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NEW AT BOOTH: VEG AND CRAFT BEER CLUBS

The world around us is constantly changing and so are we. Throughout our lives, we adopt new hobbies and interests that reflect who we are. Chicago Booth gets it, and encourages students to optimize their MBA experiences to fit their personalities and passions like a glove. For example, this year, the Booth curriculum boasted 18 new courses for students to choose from – more than any other business school.

The spirit of new does not stop there; every year, Boothies enjoy fresh extracurricular programming and opportunities to explore existing hobbies or develop new ones. In this blog, we will cover two new clubs that were just launched by Booth students for Booth students – one official and one unofficial – the Veg and Draft Beer Clubs.

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The limitations of K-means: Why You Can’t Cluster Booth Students

Pardon the stats pun, I just submitted my Big Data midterm, and I’m pretty obsessed with the class. As a little background, K-means is a way to group people, things, etc. into “clusters” by finding the attributes they share with other members of the sample. Personally, I don’t think even Professor Taddy could build a clustering algorithm that could capture the myriad amazing attributes of Booth students. But I swear this post isn’t about stats. It’s about people.

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The (Pay it Forward) force is strong with this one

Everyone has different priorities going into an MBA program. One of mine was to attend a school with a strong community – one that was active not only in the program, but also remained engaged long after graduating.

Booth may not seem like the poster child for community at first glance. It’s not widely known that we have organized cohorts and squads for LEAD that you’ll engage with for your two years here. A flexible curriculum means that you can choose an accelerated learning path while your peers may choose to take introductory classes. But I think it’s what motivates us to get out and mingle even more outside of our classes.

Sure, we have more clubs and activities than you can count. What can get overlooked is that the community atmosphere at Booth is largely shaped by a highly “plugged-in” faculty, staff and student body. What does that entail exactly?

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