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Cohort Leadership Program I: IMPACT

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Give a Spit Bone Marrow Drives

The Stern Undergraduate College collaborated with DoSomething.org on the Give a Spit Challenge. The purpose of the Give a Spit Challenge was to register potential blood and bone marrow donors on the national registry. In their cohorts, Stern Freshmen designed a social media strategy to raise awareness about the need for blood and bone marrow donors and hosted their own Give a Spit swab collection drives to register potential donors on the national registry. This year, the Stern Class of 2017 worked to find a match for Sheldon Mba, a college student who was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a bone disorder that inhibits the production of blood. In addition to finding Sheldon a bone marrow match, Stern students also made an impact nationally by registering thousands of potential donors.

About the Cohort Leadership Program I
The purpose of the Cohort Leadership Program, Introduction to Markets, Professionalism, Analysis, Community, and Teamwork (IMPACT), is to facilitate community building among Stern freshmen. IMPACT achieves its mission by cultivating an educationally stimulating environment of curricular and co-curricular experiences. IMPACT’s dynamic platform exposes students to Stern Undergraduate College’s values: Explore, Collaborate, and Engage. Freshmen explore some of the central tenets of business through academic theory, collaborate to develop a real-world strategy based on social impact, and engage in the implementation and launch of their strategy.


Why Stern? Reason 10:

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Not a typical university life.

Life at NYU is as diverse and dynamic as the city for which we are named. You might live in an NYU residence hall, recently listed among the top 10 best dorms in the country on Huffington Post, or you might live “off campus.” No matter where you make your home away from home, the Cohort Program connects you to the Stern community from your first day on campus. Wondering what you do when you aren’t in class? With 400+ NYU clubs with activities ranging from Theater to Chess, there is something for everybody. And if you want to explore all that New York City has to offer, we help you do that through Stern’s Cohen Arts and Culture Experience and experience NYC!