Most of what we focus on as The Booth Experience team is, of course, aspects of life within the MBA community, and what it is like to be a student at this business school. Yet, one of the greatest assets of life at Booth is your membership within the broader University of Chicago community. Just as we are fortunate to attend one of the finest business schools in the world, the University is also home to schools of law, medicine, and public policy (and many others) that are among the best in their respective fields. And, while there is an endless stream of activity at the business school, to really deliver on the underlying promise of the university, you have to explore beyond the walls of the Harper Center.Continue reading Kennedy, Buttigieg, and Mutombo: Business and Politics in Hyde Park
Spring is here! This winter was a long one, but that only makes us better appreciate this week’s 70-degree days. In April of last year, I really started exploring the rest of UChicago’s campus, checking out places around the neighborhood, and finding spots to spend time outside between classes on beautiful days.Continue reading Hyde Park’s Best Outdoor Spots to Get Work Done
If you have ever been to New Zealand and sat on the beach on a sunny afternoon, the scene is so beautiful and peaceful that it could lull you to sleep—that is if your three-year-old son, Clark, did not giggle with delight while destroying the sandcastle you had just built with powdery, soft sand. Originally from China, I spent almost 7 years in Auckland, New Zealand where I studied, worked, got married, and had my first son. I am pretty proud to call myself a Chinese-Kiwi. Now a father of 2 (my second son Eddie was just born two weeks ago) and a (rising) second-year MBA student at Booth, I live with my wife Taro and sons in Hyde Park. Currently at my summer internship, I am working as a product manager at VMware in the Bay Area. Newborn Eddie is our little California baby.
This is the second installment of a multi-part series about living in Hyde Park.
Beyond having a great neighborhood feel and extremely affordable housing, Hyde Park offers a lot in the way of amenities. While it admittedly doesn’t have an incredible night life—you’ll likely have to take a bus/train/car downtown for that—it does offer a lot of great shopping and restaurants. A few of the highlights here: Continue reading Business School – A Family Affair: Hyde Park Living Pt. II
This is the first installment of a multi-part series about living in Hyde Park.
Hyde Park truly is an oasis in the middle of Chicago. The area is incredibly safe (it’s actually safer than the Loop where most students live), close to campus, and is experiencing a rennaissance in new restaurants, shops and stores. While some students may overlook the area because it’s not where the social hub of student-life resides, for those of us with families or who enjoy being able to be more judicious about our social engagements. It’s the perfect place to live. Continue reading Business School – A Family Affair: Hyde Park Living