Names have been redacted to prevent social ostracization…
You walk into the room and gaze at all the beautiful people. The night is young, and you make a quick stop at the bar, which you note is made of solid Wood.
As an admitted student, I remember attending First Day activities fair and seeing the Follies table. Carson Cunningham’s eponymous music video “Booth Crime” was playing on an iPad. I saw Eesan and Fred anxiously recruiting future Follies members…
Later this week, Round 2 admits and their partners will arrive to Chicago for a weekend of the royal treatment. Dozens of current students will be on hand as volunteers to make the event a success, in a true demonstration of Booth’s “pay it forward” culture.
Professor Geni Ustroll (pronounced jeeni-yus-troll), a renowned professor of Reverse Psychology at Chicago Booth received the Nobel Prize in March for his peerless research in the field of reverse psychology.
From a personal perspective, I had never worked abroad or visited Africa, so the internship struck me as a great opportunity for an amazing life experience.
Remember sitting in on sessions with Alumni during orientation and hearing them say how business school is the time to take risks? Well turns out, we may have taken that advice a bit too seriously.
My BizOps experience at Credible included extracting, manipulating, and analyzing proprietary data to critically think about and make recommendations on our customer distribution and re-engagement strategies.
In Satya Nadella’s fireside chat, attendees were provided the opportunity to learn about his personal and family background, the role of education in his career, and leadership insights he’s developed over time.
Evening & Weekend
Most of us in the Weekend program end up spending multiple hours in and out of airport terminals. Often, we run into other Boothies, similarly crazy to undertake a 'weekend' pilgrimage.
With over 250 tickets sold and a lineup of speakers that includes the CFO of the World Bank Group and Booth’s own Raghuram Rajan, Chicago Booth’s Emerging Market Summit (EMS) on April 14 has its sights set on making a big impact on the greater University.
Rising voices at both extremes propose grandiose policies that would radically reshape the perceptions of America, from building a wall to keep out the tired, poor, huddled masses, to nationalizing healthcare in the land of free markets and capitalism. But some are standing athwart these forces, trying to pull the country back together. One of those voices is Matt Lewis.
Last week, we discussed the future of work from the perspective of employees as automation, the rise of the gig economy, and changing demographics have compelled employees to adapt to a new workplace norm. This week, we will explore how these changes also affect employers and governments with equally meaningful implications.
Each step forward in technological innovation also can have a negative associated impact. And who’s really watching? The Europeans.
With the rise of the gig economy and continued automation, the "future" of work is here. But how many of us are prepared for the evolving workplace?
Though it can be tempting to envision future cities with clean streets, a perfect grid system of transport and automated shopping, it’s more likely that we will see something more like Wakanda in the future: a bustling and messy metropolis with history, social spaces and tech enabled interactions.
In the past 50 years, we have undoubtedly experienced a technological revolution. Why has it has taken so long for technology to transform how healthcare is delivered?
The recent tax cut, passed by Republicans in Congress and signed by President Trump, was a disappointment for many of us hoping for sweeping changes to the tax code. Years of promises to lower rates, broaden the base, and simplify the code so that we could “fill out our taxes on a postcard” came to little.
What is truly important, however, is to understand why cryptocurrency is an asset class and why individuals would ever give it market value.
I grew up in a household where politicians weren’t exactly revered. By the time I was old enough to pay attention, acceptable public discourse was in a downward spiral that has continued, mostly unabated, to this day.
A lot of people come to business school with a particular goal in mind - become a consultant, join a tech company, vacation for two years on sponsorship. Mine was a little more ambiguous, but I had a goal nevertheless.
The general consensus as to why we all chose Cyprus as our Random Walk trip was because it was far away and we would probably never have gone to Cyprus if not for Booth.
Having spent most of this journey at London Business School (LBS), or traveling around Europe for fun or recruiting, I decided to spend a quarter here at Booth to get a taste of the American MBA experience. This led me to reflect on the past, and how I wound up here and not somewhere else.
As our group came together on RW NOLA, we could tell it was going to be an amazing and unique experience. For example, our service at KIPP Renaissance High School was one of the most rewarding moments of the trip.