Fei Mofor, Tech MBA 2024
Silver Spring, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Political Science and Global Economics
- Previous Industry
Tech Operations/Finance (Citi)
Global Business, Strategy, Management of Technology & Operations
Stern in Africa; Stern Policy Forum; Association of Hispanic and Black Business Students; Stern Women in Business; Social Impact & Sustainability Association; Arts, Culture and Cuisine
Why did you decide to pursue the focused one-year MBA program?
When I first learned of this program from NYU Stern's former CTO and immediately knew I wanted to participate. I was drawn to the accelerated program's direct immersion into the field, aligning with my career goals and offering the same opportunities, recruiting and networking as a traditional 2-year MBA. Lastly, with NYU’s renown reputation I could leverage the brand, community and resources to quickly pivot into the intersection of technology, business, and the public sector.
How did you find a sense of community and support within Stern?
This is my favorite part about being a STERNIE! The sense of community is unmatched. Whenever I have reached out to alumni or current students they are always so eager to help out or connect me with top industry professionals. Also, the community you build with professors and the ability to tap into their impressive networks.
What was your favorite class at Stern?
Global Markets, Human Rights, and the Press with Professor Mike Posner. This course has a whole section dedicated to social concerns in Tech Core business decisions and operations. The professors at Stern are all at the top of their fields and Mike Posner exemplifies this by consistently bringing the leaders in this sector into class like the Director of Public Policy at Microsoft or UN Mission Leaders. Also, Professor Nate Petit’s Leadership Course is ultimately most memorable among most Focused MBAs!
What has been a highlight of your Stern experience?
I met people I would not have met without this program and experienced new things with them. Some of my closest friends in the program came from half across the world and we have experienced the best of NYC and even traveled together and started the instagram page for Tech MBA Program where I archive our memories together as a cohort.
What advice do you have for prospective students?
Write down your goals during the application process, keep them in mind when you come to prospective student weekend, have them available during 1:1s with current students, save them in your notes during the summer courses, and review them and hold them close to you in the fall and spring semesters. There are so many opportunities and your goals can change however, having a clear, set “why” from day one will carry you through and make you more focused and able to take advantage of the right experiences for you.
How has Stern’s location in NYC impacted your experience?
It has placed me in the center of all the happening things. NYC is the center of so many sectors from finance to tech to entertainment. Surrounded by all the biggest companies in the world - we tour offices and speak directly to professionals at companies like Uber, Google, and Goldman Sachs. There is never a lack of opportunities from attending conferences, and meetups to in-person coffee chats with executives. Lastly, Stern hosts amazing parties in Times Square like the Fall Ball.