The Would-Be Apprentice
Stacy Rotner ’99 competed for seven weeks
last fall on the second season of NBC’s hit reality series
The Apprentice. Chosen from more than a million applicants,
she was one of 18 candidates attempting to land a job with The Trump
Organization by completing business tasks for prominent Fortune
500 companies at the behest of Donald Trump.
A native New Yorker, Rotner graduated with a B.A. in art history
and studied in Paris. She received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School
and practices corporate law at a New York law firm. Rotner has worked
in the legal departments of Sotheby’s Auction House and the
Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is an active member of several bar
associations and New York charitable organizations.
“The Apprentice taught me numerous lessons,”
Rotner said of her television debut. “On a basic level, I
was introduced to many exciting industries. On a personal level,
I learned [that when] surrounded by intelligent, type-A personalities,
it’s best to listen and observe before chiming in. I also
learned, similar to living in my Wallach suite junior year, it is
extremely difficult to share a bathroom with 17 other people!”
The Apprentice also included a guest appearance by Hamilton
Award winner Robert Kraft ’63, who interviewed
the final four candidates on the December 9 episode and advised
Trump of his recommendations.