Monday, April 22, 2013

School Ties

One of the questions that I am often asked about Booth from prospective students and recent admits is, "If there are no cohorts and students live all over Chicago does Booth really have much of a community?"  According to Poets and Quants' article Chicago Booth vs. Kellogg, "The school purposely lacks core cohort groups and has no residence halls for its MBAs, factors that make it harder for real community to occur. Some Chicago students say the school still lacks the camaraderie you’ll find at many other b-schools, especially Kellogg, and that some students graduate from Chicago with only a handful of people they would call friends."  I've also repeatedly read comments like, "the flexible curriculum does not allow for bonding," and "Booth is a commuter school."

Monday, April 01, 2013

We Ghana Party!

I'm chilling in a hotel room in Addis Ababa with 5 other Boothies right now.  We're ordering room service and watching Naija music videos right now.  I may or may not be doing a mean chair dance right now, but I admit to nothing.  Classes started today but we extended spring break for another day or two.  All good things must come to an end and in another hour or so we will be on our way to the airport to start the nearly 20 hour voyage back to Chicago.  Spring break 2013 is coming to an end and goodbye to Africa we must say.