“Why are you here and not somewhere else?” is a Booth mantra that manifests itself in many ways in our community. With Booth’s pay-it-forward culture in mind, it was a no-brainer that Reed Semcken and I applied to be the 2018 Marketing West Trek leaders. Booth offers a variety of career treks, ranging from “Bank Week” in New York City to the Healthcare Trek in California. The goal of each is to give students the chance to visit companies and cities where they might want to work.
Our goal was to set up a trip that would allow for a holistic experience for our marketing trekkers; we wanted them to get to see the companies where they might work and the cities where they might live (Seattle and San Francisco).
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“Build a better bus system.” In 30 minutes!? Public transportation is a big policy problem in the United States and…Wait, this is a product management interview, the tech industry’s equivalent of casing—trial by fire. In a brief 30-minute interview, case questions are supposed to evaluate your product design sense, your understanding of strategy, and sometimes, analytical skills. As I thought about the hours I poured into interview prep my first year, I knew as Booth Tech Group (BTG) co-chair, I wanted to create an even better Tech PM Workshop this year.
The percentage of Boothies who enter tech has nearly doubled since 2013,
from 12% to 20%, and BTG has seen our numbers double, too. We’re proud to say
we match Management Consulting Group in number of members. In general, we are
seeing more students interested in tech. Specifically, they’re looking at
product management, that popular role for new MBAs at Google, Amazon, Facebook,
and others. But what is product management? And do you
need a computer science degree?
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When I got into Booth, I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a Kilt’s Marketing Fellow. As a part of this experience, I have had the opportunity to interact with Marketing faculty and alumni at special events and to receive mentorship from a member of the Kilts Center Steering Committee. This experience has been instrumental in shaping my time at Booth as it has paved the way for my path during business school and defined my approach on how to leverage the alumni network at Booth.
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Coming into Booth, I knew for my summer internship that I wanted to recruit for Associate Brand Manager positions in the CPG space, specifically in Chicago. When I heard that MillerCoors was sponsoring a Case Competition through the Kilts Center for Marketing, I was really excited to apply. I formed a team with some of my favorite people at Booth (Lindie Wang, Patrick Yates, David Hanna) and we named our team the Case Crushers. Follow along our timeline below as we tackled the case.
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Chicago Booth has always had a strong reputation for finance and economics (8 Nobel Prizes, but who’s counting?). Much has been said about its offerings in those disciplines so I’ll let Booth’s reputation speak for itself. What I really want to do is shed light on what it means to study marketing at Booth. I want to share why I decided to come to Booth to pursue marketing and why I believe Booth is a fantastic marketing school, particularly in these data-driven times.
Here are 4 reasons I chose Booth for a career in marketing.
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