This past November and December, Boothies celebrated the winter holidays together, all over the world – 400 students crashed Aspen for a week for our annual Ski Trip, hundreds went on career treks from San Francisco to Dubai, and endless more celebrated classmates’ weddings, spent time with family, or traveled to new cities. We asked all of our amazing classmates to share their holiday photos that captured their favorite aspects of the Booth community—its interconnectedness, its creativity, its diversity, its adventurousness, and every other event or observation that inspires us all to get in the Booth spirit! Check out our favorites…
Whoa, there, World. You’re telling me Winter Break is over? Winter Quarter is starting up, and the inevitable question from everyone will be, “What did you do for your holiday?” This year, three of my lovely peers and I coordinated the 2015 Tech Trek from 12/13 to 12/18 in Seattle and the Bay Area. Planning the Tech Trek was not an overnight effort, but a magical 2 months of fast-paced coordination between dozens of MBA recruiters, student services, and vendors. All of this culminated in 16 corporate headquarter visits and 49 students participating this year – the most of any trek at Booth EVER!
Now, you may be asking, what did we benefit from all this activity? Well, I’ll tell you!
My name is YaoYao Wang and I’m a first-year MBA at Booth. This past quarter I helped organize a West Coast Marketing Trek for my classmates over Winter Break. The trip provided great opportunities for Booth students to get a leg up in internship recruiting, get to know the great companies which hire Booth talent, and spend some quality time with classmates. As I found out, organizing a trek is hard work, but a rewarding way to engage with the broader Booth community and give back to your classmates. Here are my five easy steps for organizing a trek
Well into winter quarter, Career Treks continue to take place. This week, Liz Han shares her passion for venture capital through her experience on the Venture Capital Trek that took place a few weeks ago and her role as an associate for Hyde Park Angels.
Sand Hill Road. It’s one of the most famous streets in Silicon Valley and home to venerable venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. It was also one of the places I visited a few weeks ago as part of the Venture Capital trek to the Bay Area organized by the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group (EVC) at Booth. Over the course of two days, nine students visited seven of the most well-known VC firms in the US, including KPCB, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Accel Partners.