News and Events
Feb 28, 2013
Wentworth Students at Chicago Booth Event
On Thursday, February 28th, Prof. Cindy P. Stevens and Prof. Hossein Noorian, along with four Wentworth students, attended the Chicago Booth CEO Panel and Networking Event held at the prestigious Colonnade Hotel in Boston, MA. The event allowed our Wentworth students the opportunity to network with other students, professionals, and CEOs. It was a great opportunity for our students. Below are comments from each of the four students who attended the event:
At the Chicago Booth CEO Panel + Networking event, I was quite surprised by the diversity of professionals and students present throughout the evening. I met an analyst from Gartner, a representative from iRobot, an accountant from Google, and a few attorneys from various firms. About the only commonality of everyone in attendance was a jovial mood and an impressive career. And, of course, there were the CEO's themselves, hailing from Dedham Capital, Harpoon Brewery, and Zipcar, and all of whom spent about an hour or so fielding questions from attendees that ranged from broader outlooks to specific queries regarding their particular businesses and industries. Though I chose to remain a spectator during the open panel session itself, I was fortunate enough to be able to speak to several of the CEO's after the panel was concluded, and their responses to my questions were well thought and insightful. I am very glad that I had the opportunity to network and learn as much as I did!
The event hosted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business was a tremendous opportunity to meet and hear from a panel of top-notch CEO’s. Throughout my time at Wentworth I have accrued a diverse body of business-related knowledge. Yet translating this academic training to the real world is often a difficult task in a classroom setting. Attending this event provided an opportunity to hear from successful corporate leaders as they describe what strategies and tactics are useful in today’s changing business environment.
Going to the Chicago Booth event was an interesting experience. It was an opportunity to hear what is on the minds of business leaders today. Getting to be a part of the discussion was wonderful. I was even able to apply knowledge from several topics in my classes to the issues at hand. Additionally, it was fun to just spend the night out and meet new people in the city. I got to hear people's stories and talk about their career path.
I had the opportunity to attend the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business event and was happy to get the chance to network and meet several very talented local CEO's. Among them were the CEO's of Harpoon Brewery, ZipCar, and Dedham Capital. The night began with a cocktail hour and progressed to a panel discussion by each of the CEO's. They spoke about the current business climate and the future of business in America, specific to their industry. It was very interesting to hear their thoughts about the future of technology and how it could impact their business models going forward.