Hitting the Slopes Each Year
Dan Hoskins, '92
I was an engineering student and really hadn’t had the opportunity to develop much business perspective. I knew that I wanted to advance my career in business, so when I was thinking about schools, I was looking for a place that I thought could help me build a critical understanding of businesses while giving me career choices that were attractive. I was very much attracted to the reputation of rigor that Chicago Booth had and the promise of its business frameworks. What I didn’t expect was how very meaningfully the school would deliver in terms of building personal relationships.
The Booth brand has opened many doors for me over the years, from management consulting to investing, but it’s also provided a very rich set of friendships. In the spring of 1991, two classmates and I hopped in a car and drove out to Colorado for what would become the first annual ski trip for our class. We’ve continued that tradition to this day, and it’s now grown to where we have 20 to 25 people on the trip every year. I’ve gone with classmates and their families on theme park trips, scuba diving adventures, hiking excursions, to the Olympics, the beach, on and on. The relationships that I made at Booth continue to be a rich part of my life.
I graduated with a very high appreciation for the school, and that’s only grown over time. Chicago Booth has been a very meaningful part of my life both professionally and personally. I’m excited for May to see some of the classmates I haven’t had the opportunity to see recently.
Dan Hoskins is Managing Director at Glidepath Partners, LLC, in Denver, Colorado, and co-chair of the Class of 1992 reunion committee.