Thursday, April 17, 2008

Preview @ Stern - Admitted Students weekend

Last week i was in New York for the NYU Stern Preview and i really had a great time.

Events started on Friday evening with Admitted students reception guess where :)....@ New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) right on the Wall Street. It was really organized very well. We had champagne on the NYSE Options trading floor. As many as 250 admitted students turned up for the event. There were couple of nice speeches by NYSE CEO and Dean. Overall it was a networking event wherein i interacted with many admitted students and also MBA1 and MBA2's. Friday night was full of parties with one of the good parties organized by LGBT community at Stern...we were partying till late in the night.
I actually organized a happy hour at San Francisco for admitted students wherein i met some 10 people and they already are very good friends now. During the preview these people were like old friends for me, as if i know them for years...bonding has really started.

On Saturday, we had some interesting team games, just another way to have more networking :), but it was good. This was followed by sessions organized by OCD(Office of career development). Now i know why Career Services @ Stern are ranked in top 10 by Economist. OCD people were really great. They really gave a snapshot of things to come and how they will help us in that and i am really looking forward to that now. There were couple of workshops organized for Finance, Consulting, Media & Entertainment, Marketing, Non profit etc. Based on students interests, people were already divided into different workshops. Since i am interested in Finance, i went there and had a chance to interact with current students who are going into the type of profiles in which i am interested. Saturday evening we had a cocktail party at a pub in Manhattan downtown. After that all admitted students and many current students went to The Village Underground for the night out. It was a real fun. Nice ambiance and we had a nice time dancing till around 4 AM in the morning.

Sunday was alumni day with some 90 Stern alumni coming in on campus to meet us. And again alumni were divided into groups like Finance, Consulting etc so that every person can meet up people in his field of interest. For finance alone there were some 25 alumni who came. 1-2 alumni were VP's in large investment banks. I don't know about other groups as i only attended the Finance alumni meet. Didn't have time to go to other meets.

It really was a great weekend and at the same time tiring as well. I slept for less that 12 hrs in 3 days. But it was worth it. I am really waiting for the school to start now :)


Anonymous said...

seems so exciting :-)
wish i cud make to the LBS admit wknd, but (1) its in June (2) i need to DECIDE much before that - i've already crossed my self-imposed deadline of last wknd

i guess ur back in India now, replied to ur mail, do get in touch

Eight Schools said...

Champagne, not shampagne. :)

Achilles said...

hey, i am still in san Francisco...will surely send you a mail when i arrive in India, will probably come in June first week

@eight schools

what a funny mistake :)

Anonymous said...

Best of Luck in NYC - and call me once ur in India

Anonymous said...


Many congratulations. I graduated last year from NYU. Stern campus is very vibrant and exciting. Greenwich Village is the city's most creative and energetic area.Good luck and Welcome to NY.


Anonymous said...

go to 2000-2002 era and see the stand for their career services. They are full of s***

Anonymous said...

Hi, congratulations for getting into Stern! I'm waitlisted =( Would you be able to tell me when orientation activities start? I'm planning a trip for the end of AUG and I want to make sure I leave some cushion IF I get in.

Thanks much!

Amit said...


Nice blog on gmat mba !!thx for posting too a blogger


Anonymous said...

What happenned to Ross? Ann Arbor would not win against Vibarnt New York and the lure of IB I think. :-). I am surprised about the waitlist.

inblue said...

Congratulations ! I've been off blogosphere for long now. Read about your admit. Good luck

Aragorn said...


Congrats on your success! I am working on my applications for an MBA next year and wanted to know more about your college.

My background:
BE Mechanical Engg from India, MS Biomechanical Engineering from Univ of Kansas
Good acads
3.5 years work exp. 1 in India, 2.5 in USA
I am Licensing associate (patent, copyright university technology/research and market it to industry, university start-ups)
I am also staff representative of Child Rights and You (CRY) at a university. CRY is India's largest non-profit organization for child rights.

Post MBA I am interested in A/M, investment banks for high tech industries. Evaluation and investment on start-ups etc.

Could I briefly speak with you for 10 minutes? Please reply to my email and we can set a time that works well in your schedule.

Thank you for the guidance

Ankur Dayal
Houston, TX
dayal ankur at gmail
(No spaces)

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