Note to Future Self: Access Weekends – DC and San Jose

Dear Future Self, I wanted to recap the experience of attending classes in unique environments, namely DC and San Jose.  You arrive to a previously unknown place and are subsequently surrounded by all the familiar faces that you’ve come to know over the past few months.  Your cohort and you have bonded in a way […]

How to survive MBA internship recruitment season

Mini 3 at Tepper is, famously, a hectic time for first-year MBA students. January thru March is peak recruiting season for summer MBA internships. Coming off the heels of a long and relaxing winter break, it can feel a little jarring to be thrust back into balancing classes, interviews, and club activities (not to mention […]

[B&T Club] January Seattle Trek (and lots of photos)

❄ Arctic temperatures in Pittsburgh and no lectures for the day means I get to catch up on recruiting, homework, and of course – blogging. ❄ You may have read my classmate’s, David Baars, blog about the Business & Technology club (B&T) trek to Silicon Valley (if you haven’t, you can find it here) back in the fall […]

The questions I wish I asked about MBA programs

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This past year at this time, I was sitting in my favorite cafe on Capitol Hill in Seattle putting the final touches on my applications for business school. I don’t recall thinking at the time that I’d be trading in Seattle’s grey and drizzle for Pittsburgh’s grey and snow flurries. However, I do remember thinking: […]

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.