Seattle to Pittsburgh!

If you stumbled upon this blog post, welcome! My name is Eric Tinnell and I am currently a first-year, full-time MBA student at Tepper. I’m excited to share a bit about my journey as the school year progresses. In this first post, I’ll share a bit about my background, what led me to Tepper, and […]

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.

Life at Tepper Women in Business

Recently, we announced the Tepper Women in Business Leadership Conference 2021! I remember this time last year when I was equally invested and involved in the planning to this event in-person. I remember the year before that when I was looking at my aimed schools and the most pressing aspect that I would look at would […]

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.

Learning My MBA

First mini-semester: complete.  In less than two months, I learned how to apply the latest scientific research to manage a team, and I saw how businesses can use statistical analysis to make critical decisions with precision.  When I imagined earning my MBA, I knew that I wanted an experience exactly like my first classes at […]

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.

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 […]

Diwali @ Tepper

This past Saturday held the biggest event presented each year by South Asian Business Association (SABA) — Diwali. The event is hosted by three first year emcees and consists of great Indian food, fashion show, Bollywood and Bhangra dances by your classmates, and lots of fun! Everyone dresses up in traditional Indian clothing and just […]