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A Day in the Life: A Booth Couple Edition

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!
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A Primer on Chicago

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.

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VIDEO: A closer look at Booth’s Contemporary Art Collection

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:

Fall Fun in Chicago

Fall can feel like a whirlwind at Booth. First year, I spent my fall obsessively  “coffee-chatting”, “crop-circling”,  and “corporate-conversationing” — a strange lexicon of made-up verbs familiar to the 250 or so of us who put ourselves through the process of recruiting for management consulting internships each year.

However, fall also brings a host of other pursuits to Booth and Chicago. Among some of my favorites are….

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