Being a college student is hard. Being in a long-distance relationship (LDR) is hard. Put them together and sometimes the combined pressure feels intense. Making such a commitment isn’t for everybody, and these lessons aren’t ones that can only come from being in an LDR. However, I feel as though this experience was needed for […]
About Madeline Kim | Undergraduate Business 2020
Madeline is an Alabama native studying business administration at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to her studies, she works as a Korean interpreter at Global Wordsmiths, expresses her political opinions through CMU’s student-run newspaper, The Tartan, and plays violin for CMU's string ensemble, String Theory. Some of her passions lie in food, music of all kinds, and open political conversations. She is a makeup enthusiast and incorporates her political views in the ethics and racial inclusiveness in the beauty industry. In her free time, she enjoys writing, spending time with her family and friends, and drawing. By graduation, Madeline hopes to become a more open-minded and well-rounded lifelong learner.
Entries by Madeline Kim | Undergraduate Business 2020
Last week (Feb. 1-2), I participated in my first-ever hackathon-style competition. Am I a bit late to the game? Sure. It seems like everyone in this university popped out of the womb as hackathon stars and fluent in three coding languages. However, it took a bit of time for Tepper to announce their take on […]
This post is not sponsored; I just really love these stationery products mentioned and would recommend to anyone who shares sentiments that I express in this post! I’m a visual learner. Techniques like color-coding, drawing diagrams, and being shown graphs help me cement information into place. Therefore, throughout high school and college, I have found […]
We’ve all been there: we get stuck in our ways and everything seems uninspiring, important, and insignificant. Despite going to a college that loves saying “my heart is in the work,” I fall into a rut all too often. At least for me, it often boils down to feeling like I’m re-living the same day […]
Although we’re three weeks into 2019, I still have a bit of “new year new me” spirit left in me. Maybe it’s because it’s syllabus week (as if such a thing exists at CMU). Maybe it’s Maybelline. In high school, I was much more organized. That fell off the tracks in college, especially last semester. […]
For a final project for a class, I was instructed to give a ~ 5-minute inspirational speech for upcoming freshmen. I reflected upon this incident from elementary school and how the meaning hit me almost a decade later. After giving that presentation, I felt inspired to turn it into a webcomic.
Like many people who grew up in the States, I grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Although I do not have clear memories of specific episodes, I remember the calmness and serenity of his voice and his neighborhood. This past August, I learned that the WQED station near my residence was where my childhood show […]
“You sure you won’t mind kids making fun of your lunch?” my mom asks my sister when she asks if she can pack supper leftovers for her school lunch. “Mom, I’m Asian,” my 13-year-old sister cooly responds. When my mother told me this story over a video call, I laughed. My sister is easily the […]
Fear of missing out (FOMO) is real. Life is so short, and we want to cram as much as we can in the limited time we have. We make heat-of-the-moment decisions. We crack under pressure (specifically, time pressure). We want to be in everything we can: parties, hangouts, get-togethers, Deans List, everything. What’s the worst […]
Earlier in the semester, I was in a rush to get to Sapna (which I wrote about here). I was planning on walking over to the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, but I only had time to get a Lyft ride. I hurriedly ran into the cab expecting a quick drive to the performance, but what […]