OISS Events – Open to International & U.S. Students

***Spring 2010 English Conversation Groups for International Graduate Students January 26 to March 22, 2010 Tuesdays 11am-12noon (Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 602) and Wednesdays 3pm -4pm (Midtown Center, 11 West 42nd Street, Room 1025). Improve your English conversation skills in an informal group setting and meet new people.   You may attend one group or as many sessions as your schedule allows.  This program is free and open to all NYU graduate students.  Questions?  Contact Amanda Gallocher at sa.questions@nyu.edu

***OISS Graduate and Professional Skills Series (GPSS) These workshops provide the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to be effective and professional graduate students. Please note that although GPSS was created with graduate students in mind, all NYU students, scholars, and their spouses are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) welcomes suggestions for GPSS topics. For more information, go to www.nyu.edu/oiss/programs/gradskills.html.

***GPSS – NYUeVita: Your E-Portfolio for Life Friday, January 29, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Wasserman Center for Career Development, 133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor FREE; Advance sign-up required through NYU CareerNet Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 1:00 p.m. Learn about the NYUeVita online service, which provides students a convenient and organized place to record and archive their many experiences outside the classroom. Writing samples, artwork, job letters, leadership roles, and global experience can be incorporated into NYUeVita. Co-sponsored by the Wasserman Center for Career Development and the OISS.

***International Spouses/Partners Group
First meeting: Monday, February 1, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
19 University Place, the Great Room
This group allows spouses and partners to meet informally to share common interests and concerns. The group also plans outings throughout the semester.
Children are welcome. Those interested can download an application at www.nyu.edu/oiss/programs/spouses.html or pick one up at the OISS.
Continuing and new spouses/partners welcome! The first meeting includes light morning refreshments. Please e-mail mat425@nyu.edu by January 27 if you plan to attend.

***Immigration Options After F-1/J-1 Student Status Wednesday, February 10, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Wasserman Center for Career Development, 133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor FREE; Advance sign-up required through NYU CareerNet This session is designed for international students who are interested in working in the U.S. for several years beyond graduation. An immigration lawyer discusses the most common nonimmigrant categories such as H-1B, O-1, and Permanent Residency. Students who are graduating can also learn what options they can discuss with potential employers.  Questions?  Email jackie.chin@nyu.edu. Co-sponsored by the Wasserman Center for Career Development and the OISS.

***New!  Apply to be an OISS Global Guide!
Deadline:  February 12
Returning NYU students can gain leadership skills, work with international students, participate in cultural events, and have fun as part of the OISS Global Guides program! Volunteer application available at http://www.nyu.edu/oiss/programs/guides.html  Contact alison.jackson@nyu.edu if you have any questions. 

***GPSS – Getting the Job: Job Search Techniques and Interview Skills That Work Friday, February 12, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Wasserman Center for Career Development, 133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor FREE; Advance sign-up required through NYU CareerNet Learn about the power of networking and meeting the right people in your field. Then learn about interview preparation, proper attire, and appropriate responses to difficult questions. A lunch is served at noon and the presentation begins shortly after. Sponsored by Wasserman Center for Career Development and the OISS.

***American Ways in the Classroom
Friday, February 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
OISS, 561 LaGuardia Place, 1st Floor
FREE; Advance sign-up by e-mailing nancy.young@nyu.edu Each American Ways seminar is designed to explore some aspect of U.S. culture and its application to life as an NYU student. In this session learn about the expectations of U.S. professors and classmates with regard to the academic environment. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/oiss/programs/amways.html. Co-sponsored by the OISS and Counseling and Behavioral Health Services.

***GPSS – Wasserman Center Orientation for International Students Wednesday, February 17, 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
The Wasserman Center for Career Development, 133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor FREE; Advance sign-up required through NYU CareerNet This seminar highlights key career development tools, resources and services for international undergraduate and graduate students offered through the Wasserman Center. Following the seminar is a tour of the career development office. Co-sponsored by the Wasserman Center for Career Development and the OISS.

Paper calendars will be available at the OISS from February 1.

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