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Posts published in “Issue 1: September 2021”

Meet Brandon Stanton, creator of Humans of New York

It’s not often a small business school newspaper gets to interview a key New York figure like Brandon Stanton. Brandon created Humans of New York in 2010, when he moved to New York City with not much more than a camera and an innovative mind. I’ll let him tell you his story.

DK: Hi Brandon! Thank you so much for talking to me today. This is a massive honor for The Stern Opportunity because, whether you like it or not, you are a New York legend, and NYU prides itself on being New York, through and through. We all know you as the creator and nurturer of Humans of New York (HONY), but of course you’re so much more than that.

Covid Journals: We’re Back!

This month marked a significant milestone for the Stern community as it navigates (hopefully) the final stages of the Covid-19 Pandemic in New York City. While some in-person classes were taught over the course of the summer, with others still remote, the Fall 2021 Semester has seen in-person classes and on-campus learning return full throttle.

Walking through a bustling Washington Square Park filled with street performers and undergrads eating their lunch or sitting in a full KMC classroom, masked though we all may be, are significant milestones that also require a very real mental shift. For some of us, our Stern educations have been exclusively online or close to it.…

Recruiting Hell

At Stern, we love nothing more than to celebrate the success stories of our peers and friends. But more often than not, our struggles proved to be more pertinent and more powerful than our achievements. For most of us, recruiting for summer internships was a less than pleasant experience, especially for those who aren’t pursuing traditional MBA jobs. Every rejection felt like failure. And what’s worse– many of us felt alone. For the first issue of the new school year, we reached out to MBA2s to anonymously share their recruiting journeys, both the good and the very awful, and the valuable lessons they learned along the way.

SternWorks Internship

Matt Malenky is an MBA 2 specializing in entertainment media and strategy and is now recruiting for consulting and media. He spent his summer interning through the NYU SternWorks program, which allows Stern graduate students to receive compensation in internships that do not traditionally pay. In today’s feature, Matt shares his experience at PEN America.

By Matthew Malenky

I wanted to do a SternWorks internship for three reasons: it was new to me, it was impactful for me, and it was a lot of fun. I came to Stern to try new things, and I’d never worked in the non-profit sector before.…

When the Manchin comes around

I have a confession to make. As The Oppy was taking its summer vacation, I wasn’t really experiencing much of a vacation. You see, my wife and I bought a house. At long last, a place to display all of my bobblehead dolls without the love of my life having to actually see them! It’s the dream. But the interesting revelation is that we’re finding houses, be they literal or governmental, are full of $urpri$e$. It’s almost as if, to get things functioning normally rather than just slapping a band-aid on structural issues, you have to spend more money than you want to.…

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