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Meet NYU Stern’s MBA Class Of 2019

Omolade Salawu 

New York University, Stern School of Business  

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: An extroverted introvert that enjoys listening to both hip-hop and afrobeat music

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Fun Fact About Yourself:  My desire for adventure led me down several journeys including trying to be a movie director, tech entrepreneur, seafood restaurant manager, guitarist and a race car driver.

Undergraduate School and Major: Howard University, Electrical Engineering

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Deloitte Consulting, Senior Consultant

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:  I led a team to build a technology solution that supported a major U.S. city in managing the population of homeless citizens. The mayor of the city was featured on the local news speaking about the success of the project.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? I would advise future business school applicants to allocate a decent amount of time to preparing their applications. It may sound cliché, but it does take a while to put together a good essay even if you are a good writer. Looking back, that’s one thing I would have devoted more time to.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? A unique benefit of the NYU Stern program is that it offers a wider variety of specializations (20+) than other schools. This was important to me because while working as a consultant, I often had to work in multiple roles and wear multiple hats on different projects. I believe that a great MBA program should give you the opportunity to gain depth in multiple areas as many career paths today are multifaceted.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? Having strong relationships with my classmates and gaining a strong skill set that I can apply during a summer internship.