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Dear Oppy: December 2020

We are proud to continue our agony advice column, Dear Oppy: B-School Advice for the Everyday Sternie.

Oppy can be quite Stern at times but is here to answer the queries and qualms of all MBA students so send them his/her way at oppy@stern.nyu.edu.

Dear Oppy,

There is this guy in my 6:30pm branding class and I can’t even figure out what block he’s in. He’s super weird; always in a suit or biz casual, and I’m pretty sure recruiting is done. He’s impossible to schedule group meetings with, refuses to meet during the day, and barely even contributes to the GroupMe banter.

Dear Oppy: November 2020

We are proud to continue our agony advice column, Dear Oppy: B-School Advice for the Everyday Sternie.

Oppy can be quite Stern at times but is here to answer the queries and qualms of all MBA students so send them his/her way at oppy@stern.nyu.edu.

Dear Oppy,

I’m so nervous for virtual recruiting this year. In addition to the stress of normal years, Zoom is adding another layer of complexity. What should my background look like? When should I go on mute? And most importantly, what should I wear? 

Anxiously,

Gloom and Zoom

Dear Gloom,

The key to impressing at a recruiting event is standing out while also demonstrating professional fit with the company’s culture.…

Dear Oppy: October 2020

We are proud to continue our agony advice column, Dear Oppy: B-School Advice for the Everyday Sternie.

Oppy can be quite Stern at times but is here to answer the queries and qualms of all MBA students so send them his/her way at oppy@stern.nyu.edu.

Dear Oppy,

I’ve recently started my MBA.. Do you have any advice for my next two years?

Best,

MBA1

Dear MBA1,

Take advantage of being back in school! Attend every class and speaker event in person. Sure, it can be uncomfortable to pile into a packed auditorium to hear a famous speaker or cram into a crowded bar for a social event – but events like these are where the memories are truly made.…

Dear Oppy: September 2020 Edition

We are proud to continue our agony advice column, Dear Oppy: B-School Advice for the Everyday Sternie (living through a pandemic).

Oppy can be quite Stern at times but is here to answer the queries and qualms of all MBA students so send them his/her way at oppy@stern.nyu.edu.

Dear Oppy,

Remember when the tent on Gould Plaza was home to Stern Social, aka Beer Blast. Now it’s a COVID testing center for NYU. That is all.

Best, One Sad Sternie

Dear Sad Sternie,

RIP “Tent Blast.” May the plaza forever echo the drunken bellows made by all previous MBA students that would seep into the walls of KMC, spreading jealousy throughout all Langoners taking Thursday evening classes.…

Dear Oppy: May Edition

We are proud to continue our agony advice column, Dear Oppy: B-School Advice for the Everyday Sternie.

Oppy can be quite Stern at times but is here to answer the queries and qualms of all MBA students so send them his/her way at oppy@stern.nyu.edu.

Dear Oppy,

What can I do to help during the crisis?

Sincerely,

Friendly Neighbor

Dear Friendly,

There’s a lot you can do during the crisis! Try making sandwiches for all your neighbors! Deliver them door to door with a friendly handshake. Physical contact helps ease the tension. Same goes for family: give them a great big hug!…

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