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Jenna Strahm, Krannert MS MarketingGroundhog Day: KGSA President Predictions

Equipped with fresh ideas, Atal has a distinct mission to strengthen the Krannert community with an emphasis on assisting international students with the various challenges presented in such circumstances. At the same time, she is prepared to address student ideas and concerns in order to create concrete initiatives and set a foundation for future classes.


Jenna Strahm, Krannert MS MarketingKrannert Experience Top Takeaways

When I decided to leave a full-time job in Public Health to pursue a Master’s degree in Marketing, I thought I might be a little crazy. I knew that studying at a business school would be entirely different from any other experience I’ve had in my professional career.


AndreaFinding the Right Internship

One of the most daunting tasks facing current MBA students is the challenge of finding an internship. Not only do you have to mingle with companies to find one that you think is a good option, you then have to make a decision about which will be the best fit. When choosing an internship, you must think about your role preference while simultaneously considering many other factors.


AndreaApproaching Finals

As the end of the semester approaches, I cannot help but reflect on how much I have already received from my time in Krannert. When I was originally deciding if pursing my MBA was the right choice, there were a lot of things that I had to take into consideration. I had to decide if the cost, time and effort involved in furthering my education would be worth it.

Sarah ConnollyAdvice to Future Students

As a second year MS Human Resource Management (MSHRM) student, Sarah Connolly is wrapping up her time as a graduate student at Krannert. Sarah hopes to work in a human resources role within a university where she would be able to work with students and have a direct impact on their lives every day.


Andrea PuterbaughSaving Money as a Master's Student

Coming right off of my undergraduate degree, the last thing I wanted to do was accumulate a lot of student debt while I obtained my MBA. By following the tips listed below, I have been able to cut costs and put myself in a good position upon graduation.


Andrea PuterbaughThankful

As Thanksgiving approaches, we have time to think about all the things for which we can be thankful. First-Year MBA students Andrea Puterbaugh and Travis Baugh reflect on what they're thankful for within their program and at Purdue University.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

KashifTips for Finding the Right Internship

Some first-year Master’s students already have internship offers lined up for the summer. If you have an internship lined up, congratulations! If not, here are a few helpful tips from Krannert alumni Kashif Khan to help you as you continue your search for an internship.      


Koji YamadaThe Value of Commitment

There are many skills which will help someone within the business world succeed. Examples include hard work, honesty, intellect, fairness, and many other skills. While all of these are important in business, there is one characteristic that stands out to me. Commitment.


Koji YamadaA Cultural Journey

As an international student coming to the United States, Koji Yamada had certain perceptions of what he believed America would be like. He knew that he would face many challenges, but he came prepared to work hard and dedicate himself to his education. Since beginning his education, he has also had many invaluable learning experiences which have helped him grow as an individual.               

Andrea PuterbaughThe Krannert Family

I anticipated there would be several changes as I made the transition from a Krannert undergraduate student to a Krannert Master’s student. I knew that the program would be split up into modules instead of semesters. Courses would move at a much faster and more intense pace.  Preparing ourselves for successful careers would be just as important as our grades and classwork.                                

Andrea PuterbaughCase Competitions and Chances to Grow

After a week of countless hours of studying and sleep, I am happy to share that we survived our first round of finals. Now that we have taken a short break, it is time to get back into the swing of things and nothing helps you do that quite like a case competition. I was excited to have the opportunity to participate in the Krannert Graduate Student Association’s annual case competition which was sponsored by Amazon and AT Kearney. It was still an excellent experience and I learned a great deal from it. 

Andrea PuterbaughPrepare Now For Your Admissions Interview

Although all components of your application are considered in a holistic view, the admissions interview gives a more personal opportunity to combine your unique character with your accomplishments.  Whether you have completed your application or just begun, the interview is a must-have for all incoming students.  The earlier you start to prepare, the more confident you will be in your interview.

Andrea PuterbaughAdventures as a First-Year MBA Student

It is hard to believe that the first round of classes is nearly over. Module one is coming to a close, and even though it has only been about eight weeks since we officially started our Krannert journey, I have already learned quite a bit. We have discovered that many of the opportunities to learn are not necessarily found within the walls of a classroom. Some of the most important things we have learned so far have been through experiences that have presented themselves in working with peers or in situations that have come up.

Joel Stubbs Head shot20,995,200 Seconds

It has been 243 days since I arrived here at Purdue to complete my 2-year MBA. 243 days, that is the equivalent to 20,995,200 seconds, each of which a weight sat on my chest. The weight represented the task of finding and securing an internship, solidifying my career path of working within the financial services sector, and accomplishing what I set out to achieve.


Wake Forest Case CompetitionWake Forest Case Competition

This year, Krannert had six teams participating at the first round of the prestigious Wake Forest Marketing Analytics Case Competition. For the first round, the teams had to work on a mini-case about the carbonated soft-drink market. In addition, a two-minute team video had to be prepared.

Students at Louis VuittonMy Spring Break Trip to Europe

I had an amazing experience studying abroad in both Paris and Madrid. For the first week, I was in Paris.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Caitlin ThumbnailA Lasting Legacy: Caitlin McPherson

When you talk to Caitlin McPherson, it doesn’t take much to see that her love of Purdue runs deep. I sat down with Caitlin to learn more about that passion and how she has been helping to strengthen the Krannert community.

Colleen ThumbnailKrannert Leaders Enhance B-School Education in Washington DC

During the last week of winter break, I had the opportunity to attend The Washington Campus: Public Policy Education for Business Leaders, an intensive week long program in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Krannert School of Management.

Group of Students at Duke MBAIn Pursuit of Dreams: Dawn Edwards

Many non-traditional opportunities are available to MBA students after b-school.  In order to discover these, it takes just a little extra digging. Dawn Edwards, a second-year MBA candidate with concentrations in Operations and Finance, used her MBA to pursue her dreams of a career in hospital administration.  

The next step is an essteemed fellowship in hospital operations and management.   

Students with NBMBA SignMy Journey to Krannert

I am a First-Year MBA student, and I can say that moving is part of my DNA. In the last five years I’ve moved about six times, including moving to 3 different cities and a new country.


Hiroka in ZambiaMy Summer in Zambia

This summer I worked for Alliance Forum Foundation (AFF) in Zambia. It was a really amazing and important experience for my career and life.


Cara PutmanMaking Dreams a Reality: Cara Putman

Cara Putman is not your average woman. She does it all. From spending time with her family, a busy career in law, writing novels, and teaching graduate classes in business law at Purdue, it seems like there would be no time for taking MBA classes. But that hasn’t stopped Cara from excelling in Krannert's Weekend MBA program.                                                                                                            

Group of Students at National BlackMy Job Fair Experience

Since our first day at Krannert, professors, alumni and friends have been telling us how important the career fairs are. But what is the best way to go about tackling them?


Baton twirlersBeing Involved in Something You're Passionate About: Annemarie Heise

There are other options out there besides the typical graduate assistantships for students looking to work. Annemarie Heise, Second-Year MBA student at the Krannert School of Management, tells us more about her role untraditional role on campus and how it has helped her both personally and professionally.                                                                                                                                             

Purdue Sign SmallLife as a Boliermaker! 

The weeks are flying by. Since the fast paced program is broken up into modules, I have already experienced my first few business school midterms. Now that the dust has settled, I can say that I feel good about all that I have accomplished. 


Dana Football GameThe Beginning...

Early on Monday, August 11th, over 100 well-dressed individuals descended upon PMU for Krannert Launch, the beginning of our journey towards obtaining a master’s degree. I was experiencing many different emotions as I walked through the door. Was I nervous, excited, or somewhere in-between?                                                                                                                                               

Wish You Were Here Sign Student Scuba Diving

Dive in and Explore Krannert

A Krannert degree will take you on many adventures. Start your journey by investigating our programs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Jill LynnWelcome to Krannert Jill Lynn

It's a pleasure to welcome Jill Lynn to the position of Associate Program Director, Purdue One-Year MBA for STEM Professionals within the Purdue Master's Programs Team.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

SenemKrannert Partners with BPE 

Krannert students enrolled in the Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) program recently held mock interviews with individuals participating in the Business & Professional Exchange (BPE).


Sly at Checkpoint CharlieGermany Travel - My Final Trips  

Wolfsburg was a quick three hour trip to visit the Volkswagen (VW) headquarters/factory/museum.  It was a quaint city where you can definitely see the VW stamp.  VW employs about 53,000 people and the name is all over the town on the museum, city arena, hockey arena, and soccer stadium. 



Slyvester in GermanySpring Break in Europe 

Since my last update, I've traveled to Prague, London, Brussels, and Amsterdam. This week, I plan on seeing the VW factory and museum as well as Berlin, Germany.  It has been a really great trip, and as of today I only have 12 days left in Europe until I am back in the U.S. preparing for graduation from Purdue. 


SaadiLanding Your Dream Job: Saadi Azeem
Saadi Azeem is a second-year MBA student at the Krannert School of Management. He is the outgoing President of the Purdue University Consulting Club, a group which is comprised of students from all of Purdue University. Saadi and many other members of the consulting club have worked tirelessly to land their dream consulting jobs and to bring more consulting firms to Krannert.


KashifTips For Finding The Right Internship
I spent 9 months on my internship search, before I eventually landed two offers in the same week, and therefore have gone through a lot more than many and have learned a few tricks that might help you in your internship search.



Students in Costa RicaMy Germany Travels
I have been in Germany for almost three weeks and have seen almost 3/4 of the country. I live in a small college town called Reutlingen. I have traveled many times to Tubingen, where my cousin Alex plays professional basketball.



Students in Costa RicaMy Last (but best) Spring Break
Spring Break is a really awesome time at Krannert because as Master’s students we receive 2 solid weeks of time off from class so students may participate in a Study Abroad trip and then still have a spring break. Realizing that this is the last spring break I’ll have, I decided to leave the frozen tundra of Indiana for the more tropical climate of Costa Rica.


Purdue Student in Lab April 1st Deadline for the One-Year MBA for STEM Professionals   
Thank you for your interest in the new one-year MBA for STEM professionals program at Purdue University.  We are looking forward to welcoming the inaugural class to campus in just a few short months (the first day of orientation is June 9, 2014).





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