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 […]
Students from undergraduate Business and Economics mingled outside the new Tepper building while the undergraduate Business advisors served up Millie’s ice cream and various student groups advertised their organizations to prospective members.
This past Wednesday 9/5, SLICE (Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement) hosted the annual Fair at Carnegie Mellon. What was previously known as the Activities Fair, the Fair is an extension to the Activities Fair with not only showcasing the 300+ Student Government approved organizations but also a broader selection of cultural and community partners […]
Last Wednesday, TEDxCMU hosted their first event of the year. At the event, the audience saw a diverse group of students speak about a variety of subjects.
Jean Daniel Haddad’s spoke about how telling a young boy to “be a man” or “man up” could be a terrible impression for their young minds. When they are taught only to succeed and conquer and fear rejection, this can result in the negative effects that we are now seeing in mainstream media and even on campus. Eugene Leventhal’s speech focused on the innovation of technology and how it may be disruptive to the way we see ourselves and our relationships with one another. Drawing upon his personal experiences, he explained that we should combat this by knowing the tools that are at our disposal. This could include elements such as personality, mindfulness, creativity, and so on. Bharath Prabhu spoke about how the small detail of Singapore’s housing guidelines made him a proud Singaporean. Expanding on this small detail, he spoke more about the importance of creating good and equal societies to inspire the younger generation. Finally, Nikita Rupani drew upon her personal experiences of playing soccer with the boys to show how she overcame gender boundaries in a middle eastern country and the lessons she learned from it.
This mini event is only a preview for the main event on Sunday, April 1st, so be on the lookout for more information to come!
As a new member of the Tartan Student Fund, I was excited to engage in something novel and different from clubs of my high school. Tartan Student Fund was just that. The club consists of groups of team members working together to pitch various stocks of their choice to the entirety of the fund, with […]
On Saturday, November 5th from 4-6pm in Rangos ballroom was the third annual Iron Chef dorm cookoff competition, hosted by the Student Dormitory Council (SDC). Eight teams from several residence halls signed up to compete for the ultimate pride for their own halls and a chance for their own culinary creations to be featured at […]
Majoring in business, I thought that my extracurricular activities should center mostly around my major and help me find my concentration. Thus, I spent the first semester of freshman year going to various activities and general body meetings (GBMs) of various organizations: Undergraduate Marketing Organization (UMO), Introductory Finance Society (IFS), and case competitions. Trying out […]
The Undergraduate Marketing Organization (UMO) is a collegiate chapter in the American Marketing Association that aims to provide students professional opportunities of educational, social, and real-world projects to explore marketing and business. Students in UMO come from a variety of majors, including business administration, decision science, statistics, economics, and many more. UMO hosted its annual […]
Majoring in business, I thought that my extracurricular activities should center mostly around my major and help me find my concentration. Thus, I spent the first semester of freshman year going to various activities and general body meetings (GBMs) of various organizations: Undergraduate Marketing Organization (UMO), Introductory Finance Society (IFS), and case competitions. Trying out these clubs were important, but I overlooked the value of one of my passions: writing. Once the new semester rolled in, a friend encouraged me to join The Tartan, Carnegie Mellon’s student-run newspaper. I decided that there was no harm in trying, so I decided to submit my first article.
Little did I know that this article would shift my life to the extent it has now.
Fast-forward to October 2017. I was selected as one of two contributors at The Tartan selected to go to Dallas for the National College Media Convention. I still want to continue to invest my time predominately on business, especially marketing, but I would have never imagined that writing editorials would get me so far either.
Ed Lavandera of CNN
Dale Hansen, Sportscaster on ABC’s Dallas affiliate WFAA
Hugh Aynesworth, journalist renown for his coverage of the JFK assassination
Finally, Bob Schieffer of CBS.
Of course, I gained many hard skills from this conference, all of which I hope to be able to incorporate in the newsroom once I return, and I obviously had the time of my life meeting and talking to some of my favorite journalists.
However, my biggest lesson from this conference was that one should not be discouraged from trying something new in fear that it is irrelevant to whatever track one is currently on. I thought that I had to choose to invest in journalism or business, but I had not considered the possibility of merging the two. The skills I learned in the classroom were often transferrable (and vice versa): being able to connect with consumers not only helped me in marketing, but it also helped me in writing articles and their corresponding headlines. Creating a happy and productive newsroom called for many skills from organizational behavior. I witnessed firsthand the importance of analytics in observing articles’ success. Just as the possibilities for both journalism and business are limitless, so are the combinations of the two fields. I would have never guessed that these two worlds would coalesce so nicely, but I am thankful that I took the chance and have been given this opportunity to expand my horizons.