Category Archives: Community

Welcome Class of 2021!

We’re thrilled to welcome our newest classmates to Chicago Booth! The Class of 2021 started their first day of Orientation today at the Harper Center, filling the Winter Garden with 590+ excited new Boothies. Deputy Dean Stacey Kole was so excited, she couldn’t help taking a selfie with everyone (check it out on here). Looking forward to our second year and to meeting all of these amazing first-year students. Congrats again, and welcome to the Booth family!

Returning Home to Make a Change

New York City feels like home to me. Having grown up in the metro area and lived in various boroughs after college, I feel at home in the city. When I decided to pursue an investment banking internship, I was comforted by the fact that moving to an unfamiliar city would not be part of the equation.

Coming to Booth as a non-traditional student, enhancing my knowledge and skill set were very important to me. After six years in the public health space, I was eager to dive into finance and gain an understanding for how financial services worked. This summer, I interned at Bank of America in the Global Industrials Group. While working in the heart of Manhattan wasn’t new, I still grew and developed in ways I never imagined.

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Boothies at Bain in Boston

Following Kate’s update on her Beantown summer, I too, would like to say hello from Boston! I had the opportunity to intern at Bain & Company, and I’ve just wrapped up an incredible ten weeks as a Summer Associate. I grew up in Troy, NY, but I have spent the past six years living in the Midwest (with five of those years in Wisconsin prior to Booth), so it has been wonderful to be back closer to home this summer.

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Summer in the City

Picture this: you’ve got a summer consulting internship, and you’re based in Chicago. With all the traveling, can you actually enjoy the best few months that Chicago has to offer? Absolutely. Let me walk you through a week of how I lived it up in Chicago, even while traveling every week out of town.

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Meet the New Team!

Hello from your newest team members at The Booth Experience! We have big shoes to fill as we take the reins of the blog, and we’re excited to bring our passions, interests, and stories to you over the next year.

Our team has already started brainstorming ways to bring you fresh insights and dynamic content—think themed months, Instagram stories, and maybe even a podcast! What all of these will have in common is a comprehensive, candid, and insider’s look at what it’s like to be a Full-Time MBA student at Chicago Booth. From our favorite classes and spots to study on campus to recruiting advice and best Chicago restaurants, we’ll be giving you a glimpse at the entire Booth experience from start to finish.

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