The Booth Experience connected with Michael Wright (MBA ’20), one of the two Private Equity Conference Co-Chairs, to hear about his experiences planning and running the conference.
TBE: This conference is a tremendous undertaking and one of the largest events that any student group hosts. What was the overall planning process like?
MW: Planning the conference was a tremendous leadership
experience. It was both lengthy (nearly a year of planning) and involved
(averaging 25-30 hours per week during the peak period in the weeks leading up
to the event). We managed 15 first-year volunteers and coordinated with
countless other constituents (speakers, panelists, moderators, sponsors, venue
personnel, Polsky staff, attendees, and others).
Continue reading Leadership Spotlight on Michael Wright (MBA ’20), PE Conference Co-Chair
How did I find myself at an invitation-only event that included President Donald Trump, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Christine Lagarde, Satya Nadella, and Greta Thunberg? The answer, in all honesty, is simple: passion + the power of networks + unqualified support of my Booth community.
Continue reading World Economic Forum: Experience of a First-Year Boothie
My name’s Sean, and among some of the hats that I wear, I Co-Chair the Graduate Business Council (GBC) Social Impact and Sustainability Committee with Aditya Srinath. I was asked to write about my experience in Social Impact at Booth, so let me set the scene and start from the beginning…
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Chicago Booth has a longstanding tradition of bringing in leaders to share insights and experiences. Last week, the Chicago Booth Distinguished Speaker Series invited the community to a fireside chat with legendary investor and Chicago Booth’s namesake, David Booth, ‘71, as well as Professor and Nobel Laureate Eugene “Gene” Fama. Dean Rajan provided a captivating introduction and Bloomberg columnist, Barry Ritholz, moderated the conversation, which provided an entertaining and illuminating deep dive on the nature of Booth and Fama’s relationship, as well as their thoughts on the evolution of investing over the years.
Continue reading Masters in Business: A Fireside Chat with David Booth and Eugene Fama
Picture this: You’ve got a non-traditional background. Maybe you were a teacher, a non-profit operator, a PR associate. You’re about to start your first year at Booth with the goal of transitioning into a different career such as consulting, tech, or banking. How do you translate your skills to these new fields and present yourself in the best light? How do you manage the networking crop circles? How do you write a rock star resume?
Recruiting for your future career at Booth can certainly be an intimidating task. But Booth has a program in place that is easily accessible for every first year student no matter their background: Career Advisers. CAs, like me and David (see pic above), are second years who have volunteered to serve as career-oriented resources.
Continue reading What Can a Booth Career Adviser Do for You?