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Stern Somebody: Nicole Ripka

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.

Nicole graduated with a Bachelor in Applied Science, magna cum laude, from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania (U Penn). She spent the early years of her career exploring various creative pursuits – opening her own gallery, working as a product specialist, and taking on different roles at creative agencies, specializing in the video art form. When the pandemic hit, the agency she was working at shut down and she found herself moving back home, unemployed – looking for her next opportunity.…

When Rankers Cause Rancor: Which Rankings Rule, and Which Are Rank

Tom Hamnett, MBA Class of 2014

A recent post by Benjamin (“Benji”) Pelled on the NYU Stern Class of 2014 Facebook page generated a Kloutastic 41 comments from fellow classmates. [Comments on posts in private groups do not generate K+ – Ed.] The topic?  A Forbes MBA ranking of NYU Stern at #23 among U.S. business schools.  What earned us such a low ranking?  Was Forbes upset that NYU had bought their 5th Avenue headquarters back in 2010?  Did Dean Henry turn their Boardroom into a personal half-court basketball gymnasium?  Perhaps, but the ranking that caused such rancor had nothing to do with those issues. …

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