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Posts published in “Issue 2: October 2020”

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.…

Covid Journals: Go West, Young Man

By Ryan Bedell

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 Langone student Ryan Bedell.

In mid-August, I found myself in a gas station in the middle of Kansas, the only person with a mask on, being laughed at by a cashier with a cough. One of the lower moments of a cross-country road trip from New York to Los Angeles, I got back in my car and thought about how the past few weeks had led me here.…

Covid Journals: Making a fresh start

By Alexandra Strick

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. This issue, we approached incoming students to learn why they chose to pursue an MBA knowing the pandemic would fundamentally change their entry in the Stern community. If you wish to write about your own experience, please e-mail us at oppy@stern.nyu.edu. 

The following entry comes from Langone student Alexandra Strick.

In February 2020, I thought I was at the height of my career. I had a number of international business trips booked, had formed strong relationships with important clients, and was set to bring in significantly more money than I had the year before.…

Covid Journals: Finally taking the leap

By Tulsi Patel

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. This issue, we approached incoming students to learn why they chose to pursue an MBA knowing the pandemic would fundamentally change their entry in the Stern community. If you wish to write about your own experience, please e-mail us at oppy@stern.nyu.edu

The following entry comes from Langone student Tulsi Patel.

Back in March, I was late booking a flight to Istanbul for a friend’s wedding.…

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