Summer Internship: General Mills Associate Marketing Manager

In the blink of an eye, time has passed from the dewy mornings of May to the chilly rains and early snows of November. In between, I spent ten weeks at General Mills thinking a lot about business, brands, and… tacos!

My fall break in Silicon Valley

First-year Tepper MBA’s have the option to go on nationwide recruiting treks during the fall break between mini 1 and 2. Learn about the Business & Technology Club’s fall trek to Silicon Valley. My first mini at Tepper felt like a whirlwind. One of my challenges at the start of business school was learning to […]

Product Manager Interview Workshop | Lewis Lin Visits Tepper

At 8am on a Sunday morning, the Tepper Simmons auditorium was full of aspiring product managers to hear Lewis Lin.  Lin has a strong following from his successful interview technique books, especially The Product Manager Interview which is regarding as a kind of PM bible for getting a job in Silicon Valley as a PM.

My National Black Experience

Hello everyone. I am Kshitija Deshpande – First year MBA at Tepper. I am from Mumbai, India.

Every year, the National Black Association hosts a conference and a career expo for MBA students for internship and full-time opportunities. While there were many of us from Tepper – both first and second year –  I was one of the international first-year students who decided to brave the rapid waters of National Black Conference in Detroit, Michigan. It was held at the Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit.

Analytics only get you so far

I’m going to say something a little controversial: Tepper’s analytics didn’t come in handy this summer. I benefited most from my one-on-one coaching with Accelerate, network of peers, and Managing People & Teams course.

From sailing ships to managing brands – a quick look at my marketing internship

If you had told me 10 years ago that I would be doing brand management marketing for a consumer packaged goods company, I would have had a few questions for you. That would seem pretty crazy to me since at that time I was in undergrad studying logistics and marine transportation.

Interning at Deutsche Bank Investment Banking

My internship at Deutsche Bank has flown by! At of the time of this article, I only have 3 weeks left before I head back to the world of student life. Here are some of the insights I have gained during my brief stint working in investment banking. What are you doing at an investment […]

On being the engineer who prefers social sciences

Real talk. By all practical, statistical standards, I fall into the Tepper engineer demographic. From a personal standard, I can wholeheartedly tell you that, while I embrace my ultra process engineer tendencies and deep love of manufacturing, by no means am I the classic Tepper student looking to work in tech. I don’t own an […]

How to fail gracefully and land your dream internship!

In June 2017, months before I started classes at Tepper, I attended a women’s MBA conference through the Forté Foundation. At the conference, I bonded with my future classmates, listened to lectures from powerful women, and met a variety of companies, including DaVita. I had seen the name DaVita around Massachusetts and knew that it […]

My journey to a PM internship without a technical background

Full disclosure, I entered Tepper without an engineering degree and had no idea how to code. But despite these seemingly “required” skills, I landed an internship as a Product Manager for a top tech company. It wasn’t a fluke and it also wasn’t an easy journey. I often have prospective students ask me, “How did […]