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Diverse Tepper Students

MBA Admissions Diversity Liaisons

These MBA students and inclusion organization fellows are leaders in our continuous effort to cultivate a diverse and inclusive community at the Tepper School.

Get to know some of our Tepper MBA students who are affiliated with various national MBA inclusion organizations.

Contact them to learn more about the support they received through these organizations; they are happy to share with you!

The Consortium: Elevating U.S. Underrepresented Minorities in Business Education

Nathali Bertran, MBA '22

Internship: Microsoft, Business Program Manager, Redmond WA

Concentrations: Technology Strategy and Product Management

What is your favorite Tepper memory?

My favorite Tepper memory is working with Master Career Center coach, Sophia. Her energy and excitement helped me prepare for my interviews during Consortium orientation. 

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Justin VanNoy, MBA '22

Internship: Danaher Corporation, MBA Summer Associate

Club leadership and involvement: Black Business Association, African Business Collective, Healthcare Business Club

What is the greatest benefit of CGSM?

I love that the Consortium gives you exposure to companies before coming to school.

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Forté: Because Women Belong in Business

Abigail Dix, MBA '22

Internship: Emerson, Perfect Execution Analyst, St. Louis, MO

Club leadership and involvement: Tepper Women in Business, VP of Early Engagement; Net Impact, VP of Educational Initiatives; Data Analytics; Volleyball Club

What did you choose the Tepper School?

I knew that the Tepper School would provide me the best opportunity to expand and improve my industry and business knowledge while developing skills to become a data-focused leader.

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Nancy Geronian, MBA '22

Current job: IBM, Managing Consultant, North America Business Development Lead

What is your proudest achievement at the Tepper School?

My proudest achievement at Tepper is being selected to the board of Tepper Women in Business (TWIB) as a part-time student.

My goal is to be as valuable as a board member and club member as possible while juggling my classes and a full-time job, which involves a good bit of travel!

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Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA): Empowering LGBTQ Students to Make an Impact in Business

Michael Kong, MBA '22

Internship: PwC, Senior Associate, New York

Concentrations: Operations, Strategy

Why did you choose the Tepper School?

After attending Diversity Weekend and meeting current students and staff, I knew that the small and close-knit community aspect was genuine and important. The Tepper School was also a good fit because of the many resources available to help pivot from a technical background.

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Diego Manrique, MBA '22

Internship: Infosys

Track: Product Management & Technology Strategy

Why is your favorite Tepper School memory?

My favorite memory is Coming Out Stories! I had the opportunity to be one of the panelists, and it was a great opportunity to share my story and how it is like for a member of the community outside of the U.S.

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Military Veterans

David Farren, MBA '22

Prior to the Tepper School: United States Army Armor officer, Walmart supply chain manager

Club leadership and involvement: STARS Club, President; Operations and General Management Club, VP of Finance; Tepper Veterans Association, VP of Admissions

Why did you choose the Tepper School?

I chose the Tepper School because of the business analytics and strategy focus in many courses. I came to gain a rounded perspective and strategic business understanding.

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Jack Guda, MBA '22

Prior to the Tepper School: Military officer (4 years), product manager (1 year)

Club leadership and involvement: Tepper Veterans Association, President; Business and Technology Club, VP of Education; Design and Business Club, VP of Finance

What is your proudest achievement at the Tepper School?

My proudest achievement at Tepper so far is getting a Program Management internship offer from Microsoft. I worked very hard during recruiting prep, so it was a great feeling when it paid off.

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Scott Mentzer, MBA '22

Prior to the Tepper School: U.S. Army Engineer Officer for 8 years

Tracks and concentrations: Management of Innovation and Product Development track; Marketing, Finance and Strategy concentrations

What is your proudest achievement at the Tepper School?

It's my ability to balance this with my career in the U.S. Army Reserves. Its been incredibly rewarding to serve while being in school and it is something I hope to take into my civilian career.

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