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How do you Recruit On-Campus When You Aren’t Allowed On-Campus?

By Scott Cairns

I know the experience NYU WANTS for you when they advertise “On-Campus” Recruiting: Company sponsored coffee chats, networking events at the Wasserman Center, and little bowls of Lifesavers on every available surface (a surely sizeable budget line item that was likely easily cut during the COVID-times). In fact, my first job out of undergraduate as a member of the NYU CAS Class of 2015 was a result of exactly this experience. Knowing I wanted just such a career pivot and that NYU had the infrastructure to make it happen was a small…ok, I concede a very large part of why I chose to return to Stern nearly five years later in the Spring of 2020.…

A Day to Remember: The 2022 Boston Marathon

Three weeks ago, I ran the 126th Boston Marathon on Marathon Monday, or what is also known as Patriots’ Day. The iconic marathon had been on my list for a while as I am trying to complete all six World Major Marathons. It also has special meaning in my family since most of my mom’s side of the family went to school in Boston. When I saw an application in December to run as part of a charity team, I jumped on the opportunity. I knew that Easter weekend would be a weekend to remember.

I raised money for Girls on the Run Greater Boston, a nonprofit that designs programming that strengthens third- to eighth grade girls’ social, emotional, behavioral, and overall life skills through the sport of running.…

One Final Note on My Time at Stern

I never learned to use Excel.

In my previous life I was a sportswriter who became a sports web producer who became a sports content strategist who became a sports digital jack of all trades. Well, not all trades because, you see, I never learned to use Excel.

For the first 12 years of my post-college life, spreadsheets, or for that matter business school, were never on my radar. I didn’t see the point of leaving the career in sports media I had always dreamed of, and, in any event, I never considered myself much of a businessman. With hindsight I now understand that I was lying to myself to some degree.…

The Save Soil Movement

“The magic of soil is to turn death into life.” – Mr. Jaggi Vasudev

Sternies, as spring is springing around us and you feel tempted by the colors of the blossoming flowers, the thrill of eating on patios surrounded by plastic or (occasionally) real leaves, the deliciousness of freshly squeezed orange juice coming out of a wholesome orange, and fulfilling bike rides around Central Park to enjoy the smell of the green grass, you may want to think about the ultimate enabler of all that happiness, i.e., the soil.


It’s easy to forget about soil in New York because we can hardly spot it.…

There are no stupid questions. Only stupid people.

There really is no time quite like Confirmation Season. Don’t get me wrong, politics are beholden to a wide variety of nonsensical dog and pony shows, each involving their own special kind of dumb, but if the recent confirmation hearings for soon-to-be Justice Ketanji Brown-Jackson are any evidence, Supreme Court nomination hearings might just be the dumbest.

That’s big talk in a world in which Sen. Ron Blumenthal once grilled Facebook execs on whether or not they would take down “Finsta,” an app or service or who knows what that doesn’t actually exist, but here we are. 

Such is the nature of giving opposition senators free reign to say whatever they want with thousands of cameras on them.…

The City That Never Sleeps… Because It Can’t Afford To!

Remember a year ago, when landlords were dealing out “COVID discounts” and rents were lower than they had ever been, and you moved into Midtown Manhattan on a student budget?

Well, that’s over now.

More and more people are receiving rent renewal notices with increases over $800-$1,000 a month raising a dilemma – stay or look for a cheaper apartment elsewhere. Unfortunately, “cheap” is not really an option. Suddenly, living in the city dubbed “dead and likely to stay that way” not so very long ago is cool again. Those who left NYC when the pandemic shut down the city are moving back and the work from home culture continues to persist as new COVID variants kept knocking down every attempt to fully reopen post pandemic… and well, people started to like working from home, meaning people now want to move to bigger apartments. …

Outgoing SGov Presidents

As our two years have come to an end, our fearless leaders Brittany Bui and Bucky Aronoff are stepping down and passing the torch on to their successors. Going to school amid a global pandemic was an MBA experience like no other, and through it all Brittany’s and Bucky’s leadership was inspiring and unparalleled.

If you don’t believe me, here are some testimonials from fellow Sternies who have had the privilege of working with this dynamic duo:

“I didn’t think I would like living under an authoritarian state and I was right. I loved it. Brittany and Bucky ruled with an iron fist.

Spring is in the air

At the risk of dating myself, which could probably be the lede of any article I write, I was thinking recently about 2001, when the Seattle Mariners signed some Japanese outfielder named Ichiro Suzuki. Eventually, he became kind of famous, but any true baseball fan knows the biggest Japanese import that season was actually New York Mets outfielder Tsuyoshi Shinjo. Yeah, Shinjo may not have had the longevity of Ichiro, and also unlike Ichiro he didn’t win Rookie of the Year, a batting title, and League MVP in his first Major League season, but man he was fun to watch.…

Meet Runfluencer Ali Feller, Creator and Host of Ali on the Run

Ali Feller is one heck of an entrepreneur. She started her own podcast called the Ali on the Run Show five years ago after developing a passion for running. Since its creation, the show has taken off with more than 500 episodes and is one of the most listened-to podcasts in the running community. The popularity of the show is not only due to the great content – she has interviewed the best in the sport – but also because of who Ali is. Ali is a charismatic, hard working, and thoughtful person who focuses on making human connections with her guests.…

Stern Somebody: Aditya Sundaresan

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.

Aditya Sundaresan, more popularly known as Sunny, cannot be put in a box. He is a veteran, an entrepreneur, a TikTok influencer, and among it all, a first year full-time MBA student at NYU Stern. After graduating with a major in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Sunny chose to do the unexpected and joined the army. After five years of service, Sunny has now rejoined civilian life and has recently launched Zuvier, an adventure and leisure brand.…

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