Marc Weiner- NYU (Stern)
Marc grew up outside of Philadelphia. After graduating with a BA from the University of Michigan in 2012, he worked in media sales and brand strategy in New York City. Marc is currently pursuing an MBA at Stern with specializations in Strategy, Finance and Marketing. In his personal time, Marc enjoys exploring New York City and cheering on his Michigan Wolverines.
Name: Marc Weiner
Hometown: Mount Laurel, NJ
Education: (undergrad) University of Michigan
Current MBA program: NYU Stern School of Business
Describe a typical day as a MBA student
Typically I have 2-3 classes in a day, so I’ll have time to go to the gym and finish any outstanding work before class. I have club meetings or other events during lunch, so I’ll run out and grab a quick bite and then head back to take part in those meetings. Then I have afternoon classes and try to spend my free time in the Stern Leadership Lounge, where I can catch up with friends while doing my work. In the evening, especially during the fall, I had recruiting events almost every night. Finally, I get home around 9pm and catch up on some TV.
Where did you work before enrolling in business school?
I worked at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, and then at a brand strategy firm in New York.
Why did you choose this business school?
I chose business school to make a career switch and, in the process, take my career to the next level. Additionally, I wanted to develop the type of network that would allow me to make friends while also potentially help me down the road when I had graduated. Finally, there were some technical aspects that I was missing in my undergraduate education, which I needed to understand to succeed in consulting.
What’s your best advice to an applicant to your school?
I would advise applicants to do their homework and talk to a lot of current students. See if what the school has to offer, both socially and in recruiting, has what the applicant is looking for out of a program. See where people tend to live after school and what current students enjoy about the program. With specific regards to school, make sure you are comfortable living in New York City. There is always something going on, but it is definitely different than a school on true college campus.
What is/was the most enjoyable part about business school?
There are a few aspects of school that make it great. I appreciate having plenty of time to explore New York and all that it has to offer. School can definitely get busy so I appreciate the opportunities I have to get out of the building. Next are the people. NYU has such a diverse student body that I am constantly learning new things. I also enjoy the fact that the school is totally student-run. It provides amazing leadership opportunities.
What is/was the hardest part of business school?
The hardest part for me was the recruiting process. I came to make a career switch so that was the focus for me heading in. The process starts pretty much as soon as you step on campus, and is composed of a number of different phases. Deciding what you want to recruit for is obviously the first step, but can sometimes be the most challenging when you’ve come to explore a number of different paths. After that, getting to know the firms while also trying to score an interview can get hectic and stressful.
Where will you be working after graduation?
This summer I am interning at Deloitte Consulting in the Strategy & Operations practice.
What achievement are you most proud of in your professional career or at your school?
I am co-President of the Management Consulting Association, which has been a rewarding experience thus far.
Favorite MBA Courses?
Fun fact about yourself:
I played on a nationally ranked youth soccer team.