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Taking a semester off: what now?

You would be hard-pressed to find someone whose summer is looking anything remotely like how they had anticipated. And I’m certainly no exception. I hoped to end my last summer in college with a bang and maybe get my foot in the door for the workforce. But that didn’t quite pan out. Last summer, I […]

Plan with Me – Constrained Optimization

My father, an economist, loves to remind me about constrained optimization. His semantics may resonate more with a niche population. But the idea behind it isn’t: do your best given your circumstances. Needless to say, our current circumstances are… less than optimal. We all want a light at the end of the tunnel. Answers. Some […]

Intensive Outpatient + School

“I know this seems like a scary commitment, but you need this.” I let the words sink in: I needed to dedicate 10.5 hours every week to an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Basically, my therapist wedged me between weekly therapy and hospitalization. Was I happy with myself? No. But routine comforted me. I felt like […]

Be Well @ Tepper

Let’s face it – a full time MBA at Tepper is a lot of work! Balancing classes, homework, recruiting work, networking events and case competitions takes a toll on you. However, Tepper also knows how to take care of you! The Graduate Business Association – Tepper’s administrative student body – recently hosted an entire week […]

Stever Speaks: A night of passion and stories

Last Saturday April 28, residents of Stever House gathered for one of its last large community event – Stever Speaks. Stever House is a first-year residence hall community on campus. More notably it is also known as the “Green House” as it is the first residence hall in the US to be LEED certified. Its […]

Embracing failure

“If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.” This quote looks nice in an inspirational tweet or illustrated in an Instagram photo, but truly embracing failure as a part of life is a whole different story, especially for someone who is not familiar with failure. Now, I’m not encouraging reckless behavior. “Doubling your failure rate” does […]

Managing mental health as a college student

Mental health is a daunting topic yet something I am passionate about. In the spring semester, CMU put up big posters with prompts such as “CMU Stress Culture Doesn’t Exist. Thoughts?” where students could put their thoughts. Additionally, former president Subra Suresh had talked about expanding Counseling and Psychological Services, CaPS, so that it is […]