Real talk. By all practical, statistical standards, I fall into the Tepper engineer demographic. From a personal standard, I can wholeheartedly tell you that, while I embrace my ultra process engineer tendencies and deep love of manufacturing, by no means am I the classic Tepper student looking to work in tech. I don’t own an […]
In June 2017, months before I started classes at Tepper, I attended a women’s MBA conference through the Forté Foundation. At the conference, I bonded with my future classmates, listened to lectures from powerful women, and met a variety of companies, including DaVita. I had seen the name DaVita around Massachusetts and knew that it […]
Full disclosure, I entered Tepper without an engineering degree and had no idea how to code. But despite these seemingly “required” skills, I landed an internship as a Product Manager for a top tech company. It wasn’t a fluke and it also wasn’t an easy journey. I often have prospective students ask me, “How did […]
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 […]
For some people, the ideal summer means lazing around on a beach with a mojito in hand. For others, it means outdoor sports and energy drinks. If you’re like me, you can combine the two by continuing your flip flop adventures on a kayaking tour in downtown Pittsburgh. And boy, what a beautiful journey it […]
Summer is finally upon us and in Pittsburgh that means bringing out your grills, your outdoor yoga pants and most importantly, your flip flops. The city offers so many things to do that it’s probably going to be hard to decide which direction to go first. If you’re a senior with family flowing in for […]
Like so many cities, Pittsburgh is a city born of annexing smaller towns as it grew from a fort on a strategic river route to a steel powerhouse to the “meds’n’eds” tech city of today. These towns evolved into neighborhoods over the years, and you’ll find that a lot of Pittsburgh residents are very passionate about their neighborhood of choice.
Springtime is an exciting time of year: birds are singing, flowers are blooming, (snow is occasionally falling, to general disappointment), and admitted MBAs are arriving on campus to get to know Tepper better before they start in August. Their two-day immersive experience is run by the Admissions team and a seven-member student committee and staffed by current students, faculty, and administration to make it an exciting introduction to MBA life.
An hour’s drive outside of Pittsburgh lies Ohiopyle State Park, which offers a fantastic collection of hiking trails, white water rafting and fishing. Since the weather was simply amazing this past weekend, a few of us seized the opportunity to go hiking. We started off by scaling the first leg of the Baughman trail, stopping […]
Every MBA student must complete a capstone project as part of their graduation requirement. I chose to study abroad for my capstone in Hong Kong and hopefully, I will get to update you on all the fun stuff I will be doing for my 4 weeks in Hong Kong and China! It’s been 2 weeks […]
While some lucky folks (read: smart planners) were frolicking in the sun and sands of Southern U.S. or Mexico, my husband and I decided to road trip around east coast this spring break, and while sudden and extreme bouts of winter made our journey quite difficult, we still somehow managed to make the most of […]
Between crystal toilets and many many sushis, sakes, and matchas we discovered one of the most amazing cultures that I have ever experienced. During the spring break, I went to Japan with a group of 41 people, my husband included. We were guided by an awesome group of classmates, including 5 who are Japanese […]
While my classmates are trekking across the global for spring break, I was moving out of my beloved apartment in Bakery Square. It was a bitter sweet moment even though I only lived in Bakery Living Blue for 8 months. I have had so many great memories in that building from team meetings and group […]
What happens when the Partners Club, the Wine Club and the Data Analytics Club walk into a bar (or a co-working space in this situation)? A Winter Olympics themed Red & White (and Blue) Party of course! With food and wine from around the world, super cool (pun intended) costumes, and real medals for all, […]
Many of us that enter MBA programs dream of someday being in the boardroom for a company– someday far, far off. But what if I told you the boardroom was a lot closer than you thought?