Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published in “Covid”

Covid Journal: Finding and losing love in quarantine

During the Fall 2020 Semester, The Oppy will be publishing submissions from members of the Stern community about how the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted their experience in and out of the program. If you wish to write about your own experience, please e-mail us at oppy@stern.nyu.edu

I’m about to get real here. I’ve noticed in the past many Covid journal entries have been about the logistics of quarantining or professional and personal development. This one isn’t going to be as even-keeled or cheery. I would expect the majority of us have experienced some personal trauma due to isolation during this time and will have some level of PTSD when we finally fully emerge from lockdown.…

Covid Journals: Exchange MBA student from Tel Aviv

The Oppy is continuing to publish submissions from members of the Stern community about how the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted their experiences in and out of the program. If you wish to write about your own experience, please e-mail us at oppy@stern.nyu.edu

By Moshe Hildesheimer

Two years ago, when I decided that the next step in my career path would be to attend an MBA program, I spent many hours wondering what the best career choice for me would be – should I attend an Israeli university or apply to a top-tier international American university?

Both sides had their pros and cons: studying in a university in Tel Aviv meant staying in my comfort zone, which is not an easy thing to give up when facing the challenging years of the MBA.…

Covid Journals: Winter Break

The Oppy is continuing to publish submissions from members of the Stern community about how the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted their experiences in and out of the program. If you wish to write about your own experience, please e-mail us at oppy@stern.nyu.edu

By Lauren Marinaro

What to do, what to do… I am sure if many of you felt this sentiment during our month and half long winter break in the middle of a pandemic.

I, myself, could often be found twiddling my thumbs, trying to keep busy so my otherwise idle mind wouldn’t dwell on my long lost DBI and plans to travel Australia and Southeast Asia… maybe Japan?…

Quarantined Down Under

According to the Australian Government Department of Health, as of December 10, Australia had just 15 daily cases of COVID. 15. In the whole country. The country currently has a strict policy of no visitors, and Australian citizens must complete their 14-day quarantine in a hotel upon entry. I have seen a number of articles and videos online about people’s quarantine experiences and subsequent return to normal life after the 14 days. Because of the low number of cases in Australia, normal is not the “new normal” we’ve gotten used to in the city, but actually the old normal that seems to be in the very distant past.…

Covid Journals: Quarantine and care packages in Taiwan

During the Fall 2020 Semester, The Oppy will be publishing submissions from members of the Stern community about how the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted their experience in and out of the program. If you wish to write about your own experience, please e-mail us at oppy@stern.nyu.edu. 

The following entry comes from MBA student Stacy Chen.

I grew up in Taiwan and moved to the United States when I was 13 years old. Since then, I’ve managed to go back twice a year to visit my family, while two times every year they made the reciprocal trip here. This year was, of course, different. …

Mission News Theme by Compete Themes.