There’s Nothing Typical about a Weekend at the Gleacher Center

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Last week was week 3 of Booth’s 11-week winter 2018 quarter. In addition to the 9 morning and 11 afternoon courses offered on Saturday, the Gleacher Center was abuzz with a wide variety of activities for our Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students.

  • Interviews. Current students and alumni who serve on our Admissions Committee helped shape our future classes by interviewing over 20 candidates.

  • Civic Scholars Program Lunch and Learn. Our Civic Scholars program director, four current Civic Scholars students, and the Associate Dean met with prospective Civic Scholars applicants to share details and answer questions about the program and application process. 

  • International Business Exchange Programs (IBEP) Information Session. Students attended to learn more about Booth’s short-term study abroad options, which are available in seven countries around the world. Studying aboard is a possibility for Part-Time MBA students!

  • Booth Finance Club hosted a Career in Finance panel where alumni shared the experiences and insights into careers in corporate finance, investment banking, investment management, and private equity.

  • Graduate Women in Business (GWB) student group hosted Navigating as a Woman in a Male-Dominated Industry.

  • Built@Booth student club hosted a Venture Capital Fundraising Strategies panel. Panelists represented various areas of venture capital and talked about fundraising strategies, building their teams, developing relationships with potential investors, and more.

  • Student Advisory Council (SAC) had a board meeting. The SAC is somewhat like our student government, as they represent the student community and work closely with the administration with the goal of ensuring students have a positive and well-rounded experience.

  • Saturday After School Happenings (SASH). Students gathered after class to unwind at a nearby restaurant.  

  • Real Estate Group (REG) hosted their winter quarter kick-off meeting.

That’s not all! On Sunday, January 21, a few more events took place.

  • Booth Women Advance participants held their fourth session, during which they discussed resilience and shared their leadership stories. Booth Women Advance is a select group of Evening, Weekend, and Executive MBA students who want a deeper focus on their leadership development while at Booth.

  • ReLAUNCH, hosted by the Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD) team, is the follow-up session to the LEAD activities that all new students participate in during LAUNCH (our three-day orientation).   

  • China Business and Economy Group (CBEG) kicked off their Career Series by hosting a webinar with a guest who has expertise in China’s economy. 

As you can see, there is nothing typical about a weekend at the Gleacher Center! We know our Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students have to make trade-offs while they are in the program, but with all of the activities offered each week, you are trading for fantastic opportunities and connections that you might not otherwise have the chance to participate in. As you explore Booth’s Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs, we invite you to visit and experience the life of a student firsthand.