Tuesday Tips: Maintain Your Relationships

February 13, 2018

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In light of Valentine’s Day, I thought it would only be fitting to share some tips on maintaining your relationships. I promise that I’m not changing this blog into an advice column. I'd like to discuss the importance of making sure those who have provided assistance throughout your admission process know they are appreciated. 


Tepper Women in Business Conference

February 5, 2018

Tepper Women in Business Conference

I want to take some time today to share information about our upcoming Tepper Women in Business Conference, which will be held Sunday, February 18, here in Pittsburgh. As I reflect on my own career and the opportunities for professional growth that I enjoy, I can’t help but be excited about this conference. 


Tuesday Tips: Network and Connect with Your Classmates

January 23, 2018

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As you look to begin the Tepper MBA program, I want to stress the importance of networking and getting to know your (potential) future classmates. These are the individuals with whom you may be spending more time over the next two (or three for part-timers) years than you’ve ever spent with anyone else. You’ll want to get to know them! So, how can you do that?


Thoughts on the Waitlist

January 12, 2018

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Our round one decisions were released almost one month ago, and I wanted to take some time today to write to anyone who received a waitlist decision. While I suspect you were hoping for some finality to this stage of the admission process, I do want to offer some encouragement and next steps as you begin this waiting period.


Round One Decisions: In the Books!

December 13, 2017

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It’s finally December 13 and our round one decisions have been released! I think I can hear a collective deep breath being taken across the admissions suite and I imagine you have taken one as well.

So, what happens next? 


Tuesday Tips: Stay Calm

December 5, 2017

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I write my tips to you today knowing that we are just a few days before releasing round one admission decisions. While this is an exciting time in our office, I certainly acknowledge that waiting for a decision can be nerve-wracking.

Wherever you are in the admission process, I have some tips for keeping calm.


Round Two Application Deadline

December 1, 2017

MBA Essays are Online

It is hard to believe December is already here! In addition to preparing for the busy holiday season ahead, many of you are preparing to submit your application to meet the January 4 second-round application deadline.

Round two candidates will receive an admission decision on March 14. Candidates applying through the Consortium by January 5 will be included into our second round as well.


Giving Thanks

November 21, 2017

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Given that Thanksgiving is upon us, it’s only fitting that I use my latest post to provide some of the things for which I give thanks. First, I give thanks for you! I have been in higher education a long time and every year I am energized by the talented and interesting prospective students that I meet. Please keep introducing yourself to me when you see me at an event! I enjoy getting to know you and I am excited about what potential contributions you could make to the Tepper School. 


Tuesday Tips: Have a Good Plan B for Your Post-MBA Career Goals

November 14, 2017

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Today’s tip has its origin in several conversations I’ve had with MBA candidates over the last few weeks. As I travel to recruiting events and speak to many of you here on campus, I’m asked, “What is a tip you can give me when applying?” I really appreciate this question and am happy to provide some insight into how I normally respond.


Tepper Talks: Coming to a city near you

November 7, 2017

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Our fall recruitment travel is beginning to slow down, but one of my favorite events is still to come! In just a few short weeks (November 14, 15 and 16 to be exact), we will be hosting Tepper Talks in several major cities across the U.S. These intimate evenings provide you with a unique opportunity to learn more about the Tepper School’s dynamic community and curriculum.


Tepper Women Make Their Mark in the Tech Industry

October 25, 2017

Women in Tech Business

At this time of year, our career counselors are busy supporting students who are fully immersed in the recruiting season. The halls of Posner are abuzz with talk of recruitment – and lots of sharply-dressed MBA students! It reminds me of an exciting Poets & Quants article that highlights the growing number of Tepper School women who pursue full-time employment in the tech industry.


Tuesday Tips: Interviewing Successfully!

October 10, 2017

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This inaugural Tuesday Tips post is pretty relevant for where we are right now – interviewing! If you’ve applied in Round One or know someone who has, know that we extend invitations to interview all throughout the round – even up until a week or so before we release decisions. If you are invited to interview, here are some tips.


Diversity Weekend is Quickly Approaching!

October 6, 2017

Tepper MBA Diversity Weekend 2017

If you’ve had a chance to speak with any of us in Admissions or any of our current students, I hope we’ve been able to share with you what a diverse community we are at the Tepper School. We truly believe that a diverse student body, staff, and faculty all help to create a richer, more valuable experience for you.


Beyond the Class Profile

October 3, 2017

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Every year, after our team has read applications, interviewed candidates, connected candidates with current students and welcomed admitted folks to campus, I get the great task of greeting the incoming class and telling them a little more about themselves! 


The Round One Application Deadline Is Almost Here!

September 25, 2017

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There is nothing like the buzz in the office about newly submitted applications and the sounds of our team interviewing and meeting prospective students!

If you are planning to submit your application by October 4 for the round one deadline, make sure you’ve done a few things.


Live From the Tepper School, it’s our Fall 2018 Application!

August 31, 2017

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Today is an exciting day! Not only have our first year students arrived and settled into the Tepper School, but our Fall 2018 application is live.

We love that the halls of the Tepper School are filling with students again. We also love the anticipation that a new application cycle brings.


Fall 2018 Application to Go Live Mid-August

June 30, 2017

Tepper MBA Admissions Blog

We know you’ve been waiting to learn when our Fall 2018 application is live. We’re almost there!

The Admissions team will be working hard over the next few weeks to make sure the application is in tip-top shape for the Fall 2018 cycle. We want it to be easy to navigate, informative and even a little bit fun for you to complete – all in hopes of learning as much as we can about you and your background.


Round Four Admissions Decisions Are Out!

May 24, 2017

MBA Admissions Decision Round One

This is a quick post to let you know that our round four admissions decisions have been released. If you are a round four applicant or a waitlisted candidate from an earlier round, 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!


Round Four Application Deadline

April 4, 2017

MBA Essays are Online

I hope 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 final round of admissions at the Tepper School. 

Planning to submit your application by April 23? If so, we will make sure you will receive an email on May 24 with the Admission Committee’s admission decision.


Round Two Admissions Decisions Are Out!

March 15, 2017

MBA Admissions Decision Round One

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!


Welcome Weekend: Come Get to Know Us!

March 3, 2017

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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.



Interviews: An Ongoing Process

February 24, 2017

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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.


I’ve Been Waitlisted. Now What?

February 22, 2017

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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.


What Are Your Plans for the New Year? Is an MBA in Your Future?

January 10, 2017

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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.  



Round One Admissions Decisions Are Out

December 14, 2016

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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.  



Round Two Application Deadline

December 1, 2016

MBA Essays are Online

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. 


Applicants: Check Your Email on December 14

November 22, 2016

MBA admissions decision email date

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.



Tepper Talks: We’re Coming to See You and We’re Bringing Friends

November 9, 2016

Tepper Talks

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.


I Submitted My Application. When Will I Interview?

October 25, 2016

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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.


Diversity Weekend, November 5-6

October 14, 2016

Diversity Weekend at the Tepper School of Business

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!


Round One Application Deadline

September 15, 2016

MBA Essays are Online

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.


Isn’t Every Tepper MBA an Engineer?

September 5, 2016

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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.



Test Drive B-School via a Campus Visit

August 15, 2016

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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?


Take Two: The Truth About Re-applicants

July 15, 2016

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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.


MBA Fairs: 5 Things to Remember to Do

July 1, 2016

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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.


Fall 2017 Application Deadlines & Essays are Ready

June 24, 2016

MBA Essays are Online

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.


On The Road Again

June 15, 2016

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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.


Summer MBA Conferences

June 1, 2016

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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.


Get Ready for Round 3 & 4 Admission Decisions

May 16, 2016

MBA Admissions Decision Round One

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)! 


The End Is Near (but not here yet)

May 10, 2016

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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.