Enjoy a Safer Spring Break

NYU Steinhardt – Office of Student Affairs invites you to experience a SAFER SPRING BREAK

Want to enjoy all the indulgences of Spring Break  without those pesky side effects?

Come learn how to have all the fun you want during your break while staying safe…

and of course, get FREE STUFF!


Wednesday, March 10th, 3:30 ­ 5pm

Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge

82 Washington Square East

MASSAGES BY NYU STRESSBUSTERS (Start relaxing before your break officially starts!)





Brought to you by your friends at:

Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs

SHC ­ Counseling & Wellness

SHC ­ Office of Health Promotion

SHC ­ Stressbusters

Office of Public Safety

OISS – Office for International Student & Scholars

One to World

SRC – Student Resource Center


Wasserman Center: Friday, April 9th, 2010
Due to the popularity of this event, we have opened up more spots and extended the deadline until Wednesday, March 10th at noon. Click here to APPLY NOW.

Learn about the different non-profit sectors, job functions and opportunities!   Find out how these professionals got where they are today!  See what you can do NOW to prepare for your dream job!

Participating non-profit professionals include:

Chief Executive Officer, Modest Needs Foundation
Chief Operation Officer, Philanthropic Services, Changing Our World
Associate Director, Patron Program and Membership, Metropolitan Opera
Executive Director, North Shore Youth Council inc.
Program Coordinator, KEEN New York (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now)
Program Development Manager, Youth Challenge International
Program Manager, City Year New York
Manager of Programs, Tanenbaum – Center for Inter-religious Understanding
Deputy Director of Recruitment, City of New York/Parks and Recreation
Executive Director, Public Allies
Project Manager, Center for Educational Innovation
Director, Interactive Giving and Marketing, Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN)
Director, Office of the President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Director of Recruitment and Training, The City of New York Civilian Complaint Review Board

Boot Camp is a full day conference (9am to 4pm – with Breakfast and Lunch provided by us) designed to debunk myths and explore the realities of working in the non-profit world.  Highlights include a keynote speaker, seminars facilitated by non-profit organization leaders and lunch with mentors in various fields (education, health, public policy, international development, etc).

DEADLINE EXTENDED until Wednesday, March 10th at noon.  Click here for more information and to download the short application – APPLY NOW.

First Fridays for Steinhardt Doctoral Students

This is a reminder that the March 12 First Fridays session will be devoted to answering your questions about the funding package that will be in place for new doctoral students beginning in the Fall of 2010. All doctoral students who were admitted in Fall 2009 or earlier will maintain their funding packages as originally offered. No additional benefits may be added (e.g. tuition award in summer), nor may continuing students convert to the new funding plan. A change that will be enacted, however, is that the work requirement will be eliminated in academic year 2010-2011. Students who are hired to work (i.e., teaching as adjuncts, advising, or providing teaching assistance to faculty) must be compensated for such work at the appropriate rate. Dean Halkitis will answer your questions and discuss this in much more detail at the March 12 meeting and strongly advises all students whose funding packages continue to next academic year to attend this meeting. If you have not already done so, RSVP to steinhardt.grad.office@nyu.edu to let us know you’ll attend. Please note that this meeting is for Steinhardt doctoral students only. The meeting will be on Friday March 12 at 12:00 p.m. in the Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge.  As always, lunch will be served.

Grad Students: Clean Up Your Research & Organizational Skills

Graduate Students:

Why not use Spring Break to "clean up" your research and organizational skills? The NYU Bobst Library is holding a series of workshops and clinics especially for graduate students. These sessions focus on core skills like:

*    Finding citations and expanding your research
*    Organizing your research using an easy personal database called RefWorks
*    Finding and ordering research materials from other institutions
*    …And much more

Some of the sessions are one-hour sessions on a single topic, while others are designed to give you a chance to get help with whatever questions you might have. All sessions are led by expert librarians, and take place in the Bobst Library computer labs on Lower Level 1. Classes are scheduled twice a day, every day, with early evening sessions for those coming from work or other engagements.

So you can’t go somewhere fun in the sun for Spring Break; you can still make the rest of your semester a little less stressful and a little easier.

Find all the details and sign up at:


For more information about what the NYU Libraries can do for Graduate Students, see your web front door:


February Conversations of Color

Please join us for Conversations of Color on Thursday, February 25th, 12:30-1:45 pm, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 3rd floor lounge.  Lunch will be provided.

The goal of Conversations of Color is to provide a forum for students, faculty and administrators to meet and talk about issues of diversity.  

*Please note a photographer will be visiting our gathering on Feb. 25th to take photos of our conversations in action.  We will be using these photos for our web site. 

RSVP to http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/105617/rsvp-for-conversations-of-color

Conversations of Color is sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt office of Student Affairs

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Summer 2010 & Fall 2010/Academic Year 2010-2011 Application Open – Deadline: April 6, 2010
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2010 online application with over 1,700 scholarships to be awarded.  A limited number of summer awards will be available to students majoring in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) who meet the program’s standard eligibility criteria listed below. 
· Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. Institution
· United States citizen
· Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
· Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks and no more than an academic year
· Receiving academic credit
· Study in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba
Summer 2010 & Fall 2010/Academic Year 2010-2011 applications are now being accepted online and are due April 6, 2010.  For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, application deadlines & timeline, and application process, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman, contact the Gilman Program at 713-621-6300 ext. 25 or email gilman@iie.org

Wasserman Center Selective $1000 Award for Unpaid Internships

Doing an unpaid internship at a not-for-profit organization this spring? Want to get more
than just experience for your work? Career Development will consider students pursuing
unpaid internships during the Spring 2010 semester for a selective* $1,000 *award. ELIGIBILITY To apply, students must meet the following criteria: * Be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student with at least a 3.0 GPA * Already have secured an unpaid internship with a non-profit organization* for the semester, working a minimum of 7 hours per week over at least 10 weeks * Demonstrate financial need APPLICATION To be considered for this stipend, please complete and return: * Profile Form * Essay (criteria is on the Profile Form) * Supervisor Form * Current Resume All application forms can be found at http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/funded_internship.php Applications must be submitted in person to the Wasserman Center for Career for Development (133 East 13th St., 2nd floor) or via one complete email to fundedinternshipaward@nyu.edu by noon on*/ Wednesday, February 17, 2010/*. Only complete applications with profile form, essay, supervisor form and resume will be accepted. Awards will be announced by March 3, 2010.

First Fridays & Final Orals

Greetings from the Office of Graduate Studies!

I wanted to remind you that this month’s First Fridays meeting is coming up on Friday, February 5th at 12:00 p.m. We’re breaking from our usual format to hold a panel discussion on external funding for doctoral students. The panel (consisting of Associate Dean Perry N. Halkitis, Martin McDonough from the Office of Research, and doctoral students Buddy Hampton, Jaclyn Rohel, and Jennifer Uyei) will be talking about identifying and applying for external funding and answering your questions about the process. As always, this is an informal meeting and discussion open to all registered Steinhardt doctoral students. Also as always, lunch will be served! Make sure to RSVP to steinhardt.grad.office@nyu.edu if you haven’t already done so.

I also want to take this opportunity to let you know about the dissertation work your Steinhardt doctoral student colleagues are finishing up this semester. Those of you who have been in the last stages of dissertation writing are well aware that the Spring 2010 “final oral exam season” begins on March 1st. The list of spring final oral exams is posted on our website here: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/policies_doctoral/dissertation

You can click on a candidate’s name to read the dissertation abstract. If you’re interested in observing a final oral exam, please contact me to make arrangements. This can be a great way to learn more about the process and about the research your colleagues are doing.

You can reach me by email at nancy.hall@nyu.edu or by phone at 212 998-5044. I look forward to hearing from you!

Summer Orientation Leader Applications – Now Available!

Applications are now available for you to have a great experience as an NYU
Steinhardt summer orientation leader (OL).  As an Orientation Leader you will
share your experience with Steinhardt’s incoming students and families, work
closely with your department, and get to know your classmates from across the
For more information and to download an application, visit