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Graduation Stories - (Part 2)

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by: NYU Stern Office of Student Engagement Stern Chats presents graduation stories from some of the MBA students walking across the stage this week. Enjoy these short anecdotes taped with a live audience from a few enthusiastic new Stern Alums. Produced: Sheri Holt Directed: Sheri Holt Supervised: Naisham Jamshidi Technical: Daniel Thoennessen


Graduation Stories -(Part 1)

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by: NYU Stern Office of Career Development Stern Chats presents graduation stories from some of the MBA students walking across the stage this week. Enjoy these short anecdotes taped with a live audience from a few enthusiastic new Stern Alums. Produced: Sheri Holt Directed: Sheri Holt Supervised: Naisham Jamshidi Technical: Daniel Thoennessen


Dean Sundaram: Leading Change, Mathematics, and Falling in Love with New York

Raghu Sundaram, Dean of the NYU Stern School of Business, tells us about growing up in India and his experience moving to New York City in the 90's. In a story about nimbleness and taking a leap of faith, Dean Sundaram gives insight into his journey through academia, his view on the changing role of business school, and the importance of bringing innovation to higher education. Hosts: Steven Avila and Justin Katchis Executive Producer: Naisham Jamshidi Associate Producer: Jamie Quiroz...


Kathie Andrade: Adaptability, Resiliency, and Being the CEO of Your Life

Kathie Andrade, CEO of Retail Financial Services at TIAA joins us in the studio to discuss her career and the role of women in finance. In a story about adaptability and resiliency, Kathie talks to us about the importance of being true to yourself and finding balance in what matters to you. Hosts: Andrew Slotnick & Devna Shukla Director: Derek Fein Technical: Bob Kerr & Daniel Thoennesson - Send us a tweet: Check out some photos: Send us...


President Hamilton: Education, Discovery, and Preparing for the Next Generation

President Andrew Hamilton, the 16th President of New York University (NYU), joins us in the studio to discuss his career in university administration and his vision for NYU. In a story about connection and community, President Hamilton shares his perspectives on the role of higher education and discusses his commitment to making NYU a transformational institution for students. Hosts: Steven Avila and Justin Katchis Executive Producer: Naisham Jamshidi Associate Producer: Yen Chiang...


Susan Kornfeld: Entrepreneurship, Sound Waves, and the Beauty of Silence

Susan Kornfeld, second year MBA student at NYU Stern, was born with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. Over the years, Susan has become an advocate for the hearing loss community and has formed an advocacy and outreach group called Hear Me Out which is focused on fostering a stronger community and support network for those who suffer from hearing loss. In a story about fearlessness, Susan shares a very personal tale about what it's like growing up with hearing loss...


Jazmin Cabeza: Special Edition Ally Week Episode

Jazmin Cabeza, first year MBA student at NYU Stern, discusses the importance and meaning of being an ally. In a story about empowering others and speaking up, Jazmin shares her experience of immigrating from Venezuela to the United States at a young age, the trials she has faced, and the growth she has experienced throughout her journey. Listen in to this very special episode produced for NYU Stern Ally Week Produced: Naisham Jamshidi Editing and Sound...


Melissa Schilling: Cabin Life, Breakthrough Innovators, and the Commonalities of the Exceptional

Melissa Schilling, Professor of Strategy and Management at New York University talks to us about her new book Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World. In a story about self-efficacy and being unconstrained by societal norms, Professor Schilling opens a window into the minds of revolutionaries. Produced: Sheri Holt Editing and Sound Design: Frank Varrichio Technical: Bob Kerr & Daniel Thoennesson - Send us a tweet:...


Conor Grennan: One Year Anniversary Special (Re-Release)

Conor Grennan, Stern's Dean of Students was recently voted as Administrator of the Year by the Stern student body. This award is intended to recognize those members of the administration who, through their dedication and commitment, have enriched the student experience here at Stern. Coincidentally, Dean Conor Grennan was also the first guest that was interviewed for the Stern Chats podcast and his award couldn't be more timely as this week is the one year anniversary of the official...


Chicago Pizza, Black Girls Graduate, and adding a JD to your MBA

Ijeamaka (Ije) Obasi, NYU JD/MBA Student discusses how she co-founded Black Girls Graduate, an online resource dedicated to improving educational attainment and collegiate graduation rates among black women and providing strategies for career advancement. Originally from Chicago, Ije also delves into her journey applying to higher education programs and her experience as a JD/MBA student. In this story, Ije illustrates how one can combine passion for making a social impact with the private...


J.G. and Taffi Ayodele: Foldable Flats, African Adventures and the Thando's Love Story

J.G. and Taffi Ayodele, founders of an innovative company specializing in African designed products, tell us about their journey to building Thando's, a company that utilizes African artists to help design comfortable, durable shoes. "For the love of the sole," the firm's motto, explains how J.G. and Taffi built a socially impactful organization that allows consumers to connect both with the product and the story. In a twist of fate, we also hear about J.G. and Taffi's own story, one about...


Greg Coleman: Buzzfeed, Digital Media and Advertising's New Frontier

President of Buzzfeed and Adjunct Professor Greg Coleman tells us about the journey that led him to Buzzfeed and gives us his prediction of what media will look like in the years to come. In a story about the continuous evolution of an industry, Coleman implores us to find out what makes us tick and follow our instincts in order to achieve greatness. Produced: Yen Chaing, Rachel Gordon & Naisham Jamshidi Directed: Rachel Gordon & Derek Fein Technical: Bob Kerr & Daniel Thoennesson - Send...


Adam Alter: Colors, Smartphones and Our Relationship with Technology

Associate Professor and TED Speaker Adam Alter tells us about his background in behavioral economics, what it's like to be color blind and his award winning books "Drunk Tank Pink" and "Irresistible". In a story about observation and evolution, Professor Alter gives us incredible insight into the seductive world of technology. - Produced: Andrew Slotnick Directed: Derek Fein Technical: Bob Kerr & Daniel Thoennesson -


Season 3 - Stern Chats

Welcome to Season 3 of Stern Chats. New episodes starting Feb 1st and new hosts starting in March. Follow us on Instagram. Want to be on the show or nominate someone? Email us at


Steven Avila: Cancer Battles, Obama Years and Living for the Future

First year MBA student, Steven Avila, tells us about his experience working in the Obama White House, pounding the pavement for the Hillary Clinton campaign, and overcoming a cancer diagnosis and treatment. In a story about resilience, Steven proves that you can always find positive energy to overcome challenges. Directed: Rachel Gordon Derek Fein Produced: Steven Carey Rachel Gordon Technical: Bob Kerr Daniel Thoennesson -


Devna Shukla: Emmy Awards, Social Media and The Heart of Journalism

First year MBA student, Devna Shukla, tells us about her experience working in entertainment and media, what it takes to excel as a journalist, and the documentary that won her an Emmy. In a story about connection, Devna proves that emotional intelligence is highly relevant to executing at the highest level. - Directed: Rachel Gordon Derek Fein Produced: Naisham Jamshidi, Richa Deshpande Technical: Bob Kerr Daniel Thoennesson -


Veterans Week Special(Re-Release): Chris Larsen

Originally Recorded 11/10/16 Chris Larsen: Bullets, Hands and Warrior Mindset First year MBA Student Christopher Larsen talks to us about his time as a Captain and Platoon-Leader in the Army. In an episode about resilience, and overcoming adversity he tells us the story of the battle that forever changed him. Special thanks to Diana Hyde, Nathan Pettit and Bob Kerr whose support made Stern Chats possible.


Adam Scheer: Navy Seals, Veteran's Week and The Power of Shared Experience

First year MBA student and Veteran, Adam Scheer, tells us about his experiences on Navy Seal Team 5, his dedication to his teammates and the power of shared experience. In a story honoring Veterans Week and the tremendous students and Stern community members who defend our country, Adam shows us that heroism takes many forms.


Dolly Chugh: Prison Education, Sabbaticals and "The Person you Mean to Be"

NYU Stern Professor Dolly Chugh tells us about her primary research topic, Implicit Bias, her work with the Prison Education program through NYU, and her upcoming book "The Person you Mean to Be”.(to be released September 2018) In a story about collaboration and self reflection, Dolly shows us the importance of being self-aware when caring for others. ***”NOTE: "The Person You Mean to Be", will be released by HarperCollins and available for pre-order over the summer”***...


James Kingham: Quaker Values, Karaoke Songs and Coaching for Careers

NYU Stern Administrator and Head of Career Coaching, James Kingham, tells us about his journey into academia, passion for helping students and life outside of the office. In a story about coaching yourself and others to success, James shows us that positivity, proactivity and a succinct 60 second pitch may be three key ingredients to accomplishing your goals. Directed by: Rachel Gordon and Derek Fein Associate Producer: Anthony Russ Sound Design: Bob Kerr email:


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