Business school can be stressful. It ain’t always easy juggling group projects, recruiting, studying and socializing. Sometimes the best way to relax is to go home, kick up your feet, and spend some quality time with the one friend that will never let you down… your pet.
Here are some of the pets at Booth that keep our whole community smiling!
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, rooting for the
Chicago Bulls was a given. I never thought we’d lose with Michael and Scottie
on our side. After the second three-peat, my Bulls fandom subsided during the
Tyson Chandler / Eddy Curry and then Ben Gordon / Kirk Heinrich rebuild years,
but I re-found my love for basketball when the Bulls took Derrick Rose with the
number one pick in 2008. To this day, my favorite games were the 2009 Bulls vs
Celtics playoff series. It was after that series that I put my name on the
waiting list for season tickets, and I’m still a season ticket holder today.
Throughout all of my Bulls fandom, the thought of playing basketball on the Bulls court in the United Center never occurred to me. But then I joined Booth Basketball club, and learned about Running of the Bulls (or ROTB). ROTB is an annual basketball scrimmage between Chicago Booth and Northwestern Kellogg, played at the United Center before an actual Bulls game. I knew instantly, that this had to be a part of my Booth experience!
Continue reading Running Of The Bulls: Booth vs. Kellogg
Part 1: Big-Time Planning
by Shota Ido
On April 19th, The Booth Technology Group (BTG) held our first-ever Booth TechCon, a soon-to-be-annual student-led conference covering various topics from machine learning analytics and biomedical devices to IoT and autonomous vehicles.
First things first – why host a conference? When we assumed the roles as BTG co-chairs, our group wanted to change the perception of Chicago Booth from a “finance” school to one with strengths in technology as well (see this story on the PM Workshop for the kinds of programming we offered).
Continue reading The Inaugural Booth TechCon
Follies this year was an incredible showcase of all the talent at Booth, whether in acting, dancing, scriptwriting, directing, or filmmaking. The experience was filled with laughter, nostalgia, and a serious dose of Booth pride (incoming students: do not miss this).
I decided to sit down with my friend Stephanie Saade, ’19, and ask her about her experience with Follies. Though she has never acted before, she decided to take on not one but three roles at this year’s show. Here, she shares why she decided to participate and what she got out of the experience.
Continue reading A 2Y Shares Her Follies Experience
If you’d asked me at orientation where I thought I’d spend
spring break, I would not have guessed the Occupied Territories of Palestine. I
decided to go on Pal-Trek for a few reasons: learn more about the
Israel-Palestine conflict, talk to Palestinians to understand their
perspective, see the situation for myself and draw my own conclusions, and get
to know Palestine beyond the conflict and experience its culture.
Continue reading My Spring Break in Palestine