Jazz, Blues, and Board Games
Rajvi Berry, ‘94
I really didn't know what I was going to get when I came to school, but honestly, every aspect of Chicago Booth was definitely the best two years of my life, even now; it was absolutely life changing from the personal growth and exposure, to the creation of friendships.
We were all so busy while in school, but it felt like we knew everyone in some way, shape, or form. We’d get together weekly for dinners and drinks—I remember a lot of us living in Lincoln Park—or we’d just be sitting outside on a bench playing dominos or backgammon. A bunch of us coordinated a big trip to New Orleans for the Jazz & Heritage Festival. Someone rented a van and picked each person up. I remember having a final the day we were leaving, so I was the last person to in the van. We literally drove from my final down to Louisiana.
I went to the 20th reunion and it was great to see everyone. It felt like we could pick up right where we left off. Our Friday night class dinner was really nicely done. Our classmates who are in a band played, and I know they’re playing again this year. I thought the faculty lectures on Saturday were fantastic, too, and a big group of us went out to a Blues place after the last event to spend more time together. We all enjoyed the weekend very much and I’m looking forward to another great one.
Rajvi Berry is a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in San Francisco, California.