As the outgoing Booth Experience team, for what seems like the last 10 weeks we’ve been asked how we felt about graduating, so we thought we’d give you a few of our top 10s.
A team of physics PhDs works tirelessly in an isolated bunker under the UChicago quadrangle, unrelenting in their quest to uncover the universal secrets of quantum mechanics. Nearby at the Oriental Institute, lifelong archaeologists (likely wearing fedoras and wielding leather bullwhips) push day and night to make sense of ancient hieroglyphics etched by a civilization long extinct from this world.
Meanwhile, over at the Harper Center, a new first-year student asks a friend, “what’s this crop circle I keep hearing about?” It’s not the Martian invasion – it’s round 2 of the official Boothie Decoder Ring!
When I transitioned from military to MBA, I thought I’d left the world of acronyms and confusing organizational lingo behind me. Little did I know, Chicago Booth was ready for me with a whole new set of idiosyncratic slang.
Here’s a few of my favorites:
Boothie (noun) – a current or former student at Chicago Booth. The term itself is almost universally hated because of its “cutesie” nature, and yet we all continue to use it.
Note: You might think that Boothie or Boothy could also be used as an adjective, but the correct way to describe the level at which someone displays Booth-like qualities is actually Boothie-ness. I’m not making this up.
To set the record straight—this is not a stereotypical, morally-gray, business school student’s “How to Commit Petty Theft.” This is a guide to maximize your student loan dollars (so that you can go on Winter ski trips and island Spring Break getaways). Presenting, the top 10 sources of free food at Booth:
Nine years ago, Barack Obama returned to Hyde Park for a visit after being elected president of the United States. A lot has changed since then, but one thing remains constant: the change-makers Obama surrounds himself with.
On November 1, I was blessed to have the opportunity to spend an evening with both Barack and Michelle Obama, Chance the Rapper, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Nas, Gloria Estefan, and many more inspiring artists and social leaders to celebrate the kickoff of the Obama Foundation in Hyde Park. The opportunity to see a president and former first lady show so much love and passion for Hyde Park, and to see the incredible individuals who are working to shape the future of Chicago, inspired me to take a night off from midterms and recruiting to refocus on why I am here.