On April 2, 2009, during Worldwide Booth Night, the South Florida and Shanghai alumni clubs joined together and officially launched the Sister Clubs initiative. The network we have and the resources we can each access and share with each other are invaluable. Ultimately, it is what we do with these assets that actually makes the difference. A proclamation was signed (PDF) by both club presidents, along with dean Edward A. Snyder.
Our clubs are committed to fostering the exchange of culture, education, and ideas for enhanced global community health and wealth. Each member functions as an ambassador representing the University of Chicago Booth School of Business global legacy of leadership.
In every exchange we are taking action and being the difference in the spirit of global leadership.
Moving forward, the relationship can be as active or as passive as respective members want.
- Professors & Guest Speakers - professors and other speakers are urged to visit the Chicago Booth Sister Clubs for special presentations on economy, culture, and/or innovative ideas.
- Exchange - possibly member guest visits & presentations (Miami to Shanghai and vice versa), internship opportunities, business alliances, employment, sourcing, and other initiatives.
- Special Partnership Project - take a leadership role in offering the local communities a benefit that leads to their betterment, resulting from the Sister Club relationship.
- Right Thing to Do - give back to our communities, our school, and ourselves.
Feel free to read up on South Florida or Shanghai if you are visiting, or would like to learn more.
For more information on the South Florida/Shanghai Sister Club Initiative, please contact:
Sheri Colas-Gervais (South Florida)
Dave Eilken (Shanghai)
Ted Hornbein (Shanghai)
Keep an eye out for the schedule of events and e-mail notices with updates on upcoming activities.