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Uptight and Not Alright?

JTheGreat58JTheGreat58 Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
How is the culture of Stern? Is everyone as uptight and worried about grades as I have been reading. Or are there some people who are willing to talk about the Met game or throw the pigskin around? I know Stern is a great program with great opportunities post-grad, but I want to at least know that I can have a few laid-back people to hang out with for four years?

Replies to: Uptight and Not Alright?

  • qwertyzxcqwertyzxc Registered User Posts: 335 Member
    In a group of 600 students there's going to be a couple of uptight people at really any school you go.

    Just find your group and hang out with. There are enough chill / level - headed people in the school to hang out with.
  • AoDayAoDay Registered User Posts: 703 Member
    Competition is the cornerstone of every business school lol. There are plenty of chill students at Stern, we used to go to a lot of concerts, organize football games on the East River, drink the night away etc. With the stress that comes with competition, school work, internships, and recruiting, relaxing is a big part of the process. You will meet a few students that won't maintain that balance and seclude themselves from others and that's fine, but when it comes to advanced courses where group projects become a significant portion of your grade, knowing people and getting along with them make a big difference.

    A big reason for this perception is due to the large international student base not only at NYU but Stern. The differences in Western and Eastern academics has a big influence on how students from many different cultures interact with one another.
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