From Part-time to Full-time

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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.

Japan is fascinating!!!

Between crystal toilets and many many sushis, sakes, and matchas we discovered one of the most amazing cultures that I have ever experienced.   During the spring break, I went to Japan with a group of 41 people, my husband included. We were guided by an awesome group of classmates, including 5 who are Japanese […]

Three transitions

Transition One – It is time the time of the year where Tepper clubs transition between the old board and the new board. As of last Monday, I officially relinquished my position as the VP of the Part-Time Graduate Business Association. It was an extremely humbling year of serving the part-time community. I could not […]

A break spent abroad

Juggling different schedules is a difficult aspect of any part time MBA student’s life; at Tepper we’re given a very generous winter break.  I decided to take advantage of this break from classes and cash in some vacation time to spend time with my family in South Korea.  Although I only got to spend two […]

Celebrating in style

One of the traditions of the Part Time program is to hold an End of Mini Celebration.  This specific end of mini, we decided to capitalize on the season and host an Ugly Sweater Party to get our classmates to celebrate the end of a tough 6 weeks.  Selecting a location was simple – The […]

A night out at the Warhol

One of the best parts about being part of the Tepper community is also being part of the broader CMU community.  Every fall and spring semester, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) hosts an event for students to celebrate the end of the semester and mingle with other graduate students in a cool venue. This past […]

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, […]

Part-Time MBA, Full-Time Success

 “You’re crazy for doing that.” By now, I’m used to getting this response when I tell people that I’m a Part-Time On-Campus MBA student with a full-time job. I nod my head. Yes, I’m probably crazy. Yes, I constantly wonder, “Can I really pull this off for the next 32 months?” After completing one mini-semester […]