I feel honored and privileged to be a recipient, and so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of NYU Stern community. I am afraid I will not be able to articulate the true magnitude of your impact, but want to share a hint of the difference you have made.
I am an MBA student graduating in the class of 2019, specializing in Strategy, Marketing and Business Analytics. I am writing to thank you for your generous support in making the MBA Women in Business scholarship possible. I feel honored and privileged to be a recipient, and so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of NYU Stern community. I am afraid I will not be able to articulate the true magnitude of your impact, but want to share a hint of the difference you have made.
Your support not only made it possible for me to take this next step of an MBA, but to make the most of it. I worked in the market research industry prior to Stern and am working to transition to consulting following graduation. Long-term, I hope to leverage the skills and experience I develop – both at Stern and in my next career steps – to influence the two causes I am most passionate about: education and gender equality. Stern has provided me with endless resources and a strong support system to help me achieve my career goals. Moreover, you have provided me the ability to do so without the distraction of an overwhelming financial burden.
Outside of career and academics, I have also been heavily involved on campus. As part of Student Government’s Career Development Committee, I am working on an initiative to help our office of career development source pain points, needs, and ideas for improvement from students. I manage social media and marketing for the Social Impact and Sustainability Association, thus connecting students to events and opportunities on campus. In addition, as the AVP of Engagement for Stern Women in Business, I plan everything from bonding activities to awareness campaigns to volunteering events that will engage and activate women and allies at Stern. Through this involvement, I feel myself already affecting the Stern community.
This community is one of the primary reasons I chose to come to Stern and has proven to be truly incredible. In the few short months that I have been at Stern, I have made close friends and have been challenged and inspired by peers and professors. I missed one day of statistics and had four copies of the handouts in my hands the next day from classmates that grabbed me an extra. I know that there is always someone to study with or to cheer me on and my peers know that I am always there to do the same for them. We have two years together on campus, but I can already tell that this is a community and connection that will last a lifetime.
Thank you again for your generosity. I look forward to giving back both in my time at Stern and beyond.