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March 15, 2017
This is a quick post to let you know that our round two admissions decisions have been released.
If you are a round two applicant or a waitlisted candidate from round one, you’ll find an email from us telling you to log into your account to view your decision letter.
Congratulations to all who have been admitted to the Class of 2019!
March 3, 2017
Pittsburgh is such a welcoming place, And just like our city, we genuinely want you to be here and we want to show you why we love our school so much; that’s why we are so excited for Welcome Weekend 2017!
Welcome Weekend is a chance for all of our admitted students to come together and be fully immersed in Pittsburgh and the Tepper community.
February 24, 2017
One of my favorite parts of my day is when I know our Admissions staff is conducting interviews. I can’t help but feel a sense of excitement about the admissions process and the opportunities it brings.
I am also aware that there are applicants who still may be waiting for an invitation to interview. Here's an update on where we are in the process for Round Two.
February 22, 2017
As we are now into February, that means that we released Round One decisions a few months ago (time files!) and the Admissions staff is in full-on Round Two mode. We are reviewing applications, conducting interviews and meeting as a committee to make admission decisions. What that also means is that we are taking another look at those who were waitlisted in Round One.
January 10, 2017
At the beginning of each new year, I make it a habit to take stock and do some planning. So, I want to do the same for you on Carnegie Mellon University’s MBA Admissions front.
We are excited to report that our application volume is ahead of last year at this time by 16 percent.
December 14, 2016
This post will be short and sweet. I am happy to report that round one admissions decisions have been released.
If you are a round one applicant, you’ll find an email from us telling you to log into your account to view your decision letter.
December 1, 2016
Many of you are preparing your applications for Tepper’s second round admissions deadline on January 2. You can be assured that if you meet the deadline for submitting your complete MBA application, you will receive an email on March 15 with the Admission Committee’s admission decision.
November 22, 2016
We are less than one month away from releasing Round One admissions decisions. October 4 seems like yesterday to us, but I imagine from your perspective, it may seem like a very long time ago. As it may seem like Round One is already winding down, I want to share a glimpse into what is happening in the world of Tepper Admissions.
November 9, 2016
Most MBA candidates cite the desire for a new career opportunity as a major motivator for returning to B-School. Because we know this is so important, we are bringing Tepper’s career experts to you. Members of our Career Opportunity Center and Tepper alumni from each city will join Admissions Officers at our annual Tepper Talks events, November 15-17.
October 25, 2016
When you apply to the Tepper MBA program, we provide you with the application deadline and a decision notification date so you know when to expect an admission decision. However, there is a good bit of time in between that can feel like a black box. I hope this blog post provides you with some information that will be helpful to lessen the anxiety associated with applying and to understand more about our interview process.
October 14, 2016
We are gearing up for one of our favorite events – Diversity Weekend. It is diversity of thought that provides the richness of the MBA experience. And while we enjoy meeting you on the road, we absolutely love having you join us here on campus!
September 15, 2016
This post will get the attention of those of you who have been diligently working over the past months to be ready to submit your application for the first round of admissions at the Tepper School. Planning to submit your application by October 2? If so, we will make sure you will receive an email on December 14 with the Admission Committee’s admission decision.
September 5, 2016
A common myth that we run into is that the Tepper School is full of engineers. This is not at all true. While we love our engineers (and, we do!), you might be interested to know that the non-engineers make up 72 percent of the class.
August 15, 2016
Last fall, I was asked to participate on an admission panel at an MBA recruiting event. There were more than 250 people in attendance and I posed this question: “How many of you would buy a car without taking it for a test drive?
July 15, 2016
The fact of the matter is that we simply cannot admit all of the applicants we’d like to in a given year. Many applicants who are not successful ask if they are at a disadvantage if they decide to reapply. Remember the old saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”? Perseverance, grit and determination are all positive attributes. The Tepper School finds these qualities attractive in our students as well as in applicants to the program.
July 1, 2016
MBA fairs are an early opportunity for you to get in front of admissions officers from schools across the globe, many whom travel to your city in the hopes of meeting well-prepared MBA prospects. Don’t quite know how to get the most out of an MBA fair? Continue reading for a list of 5 things to remember to do.
June 24, 2016
If you’re a planner and want to get a head start on preparing your application, you’ll find our application deadlines and essays are now available on our website. Of important note, you’ll find only one required essay question this year. We hope you have fun with it as you imagine yourself bumping into a Tepper AdCom member at an airport while on a layover.
June 15, 2016
Our bags are packed and members of the Tepper Admissions Team are ready to board a flight, hop on a train and call an Uber to get to events in many parts of the United States and around the world. We have a busy recruiting schedule that enables us to travel to a city near you. In case you were wondering which admissions officer you might meet, keep reading below to see who is scheduled to go where.
June 1, 2016
If you are attending The Consortium’s Orientation Program, you’ll find the Tepper School’s MBA team there in full force! Lesley Kromer and Kate Riley (career team), Ryan Astor and Nicole Chambati (admissions team), and Colleen McMullen (diversity initiatives, Dean’s Office) are excited to see you in St. Louis! This team will work with you throughout the conference and will be a great resource when you get to the Tepper School.
May 16, 2016
Round 3 decisions are being released today and Round 4 decisions will be ready on June 1. It won’t happen at 9 a.m., I’m sure of it. That’s because we will be dotting our i’s and crossing our t’s before we press the “release-decisions” button. (OK, there is no “release-decisions” button, it’s a process - we wish it was as easy as simply pressing a button)!
May 10, 2016
For our graduating students, the end of their MBA program is near. Wearing their caps and gowns, they will walk across the stage at graduation to receive their diplomas and become our newest Tepper School alumni. While two years of classes and hours-upon-hours of group work and studying is behind them, they take with them a distinctly different skillset that will serve them well as they begin the next phase of their careers.
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Welcome to the Tepper School's MBA Admissions blog! Here, I’ll offer advice and insight into the MBA recruiting and admissions process at Carnegie Mellon. In addition, I’ll help you navigate essential recruiting and admissions activities while you take this important step to further your career. Good luck!
Kelly R. Wilson
Executive Director, MBA Admissions