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Seattle to Pittsburgh!

If you stumbled upon this blog post, welcome! My name is Eric Tinnell and I am currently a first-year, full-time MBA student at Tepper. I’m excited to share a bit about my journey as the school year progresses. In this first post, I’ll share a bit about my background, what led me to Tepper, and […]

A not-so-virtual Access Weekend

One of the best parts of Tepper’s Part-Time MBA program is our (dare I say famous?) Access Weekends! Having an “online” program that still brings everyone together every ~2 months for in-person instruction and socializing is really the competitive advantage of the Tepper program, and a common factor in choosing the program over other online options.

Gap semester antics: the prequel

I recently made a blog post here saying that I would be taking a leave of absence this fall. There’s a bit of time until the leave actually begins, but I’ve begun to take on projects and establish a plan for the semester: Webtoons In the spirit of saving the best for last, let’s start with […]

Business and Society – An Interconnected World

Tepper prides itself on offering its students a holistic business education, one that is at the forefront of innovation. I am lucky enough to attend a business school that is truly interdisciplinary and intertwines aspects of business, technology, and society into its analytical approach to problem solving.

Dear CMU Class of 2023…

In the spirit of the first Orientation not in a brightly colored shirt welcoming first years but as an alum, I thought I’d write an open letter to the Carnegie Mellon University Class of 2023 sharing some words of advice and reflection of my four years at CMU. I know how many speeches, welcoming messages, […]

Internship at BGC Partners

During my freshman year, I looked for internships to apply what I had learned and gain real-life experience in the workforce. Luckily, I received an offer from BGC Partners, a leading financial services company and readily accepted it.

How My Unconventional Background Brought Me to Tepper

“Have you ever even worked in an office before?” the interviewer asked me.   My jaw was on the floor. I had prepared for every possible question for this business school interview. I could tell my interviewer a time I demonstrated leadership and teamwork, learned from failure, and solved a challenging problem. I spent months […]

Finding helpers

Stronger Than Hate

Like many people who grew up in the States, I grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Although I do not have clear memories of specific episodes, I remember the calmness and serenity of his voice and his neighborhood. This past August, I learned that the WQED station near my residence was where my childhood show […]

Economics students tour Tepper Quad!

Several students in the undergraduate Economics programs went on a tour of the new Tepper Quad on the last day of classes right before finals week. The building set to open this summer with faculty and staff moving in, it will become the new center of campus. With the Tepper Quad set to have new […]