor Spots to Get Work Done
I recently had the pleasure of listening to Tzachi Zamir speak at a Spark Dinner hosted by the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership at Booth. Tzachi is the inaugural visiting scholar and a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In his talk, he discussed the performance related aspects of leadership and the need for leaders to hone the characters they bring on stage.
Continue reading What (Good) Leaders Can Learn from Actors