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Breaking News: Oppy Board just got Bigger and Better

We are extremely excited to welcome the newest members of the Oppy Board. After hours of interviewing and grueling casing, these talented writers made the cut into the coolest club on campus.

If you are wondering who these mystery individuals are – look no further! Here is a short and sweet roundup of the new kids on the block. Be sure to check out their work throughout our newsletter!

MBA1 Managing Editor: Niraj Dsouza

Niraj is a Full-Time MBA student from the class of 2024, looking to specialize in Strategy and Finance. He worked for around 7 years in Tech, primarily in FinTech before joining Stern.…

Stern Somebody: Nicole Ripka

The Oppy staff is proud to continue our feature “Stern Somebody,” telling the stories of remarkable classmates and how they became the exceptional people they are today.

Nicole graduated with a Bachelor in Applied Science, magna cum laude, from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania (U Penn). She spent the early years of her career exploring various creative pursuits – opening her own gallery, working as a product specialist, and taking on different roles at creative agencies, specializing in the video art form. When the pandemic hit, the agency she was working at shut down and she found herself moving back home, unemployed – looking for her next opportunity.…

Stern Singles Presents: Jeremy Kim 

Sternie Testimonials:

“I have known Jeremy since we were Freshmen at NYU when he wore Abercrombie polos and had no facial hair. He recently officiated my wedding — best officiant ever. Jeremy is always kind and sassy when he needs to be. He’s incredibly supportive and loyal to the people he cares about. Some of his oldest friends call him Jer Bear because he’s cuddly but the claws come out if you mess with his people! He’s also cool as a cucumber in stressful situations and really good at problem solving so you definitely want him on your bank heist crew.”

Faculty Spotlight:  Dan Gode

Hello, Professor, Thank you again for meeting with me. Let’s start off by introducing yourself where you’re from, and what you teach at Stern?

I’m originally from India, although I’ve been in the USA for thirty-five years.   This is my twenty-fifth year at Stern.  

I teach many courses at Stern in various areas. I used to teach the entire financial accounting core to MBAs. Now I teach a wide range of interdisciplinary classes ranging from financial modeling, advanced accounting, business drivers, and data analytics in python, to renewable energy.

Tell us a little bit more about your journey to teaching.

Interview with Erica Ramos: Cofounder, and Co-CEO of Trousso

Hello Erica! How are you doing today? Can you tell us a little about yourself and your company, Trousso? 

I’m doing great this fall morning! Thank you for asking. 

I’m currently wrapping up my Stern MBA program which I expect to finish this coming May. 

My company, Trousso is a resale platform for upscale bridal fashion. Our goal is to help the next generation of brides dress up for their wedding celebrations in a way that’s financially accessible and environmentally sustainable. 

Wow! That’s cool.  Tell us a little bit about your life before Stern, and your career journey so far. 

I started my career as a management consultant at Deloitte, where I spent five years working in several different roles.…

2022 New York City Marathon Recap: Kelly Rupinski

The New York City Marathon took place on November 6th. It is a massive event that was established in 1970 and is always held on the first Sunday of November. It has only been canceled twice – in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy, when many runners traveled to Staten Island and Brooklyn to support recovery efforts, and in 2020 due to COVID. In 2021, the pandemic precautions limited the number of competitors to 33,000, but this year 50,000 racers were expected. The marathon grew from 100 spectators watching 127 competitors in 1970 to the largest marathon in the world, with around 2 million spectators lining the course and millions watching it over ESPN broadcasting and online streaming as well.…

The Graduate: Conor Clark, Oppy Alumni

The Graduate: Conor Clark, Oppy Alumni 

By: Phuong Tran 

This month’s The Graduate features Oppy alumni Conor Clark, whose career has traversed architectural engineering, consulting, and as of late, a band, music label, and acting. He maneuvers these ventures with the grace and business acumen of someone who has…you guessed it, an MBA. I’ve known Conor since I took over his famous Stern Singles column (from which he is now engaged!), and it was wonderful to catch up and learn more about just how applicable business is in every interest you may have in life. 

Conor Clark…where do we begin with him?

Amy Knapp – NYU Stern MBA Alumni 

Our most recent MBA spotlight features alumna Amy Knapp (’05). Today Amy is the COO and a partner at Corsair, a private equity investment company. Amy received her undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Albany and completed her CPA requirements shortly thereafter. Upon graduation, Amy received an offer from PwC and worked in the firm’s capital markets audit and assurance practice. Amy was eventually able to parlay her Big 4 experience into a job at J.P. Morgan, a client with whom she had built a strong relationship. At that time her current firm, Corsair, was a subsidiary within J.P.…

Stern Singles Presents: Katie Jagodka

This article has been edited for clarity.

Sternie Testimonials:

Katie is great and the most self-aware person I have met. One thing I wanna say is, “Spicy boys only.” 

Katie is one of the best people I know! She is so thoughtful and kind and just a great friend. She’s also so much fun!! She’s always down to travel and try new things—she’s the life of the party!! 

If there’s one way to describe Katie Jagodka, it’s “down” – always down for anything and anywhere. I had the pleasure of meeting the vibrant and badass Katie, SoCal native, yoga instructor/pending consultant, with non-basic music taste.…

Faculty Spotlight: Kristen Sosulski 

Dr. Kristen Sosulski is a Clinical Associate Professor of Information, Operations & Management Sciences in the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, where she teaches MBA students and executives data visualization, computer programming and business analytics. She is also the Director for the Learning Science Lab for NYU Stern, where she develops immersive face-to-face and online learning experiences to advance business school education.

This interview has been edited for clarity.

Hello Kristen, first thank you for agreeing to speak to the Stern Oppy!

I know we’re amid finals and it is a busy time for students and professors alike, so I appreciate you making the time for us today.

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