Clubs at Booth
Aeronautics, Crafting and Hiking: get a taste of a few of the many activities our Evening MBA and Weekend MBA student-led groups pursue.
- By September 12, 2019
- Student Groups
VP Marketing, Kate Pincus, Evening MBA
The mission of Studio Booth is to get people engaged in the arts, whether it’s dance, visual arts, literature, or anything arts and culture related. Many of our members have a background in the arts, whether we currently work in the industry or like me, majored in something arts-related in college. Studio Booth provides an outlet to learn about and appreciate the business side of the arts, and ultimately to share our passion for the arts with other Boothies. We currently have 58 members.
Studio Booth events have ranged from attending Moth StoryClubs at BoothSLAMs in Chicago, panel discussions with individuals from the arts community, and participating in an Improv for Business session. Earlier this year in collaboration with the Booth Book Club, we went to the American Writers Museum to see the Bob Dylan exhibit and had cocktails and networking time afterwards. We try to attend a theater, dance, or music performance once per quarter. This year, among other activities, we went on a tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art with artist Jessica Campbell after hours, thanks to a connection through one of our co-chairs. Studio Booth is a wonderfully different forum for people to network and get to know each other outside the classroom!
Past Co-chair, James Meiners, Evening MBA
Booth Outdoors takes students beyond the classroom and gets them outside. We have 223 members who are really looking for ways to get outdoors. The ski trip is our premier annual event. We went to Whistler, British Columbia this year for four days of great skiing and had over 100 students out there. Last year we held a bike and brewery event where we helped people get out of their comfort zone and got them comfortable riding bikes through the city. We also did a hike in Central Illinois near Starved Rock. Our club is a great way to get to know your classmates well, in a space where you’re not focused on career development but just building relationships. We get to enjoy each other’s company in a new and exciting way.