Neil Postman Graduate Conference
Named in honor of the late Neil Postman, the department's founding scholar, this conference offers a forum for the presentation of research and projects by graduate students, faculty, and guest scholars. Past keynotes include: Simon Critchley, Brian Larkin, Keller Easterling, Arjun Appadurai, Michael Schudson, and more.
Media, Culture, and Communication Undergraduate Conference
This conference introduces students to the academic discipline, to our faculty, and to each other through a variety of faculty-moderated panels and guest talks featuring prominent scholars and professionals. Current trends and critical questions in the field are explored. Past speakers include: James Schamus, Columbia University Professor and CEO of Focus Features; Amy Astley, Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue; Nusrat Durrani, General Manager/SVP of MTV World; Matt Cohler, VP Strategy & Business Operations, Facebook; Scott Heiferman, co-Founder and CEO, Meetup; Jessi Hempel, Staff Editor, BusinessWeek, author of "The MySpace Generation"; and more.
The LeBoff Lecture
This event is part of the LeBoff Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, and sponsored through the generous support of Phyllis and Gerald LeBoff. The program brings to our department the world's most prominent scholars, writers, and creative thinkers in media, communication, and cultural studies. The program engages and honors extraordinary individuals who come to NYU Steinhardt to offer special graduate courses and public lectures. Recent speakers include Jonathan Sterne, Lauren Berlant, Susan Douglas, John Thompson, Brent Hayes Edwards, Jackson Lears, Michael Warner, and Ian Kerr, among other notable scholars.
Undergraduate Honors Thesis Presentations
The Honors Program is an exciting yet demanding opportunity for undergraduate students with outstanding academic records and a serious intellectual curiosity about the discipline. The program prepares and guides students to pursue original, independent research under the supervision of a full-time faculty member during the senior year. Participants produce and present an honors thesis under close mentorship from a faculty member and develop strong research, writing, and critical thinking skills that strengthen their portfolio for graduate school.
The MCC Student/Alumni Career Roundtables
A unique opportunity for current students to speak directly with recent alumni of our undergraduate and graduate programs about their career paths. Alumni offer interviewing tips, career advice and strategies for students seeking work in public relations, advertising, marketing, journalism, publishing, digital media, and non-profit organizations.
The Center for Communication Career Series
A not-for-profit independent media forum that offers free seminars for students and faculty, connecting them to a wide variety of leading professionals in the communications field. We have partnered with the Center for Communication to bring their distinguished panelists to the NYU campus, providing a resource for career strategies as well as an insider's view for those seeking work in media and communications. Students are encouraged to visit cencom.org for a schedule of programs and to register.
Academic and Networking Opportunities
In addition, the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, the Steinhardt School and programs offered across the University expose students to an array of talks, networking events, and other extracurricular opportunities available on campus and throughout New York City, the media capital of the world.