Category Archives: Outside the Classroom

Take a Break from Midterms, Get Inspired by Barack Obama and Chance the Rapper, and Know Why You are Here

Nine years ago, Barack Obama returned to Hyde Park for a visit after being elected president of the United States. A lot has changed since then, but one thing remains constant: the change-makers Obama surrounds himself with.

On November 1, I was blessed to have the opportunity to spend an evening with both Barack and Michelle Obama, Chance the Rapper, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Nas, Gloria Estefan, and many more inspiring artists and social leaders to celebrate the kickoff of the Obama Foundation in Hyde Park. The opportunity to see a president and former first lady show so much love and passion for Hyde Park, and to see the incredible individuals who are working to shape the future of Chicago, inspired me to take a night off from midterms and recruiting to refocus on why I am here.

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Alright, I’m Ready for My Close-Up: The Phoenix Film Festival

Do you sometimes feel like less of a Gene Fama and more like a Gene Hackman? Want to practice your story-writing to prepare for internship recruiting? Want to show that you’re the funniest person at Booth? Want to prove you have the most entertaining cohort? I have some good news for you.

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#ThrowbackThursday: Random Walk

As the weather starts to get cold here in Chicago and recruiting season is in full swing, let’s take a look back on a time a few months ago when we were all just getting to know each other and our worries were less so on midterms and more so on remembering all your new classmates’ names. Thanks to all who participated in this year’s Random Walks. You appeared to have had amazing experiences to share and have instilled a healthy amount of FOMO in those who were not lucky enough to be on your trip. Below are some of our favorites pics in no particular order (alphabetical actually). Feel free to click on the photos to explore the accounts to find more great shots from each of the trips!

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Belgian Halloween Party: Murder on the Dance Floor

 

Logan Square Auditorium was jumping full of familiar bodies hidden behind unfamiliar appearances. Plenty of Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, and Leffe was flying around, some even through the air, but the bountiful cornucopia of candy, chocolate, Jimmy John’s sandwiches, potato chips, and cookies was what had most of my attention. I wasn’t sure if that was my natural inclination or just me fully embracing my Food Network star Guy Fieri character…

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BoothRight Leaders Talk Motivations And Influences

BoothRight is an annual Spring Break trip to Israel that is open only to second-year students. Because of its timing and awesome itinerary, BoothRight is the perfect way to finish the Booth MBA. Essentially, BoothRight is actually a student-led trip that is initiated and led by second-year Boothies from Israel (fun fact: Israel is among the most represented countries per capita in the Booth student body). Each year, a team of 4-7 Israelis takes the reigns and organizes the BoothRight trip for 100+ Boothies. While the reward in leading such a big and diverse group of business school peers is huge, there’s also a lot of effort involved in “making it work” spanning operational, financial, and marketing functions.

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