Tag Archives: Boothie Life

Studying Abroad in Madrid

This post was written by Jenya Batratskaya (’16)

I always knew that I wanted to do a semester abroad as a part of my Booth experience, but when the time came to choose, I was torn between all the options – Chile, Japan, South Africa, UK, Singapore – you name it! And all are among the best business schools in the world. I ended up choosing IE Business School in my favorite European city, Madrid! Using a very business-school approach, I will divide my experience so far into three main buckets: Academic Experience, Social Life, and Travelling.

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Running With The Bulls

The Chicago Booth Basketball Club took to the court at the United Center for the annual Running of the Bulls game against Kellogg. Anyone who’s a fan of Michael Jordon knows it’s an honor to step foot on that floor, as told by fellow Boothie Ray Liu in this quick video. Our own TBE member Gordon Taylor, who is also on the basketball team, captured the action for us to share with you. We may not have won this one, but there’s always next year to take the title!

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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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