Entries by Madeline Kim | Professional Writing and Undergraduate Business 2021

Lunar Gala 2018

2018 is the year of the dog. To celebrate, CMU put together its annual Lunar Gala. Over a hundred CMU students, along with members of the Pittsburgh community, come together to create a show centered around the Zodiac animal of the lunar calendar. This year’s theme was Ferox. Lunar Gala described it as follows: “Ferox is […]

Enjoying Healthy Relationships in College

“Having a [significant other] is like having a 12 unit course, and I can’t afford to overload,” some students like to joke. There’s a grain of truth to that statement; relationships do take time and effort for anyone, not just for college students. Whether you decide to have a partner in college is completely up to personal […]

Embracing failure

“If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.” This quote looks nice in an inspirational tweet or illustrated in an Instagram photo, but truly embracing failure as a part of life is a whole different story, especially for someone who is not familiar with failure. Now, I’m not encouraging reckless behavior. “Doubling your failure rate” does […]

First Weekend of Spring 2018

One of my biggest regrets freshman year was not leaving my comfort zone more. I often pushed myself too much physically and mentally. Ultimately, this caused me to feel as though I almost wasted my first year. Luckily, the new year calls for a new school year, thus a new beginning. My roommate invited me […]

Time management

‘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 […]

High school seniors: it’s okay not to know what you want to do.

‘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 […]

Managing mental health as a college student

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 […]

ACP/CMA 2017

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 […]