At what is traditionally known as a finance-focused institution, Chicago Booth’s Arts & Culture committee of the Graduate Business Council brings MBA students together to celebrate the city’s cultural side.
Through a number of events at the school and various locations across Chicago, the group creates opportunities for students to meet one another and share their interests. The committee has organized several outings in the past year to local art museums, including the Mana Contemporary Chicago and Renaissance Society, ballets such as Modern Masters at the Joffrey, and comedy shows at Second City and iO Theater.
It seemed like any other weekday when our tiny household received two game-changing phone calls. Within 90 minutes, each of us was contacted by Chicago Booth’s Admissions bearing the dream news: “You’re in!” We knew it straight away; life would never be the same.
Nearing matriculation, we decided on our student couple mission statement: Grow individually, without growing apart. To us, Booth’s flexible curriculum and “build your own adventure” approach provide the perfect setting to do so. Our photo journal offers a glimpse into a typical action-packed day in the life of a Boothie couple. Hold tight, this will be a quite a ride! Continue reading A Day in the Life: A Booth Couple Edition→
It can be a little easy to live in the Booth bubble, at times… perhaps too easy. But the beauty of being part of the greater University of Chicago’s campus is access to many of its awesome resources. Let me show you…
What makes this city great? And what about it will you find most compelling?
Many of you are facing the question of whether you want to uproot your life, leave your job, family, and friends and move to a place you may know nothing about. And though that is certainly a daunting prospect, it’s also exciting for a number of reasons. It pushes you out of your comfort zone (the first of many of such occurrences), it gives you a chance to redefine ‘local’, and allows you to navigate it all with many new friends.
One of the things that makes the environment at the Harper Center unique is the rich collection of contemporary art that adorns the walls – in fact, Harper houses the largest contemporary collection among any business school in the country and the third largest in Chicago. I was inspired to learn more about the Booth Art Collection after getting back to school from my summer internship and finding a pretty bold new piece hanging from the ceiling – Parker Ito’s A Lil Taste of Cheeto In the Night – a giant mass of LED lights and strung up canvasses that’s impossible to miss.
Check out this video blog in which Professor Canice Prendergast provides some context around this piece and the Booth Art Collection as a whole, as well as some student takes on the art:
Official Student Blog for Chicago Booth. Here we talk about our experience and share stories about our time at Booth.