The Booth ExperienceSeptember 27, 2016
Welcome back to another wonderful year at Booth, or if you’re a new student, welcome here! My name is Josh, and I am a third year business student here at Booth, as well as a student ambassador. I have had the opportunity to catch up with a lot of familiar faces from last year. I have also gotten to meet many new people who are just getting their first taste of the life that I like to call the Booth Experience.
Part of this Booth Experience is derived from the relationships that we get to build with one another as a community. I have had the chance to chat with a couple of new students so far this year, and for those of you who I have met, you seem to be a delightful bunch of people. I have also had the opportunity to meet up with some of our more veteran students, and have gotten to learn some things about them that I didn’t know before. For instance, there was one student whose name I was sure was Taylor, only to find out after having her in multiple of my classes and talking to her on multiple occasions that her name was actually not Taylor. So far, in the community building part of things, this first week has been excellent for continuing that Booth Experience.
While community is an important aspect of the Booth Experience, it is not the whole package. Part of the package is the bistro. Over summer, I unfortunately did not have access to the lovely kitchen staff, so when I got back to Booth in September, I made sure to take full advantage of the residence meal plan. The chicken fingers, fries, and poutines are as delicious as ever, and the daily specials that the kitchen is delivering have been phenomenal. But the food is only the second part of the Booth Experience.
The third part of the Booth Experience that I will touch on in the post is the community gatherings. As part of the community gathering committee, I was asked to be a part of a panel that discussed why we gather at the community gathering on the 14th, and there were a lot of great ideas and points raised by my colleagues on the panel. It was great to see so many students come to the chapel, and I am definitely looking forward to a bunch of great community gatherings yet to come in the future.
That’s all from me today, but I am sincerely looking forward to the opportunity to get to meet all of our new students, and would love to sit down and chat any day of the week.