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Posts published in “Issue 7: April 2022”

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 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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