A little over a month ago, I made a post here where I outlined my goals for my gap semester. Here we are more than a month later with an update: I’ll start with the most exciting update that I have: I became the Social Media Director for the app TurnUp, which has since launched. The […]
About Madeline Kim | Professional Writing and Undergraduate Business 2021
Madeline is an Alabama native who, after four years in Pittsburgh, is caught between the worlds of “y’all” and “yinz”.
She dedicated her first three years of college to completing a BS in Business Administration in the Tepper School of Business along with a minor in Professional Writing in Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. However, she switched the two during her senior year. She is taking a gap semester during fall 2020 and working as a Social Media Director for the new social media app, TurnUp Activism.
Additionally, she is continuing her commitment to The Tartan, Carnegie Mellon’s student-run newspaper, where she is both an editor and a member of the executive committee. Some of her passions outside of journalism lie in mental health advocacy and fighting for inclusivity. Outside of the classroom, she likes to create Webtoons, film videos, write, and make aesthetically pleasing bowls of oatmeal.
Entries by Madeline Kim | Professional Writing and Undergraduate Business 2021
The earlier days of YouTube aren’t “old school,” but it feels miles away from what it is now. One of the styles of videos that I loved to watch then was part of the “50 Facts About Me” tag, where content creators would share fifty random facts about them. Given our new family of bloggers […]
I never expected changing my major to be a magic cure. Still, I was both too hopeful and too cynical about my life. There’s a good reason the saying “experience is the best teacher” has lingered. Chances are, these words may go in one ear and out the other if my past self heard them. […]
Dear freshman, Congratulations on completing high school. You came, you saw, you conquered. You don’t need another elegy about how these (wait for it) uncertain times halted a normal high school career as you knew it. But you better believe that I’m proud of you. And I feel confident in speaking on behalf of the […]
You might be thinking that it’s too soon for an update from my last blog post here. Perhaps you have a point; it’s been only a week since I last posted on Tepper’s blog and started my internship with TurnUp Activism. But already, I’ve gathered some thoughts that I hope are worth sharing. So what exactly […]
I recently made a blog post here saying that I would be taking a leave of absence this fall. There’s a bit of time until the leave actually begins, but I’ve begun to take on projects and establish a plan for the semester: Webtoons In the spirit of saving the best for last, let’s start with […]
You would be hard-pressed to find someone whose summer is looking anything remotely like how they had anticipated. And I’m certainly no exception. I hoped to end my last summer in college with a bang and maybe get my foot in the door for the workforce. But that didn’t quite pan out. Last summer, I […]
As we wrap up the semester, I want to take a moment to reflect on the past few months.
My father, an economist, loves to remind me about constrained optimization. His semantics may resonate more with a niche population. But the idea behind it isn’t: do your best given your circumstances. Needless to say, our current circumstances are… less than optimal. We all want a light at the end of the tunnel. Answers. Some […]
Raise your hand if your “new semester, new me” energy has fizzled out. Much like many of you, I’m also raising both my arms like I’m an amusement ride fanatic anticipating a massive roller coast drop. I’m still, surprisingly, keeping up with my planner. It actually gives me a moment to recharge every week and […]