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. 


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, contact the Gilman Program at 713-621-6300 ext. 25 or email

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 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 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 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:

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 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

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

***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

***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 or pick one up at the OISS.
Continuing and new spouses/partners welcome! The first meeting includes light morning refreshments. Please e-mail 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 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  Contact 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 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 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.