Hello, world. My name is Sofia Eliseeva. I’m a first-year part-time MBA student at the Tepper School of Business. I was born in a tiny-yet-older-than-the-US city in Russia called Irkutsk. My parents immigrated with me in tow the summer of 2001. Somehow we were lucky enough to get our start in Maryland, and I spent […]
One of the rights of passage of an MBA is participating in a case competition. Case competitions give you the opportunity to put the theoretical knowledge you’ve learned in the classroom to use! But as a part-time, virtual, or distant learner, it can be challenging to get the same experience.
My name is Katherine Marcan, but I go by Kat. I am 22-years-old, starting my first full-time position at Accenture in November while pursuing my MBA part-time at Tepper. I grew up in the Bay Area, California, but have lived in Pittsburgh since 2016 when I started my undergrad at CMU. I graduated in May 2020 […]
I often joke that I don’t know what “hobbies” are now that I’m in school part-time while working full time. Of course that’s not completely true, I’ll always find time to go hiking and to scope out the newest gelato store in San Diego where I currently live, but it’s true that there are less free hours in the day. Which is why, it’s daunting for many part-time students to think about setting aside any time or mental capacity for recruiting, when they are already balancing work and school (and keeping alive children or pets).
The past year has been an amazing ride, with Tepper, and with the happy fall and spring breaks when I explored the sunrises, the sunsets, the mountains and the rivers – in this new country. Some things change, everything else remains! <3
On the eve of our first access weekend, I gathered my newly purchased school supplies, charged my laptop, looked in the mirror and thought to myself, “What on earth am I doing?”
“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 […]
“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 […]
“Virtual Access Weekend” No snacks enjoyed with numerous laughs*, Final taken apart, lots of R code and graphs. Yet seeing everyone’s faces brings cheer, Loved the Tepper glass for my beer**. The Tepper staff is undeniably caring, They listen so feedback is worth sharing. I taught my first virtual yoga class today, Not surprised, Tepper […]
In the midst of an unprecedented crisis, many schools and their students are switching to the online format. School administrators have recognized online learning as a practical way to responsibly diminish risk while delivering an interactive education to students. What is online learning? How does it differ? Are there advantages? What are the drawbacks? I’d […]
Happy New Year everybody! We MBAs still have some time left before we head back to campus for Mini 3, so I’m stepping in again with another application tips post! As with previous posts, I’ll share a few tips from first-year MBA students on the MBA Admissions blog. In this last post of the series, […]
The end of the year is always such a great opportunity to look back at everything we’ve accomplished. It’s amazing how different I feel from when I was applying to Tepper two years ago. I remember having to put together all of my credentials to submit to Tepper as so many prospective students are doing […]
The holidays are already upon us! While MBAs travel away from campus for holiday celebrations, the MBA Admissions blog has some advice from first-year MBA students on how to put together your MBA application. This time, they cover the application essays. Tepper requires one essay about how you’ll contribute to the community, and allows for […]
Whew! Another mini almost done. Most of us MBAs are deep in study for finals, so we’re definitely looking forward to a couple weeks off from classes. With classes and club activities ending, there’s not a lot to say on this blog. Fortunately, the Admissions office has got us covered for content! They run a […]
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 […]