Mentorship

    At CMU, my advisor, Rubab Jafry O’Connor, takes on the roles of an academic coach, life coach, career mentor, and teacher. With cultural overlap, we share similar drive, mindsets, health-consciousness, and humor, and I’ve found both meaningful critique and praise in our discussions while feeling a sense of equality and mutual respect. Over the […]

Concert-going: seeing Watsky

This past Monday, I went with my freshman-year Community Advisor and a friend I met through The Tartan to see Watsky. I’ve been a huge fan since freshman year when I heard him appear on The Hamilton Mixtape. x Infinity had released just a few months before, so I immediately jumped to that and fell in […]

Tips for COD & TTO Students

Last month, I had the exciting opportunity to host two students for Celebration of Diversity Weekend. When I was a prospective student, I also visited CMU through these weekend programs, which they have at several times throughout the year. I was able to tour the campus, talk to faculty and students, attend a class, live in […]

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 […]

Activities Spotlight: Smart Woman Securities and Women in Business

One of the most important parts of college, melding together academics and student life, is the clubs you join during your time there. Whether it be a club sport (from running to badminton to fencing to table tennis), a cultural affinity club (from ASA to SALSA to SPIRIT), a common interest club (from parkour to […]

Stationery and productivity favorites of a visual learner

This post is not sponsored; I just really love these stationery products mentioned and would recommend to anyone who shares sentiments that I express in this post! I’m a visual learner. Techniques like color-coding, drawing diagrams, and being shown graphs help me cement information into place. Therefore, throughout high school and college, I have found […]

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 […]

Getting un-stuck from a rut

We’ve all been there: we get stuck in our ways and everything seems uninspiring, important, and insignificant. Despite going to a college that loves saying “my heart is in the work,” I fall into a rut all too often. At least for me, it often boils down to feeling like I’m re-living the same day […]

New semester, new opportunities for cliches.

Tepper School of Business | Life at Tepper Student Experience Blog

Although we’re three weeks into 2019, I still have a bit of “new year new me” spirit left in me. Maybe it’s because it’s syllabus week (as if such a thing exists at CMU). Maybe it’s Maybelline. In high school, I was much more organized. That fell off the tracks in college, especially last semester. […]

A Change in my Hard Stance of Soft Skills

Tepper School of Business | Life at Tepper Student Experience Blog

In high school, I believed that I needed to attend the college that would teach me the most, the one that would provide me with the material necessary for whatever career path I chose. Similarly, I used to dismiss soft skills, believing that those who believed in such strengths could only pretend to accomplish work […]