Category Archives: Outside the Classroom

NVC Series – Company Profile: Waaves

And here’s to the fools who dream
Crazy as they may seem
Here’s to the hearts that break
Here’s to the mess we make

I trace it all back to then
Her, and the snow, and the Seine
Smiling through it
She said she’d do it again…

The song that missed the Oscars by a little says a lot about NVC.

While LemonBox fulfills ours needs to be healthy, we need more music to be happy.  For all musicians and fans out there, Waaves could be your Seine.  When JC Chang was writing the account below about his idea and the team, he did not know if Waaves would be selected or not on that Thursday. Reading the following, I have no doubt that even if the team didn’t make the cut, he’d do it again… Fast forward and Waaves was selected to compete in NVC, but I think it is important to give credit to everyone who submitted a feasibility summary: “the hearts that break and the mess we make” lead to our future success. Here’s what JC has to say about his company’s NVC journey so far…

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TBT: Throw Back Thursday to our Thrilling Booth Treks (Part 1)

As a first year, you have the opportunity to lead or attend career treks around the country. With the help of second years, Career Services, and Booth alumni, you are able to visit multiple companies within a particular industry to explore your interests and network with Booth alumni and non-Booth employees. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about companies that don’t recruit on campus as well as experience firsthand the culture of companies that do recruit on campus. Here’s a quick recap of what some of the first year student leaders had to say about their treks:

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Boothies Abroad

Boothies tend to travel quite a bit. Between long weekend trips to Cuba or Paris, Spring Break in Israel (aptly named BoothRight), Ski Trips to Canada and Colorado, Random Walks to Brazil, Japan, Costa Rica, Peru, Russia, South Africa…. and pretty much everywhere else, Boothies are a globally adventurous and travel-hungry crew!

But for some who want a truly immersive global experience, there is the ultimate Booth travel opportunity – study abroad!

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NVC Series – Company Profile: LemonBox

Two weeks ago, we started the NVC Series by laying out what you can expect to see. One of the components we want to show is the variety of the businesses involved in the competition — in terms of industry, stage, and management team.  To provide a little flavor, throughout the competition we will introduce a few teams from various angles, such as their business ideas, the feelings of the team members during the competition, and lessons learned. We believe it is more interesting and authentic to tell the story with a first person narrative… So here is the first sip of the “juice”: LemonBox from one of the founders, Cindy Nan, ’17.

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