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Posts published in “Issue 7: April 2022”

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.…

Dear Oppy: April 2022

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

The 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 [email protected] or fill this out, anonymously.

Dear Oppy, 

I just finished IB recruiting and feel like an outcast. How do I get back into social life?


Lonely Banker

Dear Banker,

Hold on, let me get this straight. You’re preparing to embark on a career in investment banking and you think now is the time to start a social life? …

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.…

TechCon: Tech To the Future

The Stern Technology Association (STA) is one of the most active student-led clubs in the school. They are known for their industry-focused events, career resources, and alumni contacts. The club has over 700 members and has become a must-join for students looking to build or grow their tech career.

The Tech Conference is an annual flagship event hosted by the STA. Organized by the student board, it brings together enthusiastic students and industry professionals in a number of panels over three days. This year the conference was organized by Zoë Barth-Werb (Full-time MBA2, VP Flagship Events), Aya Philémon (Full-time MBA2, VP Flagship Events),  Anushka Kurra (Full-time MBA1, AVP Flagship Events and incoming STA Co-President), Laura Ding, (Full-time MBA2, VP Flagship Events), Mary Vergara (Full-time MBA1, AVP Flagship Events), Sara Mahini (Full-time MBA1, AVP Flagship Events) and Jimmy Kepner (Full-time MBA2, STA Co-President).…

DBi Panama: 16 Sternies Hit Central America to Learn about Ops and Real Estate

By David Lager

Last month, 11 Langone MBAs and five MBA2s spent six days in Panama City, Panama for the elective DBi course Operations in Panama: A man. A plan. A canal. Panama. Taught by Professors Harry Chernoff and Kristen Sosulski since 2012, the course was inspired by Chernoff’s investment in the Tantalo Hotel, a 12-room boutique hotel with a rooftop bar in the city’s historic Casco Viejo district. 

Over the week, we learned about the process of transporting goods between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans via the Canal along with a primer on real estate development and entrepreneurship in Panama City.…

Why You Should Consider Doing Leadership Fellows

Leadership Fellows is an innovative group mentorship program for final year MBA students that offers motivated students direct contact with high-level executives and entrepreneurs, intimate roundtable discussions, interactive practice developing leadership skills, and the ongoing support of a mentor. I had first heard about the program from my best friend, who graduated from Stern. He ranked the program as one of his top three experiences at Stern. I started my MBA with absolutely no corporate experience. It was my goal to take advantage of every single opportunity the school offered to develop leadership skills and business acumen. My friend’s ringing endorsement of the Leadership Fellows program was all I needed to hear to know that it was something I wanted to do.…

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