From South Carolina, Webb chose Booth after visiting campus and witnessing the passion that Booth students have for their work, a distinction he attributes to the flexible nature of the program and the ability they have to choose the courses that interest them most.
Booth gives professors a lot of flexibility to approach concepts with different disciplines and methods. For me, having those opportunities to delve into different disciplines has really proved to be valuable. Whether the framework is strategic, theoretical, or practical, whether the discipline is finance or accounting, the diversity of teaching methods has really opened doors to learning different subjects in different ways.
Booth is just a nonstop, collaborative environment. Campus is set up to encourage interaction - whether it’s in the café, at Lunch and Learns, in the classroom, or simply wandering around the Winter Garden. Wherever you go, you hear ongoing discussions about different issues that interest people. Most days when I have class, I’m at Harper Center all day because campus is geared toward fostering social interactions. Everyone is here to be productive, but also to take time and talk.
There’s so much excitement, which I think is nurtured by the flexibility of the program - people are taking courses that they’re really excited about, and you see these groups form around these different areas that interest people. Students do weekly lunches and dinners. They discuss emerging technology trends and all sorts of things.