Category Archives: Outside the Classroom

MLK Day of Service – Extending the “Pay it Forward” culture beyond Booth

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is a reminder that we all have the ability to create and inspire positive change in our communities. While MLK Day is nationally observed on the third Monday of January, the Saturday prior, UChicago conducts a Day of Service in honor of MLK. Booth’s Giving Something Back club joins UChicago’s undergrads, graduate programs, faculty, alumni, elementary school students from the Lab and Charter Schools, and even affiliated friends and family to serve local charities, schools, and foundations in the Chicago community.

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Winters in Chicago – Are They THAT Bad?

When I decided to matriculate at Booth and delivered the happy news to my family, I was met with some concern. Sure, my parents knew Booth is an amazing program and were very excited for me personally and professionally, but one thing weighed heavily on them, the weather.

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New Year’s Resolutions by a Second-Year Boothie

It’s that time of the year again. November and December brought on the magical Holiday Season that has been filling our lives with warmth and bright lights. As the calendar flips from 2017 to 2018, I am startled to realize that my graduation from Booth is a mere 6 months away. With that milestone in mind, I am ready for one of my favorite New Year traditions: Making resolutions.

For me, the year’s end is a perfect time to reflect on what has been experienced and to set goals for the future—towards (hopefully) living my life in a way that is more aware. Looking back on my Booth journey, I am filled with excitement about the time that I have left here in Chicago and I plan to make the most of it.

Here’s how…

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How to Never Pay for Food @ Booth

To set the record straight—this is not a stereotypical, morally-gray, business school student’s “How to Commit Petty Theft.” This is a guide to maximize your student loan dollars (so that you can go on Winter ski trips and island Spring Break getaways). Presenting, the top 10 sources of free food at Booth:

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10 Questions with PE Professor Chris McGowan

As a student pursuing private equity at Booth, I could not imagine a better education and introduction to this hard-to-enter industry than the PE/VC lab class at Booth. The depth and detail in which we have explored every aspect of PE has been invaluable to my future career and how I think about investment opportunities. I sat down to discuss the growth of private equity at Chicago Booth with adjunct professor Chris McGowan, who is a 23-year PE industry veteran and also a faculty advisor and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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