Didn’t Expect to Start My MBA So Soon

Hi! I’m Dev Chandra, and 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?”

Reflection of a PT MBA Student: When times are uncertain…

“Reflection of a PT Student: When times are uncertain…”   In the middle of another virtual access weekend Sitting in a  “Success is not a Solo Sport” session with my boyfriend Personal relationships have been put under extreme stress tests Living in Downtown, being afraid of the protests Being initially confused of “white privilege” and […]

Short Poems: Remote Work + Virtual Access Weekend Reflections

“Virtual Access Weekend” No snacks enjoyed with numerous laughs*, Final taken apart, lots of R code and graphs. Yet seeing everyone’s faces brings cheer, Loved the Tepper glass for my beer**. The Tepper staff is undeniably caring, They listen so feedback is worth sharing. I taught my first virtual yoga class today, Not surprised, Tepper […]

[TepperCares] National Volunteer Month

April is the National Volunteer Month and as the new TepperCares president I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight a few of my classmates that make Tepper more than just a business school. Representing 32 countries, my MBA classmates bring so much diversity to our community. Being informed about world issues, especially as business […]

From Part-time to Full-time

Tepper School of Business | Life at Tepper Student Experience Blog

There are not many programs like the Tepper MBA that allow you to switch almost seamlessly between both part-time and full-time versions of the program, a feature (if you will) that I benefited from just a few months ago. My MBA journey started as a part-time student. I spent two years giving up some evenings […]

Welcome Weekend!

Springtime is an exciting time of year: birds are singing, flowers are blooming, (snow is occasionally falling, to general disappointment), and admitted MBAs are arriving on campus to get to know Tepper better before they start in August. Their two-day immersive experience is run by the Admissions team and a seven-member student committee and staffed by current students, faculty, and administration to make it an exciting introduction to MBA life.