Articles by The Brain Dump

  • The MBA Working Girl

    The MBA Working Girl

    by on June 28th, 2013

    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

    Victory: The Best of Blogging Winner

    by on June 5th, 2013

    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…

    And the Nominees Are…

    by on May 14th, 2013

    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

    Planning My Post MBA Career: Easier Said than Done

    by on May 8th, 2013

    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

    Destroying MBA Myths: School Ties at Chicago Booth

    by on April 25th, 2013

    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!

    We Ghana Party!

    by on April 3rd, 2013

    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

    Quick Update: Heading to Africa

    by on March 23rd, 2013

    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?

    Did The First Year Go Already?

    by on March 3rd, 2013

    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

    Tell Me About a Time: My Interview Experiences

    by on February 24th, 2013

    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

    Think First, Ask Never

    by on February 20th, 2013

    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?

    What’s Fit Got to Do With It?

    by on February 14th, 2013

    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

    Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me

    by on February 7th, 2013

    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?

    So, How Did My Fall Quarter Go?

    by on December 17th, 2012

    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

  • The Life and Times

    The Life and Times

    by on November 13th, 2012

    It’s almost 10 p.m. and I am still on campus. I am holed up in a study room with three of my classmates working on our presentation for a case competition. Tomorrow afternoon I have a midterm for which I have yet … Read More