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EQ Endorsement

The EQ Endorsement is a unique element of the NYU Stern application. IQ+EQ is a core value of NYU Stern, and we seek exceptional individuals who possess both intellectual and interpersonal strengths. Emotional intelligence (EQ) skills such as self-awareness, empathy, communication and self-management are at the core of our community of leaders.

Choosing Your Endorser
  • You are required to submit one EQ Endorsement with your application. 
  • The endorsement must be from someone who knows you personally and/or professionally and can act as a persuasive advocate of your EQ strengths.
  • Immediate family members should not write your EQ Endorsement.

EQ Endorsement Question
Your EQ endorser will be provided with a definition of IQ + EQ and why it is important at NYU Stern, and will be asked to respond to the following prompt:

Please provide one specific and compelling example to demonstrate the applicant’s emotional intelligence. (250 word maximum)

Endorsements must be submitted online
  • If your endorser cannot submit an online endorsement, you must email sternmba@stern.nyu.edu to explain the circumstances and request approval for your endorser to submit a paper endorsement.