Starting a New Tepper MBA Tradition – 100 Night Party!

This past Thursday was a major milestone for the Class of 2019 – it was the beginning of the end of our time at Tepper – 100 nights before graduation. Before my time as the Graduate Business Association’s (GBA) Vice President came to an end in mid-January, I planned a 100 Nights Party to commemorate […]

Hackathon Global Challenges Competition

Last week (Feb. 1-2), I participated in my first-ever hackathon-style competition. Am I a bit late to the game? Sure. It seems like everyone in this university popped out of the womb as hackathon stars and fluent in three coding languages. However, it took a bit of time for Tepper to announce their take on […]

Serendipity: Learning More from a Day off than from Class

Today, I stopped by a former professor’s office to ask if he wanted to meet for coffee. Immediately, he responded affirmatively, and we spent the next half hour enjoying the caffeinated warmth, which combatted the numbing cold outside. I’d intended to meet with him and a few professors since last spring, but I hadn’t reached […]

Introducing Tepper’s 2019 MBA Student Leadership!

Tepper’s MBA program held elections for the new President and Vice President of the Graduate Business Association (GBA) last month. The GBA, Tepper’s student government body, has the mission to enhance the student experience at Tepper while fostering the program’s unique culture. As the outgoing GBA VP, it was my final duty to run the […]

Be Well @ Tepper

Let’s face it – a full time MBA at Tepper is a lot of work! Balancing classes, homework, recruiting work, networking events and case competitions takes a toll on you. However, Tepper also knows how to take care of you! The Graduate Business Association – Tepper’s administrative student body – recently hosted an entire week […]

Fall Break: Business Lessons from Paris!

Tepper students enjoyed Fall Break over the past two weeks. Last year – as a first-year student – I spent Fall Break attending the Healthcare Trek. During this week-long experience we visited over 10 East Coast companies to learn about their culture, work, and MBA positions. This year, after Mini 1 finals, our current first […]

Student Spotlight: Brandon & Brandon, Out&Allied Co-Presidents

Today, I had the opportunity to have a chat with Brandon Pochatila (left) and Brandon Leung (right), current co-presidents of the Out&Allied club at Tepper.   Let’s start with an easy question– Tell me about yourself and something you love about Pittsburgh! Leung (L): I’m originally from Atlanta, so I went to Emory university for […]

An inspiring and memorable leadership summit

“To serve is to live.” – Frances Hesselbein Last weekend (July 20-24) I have had the pleasure and honor of participating in the 10th annual Hesselbein Global Academy with 38 passionate and emerging leaders as well as mentors and alumni from around at the University of Pittsburgh. In just 5 short days, we learned from […]

Neighborhood Series – Cafes [SUMMER IN THE BURGH] [Downtown edition]

Happy less than two weeks of July! While the weather’s fluctuating between “just-right” and sizzling summer heat, here’s a couple cafes in the Downtown (Central Business District) area to check out! Whether it’s for your daily caffeine rush in the morning, catching up with friends and colleages, or even just checking out one of the festivals or […]

Peak Week Musings

As graduation draws closer and as peak week events begin, I can’t help but look back at the journey Usman and I started two years ago. In July 2016, we were back home in Karachi, Pakistan, trying to pack our entire lives into a few suitcases. We were excited about coming to the U.S. for […]