Stern School’s Justin Wych Trades Cornfields for Skyscrapers

By Karl Brisseaux
Justin Wych
This story orignally originally appears on page 18 of NYU's 183rd Commencement Program.​

A native of Berwyn, Illinois, Justin Wych applied to the Leonard N. Stern School of Business looking to study in one of the most electrifying cities in the world.
Since then, Wych has experienced the highest heights the city has to offer—both literally and figuratively. In addition to coursework in finance and accounting, he has also interned at some of the world’s top financial firms. And since sophomore year he’s worked part-time as an elevator operator in a luxury high-rise in Midtown.
“My trip to Abu Dhabi was actually the first time I was out of the country,” says Wych, who graduated in May with a degree in business. “To be able to learn about the culture and customs of the region, and then go and actually experience it the same day was an incredible opportunity.”
Wych, who received a scholarship through Stern and is a part of NYU’s 1831 Scholarship Committee, hopes to give back to the school as an alumnus so that students can continue to benefit from the resources he enjoyed.

Wych will be working in the Operations Division of Goldman Sachs after graduation, where he hopes to apply the business skills he’s learned and continue to develop his leadership capabilities in a professional setting.