Stern Alumni Affinity Groups


Candid photo from the 2018 Taste of Stern event where 3 Stern alumni chat and laugh

Stern Alumni Affinity Groups are committed to connecting alumni with each other, students, and the school through events, programs, and philanthropy. Learn more and sign up to receive event invites below.

Affinity, Industry & Special Interest Groups

Diversity and Intersectionality Alumni Group

Group photo from the ROMBA Conference in Boston 2017

The Stern Diversity & Intersectionality Alumni Group brings together alumni with a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to foster understanding, support, and alliance across identities and cultures throughout the Stern community. This includes the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning Alumni (LGBTQ) Group as well as the Association of Hispanic and Black Business Students Alumni (AHBBS) Group.


Alumni Committee Leaders

Jennifer Meacham, MBA '15


Key Events

Annual Black and Hispanic Alumni Spring Soiree: An annual reception in honor of Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, where alumni are invited to commemorate the freedoms we all share today.

Reaching Out MBA Alumni (ROMBA) Student-Alumni Reception: A reception hosted in partnership with Outclass for students and alumni at the annual ROMBA Conference, which brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) graduate business school students.


Staff Contact 

Patricia Carchi, Senior Associate Director, Alumni Regional & Affinity Programs
pcarchi@stern.nyu.edu

 
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Entertainment, Media, Technology (EMT) Alumni Group

Group photo from the 2017 EMT Summit

The EMT Alumni Group facilitates annual events that bring alumni and students working or interested in the entertainment, media and technology area together to build the Stern EMT network.


Alumni Committee Leaders

Olga Papadopoulos, BS '03, MBA '11 and John Vermeer, MBA '12


Key Events

EMT Summit:  An annual conference that gives Stern alumni and professionals the chance to learn from and connect with industry experts over a shared interest in the EMT space.


Staff Contact

Patricia Carchi, Senior Associate Director, Alumni Regional & Affinity Programs
pcarchi@stern.nyu.edu

 
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Executive MBA Alumni Group

Group photo of EMAC members

The EMBA Alumni Group provides significant and continuous professional development for EMBA students and alumni with events throughout the year.


Alumni Committee Leaders

Elizabeth Fabsits Pavone, EMBA '14


Key Events

EMBA Launch Boat Cruise: An annual cruise on the Hudson hosted in partnership with the EMBA Office for alumni and students to celebrate Stern's Executive MBA classes and connect with the EMBA community. The cruise includes a cocktail reception, buffet dinner, dancing and scenic views of New York.


Staff Contact

Patricia Carchi, Senior Associate Director, Alumni Regional & Affinity Programs
pcarchi@stern.nyu.edu

 
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Finance Alumni Group

Panel from a book event at Stern on regulation

The Finance Alumni Group creates opportunities for alumni to connect back to Stern, to other alumni working in finance, and to current students with an interest in the industry. The group is comprised of four subgroups: Investment Banking, Real Estate, Private Equity and VC, Wealth and Investment Management.


Alumni Committee Leaders

Dan Rubin, MBA '04


Key Events

Wealth Management Breakfast Series: A breakfast series with Stern professors and members of the wealth management community. The series is an opportunity for alumni to learn about trends in the industry from Stern faculty as they discuss their latest research. 

Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference: Hosted in partnership with the Stern Private Equity Club, this annual conference brings together leaders in the private equity and venture capital communities as they examine the current and future states of the industries.


Staff Contact 

Patricia Carchi, Senior Associate Director, Alumni Regional & Affinity Programs
pcarchi@stern.nyu.edu

 
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Food & Wine Alumni Group

Group photo from the inaugural Taste of Stern event

The Food and Wine Alumni Group connects Stern alumni of all class years and backgrounds through culinary gatherings, usually held four evenings throughout the academic year.

Given the international presence of Stern, dinners and tastings reflect the community’s diversity and have included a Korean barbecue, a Basque dinner, Chinese Peking Duck banquets, a wines of Australia and New Zealand tasting, an Italian wine and olive oil tasting and seminar, and more. Often, an attendee will share details about the cuisine and culture of the featured country or region.


Alumni Committee Leaders

Joan Bloom, MBA '66


Key Events

Taste of Stern: An annual market-style event where Stern entrepreneurs and business leaders in the food and wine industry are invited to share tastings of their delicious sweet and savory treats and wines. Guests have the opportunity to learn more about alumni-owned businesses and try a variety of new foods and beverages. See highlights from 2018.


Staff Contact 

Laura Gigliotti, Associate Director, Alumni Regional & Affinity Programs
lgigliot@stern.nyu.edu
 
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Marketing Alumni Group

Group photo from Marketing Case study

The Marketing Alumni Group creates opportunities for alumni working in this area to continue learning, connect back to Stern, and meet students with an interest in marketing. 


Alumni Committee Leaders

Russell Isaacson, MBA '07


Key Events

Creativity and Idea Generation Workshop: This annual marketing workshop, in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, explores the science behind creativity and covers tools and tips to enhance your ability to generate great ideas. This year's will take place on September 27, 2018.
 
Marketing Case Study Challenge & Networking Reception: The annual Case Study Challenge invites Stern students and alumni to collaborate in small groups and develop a solution to a real-world marketing problem. Participants present their solutions to a panel of judges and a winner is selected.The case study is followed by a networking reception. 


Staff Contact

Laura Gigliotti, Associate Director, Alumni Regional & Affinity Programs
lgigliot@stern.nyu.edu

 
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Military Veterans Alumni Group

Group photo from the Fertitta Veterans Scholar reception

The Military Veterans Alumni Group advances the military veterans community at Stern by building a network of leaders who advocate for and support the continued development of Veterans’ initiatives at the School. The group helps bring together prospective students, members of the Military Veterans Club (MVC), and alumni to connect and collaborate in ways that allow them to grow professionally and personally. 


Alumni Committee Leaders

Michael Taylor, MBA '14 


Key Events

Alumni-Student Veterans Networking Reception: This annual networking reception, in partnership with the Office of Student Engagement, brings military veteran alumni together with current students in the Fertitta Veterans Program to share advice on how to navigate the transition from the military to business school and the business world. 
 
Staff Contact: Laura Gigliotti, Associate Director, Alumni Regional & Affinity Programs
lgigliot@stern.nyu.edu

 
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Recent Graduates Alumni Group

Group photo from 2018 Recent Grads BBQ

The Recent Graduates Alumni Group fosters community among Stern alumni from both the undergraduate and graduate programs who have graduated in the past 10 years. The group focuses on three major pillars: social connections, professional development/lifelong learning, and philanthropic/service work.


Alumni Committee Leaders

Shahryar Bachani, BS '16
Serge Permyakoff, MBA '15


Key Events

Dinner Discussions: Intimate dinner events throughout the year that bring together Recent Graduates to discuss a specific topic over dinner. Past topics have included the Retail Revolution, Politics and the Workplace, and Press for Progress.
 
Summer BBQ at the Boat Basin Cafe: The Recent Grad Community kicks off the summer at the annual Summer BBQ at the Boat Basin Cafe. Alumni connect over food and drink at the popular summer spot on the Upper West Side along the Hudson River. 

 
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Stern Women in Business (SWIB) Alumnae Group

Candid photo of a panel discussion from NYU Alumni Day where SWIB was featured

The Stern Women in Business Alumnae Group aims to build and sustain a strong, active network of NYU Stern women by engaging every member of the NYU Stern Alumnae community and our male allies with programming that is compelling, timely and practical. The Committee works to advance Stern women’s professional success as well as NYU Stern’s reputation as a leading business school that celebrates and promotes the global economic value of all genders.
 

Alumni Committee Leaders

Adrienne Garland, MBA ‘99


Key Events

Stern Women in Business Conference: Hosted in partnership with the SWIB student club each spring, this daylong conference includes panel discussions on topics such as the gender pay gap, sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, and career switching at any stage. The day includes networking breaks and a formal networking reception. 


Staff Contact

Laura Gigliotti, Associate Director, Alumni Regional & Affinity Programs
lgigliot@stern.nyu.edu

 
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For more information on affinity groups, please contact alumni@stern.nyu.edu or (212) 998-4040