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First Day Preview!

For many admitted students from our Round 2 application cycle, this weekend will include a trip to Chicago for First Day festivities!  We’re hoping those visiting are as excited as we are to get the show on the road and I can personally attest to the hard work our First Day has put in to make this a memorable few days and a pivotal moment in the decision on which business school to attend (Booth is the best!).

I remember my First Day experience two years ago centered on several things; learning about the school, learning about my classmates, and learning about the city of Chicago.  It’s tough to fit it all in one weekend but our fellow classmates and Admissions staff here do a fantastic job giving admits access to as much information as can be handled in order to make an educated choice on attending.

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What to expect your first year at Booth

Class of 2018, You made it!!

You’re about to start the best two-year journey of your life, which is also very likely the most expensive two-year vacation of your life. But don’t worry about that for now.

You’re excited and you should be, you’ve just joined the best business school in the world. You’re probably wondering what it’s going to be like and what to expect. Well, you’re in luck… I was in the same situation last year and can give you some insights.

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Checking Out the New Retail in Millennium Park Plaza

Now you really never need to leave Millennium Park Plaza (MPP). That’s the running joke, now that the retail shops along Michigan Avenue are open on the ground level of MPP, a building where a substantial number of Booth students live. You may have had the opportunity to see the building this weekend if you took a housing tour during First Day (I recommend looking at it again some other time — the building management takes pains to make sure MPP looks great for the tours). MPP had been undergoing renovation for over a year that included moving the lobby and inconveniencing residents, so people are eager to finally take advantage of the benefits.

One of the best things about living downtown is that there are a ton of places to eat and shop. There are four new retail establishments in the building: The Protein Bar, Garrett Popcorn, Lids, and David’s Tea. These shops have two big things going for them — they’re new, and you do not actually have to go outside to get to some of them. Let’s review them. Continue reading Checking Out the New Retail in Millennium Park Plaza