Articles by The Brain Dump
The MBA Working Girl
Last week I ended my one year streak without gainful employment. As much as I love Booth I was definitely ready for the school year to be over (as evidenced by my inability to conjure even an ounce of “give a … Read More
Victory: The Best of Blogging Winner
I woke up yesterday morning to an e-mail from Clear Admit notifying me that the Brain Dump is this year’s Best of Blogging winner. I would like to thank everyone who reads, comments, and lurks on my blog for all … Read More
And the Nominees Are…
It’s been a long day. I just returned home from performing in Booth’s annual Follies showcase (with three hours of class and an hour of LPF preceding it). On such a full day it’s just like me to forget … Read More
Planning My Post MBA Career: Easier Said than Done
I chose to pursue an MBA for one reason: to change my career. I knew exactly what I wanted to do after business school long before I was even accepted anywhere. I want to create and manage social impact partnerships … Read More
Destroying MBA Myths: School Ties at Chicago Booth
One of the questions that I am often asked about Booth from prospective students and recent admits is, “If there are no cohorts and students live all over Chicago does Booth really have much of a community?” … Read More
We Ghana Party!
I’m chilling in a hotel room in Addis Ababa with 5 other Boothies right now. We’re ordering room service and watching Naija music videos right now. I may or may not be doing a mean chair dance right now, but … Read More
Quick Update: Heading to Africa
Ladies and gentlemen, we are in the middle of final exam week. Lucky for me none of my classes had finals this quarter. But wait! Before any of my fellow MBA students throw daggers at me I do have a huge final project … Read More
Did The First Year Go Already?
Less than a year ago I was sitting in Harper Center 104 amid a sea of several hundred admitted students listening to Kurt Ahlm, Dean of Admissions, welcome all of us to Chicago Booth. Me and my future classmates were … Read More
Tell Me About a Time: My Interview Experiences
Since January, the halls of Harper Center have been alive with the sounds of recruiting. From calls of “good luck” as friends march toward the temple of doom (interview rooms) to the hushed condolences after … Read More
Think First, Ask Never
Last February I wrote a post venting my frustration at some of the posters on MBA forums (check out Etiquette 101). While some people agreed with my assessment there were others who didn’t take to kindly to my … Read More
What’s Fit Got to Do With It?
Now that the dust has mostly cleared from Round 1 applications there are some very happy recent admits amongst us. Congratulations to all of you once again. For some people the beginning of the year brought multiple … Read More
Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me
I lied. I’m not out of this relationship. I’m in. I’m so in, it’s humiliating cause here I am begging. Shut up. You say, “Meredith,” and I yell, remember. Okay, here it is. Your choice … Read More
So, How Did My Fall Quarter Go?
It’s all over. As of 11:00 a.m. today my first quarter at Chicago Booth has come to an end. I finished my last final exam this morning and will never again have to understand what a z-score is or how much a … Read More