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A Change in my Hard Stance of Soft Skills

Tepper School of Business | Life at Tepper Student Experience Blog

In high school, I believed that I needed to attend the college that would teach me the most, the one that would provide me with the material necessary for whatever career path I chose. Similarly, I used to dismiss soft skills, believing that those who believed in such strengths could only pretend to accomplish work […]

1st Annual Ginger Bread House Making Contest

Hold onto your seats because the Tepper Staff Committee is hosting its first annual Gingerbread House Making Contest!

Diversity Weekend (+Pittsburghaversary)

Last weekend was the Diversity Weekend at Tepper. My favorite event! Exactly a year earlier, I was an attendee still not sure whether an MBA was right for me. A Tepper student guided me through school during the Friday social event; Dean Dammon presented during the dinner on Saturday; and Leanne Meyer and Jarred Lazear provided […]

Find Your Oasis

When people told me that I would be busy during my MBA, my general response was, “Yeah, sure.” I mean, how bad could it be? I’ve been working for seven years on community outreach projects at an oil and gas services company in Houston. Many of my projects required me to be at events during […]

Peak Week Musings

As graduation draws closer and as peak week events begin, I can’t help but look back at the journey Usman and I started two years ago. In July 2016, we were back home in Karachi, Pakistan, trying to pack our entire lives into a few suitcases. We were excited about coming to the U.S. for […]

The MBA Boardroom

Many of us that enter MBA programs dream of someday being in the boardroom for a company– someday far, far off. But what if I told you the boardroom was a lot closer than you thought?

15-112

Of CMU’s various schools, each major has a specific guideline of classes, especially for freshmen, to enroll in. As a Tepper student, I have Business Computing, Principles of Macroeconomics, and Multivariate Analysis. For one of my free class spaces, I decided to take 15-112, the infamous introductory programming course. To my slight surprise, it’s been […]

How do you procrastinate better? Do your Tepper MBA from China.

You wake up to a beautiful Sunday morning and reach for your phone to check your messages from last night’s shenanigans. Suddenly, you’re gripped by a familiar, almost nostalgic, terror: the terror of realizing that you have again waited till the last minute to do your homework for your Tepper Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA.   […]

1st Semester Complete!

Now that I’m 1/8th of the way through and absolutely a college veteran, I want to recollect on my classes and experiences going through the first half of the first year. I took five classes this semester; Global Business, Principles of Microeconomics, Differential and Integral Calculus, Interpretation and Argument, and Introduction to Philosophy. Funnily enough, none […]

Who Runs the (Tepper) World? Girls!

We recently held elections for next year’s GBA. One year after electing 2 men for the positions of President and Vice President, we made a complete 180 and elected 2 women to lead the GBA next year. This is pretty exciting because not only do we have two very qualified candidates leading but also this […]