Two years ago, JC Chang found himself on the waitlist for Chicago Booth. He asked himself, “What could I have done differently? Was it something I said during my interview? Why did the school admit my colleague with similar scores and experiences and put me on the waitlist? What can I do?”
Now, as a current student at Booth and VP of Culture and Tradition on the executive body of the Graduate Business Council, JC shares what he did do while on the waitlist and how he moved up from waiting to being admitted.
Continue reading A Waitlister’s Booth Story
Maybe it’s the snow that we got this week or that we just finished finals and are leaving for spring break, but here’s a quick look back at our winter break through the #BoothHolidays hashtag!
Continue reading #FBF to Booth Holidays
Round 2 admissions decisions were released this week, so we here at The Booth Experience want to extend a huge CONGRATULATIONS to all those who were admitted!
I still remember the day I got the call from Booth admissions over two years ago. I sprinted into the first empty conference room I could find at my office and shamelessly yelled with surprise, delight and excitement. That call marked the beginning of my Booth Experience – a journey that has invaluably enriched both my personal and professional life. I’m so excited for those of you who are just starting your Booth Experience.
Congratulations again and I hope to meet some of you at First Day in the spring!
On a starry February night, I embarked on a culinary journey of a lifetime: I joined several dozen lucky Boothies at Chicago’s NAHA restaurant, where we enjoyed a private event that included an unforgettable 4-course dinner and discussion with the restaurant’s Michelin-starred Chef Carrie Nahabedian.
Continue reading Dinner and Q&A: Michelin-starred food for thought
For one of my classes (my favorite class, actually), New Venture Strategy with Professor Jim Schrager, my final assignment is to write a “Make Me a Million” paper, where I interview an entrepreneur who has made his or her idea into a business with an estimated net worth of at least one million dollars. The objective is to gain a deep understanding of how this individual transformed the seed of a business idea into a successful enterprise. What was the inspiration? What were the challenges and setbacks? What were the risks and how did they determine whether those risks were worth taking?
I took advantage of our Executive-in-Residence (EIR) program here at Booth and reached out to Michael Alter, former CEO of The Tie Bar. Michael is also cofounder and former CEO of SurePayroll; as well as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship here at Booth.
Continue reading Interview with a Millionaire