Juggling and an Abridged Autobiography

My name is Patrick, and I am thinking about  joining a circus.  Why? Well, I just started my part-time online MBA at Tepper, which means  constantly juggling responsibilities!

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My name is Luke Miller, and I am a first year (Class 2023) student in the Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA program at Tepper. As I mentioned earlier, I am a software development engineer for Amazon, currently working on the Amazon FSx service in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) organization.

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.

New blogger, who dis?

My name is Katherine Marcan, but I go by Kat. I am 22-years-old, starting my first full-time position at Accenture in November while pursuing my MBA part-time at Tepper. I grew up in the Bay Area, California, but have lived in Pittsburgh since 2016 when I started my undergrad at CMU. I graduated in May 2020 […]

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).

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 […]

A Short Poem: What’s the Goal?

“To-Do Lists” A to-do list here, a grocery list there, Focused on nutrition and skin care. Enjoying classes on Monday and Wednesday, Frankly looking forward to each Friday. From eating out almost daily to becoming Chef Nancy, Wearing leggings, slippers, feeling a little less fancy. Yet productivity isn’t slowing down for me, Management Presentations, Corporate […]

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 […]

Welcome to the Online Learning Format

In the midst of an unprecedented crisis, many schools and their students are switching to the online format. School administrators have recognized online learning as a practical way to responsibly diminish risk while delivering an interactive education to students. What is online learning? How does it differ? Are there advantages? What are the drawbacks? I’d […]

Applying MBA Skills on the Job

Showing my notes to Mike during one of the Leadership Access Weekend Sessions

Tepper’s Online / Flex programs offer career-oriented students the opportunity to earn a top-tier MBA while advancing their career.  The combination of work and school allows students to apply technical and managerial skills on the job, putting to use class concepts to solve real problems using real data. Even before starting the MBA, I knew […]