Booth’s Innovation and Design Club (IDC) hosted its inaugural trek in New York City from February 28th to March 1st. Led by co-chairs Gregory Kim and Shining Li, the purpose of the trek was twofold: to offer students a glimpse into the day-to-day of careers that encompass both business and design; and to enable MBA students to build rapport and connections for future opportunities.
Personally, I had no idea what ‘innovation’ meant in the context of a post-MBA career. Despite reading dozens of job descriptions, I was unable to glean a company’s culture simply from its website. I yearned for more. And I imagined, the trek would give me a chance to assess whether my long-term passions genuinely align with my interests. Without hesitation, I confirmed my participation, purchased a plane ticket, and packed my bags for the jam-packed, two-day adventure:
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During orientation at Booth, we had the opportunity to hear from Booth Alumni from a variety of different backgrounds. Their number one advice to us was about the importance of taking risks while in school. Turns out, we may have taken that advice a bit too seriously. This past summer, we gathered the courage to forego a traditional summer internship in order to start a company. It was an experience that far surpassed our expectations.
Continue reading Starting Our Own Company at Booth. Entrepreneurial Boothies Tell All
The Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD) program is an experiential learning course that all Booth students take when they arrive on campus. The program starts alongside Orientation and extends into the first quarter. The lessons from LEAD are meant to guide students through their continued development at Booth and beyond. Hear six students from the Class of 2019 (including yours truly) reflect on the LEAD lessons they used during their summer internships! Watch our video!
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It’s that time of year. In true pay-it-forward fashion, second years are meeting up with first years for a ton of “coffee chats” to talk recruiting, summer internships, and all things Booth. After sitting on both sides, I know two things for sure: there aren’t enough tables in the Winter Garden for all ~1100 of us, and every chat is better with good food and drinks.
If you’re looking for a change of scenery, here are my top five Hyde Park meet-up locations, all within walking distance from the Harper Center.
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Prior to business school, incoming MBA students generally take the opportunity to explore long-delayed passions, discover new corners of the world, or earn a few extra paychecks. This year, 70 Boothies (nearly 12% of the class!) achieved all three as part of the school’s groundbreaking Startup Summer program.
A uniquely Booth experience, the program connects incoming Booth students with Chicago Booth alumni who have founded and currently run early-stage startups. In pure win-win fashion, students are exposed to the startup environment and paid a summer stipend while organizations benefit from an infusion of talent.
For more about this exciting Booth experience, let’s hear from our very own Michael Kovach and David Noel, who worked at a Palo Alto-based startup over the summer!
Continue reading Start Me Up! Booth’s Pre-MBA Startup Summer Program