It’s news to most Boothies that, just like the secret menu at Chipotle (Quesaritos and Burritodillas, yes please) or Shake Shack (Shack-cago dogs: worth a try just to pay homage to the Windy City), there is actually a secret menu of classes.
Winter is always coming in Chicago, and Business school is all about money, sex, and leadership struggles.
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.
Carrie Tarkocin sat down with Jason Coleman, Dennis Hannum, and Danny Simmons to try and figure out how the magic happens — where the hardworking men of the Building Events team transform Harper Center to meet our every need.
Our Experience of the Kilts Center Marketing Case Competition: In the grand tradition of Booth’s “pay it forward” culture, we are here to give our two (or technically, five) cents to ensure victory in such competitions.
Over past few weeks when I asked 2Y Boothies on their MBA exchange plans (or not), I received some intriguing responses. Diving deep, I realized that there were few myths surrounding an MBA exchange experience and I should (as an exchange candidate) take the opportunity to provide some clarity it deserves
The new 67,000 square foot facility will house 56 commercial kitchens for lease, a shared kitchen for newer businesses, an open area for events, a coworking space, conference rooms, and the new headquarters for Accion, and Rick Bayless’s culinary training program for members of the community.
Aanika Patel (‘20) reports: On Election Day 2018, the State of Illinois elected Democratic venture capitalist and heir to Hyatt fortune, J.B. Pritzker as its next governor.
All of the “firsts” that were ushered in during this year’s midterm elections and why we should be celebrating them
Evening & Weekend
In bustling London, a group of Boothies from the evening & weekend program were in the land of Lords and Earls to network, spend time with London based alumni, attend some intriguing sessions besides just having fun- the Booth way.
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.
But I’m not all that worried about the technology of the future; what worries me is the technology of the present. For a few years now, one of the biggest trends at CES has been smart-home technology. This means taking all of your appliances - from doorbells to mattresses and everything in between - and connecting them to the internet and your smartphone.
Globalization has broadened the market, meaning that Americans now compete with workers from around the world. Yet our educational system has failed to keep pace. In the middle of the pack or worse on international test scores, the US ranked 30th in math and 19th in science out of 35 countries total within the OECD, an organization of mostly rich nations.
Steve Levitt, U Chicago Economics Professor and Freakonomics guru, argues that “everything is data, it’s just a matter of [whether or not] I am clever enough to figure out how to use it”. As we move into an era where data about every action we take will be captured, the combined forces of economics and computer science will allow us to use that knowledge to create impact and change.
Markets this week continued a downward spiral spurred first by trade war concerns last month and egged on by the Federal Reserve raising rates. These strong market forces have obscured some of the fundamental growth companies may have announced in their earnings leading to an overall mixed market uncertain investing environment. Ahead, we discuss the three major factors at play.
Sunday evening is a great time to catch up with friends over coffee, wrap-up your study group session on a foundations class or engage in the race of filling in your name first in the MCG activities spreadsheet. It is arguably not the most likely time to think about matters like student government and participation in collective procedures.
I believe that Bolsonaro's rise has less to do with people connecting to his ideas and more to do with a hatred that many Brazilians developed for PT (the leftist party that kept power in Brazil for 14 years) and a general lack of belief in traditional politicians.
This was supposed to be an article blindly supporting Haddad (PT) for the second-round election. But I won’t insult your intelligence: there were better options in the first-round, such as Marina, Ciro, and even Amoedo.
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.
Every year, nearly 400 Boothies descend on the slopes of the best ski resorts, to blow off some post-finals steam. This year at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, was no exception.
Closer to home in India, thousands people in smaller cities were struggling to apply to business schools as they lacked the network or finances. Even more heartbreaking was to learn, from 50+ of my international friends at b-school I spoke to, that messages on LinkedIn from those MBA aspirants were going unanswered.
Dr. Rajan was generous to meet bunch of MBA exchange students and full-time Booth students at an intimate conversation on financial and economic risks surrounding the world. He started with a quick background of three imminent risks facing emerging markets today