Events & Activities
You certainly won't be bored at Chicago Booth. Your smartphone will be filled with events and activities that add an extra dimension to your studies or help prepare you for your career. You'll hear entrepreneurs, business leaders, government officials, successful alumni, and other guest speakers in a variety of forums. You'll gain new perspectives as they discuss their leadership style, business views, personal vision, and strategies for success.
The Booth community also gets together for a variety of social events where you can have fun and make new friends.
- Each year, students write, act in, and produce the Chicago Booth Follies where you really get to see a new side to classmates as they get in touch with their inner diva or rock star. (Check out some clips.)
- You can relax with fellow students, partners, and families after a week of classes at our Friday night receptions, called Liquidity Preference Functions, which are often organized around a theme.
- Worldwide Chicago Booth Night gathers together new admits, current students, and alumni in cities around the world. (View photos and events from last year.)
- Alumnae Connections are an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Chicago alumna. Many regions of CWIBAN host admit receptions to introduce incoming women to each other and to local alumnae.
A sampling of business and professional events:
- The Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) is a joint effort by the Chicago Booth student body and the administration to bring high-profile business, government, and community leaders to campus.
- The Becker Brown Bag Series provides an informal setting, where students hear about cutting edge research and engage prominent economists in discussion. The talks show the practical use of economics for answering real-world questions, pertinent to businesses and policy makers.
- The Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum brings business leaders, policy makers, and distinguished academics together talk about international business, financial markets, and the role of policies and institutions.
- Student Treks allow you to investigate working in another part of the country, or world, and to make networking connections. Visits have included trips to New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Bangalore, London, Hong Kong, and Buenos Aires.
- The Emerging Markets Summit each spring is just one of several student-run conferences on topics where you can hear leaders from companies discuss the challenges they face and learn where opportunities exist. Many speakers are alumni, so you can also make valuable contacts.
- Classroom events, where many professors draw upon their networks to bring in a variety of business people, policy makers, and others to speak to students.