Ask a Boothie: How has the Booth community come together during the pandemic?
When the Full-Time MBA unexpectedly transitioned to a virtual experience, Boothies had to adapt quickly to their new environment. Beyond navigating a hybrid class model and virtual recruiting, our MBAs were faced with the challenge of forming new and strong connections online. In our latest "Ask A Boothie", current Full-Time MBAs share exactly how they formed that community of support, and what it has meant to them throughout the global pandemic.
While it has been hard, I think sometimes struggle bonds people together in a stronger way.
Coming out of starting quarantine and COVID, I think people were particularly thoughtful about trying to find creative ways to get to know each other.
It's really been a testament to how students at Booth can take things into their own hands to make the best of a situation.
Every single club tried to adapt to having virtual events.
We found ways to do cooking events or movie watching or watch the Superbowl together.
I really enjoyed a virtual dance workshop with the Booth Dance Club.
We had approximately a hundred Boothies come to the Bingo Night call, and we were having a musical bingo.
There was this cohort scavenger hunt where we were just basically assigned to do random stuff. It was one of the most original events.
There are still ways to connect in these socially-distanced, responsible ways, and I think that makes a difference to remember you're not the only one going through this and that we're not just squares on Zoom all the time.
I never expected that it would be this great from a classroom perspective, that it would be this social, and honestly, this much fun, even with all of the restrictions that we have.
The way I felt supported by my classmates and my friends has been really, really great.
I surely would not have hoped to go through that on my own, so I was very thankful to have my friends so that we could really navigate this challenge through together.