Welcome to the Class of 2014!
By: Paula Steisel Goldfarb, Executive Director of MBA and Executive MBA Admissions and Financial Aid
The MBA Admissions and
Financial Aid Office is
thrilled to welcome to campus
one of the most diverse and accomplished
Just one year ago, many of you were
busy gathering your first impressions
of NYU Stern and laying the foundation
for your applications by visiting
us on campus or attending Stern
admissions events around the world.
At that time, you were just beginning
to understand the opportunities of a
Stern MBA. Now, after months of
hard work during the application
process, we hope you enjoyed
LAUNCH as members of the Stern
Class of 2014. On behalf of the MBA
Admissions and Financial Aid
Office, we look forward to growing
with you over the next two years, and
we are excited to see where your
Stern journey will take you.
Between Pre-View Weekend and
LAUNCH, you have no doubt made
many new friends at Stern. Here are
a few interesting facts about the
Class of 2014. Have you met the
• Crafted a social media campaign
(#saveafterschool) that successfully
raised $12.2 million for over 150
after school programs?
• Founded Hope4Girls Africa, an
organization that runs camps and
after school programs for girls in
• Is a US Tennis Association nationally-
ranked tennis player?
• Earned multiple military service
awards, including a National Defense
• Has had photos published in
National Geographic Traveler?
• Founded GRAFFI-T Clothing, a
clothing retailer that uses local talents
(in Edmonton, Canada) to create
unique apparel items?
• Has participated in two World
Gymnaestradas (Portugal '03 and
Austria '07), the largest general gymnastics
• Is an avid artist who volunteers
color therapy to children with mental
• Is a flamenco dancer and choreographer?
These are just a few of the accomplishments
that we hope will inspire
you to get to know your classmates,
both inside and outside of the classroom.
We encourage you to make the
most of your time at Stern by engaging
with each other and forging lasting
In the meantime, MBA Admissions
will be busy recruiting the Class of
2015. We believe you are our best
ambassadors, so please help us spread
the word about everything that Stern
has to offer! Refer to our MBA
Admissions fall presentation schedule
and invite your f riends, colleagues
and family members to learn
more about Stern at one of our
upcoming admissions presentations.
We encourage you all to consider
joining the Stern Torch Committee,
which will give you the opportunity
to assist us in the recruiting process
by hosting prospective students on
campus, taking applicants to lunch
(on us!) and helping organize Pre-
View, our admitted student weekend
in April. Look out for an email f rom
MBA Admissions later this fall with
more information on applying.
We wish you a fantastic first year and
again, welcome to NYU Stern!