This is the third installment of our “More Than a Finance School” series. In this edition, hear from students who are pursuing fields outside of financial services, such as energy and technology, impact investing and social entrepreneurship, and even the entertainment industry.
Halfway to the end of the quarter (and halfway to spring break!), we encountered the dreaded midterm week of Winter Quarter. With most first years still in the middle of recruiting and most second years trying to fight senioritis, this is notoriously one of the most challenging weeks of your two year experience at Booth. However, there is always plenty of support from the school as well as your friends to get through this difficult time. This year, GBC organized our inaugural Health and Wellness Week — full of fun, educational, and stress-relieving activities to encourage physical as well as mental health and well-being.
This past week, the Booth student body held elections for the next Graduate Business Council (GBC) Executive Board. The 6-person team works with the elected president and representative from each of our 10 cohorts to provide services, plan events, and represent the student body to the administration. The election was bittersweet for me as it meant my time as VP of Student Affairs on this year’s GBC Exec Board was coming to an end.
I embarked on a late January VC Trek shortly after learning that I was chosen to serve as a co-chair of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group. This revelation changed my outlook on the Trek: I became EVEN MORE aware of the contributions made by the fearless second year co-chairs, who worked relentlessly to come up with an astonishing experience.
While business school might not seem like the most romantic place on earth, Chicago Booth is full of surprises. Looking back at this week at Booth, I got to participate in two stellar events that turned my Valentine’s week into the most memorable to date.