I wanted to talk a little about my Booth experience as an international exchange student. I’m originally from El Salvador, coming to Chicago Booth from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. I’ve worked in several Latin American countries and I spent my summer internship in Barcelona, so I’m writing about both academic and cultural perspectives. As opposed to Booth, IESE is a case method school (much like Harvard) and each method has its pros and cons, but this blog is not about comparing. It’s about my experience at Booth as an outsider.
On behalf of The Booth Experience team and our entire Chicago Booth community, congratulations to the Class of 2020 Round 2 admitted students!
Whether you’ve dreamed of getting your MBA since grade school or made a more recent decision to pursue your business degree, we are so excited for you! Congratulations — you earned it! This is a really special time, so make sure to soak it in and celebrate!
Welcome to the Booth Family!
If there’s one class I’ve taken at Booth that I seem to use on an almost daily basis, it’s Negotiations. This is partly because of the natural relevance of the material. Once exposed, I found myself noticing negotiations everywhere I went. It’s also partly the way the course is taught: practical and immersive application.
In our first-ever faculty guest blog, Negotiations Professor George Wu, who is also the Faculty Director for the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership, discusses how the course was designed and how students benefit from these lessons both in and out of the classroom.
Every January, Boothies choose new student government representatives in the annual Graduate Business Council (GBC) elections. Chicago Business reporter Nikhita Giridhar caught up with the newly elected GBC President, Elise Hogan, for her insights on leadership, life, and what it means to be chosen to serve her fellow students.
There was a colorful photo to which I gravitated when writing Booth’s unique application. It was a picture taken at a school event of a performance of a traditional Chinese dance. Alongside the photo, I made a connection to my nerdy excitement for the Emerging Markets Summit (EMS), Booth’s largest student-run conference, and my ambitious plans to convince some big names like President of Brazil to come speak at the event. Now that I am at Booth, I’m surprised by how much of what I wrote in my application has come true.