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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.

Japan is fascinating!!!

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 […]

Remember Who You Are

Today I spent the day on campus listening to my classmates talk about their leadership journey after being invited by a classmate to hear their story. These presentations are part of an optional Leadership Certification process through the Accelerate Leadership Center. We get so caught up in the day-to-day at Tepper that we sometimes forget […]