Day in the Life

Choosing the right MBA program format is the first step to success. Explore what a day in the life of a Full-Time MBA, Part-Time On-Campus MBA, or Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA program participant is like, and determine the right format for you.
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Day In The Life

    • kate ansari

      Kate Ansari

      Kate Ansari, Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA ’17, had a successful career in broadcast journalism when she decided to follow her entrepreneurial spirit and launch her own company. A full-time mom, the Part-Time Online Hybrid program enables Kate to wear both CEO and mom hats while pursuing her MBA.

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    • Full-Time MBA Student Stephann Balthazar

      Stephann Balthazar

      Stephann Balthazar, Full-Time MBA '17, has always felt a call to leadership, much like his passion for engineering. Stephann knew that mastering the business side of product development at the Tepper School was the key to advancing his career. 
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    • Full-Time MBA Student Colleen Boyle

      Colleen Boyle

      Colleen Boyle, Full-Time MBA '17, is a lifelong learner and a passionate educator. Her background in education taught her to see the value of applying data, which led her to the Tepper School to broaden her experience and pursue a career that focuses on organizational behavior.
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    • Adrienne Chan

      Adrienne Chan

      Adrienne Chan, Part-Time On-Campus MBA '17, was working full-time when she decided to start looking for more growth opportunities. The Part-Time On-Campus MBA program has enabled Adrienne to continue working full-time in Pittsburgh while pursuing her MBA.

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    • Full-Time MBA Student Nathan DeCarolis

      Nathan DeCarolis

      Nathan DeCarolis, Full-Time MBA '17, has an extensive background in neuroscience and biotechnology. He came to the Tepper School to develop a strong business acumen, so that he can pursue a research and development strategy role in the biopharmaceutical industry.

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    • MBA Student Derek Gregg

      Derek Gregg

      Derek Gregg, Full-Time MBA '17, was already the founder of a successful biotech company by the time he came to the Tepper School, which gave him a lot of real world experience to share with his classmates. Derek chose Carnegie Mellon due to its reputation as a renowned research university, so that he could learn from experts in both business and science.

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    • Full-Time MBA Student David Kitcho

      David Kitcho

      David Kitcho, Full-Time MBA '17, is proud of his impressive military accomplishments, but he recognized that his real passion is in becoming the best business leader possible. While David didn't come to the Tepper School with a quant background, he enjoys the challenge that comes with developing analytical skills.

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    • Full-Time MBA Student Alex Leader

      Alex Leader

      Alex Leader, Full-Time MBA '17, was an award-winning audio engineer who came to the Tepper School to gain a quantitative edge. Alex grew up in a tight-knit rural area, and feels right at home in the diverse Tepper community. 

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    • Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA Student Aswin Pranam

      Aswin Pranam

      Aswin Pranam, Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA '18, may work at Google and live in Silicon Valley, but he never feels far from the Tepper School or his classmates. 

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    • Full-Time MBA Student Mathangi Ramesh

      Mathangi Ramesh

      Mathangi Ramesh, Full-Time MBA '17, has always excelled in the realm of Information Technology, and possesses well-developed quantitative skills. Mathangi came to the Tepper School because she knew that she needed to learn more about the business of information technology, in order to deliver more value to her clients.

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    • brent ruttenberg

      Brent Ruttenberg

      Brent Ruttenberg, Part-Time On-Campus MBA '17, was always passionate about finance, but wanted quantitative skills to supplement his passion. The Part-Time On-Campus MBA program has enabled Brent to continue working full-time in Pittsburgh while pursuing his MBA.

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    • kurt

      Kurt Schebel

      Kurt Schebel, Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA ’17, was working as an engineering consultant for fire protection when he decided to transition more into management consulting. Being from Massachusetts, the Part-Time Online Hybrid program enables Kurt to continue consulting while pursuing his MBA and moving toward corporate risk strategy and crisis management.

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    • Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA Student Laura Steans

      Laura Stearns

      Laura Stearns, Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA '18, wanted to expand her background in industrial engineering and found that the Tepper School offered the right combination of flexibility and concentration areas. 

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