— January 25, 2014
New Langone MBA students collaborated during Langone Lab: Spring 2014 Orientation and began their journey at NYU Stern.
“How do we increase the exchange of ideas?” asked Luke Williams, Professor and Executive Director of Stern’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Williams kicked off the orientation with a discussion on ideas and how they offer an inexhaustible resource for the academic community to explore.
“The first role of a leader is to listen,” Dean Peter Henry shared with Langone students. He encouraged them to explore beyond their individual motivations and find common interests with their classmates.
NYU Stern Langone alumna Virginia Juliano, Vice President of Multi-Platform Marketing of Showtime Networks Inc., delivered the keynote address. Juliano shared her background and details from her own experience as a Langone student and throughout her career. She also offered advice and lessons learned to the students:
- Allow yourself to use this time for experimentation; allow yourself to be uncomfortable
- Stretch yourself a little further than you are used to doing
- Embrace the new things that you will experience
- Be open to your own transformation
- Take advantage of everything Stern has to offer
- Be confident in your decisions, both inside the classroom and at work