America has, arguably, the best college education system in the world. There is a long list of colleges and universities with stellar academic reputation, thus, I wanted to choose a college that offers a lot more than phenomenal in-class learning experiences. The more I learned about NYU, the more I became convinced it is the best fit to my learning objectives and career goals.
We cannot overstate the importance of quality of faculty members. One of the faculty members that has played a major role in my decision to attend NYU is Professor Nouriel Roubini. I first became aware of Professor Roubini through his commentary on political and economic affairs. I also discovered Professor Roubini had made quite accurate predictions before the financial crisis of 2007. I have had the opportunity to visit NYU campus and talked with many students at Stern School of Business (Stern). They had nothing but positive things to say about the professors, many of whom have had distinguished careers in Corporate America.
I am also excited by the tremendous learning opportunities outside classroom. NYU has a large number of student organizations that allow students to pursue their academic and career interests. I have already identified student clubs I would like to join such as Undergraduate Stern Women in Business, Stern Political Economy Exchange, and Management Consulting Group.
I plan to major in Business & Political Economy and the innovative nature of the curriculum holds great appeal to me, especially, the requirement to study in London and Shanghai. In addition, I also plan to take advantage of the Barr Family International Studies Program (ISP). In this age of globalization, it is important to develop a global perspective to achieve professional success in both the private and the non-profit sector.
NYU’s location in NYC also holds great appeal to me. The city’s rich arts & culture scene and its diverse population will provide me with numerous opportunities to expand my thinking perspectives.