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Why I pledged to give 1%

For me, donating has always been driven by a combination of guilt and impulse. When something happens in the news that breaks my heart and makes me feel helpless, or that IRC instagram ad pops up after I’ve had two glasses of wine. Those are the moments that have historically moved me to donate.

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.

Recruiting while Working while Going to School

I often joke that I don’t know what “hobbies” are now that I’m in school part-time while working full time. Of course that’s not completely true, I’ll always find time to go hiking and to scope out the newest gelato store in San Diego where I currently live, but it’s true that there are less free hours in the day. Which is why, it’s daunting for many part-time students to think about setting aside any time or mental capacity for recruiting, when they are already balancing work and school (and keeping alive children or pets).

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 […]

Diwali @ Tepper

This past Saturday held the biggest event presented each year by South Asian Business Association (SABA) — Diwali. The event is hosted by three first year emcees and consists of great Indian food, fashion show, Bollywood and Bhangra dances by your classmates, and lots of fun! Everyone dresses up in traditional Indian clothing and just […]

Fall Break – 24 Hours in Canada

As Anita alluded in her blog about Chicago, fall break as a second year is a much more relaxing experience. I had grand plans of taking advantage being so close to Canada to drive through Ontario to Quebec and back. But as fate would have it, the last week of Mini 1 I caught the […]

My Journey to Tepper

When I was growing up, I never thought I would go into business. Both my parents worked in the finance industry, and I would constantly overhear phrases like “fiscal quarters” and “Sarbanes-Oxley”. I’d ask them what these obscure phrases meant, and they’d smile and try their best to explain how these terms fit into the […]

My (Somewhat) Brief Introduction

Welcome to my first blog post! I’m Jonny, and I’m a freshman at the Tepper School of Business. I chose to major in business partly because I know a lot about economics, partly because I’m interested in finding jobs with high salaries, and mostly because I’m fascinated with how businesses run their operations and maximize […]

The Product Manager Internship – Expectations vs Reality

This summer I was fortunate enough to enjoy an internship in one of the top rising MBA careers – Product Management at a Tech firm. I had a great experience that exceeded all of my expectations of what an internship might be and thought some things would be worth sharing, especially if it helps any prospective MBA product managers out there.

Last post as a CMU undergrad/First post as CMU alum

“I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” That’s a quote from the season finale of the Office when Andy Bernard, one of the characters, shares his reflections about his time at the company, Dunder Mifflin. For him, he shares that throughout his […]