Our Best Booth Moment series continues with students telling us about their favorite interactions with Booth faculty outside of the classroom.
Each year during the Booth Winter Formal, the Giving Something Back club runs a charity silent auction with several items up for bid. One of the packages this year was an evening of Belgian Beer Tasting with professors Chad Syverson (Competitive Strategy) and Marianne Bertrand (The Firm and the Non-Market Environment). A small group of students bid collectively to win the package, and then invited others to join them at the event (including me)! Though I didn’t get a chance to learn from either of these professors in an official classroom setting during my time at Booth, I jumped at the opportunity to casually chat with a couple of brilliant professors in a more relaxed environment. Though I didn’t get a chance to learn from either of these professors in an official classroom setting during my time at Booth, I jumped at the opportunity to casually chat with a couple of brilliant professors in a more relaxed environment.
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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!
Partners play a large role in the Booth community. Many decide to move to Chicago while their significant other attends school. Others visit our great city for fun events such as the Winter Formal and Spring Fling. Some are so inspired by the school that they themselves apply and attend Booth!
No matter who you’re spending today with—partner, friend, family, or pet —we wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day. Check out how Partners at Booth have spent their time over the past year!
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Our daughter was born during the summer between our first and second year of MBA. In the month she was born, people often asked me how I felt being a father. Truth was, I felt immense love towards my daughter right away; but other than that, I wasn’t particularly different from the way I was before.
Just like in many other aspects of life (MBA included), change often happens through a process, not through a single event. It can take a while for us to change, and even longer for us to realize how we have changed. My daughter is now 10 months old, and I can see much more clearly three main ways in which I’ve been transformed.
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As I’m wrapping up my last quarter here at Chicago Booth, my mind is running through a whirlwind of what seems like far-off memories. The drive from Colorado, first day of classes, investment banking recruiting, trips across the world, and the list goes on. Contemplating what I imagine will eventually seem like a small glimpse in time, I find myself reflecting on one aspect of this experience that I feel is illustrative of the whole.
My first year at Business School was tough. Awash with a number of competing tasks—moving to a new city, navigating the waters of recruiting, maintaining a family, nurturing lifelong friendships—it was critical that I had the right network in place to help alleviate some of the stress, so that I may successfully emerge from this experience. More often than not, I came to find that members of the African American MBA Association (AAMBAA) were more than willing to fill this gap. AAMBAA has served as more than just a professional resource, it has been my family.
Continue reading Reflections of a Booth MBA: Family, Student, and Alumni Community