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Shriya Ravishankar, MBA 2022

“When I applied for an MBA at NYU Stern, it was a perfectly predictable step in a highly conventional finance career path. I had been an advisor at EY, followed by a stint at an Indian PE fund, and I was now doing the expected thing by getting an MBA in the financial capital of the world..."
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Lauren Starr, MBA 2022

"Prior to Stern, I was a CPA and manager at a Big 4 accounting firm in Chicago. I loved that the work gave me new challenges every single day, and I worked with a variety of clients in multiple industries. I wanted to broaden my career choices..."
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Nick Turner, MBA 2021

"Before I came to Stern, my career path was anything but linear. After undergrad I worked in government, then pursued a master's degree in international relations, then moved out west to screenwrite and see what tech was all about. Through a series of fortunate events..."
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Ian Walters, MBA 2022

“I left undergrad with a humanities degree in Classical languages and spent the first five years of my career at Bloomberg, supporting the firm’s Legal and Compliance department. My time at Bloomberg was a great experience. The role allowed me..."
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Cortne Edmonds, MBA 2021

"Before Stern, I had the opportunity to move to Tokyo to independently run the Japanese production division at a translation and localization firm. It was that leadership experience that made me realize how much I enjoyed..."
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Alison Lochner, MBA 2021

"Prior to Stern, I worked at NBCUniversal, pitching and executing marketing campaigns for a number of cable networks. I thoroughly enjoyed working in the media industry, but wanted to explore it in a more quantitative and analytical capacity..."
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William Clements, MBA 2022

“Prior to Stern, I worked in baseball operations for Major League Baseball and the Cleveland Indians (now the Cleveland Guardians). I decided to come to Stern and pursue roles in management consulting, hoping to learn about business more broadly..."
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Heather Rosen-Kahnowitz, MBA 2023

“Prior to Stern, I worked in the architecture industry, first in a traditional design role and then as a workplace strategist. These experiences enabled me to develop a deep understanding of design thinking and creative problem solving..."
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Elizabeth Naylor, MBA 2021

“Prior to Stern, I worked in government affairs in Washington, DC with a variety of clients across the healthcare industry. To round out my experience, I decided to go to business school, and was drawn to Stern because of its emphasis on holistic leadership..."

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Lia Dal Cortivo, MBA 2021

“I always knew I wanted to get an MBA to supplement my engineering experience in energy with a broader strategic and financial perspective. Investment Banking quickly became the path that I thought woud offer the most exposure while allowing me to..."
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Penny Burgess, MBA 2023

“I came to Stern with what I proudly called an “eclectic” background. Following my BFA in Acting, I had embarked on an adventurous career: working as an activities host on a cruise ship, a black bear habitat tour guide, an outdoor educator in the mountains..."
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Jose Diaz Eseverri, MBA 2023

“Prior to coming to Stern, I worked in a real estate investment trust in NYC. The professional challenges and the personal relationships that I built kept me there for many years. However, I knew that I wanted to pursue an MBA and a different career path..."

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Pooja Kakar, MBA 2022

“Prior to Stern, I worked as a Brand Strategist for 5 years at a variety of advertising agencies. Having studied International Studies with a focus on Culture and Identity and the History of Art during my undergraduate time at the University of Michigan, I had cultivated a deep interest in visual culture..."
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Afeef Sahabdeen, MBA 2023

"Growing up in Sri Lanka, I was always keen on exploring the world while pursuing my passion for problem solving. Post high-school, I decided to take a leap of faith and join the engineering program at NYU Abu Dhabi, during the early days of the campus..."
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Jane Kennedy, MBA 2023

“Growing up, my dream was to be the “next Kennedy in the White House.” I’ve always been fascinated with making a positive impact on a large scale, and during my final summer in college, I had the opportunity to intern in the Obama Administration..."
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Oluwaseun Ososami, MBA 2022

“Prior to Stern, I was in active equity research. When I first got the role, I was ecstatic! I finally broke into the world of finance after three plus years of effort. I did enjoy my two years as a research associate, but I knew that I had to set myself up for the long-haul..."
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Mary Vergara, MBA 2023

“Prior to Stern, I found my passion in Human Resources Technology and Analytics where people and technology intersect. As an analyst, I implemented innovative system solutions and optimized processes to enhance the candidate and employee experience..."
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Jeetendra Khilnani, MBA 2023

"I came into Stern with only a vague idea of what I wanted to do and where I wanted to take my career post-MBA. I had a background in corporate finance and accounting, and investment banking seemed like a natural next step. But I was simultaneously drawn to consulting, given the..."
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Miguel Baptista, MBA 2021

"Coming from a family of lawyers, it was almost inevitable that I would pursue a career in law. After landing a job as a corporate lawyer at a top law firm in Portugal, I thought I was living the dream. However, I soon realized that being on the legal side..."