Luc Micaelli, MBA 2022
- Pre-MBA Employer
Overhand and HTC VIVE
- Industry Focus
Fitness Technology and VR
- Student Clubs
Entrepreneurship & Startup Association
Management Consulting Association
Stern Technology Association
What is a spot in NYC that is special to you?
How would you describe the culture and community within your Andre Koo Tech MBA cohort? How have you interacted with alumni from previous Andre Koo Tech MBA cohorts?
I was positively surprised to find out how nice and collaborative everyone is in my cohort. I had been worried that the atmosphere would be very competitive and the reverse is true at Stern - we’re all friends, we’re in this together, and we realize that everyone comes from very different backgrounds, which makes sharing skills very powerful. For instance, classmates with a technical background became mentors for us in the more technical classes, while my background as an entrepreneur helped me to contribute in more entrepreneurship focused classes. In general, I haven’t been shy to ask for help given how willing my very smart classmates are to support. This is also true for alumni from previous Andre Koo Tech MBA cohorts. They’ve been very willing to meet with me for coffee chats or answer my questions every time I’ve asked, and share about their role and experience. This has been very helpful as I prepare to go into recruiting in the fall.
What was an experiential learning program in which you participated outside of the required Stern Solutions?
What was a highlight from one of your Stern Solutions courses?
Tell us about your tech background prior to the program. How did you prepare for the program before it began?
Why did you choose NYU Stern and the Tech MBA?
There was a long list of reasons that made Stern the obvious choice for me. Stern had a 1-year Andre Koo Tech MBA and is a top ten program. I followed Stern professors such as Scott Galloway. I had a positive experience talking to alumni and I really liked Stern’s focus on EQ in addition to IQ. The Andre Koo Tech MBA specifically jumped off of the page - I knew I wanted to keep working at the intersection of tech and business and I was excited to keep working with tech companies and startups. I favored immersive learning and working on real projects. The fact that it was a 1-year program with the same number of credits as the 2-year MBA made sense financially. A lower cost of tuition and living expenses plus lower opportunity costs given the shorter time away from the workforce. As a F1 student, the STEM designation was also a big advantage for me because it could grant me up to 3 years OPT in the US (OPT allows you to work in the US after graduation without a visa).