5 Things We Learned in Mini 4

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts …” — William Shakespeare, As You Like It The spring semester has ended, so for Tepper MBA’s, that means it is the end of Mini 4! […]

5 Things We Learned in Mini 3

Ricardo Alvarez, Sofia Eliseeva, Shelby Livengood, and Ruben Tavakalov compete for racial justice.

With Mini 3 being over, it is time for the next installment of the “5 Things We Learned this Mini” in which I identify the most important lessons that other classmates and I took away from this Mini.

10 Things We Learned in Mini 1 and 2

It’s been a tough year, which makes the end of the year a great time to reflect. Join me as I am going to reflect on the 10 Things We Learned in Mini 1 and 2.

Why I pledged to give 1%

For me, donating has always been driven by a combination of guilt and impulse. When something happens in the news that breaks my heart and makes me feel helpless, or that IRC instagram ad pops up after I’ve had two glasses of wine. Those are the moments that have historically moved me to donate.

A not-so-virtual Access Weekend

One of the best parts of Tepper’s Part-Time MBA program is our (dare I say famous?) Access Weekends! Having an “online” program that still brings everyone together every ~2 months for in-person instruction and socializing is really the competitive advantage of the Tepper program, and a common factor in choosing the program over other online options.

Didn’t Expect to Start My MBA So Soon

Hi! I’m Dev Chandra, and I didn’t expect to start my MBA so soon at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business, where I plan to learn more about entrepreneurship! I’m in the Part-Time Flex MBA program, Class of 2023! I am a Naval Officer, entrepreneur, and currently live in Arlington, VA.

Hello, World

Hello, world. My name is Sofia Eliseeva. I’m a first-year part-time MBA student at the Tepper School of Business. I was born in a tiny-yet-older-than-the-US city in Russia called Irkutsk. My parents immigrated with me in tow the summer of 2001. Somehow we were lucky enough to get our start in Maryland, and I spent […]

My first (virtual) case competition

One of the rights of passage of an MBA is participating in a case competition. Case competitions give you the opportunity to put the theoretical knowledge you’ve learned in the classroom to use! But as a part-time, virtual, or distant learner, it can be challenging to get the same experience.

Recruiting while Working while Going to School

I often joke that I don’t know what “hobbies” are now that I’m in school part-time while working full time. Of course that’s not completely true, I’ll always find time to go hiking and to scope out the newest gelato store in San Diego where I currently live, but it’s true that there are less free hours in the day. Which is why, it’s daunting for many part-time students to think about setting aside any time or mental capacity for recruiting, when they are already balancing work and school (and keeping alive children or pets).

Embracing Uncertainty: Deciding the Path to Success

On the eve of our first access weekend, I gathered my newly purchased school supplies, charged my laptop, looked in the mirror and thought to myself, “What on earth am I doing?”