Tepper’s MBA program held elections for the new President and Vice President of the Graduate Business Association (GBA) last month. The GBA, Tepper’s student government body, has the mission to enhance the student experience at Tepper while fostering the program’s unique culture.
As the outgoing GBA VP, it was my final duty to run the elections. I am pleased to introduce Neil Gunn (2019 GBA President) and Natalie Gerber (2019 GBA VP). I interviewed our new leadership on their Tepper experience and vision for the role. Check it out below!
- Neil: Neil Gunn. I am the 2019 GBA President
- Natalie: Natalie Gerber, GBA VP.
- Neil: Centreville, Virginia
- Natalie: Indiana, PA – the hometown of Jimmy Stewart and Christmas Tree Capital of the World.
- Neil: I was working at Deloitte Consulting, LLP.
- Natalie: I was an Investment Analyst at GE Energy Financial Services.
- Neil: A role in the tech industry
- Natalie: A position in Business Development hopefully with a social impact and/or sustainability focus
- Neil: Cross-class collaboration and a more seamless learning experience alongside recruiting, diversity, and cross-cultural learning activities.
- Natalie: I would love to remove the stereotype that just because Tepper is so quantitatively heavy we can’t offer top-notch candidates in Finance, Marketing, Consulting, etc. We can still maintain our reputation for being strong in academics, but also have a diverse student body.
- Neil: I was once on Fear Factor Live! [Kelly’s note: we will find this video]
- Natalie: I’ve been in North Korea.
- Neil: When someone caters Honeygrow. 🙂
- Natalie: Chipotle makes me a happy camper.
- Neil: Corporate Strategy
- Natalie: Finance I
- Neil: The Master’s Commons. [Kelly’s note: this is where the MBA students study, eat free food, and socialize]
- Natalie: The 5th Floor. [Kelly’s note: this is the quietest space in the building and has great views of the Pittsburgh area – it is all windows!]
- Neil: I really love the diverse and welcoming community. Also plaid. [Kelly’s note: the plaid is amazing]
- Natalie: I love how supportive our classmates are – I’ve never been in a setting where everybody is so fully supportive of your achievements!
Congratulations again to Neil and Natalie. I know that you will both be extremely successful in your new roles! The 2018 GBA and I cannot wait to see all you accomplish!
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