By Chicago Booth October 15, 2013 Leave a Comment
As I sat down yesterday with a warm cup of tea on a beautiful Chicago morning to write this blog, I received an email from Dean Kumar announcing that Professors Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen were awarded the 2013 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. It was a very exciting day on campus and a great example of the community and scholarship here at Booth, one of my many reasons #WhyBooth.
 

Before I share more about my #WhyBooth, let me introduce myself. I joined the Full-Time Admissions team in August as Associate Director of Admissions on our Operations and Outreach team. I am a member of the Admissions Committee and am involved in recruitment and increasing alumni engagement. Interacting with students and alumni is one of my favorite things about working in higher education! I love to meet new people and see the Booth community on the road. In my recent trip to Washington, D.C. for the Social Entrepreneurship Chicago Conversations, I was overwhelmed by the alumni I met.

Before I joined the Full-Time MBA admissions team, I was the Administrative Honors Fellow at the University of Illinois College of Law serving as an admissions counselor, career services advisor and student services counselor for the international Masters of Law program. My work focused on creating new programs and enhancing the student experience. I attended the University of Illinois College of Law earning my J.D. degree in 2011 and am a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois. I also earned my B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in English and Political Science. While competing for the University’s track and cross-country teams during college, I learned the importance of team work and collaboration. I still run and participate in many road races throughout the year. When I’m not running, I enjoy exploring Chicago by going to all the great sporting events the city has to offer!

So #WhyBooth for me? Although there are many reasons, it’s the community learning environment – a place where students collaborate and ideas compete. Having survived three years of law school based on the Socratic Method, I believe that deeper learning takes place when you are in a dialogue with your professors and peers. Only through challenging your ideas do you really begin to comprehend all the possible outcomes. Booth embraces and fosters this learning environment. Students and professors are in a constant conversation creating better ideas. Working in an atmosphere that encourages this type of thinking is my #WhyBooth.
 

I look forward to meeting you soon on campus, and learning #WhyBooth for you!

Kelly

About Chicago Booth

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Since 1898, Booth has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Our rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms our students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges.

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By Chicago Booth October 15, 2013 Leave a Comment
As I sat down yesterday with a warm cup of tea on a beautiful Chicago morning to write this blog, I received an email from Dean Kumar announcing that Professors Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen were awarded the 2013 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. It was a very exciting day on campus and a great example of the community and scholarship here at Booth, one of my many reasons #WhyBooth.
 

Before I share more about my #WhyBooth, let me introduce myself. I joined the Full-Time Admissions team in August as Associate Director of Admissions on our Operations and Outreach team. I am a member of the Admissions Committee and am involved in recruitment and increasing alumni engagement. Interacting with students and alumni is one of my favorite things about working in higher education! I love to meet new people and see the Booth community on the road. In my recent trip to Washington, D.C. for the Social Entrepreneurship Chicago Conversations, I was overwhelmed by the alumni I met.

Before I joined the Full-Time MBA admissions team, I was the Administrative Honors Fellow at the University of Illinois College of Law serving as an admissions counselor, career services advisor and student services counselor for the international Masters of Law program. My work focused on creating new programs and enhancing the student experience. I attended the University of Illinois College of Law earning my J.D. degree in 2011 and am a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois. I also earned my B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in English and Political Science. While competing for the University’s track and cross-country teams during college, I learned the importance of team work and collaboration. I still run and participate in many road races throughout the year. When I’m not running, I enjoy exploring Chicago by going to all the great sporting events the city has to offer!

So #WhyBooth for me? Although there are many reasons, it’s the community learning environment – a place where students collaborate and ideas compete. Having survived three years of law school based on the Socratic Method, I believe that deeper learning takes place when you are in a dialogue with your professors and peers. Only through challenging your ideas do you really begin to comprehend all the possible outcomes. Booth embraces and fosters this learning environment. Students and professors are in a constant conversation creating better ideas. Working in an atmosphere that encourages this type of thinking is my #WhyBooth.
 

I look forward to meeting you soon on campus, and learning #WhyBooth for you!

Kelly

About Chicago Booth

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Since 1898, Booth has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Our rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms our students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges.

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