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Over the fall quarter, I had the opportunity to work with Full-Time MBA student Inbar Goodman and Weekend MBA student Changhao Wei in organizing the first Booth healthcare trek to the West Coast.

The full-time Healthcare group and Career Services personnel guided us through the process of organizing the trek which are typically annually organized by full-time student groups. The trek itself was in the first week of the break. While my friends went skiing, I was all over the West Coast with my fellow trek participants visiting everything from biotech firms and surgical robots, to looking at how oncology systems are manufactured, and so on. It was an amazing educational experience to understand the latest in technology as well as industry prospects.

Group photo from West Coast student trek

The Booth alumni in each of the firms treated us like a part of the one big Booth family, telling us about the importance of networking and a little bit how they do it, decision-making in career and life, and how to approach your whole career and life ahead of you.

There are many, many opportunities to explore Booth outside of the classroom. The learnings in these are an amazing complements to the coursework. Getting involved in these outside class opportunities has made my circle wider and my Booth experience richer.