Being a Sternie

Hi All,

My name is Ashrae, and I am a first year student at Stern. I am really excited about sharing my experiences with all of you through this blog.

Let me start by giving you a brief background about myself. Prior to business school I worked as a Management Consultant in India. To move ahead in the industry I felt I needed to learn Finance, the language of business, and there was no better place than Stern to do it. I am a complete foodie and that was one of the things that really attracted me to New York. At Stern, I am specializing in Finance and Strategy. I am on the board of the Management Consulting Association, SCorp (our student government) and the South Asia Business Association.

It has been a good start to the Spring semester. I am off to Vermont next weekend on a Ski trip with my block. It is my first time skiing – one thing off my ‘Things to do before I die’ list. Also, I am leading the Spring Break trek to India in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to visit India with a bunch of Sternies. On the downside, I have mid-terms to cope with in the middle of all this. One of the best things about being in a community as collaborative as Stern is that even exam time is enjoyable and engaging.

Time to get back to books. Stay tuned for more.

Until next time,