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TREKKING TO THE BAY AREA WITH THE PRIVATE EQUITY GROUP

Last week, a subset of Booth’s Private Equity Group ventured to the West Coast on the Bay Area Trek, during which the group met with eight firms across a day each in San Francisco and the South Bay (Menlo Park and Palo Alto). The trek culminated in an informal happy hour where our group, host firms, and Bay Area alums in PE were invited to mingle, discuss the industry, reminisce about Booth, and build deeper connections. As the second-year student leader of the trek, I wanted to share my experience and provide some insights into the value of our trip.

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Kia Ora! New Booth Students Travel to New Zealand

In New Zealand, “kia ora” is an informal greeting that comes from the Māori, the indigenous Polynesian people that discovered the country back in the fourteenth century, and loosely means “be well.” It has been adopted by the whole country and, as such, it was how we were greeted on Random Walk New Zealand by almost everyone we met.

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Keep Austin Weird: A Boothie’s Take on Life & VC in Austin

Austin, TX, affectionately nicknamed Silicon Hills due to many of the biggest tech companies calling it home, is a hotbed for technology and innovation. In fact, the motto “Keep Austin Weird” is intended to promote small business and entrepreneurship in the city. Austin has been voted the No. 1 Best Place to Live in America by U.S. News for three years in a row—based on affordability, job prospects, and quality of life. After spending last summer in the Bay Area through Booth’s Pre-MBA Startup Summer program and wanting to try something different, these were three critical factors that attracted me to this city.

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Spring Break 2019: Boothies Explore the Philippines

During every school vacation at Booth, international students plan “treks” to show their classmates their native countries. This past March, Boothies trekked all over the world for Spring Break, from Colombia to Israel to Japan, all trips designed and led by other students. As for me, I ventured with 40 others Boothies and partners on a 9-day excursion to the Philippines.

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Innovation & Design in NYC

Booth’s Innovation and Design Club (IDC) hosted its inaugural trek in New York City from February 28th to March 1st. Led by co-chairs Gregory Kim and Shining Li, the purpose of the trek was twofold: to offer students a glimpse into the day-to-day of careers that encompass both business and design; and to enable MBA students to build rapport and connections for future opportunities.

Personally, I had no idea what ‘innovation’ meant in the context of a post-MBA career. Despite reading dozens of job descriptions, I was unable to glean a company’s culture simply from its website. I yearned for more.  And I imagined, the trek would give me a chance to assess whether my long-term passions genuinely align with my interests. Without hesitation, I confirmed my participation, purchased a plane ticket, and packed my bags for the jam-packed, two-day adventure:

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