Category Archives: Social Life @ Booth

Tales of an ESSEC exchange student at Booth

September 2019. I am finally boarding my United B787 from Paris to Chicago. 8 hours to go. I have already contacted many of the fellow exchange students to understand what weather to expect (spoiler: it was colder than expected!). Also, I have just figured out how to properly bid for classes. Finally, thanks to the help of an American pal, I am fully briefed on how to survive and thrive in Chicagoland. In my mind, I expect an extraordinary trimester.

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Winter Formal: Booth’s Signature Event

As I type this, my browser is full of open tabs for Rent the Runway and My fiancé just dropped by the mailroom to pick up the velvet bow tie he bought online. Partners around the country are booking flights to Chicago, and phones throughout MPP (the condo building where the majority of Boothies live) are buzzing from group chats discussing pregame destinations.

It’s that time of year again. Booth’s biggest event of the year, Winter Formal, is less than three weeks away! Boothies and their partners are dusting off the gowns and tuxedos they bought for a wedding three years ago because “I’ll definitely wear it again.” First Years are finally unpacking those stylish blue or grey suits and patterned ties that Investment Banking Group (IBG) and Management Consulting Group (MCG) wouldn’t let them wear during recruiting. I thought I would channel my excitement into reliving some memories from last year’s gala.

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the world is your classroom: global social impact practicum (part II)

This is the second post of a two-part series, the first of which can be found here.

Last you heard from me, I was gearing up to jet off to India along with 15 of my classmates as part of the Global Social Impact Practicum (GSIP), an experiential course at Booth in which students explore how social innovation can help solve some of India’s biggest challenges. As a brief recap, my group is partnering with a team at the Pritzker School of Medicine that has developed an oral cancer screening and diagnostic kit that they hope to bring to market in India.

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Economies of Scale: booth’s acapella group

My favorite club at Booth from Day 1 has been Economies of Scale. No, it’s not a weight loss club, as a few people have thought. Economies of Scale is Booth’s Acapella group! It turns out not that many people think they are good at singing because whenever I try to get more students to join they say, “You don’t want to hear me sing.” Well, what I love about Economies of Scale is that we are open to all ability levels and are just here to have fun.

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