Tag Archive for: Tepper Experience

What does it mean to be on your MBA journey?

Hello everyone, The fact that I started writing this blogpost roughly a month ago, but am posting it right now should be an indicator of how much happening your life at Tepper can get, during your MBA. And if you think, this is just because of studying and recruiting, think again. Every day, you’ll basically […]

Celebrating Diwali- MSPM way!

Last week, my house in Pittsburgh was filled with lights, love, and laughter as the MSPM batch came together to celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. Considered one of the biggest holidays in India, this festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil. It is the time of the year to deck your home, […]

Shedding My Skin

Every cell in the human body regenerates, each given another chance to live and to grow. Like snakes, we too shed our skin, and biologically we are brand new! Why am I telling you this? Because getting into grad school after 9 years is nothing less than another chance at life.   Early life- Hi! […]

Basecamp, Class of 2024

“Hi I’m Serena, I got in last night and today is my first day,” I said nervously to my classmate as we clipped ourselves into the safety lines. He laughed, “Not a bad day to start.” He stepped his foot on the first log suspended 15 feet above the ground. I watched him grab the […]

Summer Plans Amidst Covid-19

2020 – what a year it has been so far. Unlike the Roaring Twenties, a hundred years ago, which is defined as a decade of economic growth and prosperity largely driven by wartime recovery, we are starting the 20s of this century off with great uncertainty.

Selecting the *Right* MBA [PTOH style]

How should you go about selecting the *right* graduate MBA program?  The skills learned during an MBA are necessarily important, but the experiences obtained and the network developed can be even more influential to shape career opportunities and open doors. From an intellectual perspective, my selection process was surprisingly clear; I was unwilling to put […]

Destigmatizing “Business”

When one typically thinks of an undergraduate “business school,” several images often come to mind. Perhaps most common of all is the vision that all business students walk around wearing suits all day, keeping their business cards on hand, and, as one poster in Carnegie Mellon’s Overheard meme page so eloquently put it, preparing to […]

Working in a Virtual World

Life at Tepper Student Experience Blog

Current Tepper PTOH students discuss what it’s really like in Tepper’s virtual collaboration environment.

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 […]

Welcome Weekend!

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.