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Meet the New Team!

Hello from your newest team members at The Booth Experience! We have big shoes to fill as we take the reins of the blog, and we’re excited to bring our passions, interests, and stories to you over the next year.

Our team has already started brainstorming ways to bring you fresh insights and dynamic content—think themed months, Instagram stories, and maybe even a podcast! What all of these will have in common is a comprehensive, candid, and insider’s look at what it’s like to be a Full-Time MBA student at Chicago Booth. From our favorite classes and spots to study on campus to recruiting advice and best Chicago restaurants, we’ll be giving you a glimpse at the entire Booth experience from start to finish.

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Our Team’s Best Booth Moments

Thank you to all of our fellow classmates for sharing your Best Booth Moments with us this year! Now that we are moving on to post-MBA life, our team wanted to take a moment to share our own favorites and to wish you the best as we embark on this new chapter as Booth alumni.

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Running Of The Bulls: Booth vs. Kellogg

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, rooting for the Chicago Bulls was a given. I never thought we’d lose with Michael and Scottie on our side. After the second three-peat, my Bulls fandom subsided during the Tyson Chandler / Eddy Curry and then Ben Gordon / Kirk Heinrich rebuild years, but I re-found my love for basketball when the Bulls took Derrick Rose with the number one pick in 2008. To this day, my favorite games were the 2009 Bulls vs Celtics playoff series. It was after that series that I put my name on the waiting list for season tickets, and I’m still a season ticket holder today.

Throughout all of my Bulls fandom, the thought of playing basketball on the Bulls court in the United Center never occurred to me. But then I joined Booth Basketball club, and learned about Running of the Bulls (or ROTB). ROTB is an annual basketball scrimmage between Chicago Booth and Northwestern Kellogg, played at the United Center before an actual Bulls game. I knew instantly, that this had to be a part of my Booth experience!

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My MBA Timeline: Year 2

While technically the summer internship is a part of the first-year experience, I saw it as a way to kickstart my second year at Booth. Picking up where my first year timeline left off, read along to hear about how my second year has progressed and what I’m planning to do after graduation.

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My MBA Timeline: Year 1

Ask any graduating second year and they’ll agree on one thing: your two years at business school fly by. While every quarter includes time for academics, professional development, building a social network and self-exploration, each quarter is unique and can be a different 10-week journey. Read on to see the timeline of my first year at Booth and check back to catch a glimpse at my second year as well.  

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