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 […]

Shalom from Tel Aviv! 

On Tuesday, Thirty-two of my fellow Tepperonis and I arrived in Israel. Personally, I’ve traveled a lot throughout the United States, but I’ve never taken the opportunity to travel abroad.  Needless to say, I’m very excited for the opportunity to visit Israel and to travel with my classmates.   I’m also extremely thankful that Tepper and the […]

OMG FOMO

Fear of missing out (FOMO) is real. Life is so short, and we want to cram as much as we can in the limited time we have. We make heat-of-the-moment decisions. We crack under pressure (specifically, time pressure). We want to be in everything we can: parties, hangouts, get-togethers, Deans List, everything. What’s the worst […]