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ABOUT THE STERN OPPORTUNITY NEWSPAPER

HISTORY

The Stern Opportunity or The Oppy, as Sternies affectionately call it, has been the NYU Stern MBA newspaper for nearly 60 years. We are currently publishing the 58th Volume, making us one of the oldest business school papers in the country. The Oppy is a student-led organization and publishes monthly.

In true NYU fashion, our Editorial Board has always valued diversity of thought and background, giving the Stern community the opportunity to present its best self to the world.

VISION

Serve business systems globally by articulating the voice, work, ambition and experiences at The Stern School of Business graduate community.

WHY DO WE EXIST

As the voice of Stern’s graduate community, we foster and promote Stern’s values of being uncommonly connected with our community, believe in the power of businesses to improve society, nurture IQ+EQ through our platform, pursue excellence year over year unbounded by tradition and inculcate belongingness and inclusion in our community by giving everyone a voice.

MOONSHOTS

  • Become the go-to source to learn about the Stern experience for current and prospective students
  • Become a globally known publication as the authentic voice of the Stern community, presenting its diversity in academics, achievements and co-curriculars in full color
  • Promote literary and critical thinking rigor across the campus
  • Create networking opportunities for our students, professors, graduates, administrators, partner businesses and non-profit organizations
  • Release annual print publications featuring the top content at The Oppy for our students, staff and alumni

OBJECTIVE

The newspaper’s goal is to serve as a forum for the NYU Stern School of Business graduate community. We strive to cover current events and achievements of NYU Stern, to reflect on the current state of the world of business through articles and editorials from Stern students, alumni, faculty, and administrators, and to capture the many facets of the school.

More recently, as Covid-19 forced the world to be remote, we have been trying to strengthen the Stern  community and foster belongingness by sharing stories of our diverse classmates along with our regular features. Some of our most read columns are The Graduate (featuring Stern’s MBA alumni impacting the world with their work), Stern Faculty Spotlight (covering Professors making a mark in academia), Stern Somebody (presenting prominent student personalities) and Stern Singles (the fun side at Stern!).

THE STERN OPPORTUNITY EDITORIAL BOARD

As a student run organization, we have a diverse representation of the Stern Graduate Community in our Editorial Board. Our Board comprises of students from a gamut of specializations including media, technology, healthcare and finance and across both full-time and Langone MBA programs.

Editor-in-Chief: Deirdre Keane

Deirdre is a Langone student, who started in September 2018. She studied family medicine for her master’s and doctorate at Columbia before embarking on her MBA at Stern. She works as a pediatric ICU nurse practitioner and is hoping to couple her clinical and business educations to shift into healthcare leadership. During her free time, she can be found at various Stern events, hassling students to write articles for The Oppy, running marathons, and traveling.

VP of Relations: Stacy Chen

Stacy is a full time MBA student specializing in entertainment, media & technology and marketing. After graduating from University of Michigan she became a producer at ABC News where she covered everything from earthquakes, political rallies to red carpets. Since starting Stern, Stacy now works at ABC on the weekends in order to afford NYC’s $40 brunches. Outside of work, Stacy is a lover of all dogs and selective cats, coffee addict, traveler and avid reader. 

AVP of Relations: Snigdha Srivastava

Snigdha is a Langone Student and joined the school in Spring’ 2022. Currently working as a Security and Privacy Control Test Engineer at Google, her experience ranges across the three lines of defense in telecommunications, banking and technology industries.  Previously a National Debater, she is a trained Indian Classical Vocalist and loves New York for its eating scenes! From a small town in the foothills of the Himalayas, she landed in New York in 2014 to pursue a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from NYU and was measurably shocked to find herself in a proper city for the first time! When free, she runs away to Badminton Courts for a few games and reads anything she can grab. Currently, she is going through a life-changing experience of caring for a cat named Luna!

MBA1 Assistant Managing Editor: Ria Jambusaria

Ria is a full time MBA student from the Class of 2023. She formerly worked as a financial statement auditor for seven years in Mumbai before deciding to come to Stern. She has lived in three countries, loves traveling and writing, is a trained classical dancer and a self-confessed sci-fi/fantasy nerd. When she isn’t at school, she can be found in the closest library or one of the theatres on Broadway.

MBA2 Managing Editor: Nathan Hoey

Nate is a full time MBA student specializing in finance and economics. He spent two years working as a mechanical engineer and three years working as a business analyst in the healthcare industry. He attended Fairfield University for undergrad where he majored in physics and math, and still likes to pretend that he remembers how to do them. Nate is very happy to be part of The Oppy board because he loves reading news and wanted to find a way to contribute to the Stern community.

Langone Managing Editor: David Kalan

Dave is a Langone student, who started in January 2020. Prior to enrolling at Stern, Dave spent 12 years working in content production and development across the National Hockey League’s digital platforms, covering major league events in North America and Europe. He ultimately plans to use his MBA to build on his previous experience and pursue strategy and business development opportunities in professional sports. Dave often spends his free time stressing over answers at pub trivia and riding the 7 train like a moth to the flame to watch the Mets each spring.

Langone Assistant Managing Editor: Tammana Sinha

VP of Finance: Robert Charles

Robert is an experienced Capital Markets professional who has spent over 12 years at bulge bracket Global Investment Banks across various functions including; Sales, Trading, Product Management, Project Management, Strategy, Operations, and Technology. He started the Langone program in Fall of 2018 with a focus on Quantitative Finance, Product Management, and FinTech.  Robert prefers not to have free time, but when he does, he likes to travel, learn, and spend time with his fiancée.

AVP of Finance: David Kammiel

Dave is a Langone student, who started in September 2020. He has been working in sales and trading since undergrad and obtained the CFA Charter in 2018. He is currently working as a Director on an interest rate derivatives sales desk (if you don’t know what that is, feel free to ask him as he will be happy to converse). Despite notions of being a self-described “finance-bro,” Dave enjoys cycling, Muay Thai, and playing in co-ed soccer and volleyball leagues in his home city of Philadelphia. When Dave figures out what he will be post MBA, he promises to tell us all.


VP of Technology: Phuong Tran

Phuong is a Langone student who started in fall 2020, with experience in program/project management in the nonprofit, behavioral health, and social impact sectors (all at NYU!). She enjoys all things music, from concerts to her carefully crafted Spotify playlists, exploring the city, and of course, writing. She grew up in the Midwest and went to undergrad in Atlanta, so everyone is confused as to how she ended up in NYC, but she’ll be here a while.

AVP of Technology: Varna Suresh

Varna is a full-time student specializing in Strategy and Global Business. She grew up in the South of India and worked in Texas, before moving to NYC for school. She loves to code and closely follows the technology world. She is an avid reader and enjoys reviewing her latest reads on her blog. In her free time she travels, explores the city and doom-scrolls on Twitter.

VP of Marketing: Kit Miller

Kit is a Langone student planning to specialize in entertainment, media & technology and economics. For fun, she likes to enthuse over excellent television writing, play a few instruments, and spend time outdoors. She went to NYU for undergrad and currently works at NYU Stern in the Undergraduate College as an assistant director of communications, where she manages digital content strategy. She is actually in NYU purgatory and can’t get out.

AVP of Marketing: Kathryn Whitney

Kathryn Whitney is an Executive MBA student and a member of the A22 cohort. She has a background in business development, investment banking and venture capital. While she isn’t studying or writing for The Oppy, she can be found running in Central Park, walking her beagle CJ or reading thrillers. In addition to The Oppy, she’s also a member of the Graduate Marketing Association, the PEVC club and the Golf Club. 

WRITE TO US

To publish an article, publicize an event, place an ad or share any feedback, contact the Stern Opportunity Editorial Board (oppy@stern.nyu.edu).

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