Meet: Calvin Lin

His Story: I'm a mechanical engineer at heart and really enjoy taking things apart, putting them back together, and figuring out how things work. I was in the high tech manufacturing industry for the past six years, working on custom hardware projects for clients such as Apple and Tesla. I'm at Stern because I want to continue my career in Tech, but as a product manager at one of the major tech companies.

What advice do you have for women thinking about pursuing business school? I can't really give advice about this since I'm not a woman and I wouldn't completely understand what difficulties and challenges that women face in the workplace and in applying to business school. However, with that being said, I'm supportive of SWIB and all efforts to try to help women succeed and achieve success within the business world because of my sister (and possibly daughters in the future), and how I would want for her to have an equal chance and shot at any opportunities that I had as well.

What advice do you have for MBA1s? My advice for MBA1s is quite lengthy, but I would say the main ones are: 1) be open-minded and kind to your classmates; as everyone will have come from different backgrounds, it will require patience and time to scratch past the superficial layers and understand how everyone's past has shaped them. 2) Learn for the sake of learning. Think about how you can apply what you have learned to real world applications and how you can utilize these tools for your future, as grades are secondary to real understanding and usage of classroom knowledge 3) Take risks and fail while aiming for success. A cliche at this point, but if you don't push yourself to do things you otherwise would not do at Stern, when else will you have the chance to do so? Also, for perspective, you're already paying 200K+, why not do something that you've been afraid to do? Nothing here will kill you.

What is a fun fact about you? I can eat a dozen krispy kreme donuts in a single sitting.

What's your favorite part of being a student at Stern? My classmates, some of whom have already turned into my close friends.

Calvin Lin,   Class of 2019

Calvin Lin, Class of 2019