A Conversation on Gender in the Workplace

On November 20th, 2017, the Accelerate Leadership Center and Tepper Women in Business (TWIB) jointly presented a community conversation about Gender in the Workplace, focused around the controversial internal Google opinion memo written in July 2017.

Thanksgiving thoughts

I remember calling home 8 years ago when I first came to the U.S. on Thanksgiving, and telling my parents that I thought it was one of the most meaningful American holidays. The tradition comes with the stereotypical 4pm dinners with members of the extended family, some poor turkey that has been in preparation for […]

Bring out your inner Picasso! Well, we tried…

The Partners Club and Part-Time GBA had a ball of a time at Painting With a Twist in East Liberty last night. We painted “Light Up Night Pittsburgh” with the beautiful downtown skyline set against a background of fireworks. While there were serious moments of concentration when we were trying to draw outlines of buildings, […]

Soak it up like a teabag!

First year MBA students are like teabags. Wait, wait, hear me out on this one. Just the way a teabag is suddenly plunged into a cup of hot water, first year MBA students plunge head first into the grad school life. If you’re a tea drinker, and you prefer a strong cup like me every […]

Our Big, Fat Tepper Indian Party – Diwali 2017

From the performances, fashion show, food, and dance party, this year’s Diwali Party, hosted by SABA, was a blast and reminiscent of an Indian wedding.  Just see for yourself in these pictures! If you end up going to Tepper, you become one big family so you will more than likely be invited to attend one […]

MBA Student Club Spotlight: SABA

The Graduate Business Association (also known as the GBA) is our student government. We have over 40 different MBA clubs, including professional, affinity, and social clubs. Each month, we will be talking to a featured club and posting about it here on the blog. This month, we are featuring the South Asian Business Association (commonly […]

ROMBA Case Competition Experience

What do the words “business school” make you think of? If you’re in the throes of application, it may be “GMAT,” “letter of recommendation,” or “interviews.” Once you’ve started your MBA journey, though, you find a different set of words: “homework,” “bar night,” “treks,” “career fair,” and the famous “case competition.” Four members of Out&Allied combined career fair and case competition by competing in the Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) Liberty Mutual case competition in early October.

Looking back on Diversity Weekend 2016– Ben Strickhouser

A perspective on diversity weekend 2016, from class of 2019 MBA candidate Ben Strickhouser:   I was lucky enough to be invited to attend Diversity Weekend because of my military service in the U.S. Navy. Diversity Weekend was my first visit to Tepper. At this point in my MBA search I had already visited all […]

The “Nontraditional Candidate”

Over the summer, I got the following LinkedIn message from an incoming student: If you know anything about me, I am about as far from “mathy analytical juggernaut” as you can get. I studied English, theater, and art in college; I haven’t taken a math class since high school and to this day I avoid […]

Goodbye, Brazil – Hello, Pittsburgh and MBA Orientation!

Basecamp Orientation | Life at Tepper Blog

Hello! My name is Luísa Felix Souza and I am an international class of 2019 MBA candidate at the Tepper School. Prior to leaving Brazil, I was feeling a mix of sensations: excitement, happiness, and a little fear combined with an extreme anxiety of starting as soon as possible. After only one week of Basecamp, […]