Carnegie Mellon University

Joshua Kaplan

Joshua Kaplan

Full-Time MBA Student, Class of 2021

Get to Know Joshua

"Prior to my MBA, I was working as a production engineer in a chemical manufacturing plant outside of Houston, Texas.

"One of the biggest reasons I chose Tepper is the challenge it provides in its classes. Your professors at Tepper will challenge you to ensure you have a strong understanding of the material. The result of this rigor is that, when you leave the classroom and start your job, you'll excel.

"During undergraduate and full-time work, I always enjoyed working with prospective or new members of the community. In college, I led our club ultimate frisbee development team, setting up strong foundations for the freshmen who would serve to be the future of our program. As a full-time employee, I was an active recruiter for interns and full-time hires, as well as a supervisor for interns. I always enjoy the opportunity to help a new individual reach his or her potential. The student ambassadors had a huge impact on my choice to come to Tepper, so I want to be a big part of helping future students join our community."

  • Track: Energy Business
  • Concentrations: Operations, Sustainability, Organizational Behavior, Strategy
  • Hometown: Washington, D.C.
  • InternshipBlue Origin, Commercial Sales & Strategy Intern, Kent, WA. 
  • Clubs: Admissions Fellow, Energy & Cleantech Club, Tepper Women in Business Club, Operations & General Management Club, Jewish Business Association, Net Impact, Volleyball Club, STARS, TOAC (Tepper Outdoor Adventure Club), Accelerate Communications Coach
  • Post-MBA Career Focus: Operations and/or Leadership Development Program in Energy and/or Space Sector