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MBA Life Hacks

If there is anything MBA students are good at (besides networking), it’s system optimization.If there is a more efficient way to do something, we will find it. The Oppy asked you to share some of these shortcuts or alternative methods, and you delivered.

During your time at Stern, have you discovered a few tricks you would like to share to help newer MBA students?

“You can see what classes you got into before it’s officially announced if you look at your required textbooks on NYU bookstore Brightspace.”

The only reason to visit the NYU bookstore, we hear.

“When you select classes, say if your preferred class has multiple sections.…

Coronavirus and the Market Part III

Note: Considering the potential market fluctuations throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, it should be noted this article was originally written on 3 June 2020

A few weeks ago in May, the US treasury announced a record high $96 billion quarterly refunding driven by the Covid-19 emergency stimulus. This compares to $84B from last quarter, an amount which held for the previous 5 quarters. So how does a former Goldman Sachs Banker, who is one of the longest-tenured cabinet members in Trump’s administration, decide to structure such debt in such crazy times? In other words, how does Mnuchin, the U.S. treasury secretary, think?…

MBA Blind Love

In March, an MBA edition of Love Is Blind, called MBA Blind Love, began among students of some of the top business schools in the U.S. These schools included Stern, Columbia, Wharton, Yale, Kellogg, Booth, Sloan, HBS, Stanford, and Yale…just to name a few. 

Two single Oppy Board members decided to partake – for journalistic research purposes, of course – and then had the pleasure of interviewing the founder, Anna Li.

So how exactly is it done? B-school students from across the U.S. can sign up on the MBA Blind Love website with their school emails. Then you have to create an anonymous email so that you can receive and begin corresponding with your matches without disclosing your identity.…

Faculty Insights: COVID-19 and NYC

By JP Eggers, Vice Dean of MBA and Graduate Programs

The COVID-19 virus has rapidly impacted society on a global level in ways few of us could have imagined only 6 months ago.  While the fight to stem the incidence and impact of the coronavirus takes place, the fiscal and economic shocks caused by this fight and its after-effects are only beginning to be understood. In 2008, when the global financial crisis shook the business and public sectors, NYU Stern built on its expertise in financial markets, global economics, and policy in a cross-department effort to make sense of the flaws in the market structure that led to the crisis.…

The Phases of Quarantine (for Non-Essential Workers)

Day 1: This lockdown will be my Hot Girl Quarantine – time to get in shape! 

  • Proceeds to InstaCart – only fresh fruit and veggies, keeping snacks at home is too unsafe. Orders Booty Bands and dumbbells through Amazon. When the groceries and packages get delivered, uses pounds of disinfectant on the outsides of all the bags and packaging. Admires the colorful fridge full of fresh food and the colorful living room full of exercise equipment. 
  • Sets up several Zoom and FaceTime happy hours, it’s just like the real thing!
  • “I can finally put a dent in my long list of Netflix and Hulu shows to watch.

Dating in the Time of Corona

Since the lockdown started, my Instagram has become a showcase of couples in confinement. Every time I tap the pink and orange Insta-icon, I am greeted by a flood of couples bonding over baking bread, puzzling through an enormous jigsaw, or even announcing they have tied the knot at the courthouse in the wake of a cancelled wedding. Times may be tough, they say, but together, they will get through this.

Great. But what about the rest of us? Us bold singles who entered into the crisis alone? 

Despite my excellent, alluring profile in last month’s Stern Singles, I myself remain unattached.…

Tales from the Frontline

It is hard to explain what I have seen and done these past few weeks, but I am going to try my best to give you insight that comes with working in a hospital in the hardest hit borough of the epicenter of this pandemic. Like the vast majority, I was naive to how intensely COVID-19 was going to hit this city. Looking back, I don’t know how because I can no longer imagine living in a world where COVID is not the center of our lives. 

I was a pediatric intensive care nurse (RN) for five years in a children’s hospital in the Bronx before I became a nurse practitioner (NP) in an oncology hospital in Manhattan.…

Post-COVID Predictions from Professor Scott Galloway

After attending the recent NYU Stern webinar ‘In Conversation with Professor Scott Galloway’ hosted by Dean Raghu Sundaram, I was interested to hear more about Galloway’s predictions for the post-COVID future.

Professor Scott Galloway is a brand strategy and marketing professor, the author of The Algebra of Happiness, co-host of the Pivot podcast with Kara Swisher and host of The Prof G Show podcast. He also has a new show on Vice called No Mercy, No Malice, that airs every Thursday at 10 p.m. EST.

While it’s currently unclear when (or, if ever) the world will return to “normalcy,” here are his notes on what he expects various facets of the business world to look like post-coronavirus.

Zoom Drinking Game

This semester has been…something. Going remote in the middle of the semester has been quite the experience and we’ve all had to come up with innovative ways to stay entertained. One of the many ways people have managed to make the best of online classes is by setting up drinking games. Hopefully, we will not be virtual next semester and none of these will have to be used again, but below are some of the rules Sternies have come up with. Enjoy!

Take 1 Sip:

  1. Anytime someone mentions coronavirus
  2. Every time someone says, “Sorry, I was on mute.”
  3. Every time two people talk at the same time, then stop at the same time, and then start speaking at the same time again

Take 2 Sips:

  1. Every time the professor comments on a student’s Zoom background
  2. Every time you join a breakout room

Chug your drink:

  1. If someone starts yelling to their mom/significant other/roommate without realizing they’re not on mute
  2. When someone accidentally messages something on the Zoom chat to the entire class instead of replying privately
  3. If you catch someone else drinking!

The Many Faces of Zoom Backgrounds

What better way to add some excitement to class AND cover up your messy room than a Zoom background?! As we’ve become accustomed to virtual classes, we’ve gotten creative with backgrounds and effects. Here is a taste of some of the backgrounds we’ve seen in classes, complete with the Zoom artists!

A person holding a fish in the water

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Chad Eatinger
A person looking at the camera

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Tim Sterling
A person wearing glasses and smiling at the camera

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Shasanka Pradhan

And finally, for when you really can’t be bothered to look like a human, courtesy of my brother:

A picture containing yellow, green, food, water

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