Category Archives: Pay it Forward

Learning teamwork through laughs

You’ll often hear current students say that “being a team player” is an important value to highlight in MBA applications. More often than not, students at Booth work in teams – for classes, as part of clubs and other extracurricular responsibilities. However, not everyone has been exposed to extensive team-based environments in our pre-MBA careers.

Thankfully, it’s an easy skill to build. First-year student Vikram Sivakumar reflects on his journey in teamwork that he learned in a unique way – through the ten-week Improv course offered by Booth’s Public Speaking Club. And what better place to learn than in the city of Chicago – home of Improv legends like Second City and Up Comedy Club!

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Interview Season is Here!

Ahhhh Internship Interview Season.  Although I am now a second year, I remember it like it was yesterday.   Every first year Boothie is donning that “good” suit, it is a race against the clock to reserve a study room since everyone is doing practice cases or mock interviews, and corporate swag from recruiters is everywhere!!

To be completely honest, my experience was in many ways a series of expectations that did not always line up with reality. Allow me to illustrate with a few examples: Continue reading Interview Season is Here!