What better way to start off the new semester than with some pastries and conversation? Welcome back everyone and good luck with your classes!
Juggling different schedules is a difficult aspect of any part time MBA student’s life; at Tepper we’re given a very generous winter break. I decided to take advantage of this break from classes and cash in some vacation time to spend time with my family in South Korea. Although I only got to spend two […]
You wake up to a beautiful Sunday morning and reach for your phone to check your messages from last night’s shenanigans. Suddenly, you’re gripped by a familiar, almost nostalgic, terror: the terror of realizing that you have again waited till the last minute to do your homework for your Tepper Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA. […]
Tepper alumni, faculty and current Ph.D. students attended the 2018 AEA/ASSA (American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association) Annual Meeting, which took place in Philadelphia this year. We had a great alumni turnout at this year’s ASSA/AEA 2018 Tepper Reception!
Many of us are home for the holidays, which means time with family and a chance to meet prospective students! This year I had the opportunity to host the Seattle meet and greet with a colleague from Tepper. We enjoyed some bubble tea while chatting with two prospective students applying from Seattle. It’s always nice […]
The advent of a new year means an opportunity to become a better person and an opportunity to resolve to transform and move in a positive direction. In the light of this, resolutions are good to chart out a path to reflect on and indulge in whats important.
Now that I’m 1/8th of the way through and absolutely a college veteran, I want to recollect on my classes and experiences going through the first half of the first year. I took five classes this semester; Global Business, Principles of Microeconomics, Differential and Integral Calculus, Interpretation and Argument, and Introduction to Philosophy. Funnily enough, none […]
We recently held elections for next year’s GBA. One year after electing 2 men for the positions of President and Vice President, we made a complete 180 and elected 2 women to lead the GBA next year. This is pretty exciting because not only do we have two very qualified candidates leading but also this […]
One of the traditions of the Part Time program is to hold an End of Mini Celebration. This specific end of mini, we decided to capitalize on the season and host an Ugly Sweater Party to get our classmates to celebrate the end of a tough 6 weeks. Selecting a location was simple – The […]
For those of us from, shall I say, tropical climates, Pittsburgh winters are a whole new experience. Experiencing temperature drops of -11 degree Celsius (12 degree Fahrenheit), winds that can blow away anyone weighing less than 110 pounds, and snow a few inches deep can be quite intimidating. Naturally, we bundle up in goose-down jackets […]
Every year, the Student Dormitory Council (SDC) hosts the Almost Midnight Breakfast the night before reading day. Faculty and staff put on their serving caps and aprons to serve free all-you-care-to-eat breakfast food for hungry and stressed out students. The goal? Bring joy to finals week and allow students a time to relax and de-stress with food and […]
‘Tis the season for gingerbread men, holiday preparation, gift-giving…and finals. Most of us are wanting a fast-forward button that skips over the end of the semester and straight into winter break, but unfortunately, we must finish off strong regardless of whatever offers or admissions we may have that are waiting for us. Get a Chrome […]
Featured here is Liliput Coffee & Cafe (477 Melwood Ave) located quietly in the North Oakland neighborhood. With a rustic, urban contemporary feel, Liliput is located by Pittsburgh Filmmakers, which is one of the oldest and largest media centers in the US. With finals and the cold weather abound, don’t forget to take a break and step […]
What happens when the people who love to cook food (re: Culinary Club) get together with the people who love to eat food (re: Partners Club)? A Christmas Party, of course! We’re still confused whether the theme was “ugly sweaters” or “all you can eat” because there was plenty of both going around. People donned […]
The PhD Program is hosting a Toys for Tots TEA on December 7, for the 2017 Toys for Tots drive to help spread hope and cheer for children during the holiday season! Last year, the school’s fantastic effort managed to fill 6 boxes! We hope to see continued support for the program and it’s recipients. […]
One of the best parts about being part of the Tepper community is also being part of the broader CMU community. Every fall and spring semester, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) hosts an event for students to celebrate the end of the semester and mingle with other graduate students in a cool venue. This past […]
Congratulations to Elizabeth Campbell, Alessandro Iorio, and Zijun Shi who have been chosen as 2017-18 Presidential Fellows in the Tepper School. The CMU Presidential Fellowship initiative started a few years ago. Elizabeth, Alessandro, and Zijun are this year’s recipients. Previous fellows are listed on the plaque behind them, and also on the Student Awards web […]
The Partners Club brought holiday festivities a little earlier to Tepper this year with a gingerbread house making activity to Friday b**rs at the school. Some houses demonstrated a deep understanding of structural engineering, while others were created with more contemporary construction in mind, including an “open concept” living space and modern garden hedges. While […]
Giving Tuesday is a huge day for many organizations including Tepper. While organizations make a big push for donations on this day, this was an important day for the Class of 2018 Gift Campaign. Our goal is to be the first class to ever reach 100% participation. When we launched our campaign last month, we […]
For most people, Thanksgiving is their time off to return home to see family and eat their share of turkey and mashed potatoes at the dinner table. However, many international students just don’t have the luxury to do the same due to the many constraints that they face.
Congratulations to Tepper School Ph.D. student Nikhil Malik for winning the Best Student Paper Award for his paper “When Does Beauty Pay? A Large Scale Image Based Appearance Analysis on Career Transitions” at Conference on Information Systems and Technologies at INFORMS.
A diverse group of leaders composed of undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, and faculty members of the Carnegie Mellon community come together to combat campus issues and brainstorm new ways to enhance the CMU experience!
This past week I sat down to learn more about my classmate, Max Lo Presti. The idea of the student spotlight is for our readers and prospective students to get to know our current students! Me: Hi Max, thanks for taking a few minutes today for the Tepper blog. Can you start by telling me […]
Last month I began the neighborhood series on cafes around Pittsburgh and focused specifically on the Shadyside area. For this month, I will be featuring cafes in Squirrel Hill. Here are some of my favorites: Dobra Tea (1937 Murray Ave) As what its name says, Dobra Tea specializes in tea. With nearly 100 different types […]
For anyone involved in the MBA cycle– from prospectives having the first tentative thoughts about whether an MBA is a fit to proud alumni– Poets & Quants is practically a household name. They provide a broad look at MBA programs that feels more personable and informal than many other resources, thanks to articles like “Meet Carnegie Mellon’s MBA Class of 2019.”
On November 20th, 2017, the Accelerate Leadership Center and Tepper Women in Business (TWIB) jointly presented a community conversation about Gender in the Workplace, focused around the controversial internal Google opinion memo written in July 2017.
This past Thanksgiving weekend, the Carnegie Mellon Basketball team hosted their annual DoubleTree Invitational tournament. Chatham University, Baruch College, University of Mary Washington, and Carnegie Mellon University competed for first place. On Saturday, Baruch played Mary Washington and Chatham played Carnegie Mellon for a spot in the championship game. We ended up beating Chatham 80-53 […]
I remember calling home 8 years ago when I first came to the U.S. on Thanksgiving, and telling my parents that I thought it was one of the most meaningful American holidays. The tradition comes with the stereotypical 4pm dinners with members of the extended family, some poor turkey that has been in preparation for […]
As we’re all approaching the end of this semester, I am drawn to reflect on the experiences I’ve had during my first semester here at Carnegie Mellon as an international undergraduate student.
On Wednesday, November 15th, over 125 students packed Mellon Auditorium for an interactive, hands-on Tableau workshop led by representatives from Tableau. With data mining, statistical analysis, and data presentation among LinkedIn’s list of top skills for graduates in 2017, the Tepper Business and Technology (B&T) club partnered with Tableau to provide students with an overview […]
The Partners Club and Part-Time GBA had a ball of a time at Painting With a Twist in East Liberty last night. We painted “Light Up Night Pittsburgh” with the beautiful downtown skyline set against a background of fireworks. While there were serious moments of concentration when we were trying to draw outlines of buildings, […]
As a new member of the Tartan Student Fund, I was excited to engage in something novel and different from clubs of my high school. Tartan Student Fund was just that. The club consists of groups of team members working together to pitch various stocks of their choice to the entirety of the fund, with […]
First year MBA students are like teabags. Wait, wait, hear me out on this one. Just the way a teabag is suddenly plunged into a cup of hot water, first year MBA students plunge head first into the grad school life. If you’re a tea drinker, and you prefer a strong cup like me every […]
Yesterday was a big day for the Tepper community! Businessweek’s 2017 MBA rankings came out with good news for us. As the Marketing Officer for the Full-Time program, I actually heard the news a couple of hours before it was released to everyone else so I could help push the news when Dean Dammon made […]
From the performances, fashion show, food, and dance party, this year’s Diwali Party, hosted by SABA, was a blast and reminiscent of an Indian wedding. Just see for yourself in these pictures! If you end up going to Tepper, you become one big family so you will more than likely be invited to attend one […]
On Saturday, November 5th from 4-6pm in Rangos ballroom was the third annual Iron Chef dorm cookoff competition, hosted by the Student Dormitory Council (SDC). Eight teams from several residence halls signed up to compete for the ultimate pride for their own halls and a chance for their own culinary creations to be featured at […]
The Graduate Business Association (also known as the GBA) is our student government. We have over 40 different MBA clubs, including professional, affinity, and social clubs. Each month, we will be talking to a featured club and posting about it here on the blog. This month, we are featuring the South Asian Business Association (commonly […]
‘Tis the season for Common Application. High school seniors everywhere are frantically applying to colleges and are all faced with one grappling question: “What do you want to do with your life?” Growing up, I was so sure I wanted to become a medical doctor, just like all of my uncles. I would go through […]
One of the Tepper PhD student’s more recent traditions: Hallo-Wine! Combining Halloween hi-jinx with wine tasting. Tons of fun!
Congratulations to the CMU INFORMS Student Chapter for winning the INFORMS 2017 Student Chapter Annual Magna cum laude Award!
We are one week into Mini 2 and I wanted to offer some insights into what to expect this mini as a 1st year. We like to tell everyone that Mini 2 is the craziest mini yet because on campus recruiting (OCR) begins and it’s a whole different adjustment after surviving Mini 1. Personally, Mini […]
What do the words “business school” make you think of? If you’re in the throes of application, it may be “GMAT,” “letter of recommendation,” or “interviews.” Once you’ve started your MBA journey, though, you find a different set of words: “homework,” “bar night,” “treks,” “career fair,” and the famous “case competition.” Four members of Out&Allied combined career fair and case competition by competing in the Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) Liberty Mutual case competition in early October.
Mental health is a daunting topic yet something I am passionate about. In the spring semester, CMU put up big posters with prompts such as “CMU Stress Culture Doesn’t Exist. Thoughts?” where students could put their thoughts. Additionally, former president Subra Suresh had talked about expanding Counseling and Psychological Services, CaPS, so that it is […]
A perspective on diversity weekend 2016, from class of 2019 MBA candidate Ben Strickhouser: I was lucky enough to be invited to attend Diversity Weekend because of my military service in the U.S. Navy. Diversity Weekend was my first visit to Tepper. At this point in my MBA search I had already visited all […]
Majoring in business, I thought that my extracurricular activities should center mostly around my major and help me find my concentration. Thus, I spent the first semester of freshman year going to various activities and general body meetings (GBMs) of various organizations: Undergraduate Marketing Organization (UMO), Introductory Finance Society (IFS), and case competitions. Trying out […]
For this post, I interviewed one of my friends, Surya Kapur who is also a first-year MBA. He is originally from India, and has been living in the U.S for the last few years. I wanted to know more about his experience at the B&T Trek in Seattle and I thought it would be a […]
As 2nd years, we sadly only have 3 more Mini’s remaining before graduation. In Business School, it’s easy to get caught up in your day-to-day; classes, clubs, social events, networking, recruiting….it never ends! However, one constant is the supportive Tepper community. Regardless of what you have going on, your classmates will always have your back. […]
“You’re crazy for doing that.” By now, I’m used to getting this response when I tell people that I’m a Part-Time On-Campus MBA student with a full-time job. I nod my head. Yes, I’m probably crazy. Yes, I constantly wonder, “Can I really pull this off for the next 32 months?” After completing one mini-semester […]
The Undergraduate Marketing Organization (UMO) is a collegiate chapter in the American Marketing Association that aims to provide students professional opportunities of educational, social, and real-world projects to explore marketing and business. Students in UMO come from a variety of majors, including business administration, decision science, statistics, economics, and many more. UMO hosted its annual […]
Partners Club celebrated the end of Mini 1 by taking boys, babes and babies on Pittsburgh’s land and water tour. The tour takes place aboard a cute ducky boat/bus that can travel not only on the road, but also in the river. The tour was followed by a happy (and hearty) hour downtown and students […]
Carnegie Mellon academics keep the student body very busy but when we have free time, many of us like to watch or participate in activities or organizations on campus. Since there are so many things happening on CMU’s campus, it is easy to miss an activity that you would be interested in. Here are a […]
Once again, we had all of BRGR to ourselves for Tepper’s Halloween Party! We had the dance floor and bar on the first floor and food on the second floor. The DJ was awesome and played GREAT music ranging from 90’s to present day hits all night long. The burgers were DELICIOUS! I decided not […]
I started to feel that college was limiting my capability to exercise. With the load of work and the constant press for time, it seemed like a luxury to exercise and still have enough energy to go through the day.
After all the assignments and home works throughout the busy strenuous week we all lead, what could be better than a weekend to relax and explore our beautiful city? There’s just so much to do in Pittsburgh to make your weekend worthwhile.
Multiple exams, lack of sleep, and overwhelming amounts of stress pretty much summarize midterm week. Midterm week is an amazing part of the semester where you must finish two papers, study for multiple exams, and give a presentation within a few days’ time. What a blast! Excuse my sarcasm but midterm week really is demanding. […]
Now that Mini 1 has come to an end, I thought I would take some time to reflect on Mini 1 as a first year vs. second year because my experiences were completely different. I’m not sure if Mini 1 last year was the toughest mini but it definitely falls in the Top 3. I […]
Last week was really busy! Although a lot was going on (as at the same time we were dealing with case competitions, recruiting preparation, homework, and finals) it was super cool to spend time with my classmates and study with them. Now we are finally done, and we did it all together. I wouldn’t be […]
Pittsburgh, the city of bridges, with its 446 bridges, has more than any other city in the world – even Venice. But did you know that Pittsburgh is also known for its coffee and cafes? In fact, according to a 2016 nextPittsburgh report, Pittsburgh ranks fifth as one of the “Top 10 Most Caffeinated Cities […]
Twas the time of the year, already seven weeks into the semester. Despite the unusually mild autumn, we are in the midst of the autumn season. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, with its comfortable weather, picturesque landscapes of the changing leaves (the type that one would need to resist the […]
Over the summer, I got the following LinkedIn message from an incoming student: If you know anything about me, I am about as far from “mathy analytical juggernaut” as you can get. I studied English, theater, and art in college; I haven’t taken a math class since high school and to this day I avoid […]
The silver lining of being a Partner to an MBA student manifests itself in the form of glossy boarding passes, gleaming hotel rooms and the non-stop use of the gloriously dependable Google Maps. I am, of course, talking about the many travel opportunities that MBA students get (and Partners can hop along on). There may […]
What better way is there to unwind from a busy week than to attend a Penguins game with Tepper students? On Saturday, October 7th, around 10 undergraduate Tepper students and 2 faculty members attended the Penguins ice hockey game against the Nashville Predators in the PPG arena. This was an especially exciting game as the […]
Every year during BaseCamp, the MBA orientation program, new students participate in an event called Community Day. Community Day is one of the community service events that Tepper Cares help to plan.
In early September, there was the annual Carnegie Mellon University Activities Fair. The fair this year was on the cut, and with the 280+ organizations present plus all the attendees there, it was a sight.
From when we moved in on Aug. 19 through PlayFair on the 27th, Orientation week was a blast for incoming UBA students.
The Graduate Business Association (also known as the GBA) is our student government. We have over 40 different MBA clubs, including professional, affinity, and social clubs.
Everyone looks forward to the weekend. But is the weekend worth the hype if you don’t make the most of it? When I have a free weekend, I most definitely make have a relaxing and fun few days my top priority.
Behind every MBA student, is a person equal parts stressed, amused and hungover. Ok, I’m exaggerating: behind maybe half of the MBA students. (excerpt)
Hello! My name is Luísa Felix Souza and I am an international class of 2019 MBA candidate at the Tepper School. Prior to leaving Brazil, I was feeling a mix of sensations: excitement, happiness, and a little fear combined with an extreme anxiety of starting as soon as possible. After only one week of Basecamp, […]
Hi! My name is Eric Jiang, and I am a current undergraduate student of Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business, class of 2021. So far, I’ve been through a week and gotten to know my professors and fellow students within the business school. We’ve just begun the lectures and so my most interesting business interaction […]