Reynolds Speaker Series: Uncharitable – How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential

Join us on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at NYU’s Paulson Auditorium (40 West 4th St, New York, NY) from 6:30 – 8pm for Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential, a presentation by and discussion with Dan Pallotta, Founder and Chief Humanity Officer, Advertising for Humanity.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.  An RSVP is required by clicking here or by cutting and pasting http://bit.ly/pallottarsvp into your browser

Now in its eighth year, the NYU Reynolds Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Speaker Series features a remarkable selection of social entrepreneurs and related leaders who have launched extraordinary programs, companies and movements addressing the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.  Reflecting the NYU Reynolds belief that social entrepreneurship is a meta-profession drawing on cross-disciplinary knowledge and practice, the series presents prominent social entrepreneurs and leaders from across the spectrum of public and professional sectors who will share their insights as cutting-edge, far reaching change makers.

Dan is an activist, author and creator of the multi-day charitable event industry which raised in excess of half a billion dollars in nine years.  He raises the question; “Does the non-profit sector have a serious role to play in changing the world?” and argues that it does, if we reinvent the way humanity thinks about change.  His best-selling book “Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential,” ventures into a world that others dare not go, and argues that society’s non-profit ethic undermines our ability to eradicate great problems, and, ironically, puts charity at a severe disadvantage to the for-profit sector at every level.  Spend an evening with Dan and learn how changing the way we think can lead to large-scale social innovation.

Dan Pallotta is a builder of movements.  He created the Breast Cancer 3-Day walks and the multi-day AIDS Rides, which are the subject of Harvard Business School case studies. The model and methods he created are now employed by dozens of charities and raise in excess of $100 million annually for important causes from pediatric leukemia to AIDS to suicide prevention and many others. He’s iconic TED 2013 Talk has been viewed more than 2.9 million times and is one of the top 50 most-viewed TED Talks of all time.  He has been written about in feature and cover stories in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, American Public Media’s Marketplace, and on numerous NPR stations, among others.

To learn more about the NYU Reynolds Speaker Series, and to access our audio and video library of previous speakers, click here or cut and paste http://bit.ly/p9Y2 into your browser. The audio and video library is also available from the podcast section of iTunes. Search NYU Reynolds Program.  To learn more about the NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship, please visit us at http://www.nyu.edu/reynolds.

International Advisory Committee (IAC)

The International Advisory Committee (IAC) assists the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs in the organization and promotion of activities which celebrate and engage the diversity of countries, cultures, perspectives, traditions, and values within the Steinhardt community.

The next meeting is Wednesday, March 5.

Want to join the IAC? Email Jill.Stephenson@nyu.edu for more information.

Demystifying Resumes, Cover Letters, & Interviews for Undergraduates – Thurs. 3/6

Demystifying Resumes, Cover Letters, & Interviews : A Workshop for Undergraduates!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
12:30pm-2:00pm
Joseph & Violet Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge

RSVP TODAY!

Interested in crafting impressive cover letters and resumes that will land you opportunities to interview?  Come to this interactive workshop hosted by Justine Kelly-Fierro, Assistant Director in the Office of Student Affairs next Thursday, March 6th.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • how your resume & cover letter are used in the job search process
  • what employers say they want in resumes & cover letters and discuss how to best meet their criteria
  • why your goals and aspirations matter, and how to determine if they align with the goals of the position and organization to which you are applying
  • how to craft resumes & cover letters so that you share your greatest strengths and aspirations without sounding selfish or self-centered
  • how to prepare in advance of an interview to handle any question that comes your way!

RSVP by Tuesday, March 4th at 12:00pm

Let’s Talk International – February 25

Our next Let’s Talk International topic is “Beauty”. How is beauty defined? Who defines it? How do definitions of beauty vary from culture to culture?

Date: Tuesday, February 25
Time: 12pm – 1:30pm
Details: Click to register and learn more. Lunch is provided. Space is limited.

Let’s Talk International is a semi-structured discussion group and safe space for study abroad returnees, international students, third culture kids, and anybody interested in international/intercultural experiences to explore topics such as identity development, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural relationships, and general navigation of life across cultures.

DUE 2/21 – Graduation Honors and Awards – Arch Award, Banner Bearer, Student Speaker

Nominations are now being accepted. You can self-nominate for the Arch Award, the Departmental Banner Bearer or submit a speech to be considered as the Student Speaker.

Visit our graduation website at: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/graduation/awards/ to see if you are eligible to apply for graduation honors and awards.

The Arch Award is presented to both a graduating undergraduate and a graduating graduate student in recognition of their cumulative record of service to classmates, the faculty, and the administration of NYU Steinhardt.

The Departmental Banner Bearer – One graduating undergraduate and one graduating master’s candidate from each department receives this award, which includes the honor of carrying the department’s banner in the Baccalaureate Ceremony or Valedictory Celebration.

Student Speaker at School Ceremonies – If you would like to be considered for this special honor, please review carefully the eligibility requirements at our Steinhardt graduation website.

Submit the text of a graduation speech or self nomination for the Arch Award or Banner Bearer no later than Friday, February 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m

For further information visit our website at:  http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/graduation/ or contact the Office of Student Affairs in Pless Hall, 2nd floor or call us at 212-998-5065.

 

A Networking Series: Social Media & Branding – Linkedin Edition

Join Steinhardt and the Wasserman Center for Career Development for the 3rd installment of A Networking Series. The discussion will focus on social media and self-branding with representatives from Linkedin.

Please join us on Wednesday, February 19th, from 12:30 – 1:45 pm in the 3rd floor Student Lounge of Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East. To RSVP: http://ow.ly/tt8Pq

A Networking Series is a 4-part workshop dedicated to developing and enhancing the networking skills and abilities of Steinhardt graduate students.

What’s Up, Doc?: What to Know Before Pursuing Your Doctorate

Join us on Thursday, February 13 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in Kimball Hall 1st Floor Lounge (246 Greene Street) for a panel discussion with current NYU doctoral students about the ins and outs of pursuing your doctoral degree. What should you know before applying to PhD programs? What is life like as a doctoral student? How can you prepare for the doctoral interview? Learn all of this and more!

Panelists include: Nikki Davis, International Education Doctoral Student; Sarah Kabay, International Education Doctoral Student; Jessica Lipschultz, Sociology of Education Doctoral Student; and John Meletiadis, Higher Education Doctoral Student.

Sponsored by the International Education Student Board

Tea at 3 – Tuesday, February 18

Project Pay Attention asks people to pay closer attention to their actions and the words they use: verbally, in writing, or via social media. At our next Tea at 3, enjoy free treats and learn more from Project Pay Attention representatives about taking the pledge.

Date: Tuesday, February 18
Time: Come by between 3-4 PM
Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.