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Getting summer under my wing

Picture this: it’s April, and you’re a junior. While your friends seem to all have summer plans lined up, you’re scrambling for an internship while trying to finish your second to last year of undergrad strong. If you’re me, you don’t need to imagine. That was my spring semester until I got a message on […]

How to survive MBA internship recruitment season

Mini 3 at Tepper is, famously, a hectic time for first-year MBA students. January thru March is peak recruiting season for summer MBA internships. Coming off the heels of a long and relaxing winter break, it can feel a little jarring to be thrust back into balancing classes, interviews, and club activities (not to mention […]

Analytics only get you so far

I’m going to say something a little controversial: Tepper’s analytics didn’t come in handy this summer. I benefited most from my one-on-one coaching with Accelerate, network of peers, and Managing People & Teams course.

Interning at Deutsche Bank Investment Banking

My internship at Deutsche Bank has flown by! At of the time of this article, I only have 3 weeks left before I head back to the world of student life. Here are some of the insights I have gained during my brief stint working in investment banking. What are you doing at an investment […]

Internship Spotlight: SVN | Three Rivers Commercial Advisors

For the past three weeks I have been interning at SVN | Three Rivers Commercial Advisors (SVN | TRCA) in downtown Pittsburgh. SVN, short for Sperry Van Ness, is a commercial real estate firm with offices around the US and abroad in Canada, South Korea, Russia and couple more. While SVN | TRCA has been […]

On being the engineer who prefers social sciences

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 […]

My journey to a PM internship without a technical background

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 […]

5 Very Serious Rules to Surviving Internship Recruitment

The fantastic thing about the New Year is that it brings with it a clean slate – a reboot button. You could be gorging on meat pies and apple crumbles on Dec 31st guilt free because you know you’ll be hitting the gym come Jan 1st. Or you could be enjoying that last splurge at […]

I Know What I Did Last Summer

The silver lining of being a Partner to an MBA student manifests itself in the form of glossy boarding passes, gleaming hotel rooms and the non-stop use of the gloriously dependable Google Maps. I am, of course, talking about the many travel opportunities that MBA students get (and Partners can hop along on). There may […]