Category Archives: Student Groups

The Inaugural Booth TechCon

Part 1: Big-Time Planning

by Shota Ido

On April 19th, The Booth Technology Group (BTG) held our first-ever Booth TechCon, a soon-to-be-annual student-led conference covering various topics from machine learning analytics and biomedical devices to IoT and autonomous vehicles.

First things first – why host a conference? When we assumed the roles as BTG co-chairs, our group wanted to change the perception of Chicago Booth from a “finance” school to one with strengths in technology as well (see this story on the PM Workshop for the kinds of programming we offered).

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A 2Y Shares Her Follies Experience

Follies this year was an incredible showcase of all the talent at Booth, whether in acting, dancing, scriptwriting, directing, or filmmaking. The experience was filled with laughter, nostalgia, and a serious dose of Booth pride (incoming students: do not miss this). 

I decided to sit down with my friend Stephanie Saade, ’19, and ask her about her experience with Follies. Though she has never acted before, she decided to take on not one but three roles at this year’s show. Here, she shares why she decided to participate and what she got out of the experience. 

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What Do You Believe? Booth’s Religions Forum

Last month, six student panelists came together to discuss their different religions. The World Religions Forum, organized by Catholics at Booth and Latter-Day Saints Student Association, featured a panel of Booth students representing several world religions including Islam, Protestant Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Catholicism, and Mormonism. 

As future leaders in the workplace, it’s crucial that we learn how to create environments where people feel like they can bring their whole selves — including their religion. The World Religions Forum aimed to help us all become better co-workers and friends by understanding the important role that faith plays in the lives of our current and future colleagues.  We asked participants about their takeaways from the event.

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High Growth in Japan

The group trip to Japan has always been a popular one among students for Spring Break. During the week in between second and third quarter, those who sign up for the Japan Trek travel together to multiple cities throughout the country, including Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, and Tokyo. This year’s Trek was a special one for multiple reasons. Read more below to find out why!

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Getting down to Business: GBC’s overhaul of Diversity & Inclusion

Being part of the Graduate Business Council (GBC) has allowed me to focus on an aspect of student life that is very near and dear to me: Diversity & Inclusion. This year, we’ve revamped the committee to offer more robust programming to Boothies and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

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