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Learning teamwork through laughs

You’ll often hear current students say that “being a team player” is an important value to highlight in MBA applications. More often than not, students at Booth work in teams – for classes, as part of clubs and other extracurricular responsibilities. However, not everyone has been exposed to extensive team-based environments in our pre-MBA careers.

Thankfully, it’s an easy skill to build. First-year student Vikram Sivakumar reflects on his journey in teamwork that he learned in a unique way – through the ten-week Improv course offered by Booth’s Public Speaking Club. And what better place to learn than in the city of Chicago – home of Improv legends like Second City and Up Comedy Club!

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David Booth at Chicago Booth!

We at Chicago Booth, are extremely lucky that David Booth, founder and CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors, has maintained a strong relationship with the MBA program and often visits campus to spend time with the students. When the alum and eponymous patron of Chicago Booth came to campus to discuss leadership lessons a few weeks back, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity!

In a light-hearted chat with Professor Harry Davis, Mr. Booth spoke to a packed house about being a leader, building and maintaining trust, practicing creativity, and translating thinking into action.

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