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Dear Oppy: April 2021

We are proud to continue our agony advice column, Dear Oppy: B-School Advice for the Everyday Sternie – “real questions, terrible advice.”

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/their way at oppy@stern.nyu.edu or fill this out, anonymously.

Received from a student:

Dear Oppy,

I am not in the FT or Langone program, where students are nicely slotted into color blocks to make lifelong friends. With Yacht Week looming in the near horizon, how do I ensure I can network – i.e. booze up with the right crew – before it is too late?

Dear Oppy: March 2021

We are proud to continue our agony advice column, Dear Oppy: B-School Advice for the Everyday Sternie – “real questions, terrible advice.”

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 or fill this out, anonymously.

Dear Oppy,

Why does being an MBA student have to be so hard during these times? I just want to give up, quit virtual classes, and become an influencer but the idea of $240k being a sunk cost is stopping me. I cannot believe I am going to have to miss another Yacht Week this year.

Dear Oppy: February 2021 (Valentine 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,

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I don’t want to spend it alone. The pandemic has made dating tougher than it already was. Do I swipe right on a dating app? Try to slide into the DM’s of my cute classmate? Is it even safe to meet up? I don’t know. Any advice on how to find that perfect someone in time for Feb 14?

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.…

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