As a Part 2 to Suzi’s post earlier this week, I thought it would be helpful to the introverts amongst us (myself included) to read about all the different ways that the Booth community officially facilitates community. Specifically, getting to know the clubs and teams that a student can join and meet people who share the same interests, hobbies and love for Pitch Perfect. (Ok, maybe the last is just me.)
As I’ve been involved with the admissions process leading up to first round decisions coming out later this month, I’ve thought back a lot on some of the major questions I had before going back to business school. I’ve mentioned before that giving up a stable income and good career track can seem like a huge risk, and there are a lot of unknowns. Now with more than a year under my belt, I wanted to retrospectively answer the three questions I (and I think a lot of other people as well) had about going back to business school:
So, have you heard that Booth has a flexible curriculum? When I was initially doing research into business schools I felt this feature came across loud and clear every time I looked at Booth, but I didn’t really understand why it was significant. Maybe it was just my background in economics, but it seemed to me that if I was going to make a significant investment in business school, I should have the freedom to choose what classes I wanted to take and when. Since then I have realized that this is a truly unique aspect of Booth, and have found that it has been extremely helpful for me in three major aspects of my B-school experience:
Putting your life on pause for two years to go back to school for an MBA can be pretty daunting. For those of us with partners and/or families, it can be downright terrifying. I remember wondering how my family of four (at the time) would survive in Chicago with no income and a hefty tuition bill. Suffice it to say that we definitely faced some tradeoffs to make everything work out, but in the end I wouldn’t exchange my experience so far at Booth for anything.
This week we have the second installment of current Booth students who will be writing during the upcoming school year and sharing their experiences with you. Last week we introduced five of the members of the team (Meet the new “The Booth Experience” Team / Post 1 of 2). This week, we present to you the other four!