University of Chicago Booth Students Explore the Globe on Random Walks
A post yesterday to The Booth Experience, a blog by current students at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, showcased the school’s Random Walk trips, which provide incoming students with a chance to meet and bond with future classmates before courses begin. Last week, more than 250 incoming Booth students visited two dozen countries around the world as part of this unique introduction to business school.
The Random Walks (RW) program, which was named for Professor Eugene Fama’s 1965 article, “Random Walks in Stock Market Prices,” was founded in 2001. Each RW trip comprises between 10 to 12 first-year students and two to four second-year students, who serve as trip leaders. Past RW trips have taken students to Belize, China, Israel and South Africa, among countless other destinations. When we interviewed business school students for the Clear Admit School Guides, Random Walks were cited by many of the Chicago Booth students we talked to as among the highlights of their MBA experience.
The post on The Booth Insider shares perspectives from second-year students on what they most remember about their own RW and what led them to choose to lead an RW for first-year students this year. Last year these students traveled to Turkey, Nicaragua and Portugal, and this year they led incoming students on treks through Israel, Fiji and Brazil.