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The Graduate: Vanessa O’Brien

There cannot be failure unless one gives up – I know that for certain.Vanessa O’Brien 

This month’s edition of “The Graduate” features Vanessa O’Brien (‘97), a British-American mountaineer, explorer, author and (of course) notable Stern grad! Among Vanessa’s many achievements, she set a Guinness World Record by becoming the first woman to reach the Earth’s highest (Mt. Everest 8,848m) and lowest (Challenger Deep 10,925m) points. Vanessa is the first American or British woman to successfully summit K2, the world’s second-tallest mountain, has summited the highest peaks on every continent (the Seven Summits) in a 295 day span, and has skied the last degree to the north and south poles in 11 months (Explorers Grand Slam). Her…

The Graduate: Ilana Fischer

The Oppy is commemorating some prominent NYU Stern alumni with our ‘Graduate’ series. Each month, we’ll interview notable alum that have made an impact on their community and industry.

As the nation waited in limbo for election results last Friday, I had the refreshing distraction of sitting down, virtually, with Ilana Fischer, CEO of Whisps and Stern MBA (2011). Ilana spoke about leadership lessons she’s learned during her career and how her life-long passion for cheese ultimately led to her dream job.

This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

Let’s start off with an ice-breaker question. Describe your go-to-cheese board?

The Graduate: Jim Louderback

The Oppy is commemorating some prominent NYU Stern alumni with our ‘Graduate’ series. Each month, we’ll interview notable alum that have made an impact on their community and industry.

Jim Louderback is among the most respected figures in digital media with a 20-year history of leadership at the intersection of publishing, media and technology. 

He currently runs events business VidCon as an independent division of Viacom.  Jim  joined VidCon in 2014 as editorial director of the industry track, and took over as CEO in 2017.  In early 2018 he led the sale of VidCon to Viacom.  He is also a Venture Partner at seed investment firm Social Starts and recently did extensive consulting with a variety of top tech and media companies.…

The Graduate: Joan Bloom

The Oppy is commemorating the last decade of NYU Stern with our new ‘The Graduate’ series. Each month, we’ll interview notable alum from each decade since the 1960s through the 2010s that have made an impact on their community and industry.

The Graduate, 1960s Edition: Joan Bloom

This month’s ‘The Graduate’ interview is with Joan Bloom, former PR director in the lifestyle and travel space. She graduated from the MBA program at NYU’s Graduate School of Business in 1966 (before it was named the Leonard N. Stern School of Business in 1988), and answered my questions via email and over the phone. …

The Graduate: Adam Grossman

The Oppy is commemorating another decade of NYU Stern with ‘The Graduate’ series. Each month, we’ll interview a notable alum from each decade since the 1960s through the 2010s that has made an impact in their community and industry. This month’s ‘The Graduate’ interview is with 2010s alum Adam Grossman, CEO & Founder, of Block Six Analytics.

Few positions across team sports involve the pressure and isolation that comes with being a goalkeeper. Take it from this month’s notable alum. Before Adam Grossman came to Stern to pursue his MBA, he was a goalkeeper during his undergraduate years for Northwestern University’s men’s soccer team.…

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