A Fellows Program for First-Generation College Students

Are you an ambitious first-generation college student?

New York Needs You helps first-generation college students select, secure, and succeed in their careers. The Fellows Program is an intensive mentoring and training program where Fellows develop relationships with highly accomplished community and business leaders.

Apply for the 2013 NYNY Fellowship where you will:

  • Earn a $2,500 professional development grant
  • Access 2 summer internships at prestigious companies and organizations
  • Receive individualized support from a Mentor Coach
  • Obtain in-kind services and products such as free business attire, free writing and ESL
  • support, and subsidized test preparation
  • Network with leading industry professionals

Am I eligible?

  • Neither of my parents/guardians have a bachelor’s degree (in any country)
  • I am a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • I am a freshman or sophomore attending college in the NYC-area
  • I am available to attend regular Saturday workshops in Manhattan (workshops occur bi-weekly in Year 1; monthly in Year 2)

Visit newyorkneedsyou.org to submit your online application, including 3 essays,
a recommendation, and your resume. The deadline to apply is February 15th!

NYU Libraries Graduate Student Workshops/Reception

As the fall semester kicks off, we’re offering our annual series of Graduate Student workshops where you can learn everything from how to organize your bibliographies, to how to track down those tricky citations, to how to be a more effective research assistant (and much more). For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, go to: http://library.nyu.edu/grads

You can also get the new school year started right by joining us at our Annual Graduate Student Reception. It is a great opportunity to meet your subject librarian, as well as mingle with your fellow graduate students over some complimentary food and drinks. We will be giving away NYU Bookstore gift certificates to some lucky attendees. The reception will take place: Thursday, September 13th, 5:30-7:00, 8th floor North Reading Room, Bobst library

And this year, plan to come a little early to learn about the array of academic technologies available to NYU users at our annual Techtonic technology fair. Techtonic immediately precedes the reception, from 3:00-6:00pm, Thursday September 13th. Please RSVP for the reception by going to http://library.nyu.edu/grads

We have been working hard over the past few years to expand and improve our services and spaces to fit your needs, and we hope you’ll help us keep improving.  We look forward to meeting you and wish you the best of luck this semester!

The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

Audition to Sing or Play in Steinhardt Ensembles!

All currently matriculating NYU students and members of the University community are invited to audition for Steinhardt Classical, Jazz, and Vocal Ensembles!
Visit http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/ensembles for audition requirements and guidelines.
Online sign-up forms can be found at http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/ensembles/registration.
Any questions?  See http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/ensembles for ensemble contacts.

Apply to be a GLOBAL PEER EDUCATOR!

Deadline, Sunday, July 22 at 11:59 PM

The Global Peer Educator program has been designed to provide holistic student support towards programming and community engagement at NYU sites across the world. Students accepted into the Global Peer Educator program will support student success in their personal and professional development and will be called to support efforts that are specific/catered to the global site where in which they will be studying.

Global Peer Educators will be responsible for representing the NYU community and work with Global Student Life Staff to develop programs both on campus and within the site city. The areas of university life that the Global Peer Educators will support include career and professional development, residential life support, health and wellness, club and organizational life, diversity issues, and community service.

As this is a pilot program for the 2012-2013 academic year, there will be 1 student selected for up to 5 sites.  Each selected Global Peer Educator will be given a stipend per each semester in the program. GPEs will receive training and information to assist them with these responsibilities, and will be in contact with the Global Peer Education Team and NYU Washington Square throughout the semester(s) to enhance this knowledge base.

Selected candidates will be interviewed beginning August 1
Interested?  Please apply here before 11:59pm Sunday July 22, 2012.
$500 stipend per semester if accepted into program.
For more information visit:  email cmep@nyu.edu

 

Luce Scholars Program, NYU Deadline September 14, 2012

Each year, the Luce Foundation selects 15-18 Scholars to spend a year in East Asia doing an internship in their career field.  Luce applicants cannot apply directly; they must be nominated by NYU, & we are allowed to nominate only 3 students/alumni per year.  We now invite applications from NYU students/alumni who wish to spend the 2013-2014 year in Asia as a Luce Scholar.

Eligibility criteria:
– U.S. citizen
– Must have completed the Bachelor’s degree before beginning the program
– Must not have reached their 30th birthday as of July 1 of the year of entry to the program
– Outstanding academic record
– Evidence of outstanding leadership ability
– Must have a mature and clearly defined career goal in a specific field and must give evidence of potential for professional accomplishment within that field — (i.e. you must have significant career experience already, which typically puts graduating seniors at a disadvantage in this competition.  This is an experiential award, not an academic award.)
– Applications cannot be considered from those who already have had significant exposure to Asian culture or who have a specific career interest in Asian affairs

If you meet all of these criteria and are interested in being considered for nomination by NYU, you must submit your application to my office by Friday, September 14.  This includes the application itself, 4 requisite letters of reference (on paper & signed) & official transcripts, NYU & other.  Based upon the materials you submit on Sept. 14, we will review the dossiers & select our nominees.  I will provide further advisement to the nominees before the applications must be finalized & submitted to the Luce Foundation on November 1.  [NB: This is an earlier deadline than in past years.]

Application materials & further information are available here: http://www.hluce.org/lsapp.aspx
www.nyu.edu/scholarships

Each year, the Luce Foundation selects 15-18 Scholars to spend a year in East Asia doing an internship in their career field.  Luce applicants cannot apply directly; they must be nominated by NYU, & we are allowed to nominate only 3 students/alumni per year.  We now invite applications from NYU students/alumni who wish to spend the 2013-2014 year in Asia as a Luce Scholar.

Eligibility criteria:
– U.S. citizen
– Must have completed the Bachelor’s degree before beginning the program
– Must not have reached their 30th birthday as of July 1 of the year of entry to the program
– Outstanding academic record
– Evidence of outstanding leadership ability
– Must have a mature and clearly defined career goal in a specific field and must give evidence of potential for professional accomplishment within that field — (i.e. you must have significant career experience already, which typically puts graduating seniors at a disadvantage in this competition.  This is an experiential award, not an academic award.)
– Applications cannot be considered from those who already have had significant exposure to Asian culture or who have a specific career interest in Asian affairs

If you meet all of these criteria and are interested in being considered for nomination by NYU, you must submit your application to my office by Friday, September 14.  This includes the application itself, 4 requisite letters of reference (on paper & signed) & official transcripts, NYU & other.  Based upon the materials you submit on Sept. 14, we will review the dossiers & select our nominees.  I will provide further advisement to the nominees before the applications must be finalized & submitted to the Luce Foundation on November 1.  [NB: This is an earlier deadline than in past years.]

Application materials & further information are available here: http://www.hluce.org/lsapp.aspx

www.nyu.edu/scholarships

Luce Scholars Program, NYU deadline Sept. 14

Dissertation/Thesis Progression and Completion Toolkit

The dissertation and thesis toolkit is designed to help students who are struggling to progress /complete their required assignments. This toolkit is aimed at helping students identify the barriers to successful completion and teach skills aimed at promoting self-awareness, positive thinking, and improve performance. This workshop is open to all NYU student struggling with the following issues:

  • Writer’s block
  • Feeling stuck in the dissertation/thesis process
  • Feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of the assignment
  • Anxiety (especially performance anxiety) regarding their work
  • Perfectionistic thoughts

Students must attend all 4 sessions to gain maximum benefits.

Session 1 (July 11th) Identifying the Problem: Procrastination and Perfectionism Cycle

Session 2 (July 18th) Cognitive Distortions and Myths

Session 3 (August 1st) Time Management = Setting SMART Goals

Session 4 (August 8th) Focus, Concentration and Relaxation

With Whom: Dr. Julie Shulman Kupfer
Where:  Counseling and Wellness Services, 726 Broadway, Suite 471

How to sign up: Call the front desk at 212.998.4780; no referral necessary

The Semester May be Almost Over but…

…we encourage you to stop by some of our last programs! Come take your mind off Finals for a bit at:

  • Breakfast for Dinner: Monday, May 7th 7-9 pm Kimmel Center 10th fl. (RSVP at nyu.edu/src )
  • Fast Break Bagel Breakfast: Tuesday, May 8th 9-10:30 am Pless Hall, 1st floor (bagels, coffee, tea)
  • Tea & Empathy Study Break: Thursday, May 10th, 2-4 pm Pless Hall, 1st floor (coffee, tea, cookies, brownies)

Good luck on Finals from the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs!

NYU Libraries – We ‘re here for you as you finish up the semester!

Hello from NYU Libraries! Just a reminder that we’re here for you as you finish up the semester.
— The Libraries have extended hours during the end of the semester, including 24-hour access to Bobst Library during the finals period.
— Bobst Library offers expanded seating in various locations throughout the building, including the 6th, 9th and 10th floors, as well as in the Avery Fisher Center on 2 and on the lower levels.
— Bobst offers a number of amenities during crunch time, including free coffee, snacks, and relaxation and wellness resources through our  partnership with the NYU Wellness Center. Look for signs throughout the library for more information on accessing these amenities.
— Don’t forget to renew your library materials before you head out for the summer. Log in to your library account via BobCat and click on “My Library Account” to see your loans and renew online. For more information about what we have to offer for graduate students, see http://library.nyu.edu/grads .
Best of luck on the end of the semester!

Summer Funded Internship Awards!

The NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development is thrilled to announce the launch of the Summer Funded Internship Award! This $1,000 award affords students the opportunity to participate in career exploration and experiential learning through unpaid career-related internships, gives students access to professional networks in the US and abroad, and facilitates the lifelong learning skills associated with solid career development.

This can be a tremendous opportunity for students who want to gain relevant professional experience, but give up valuable learning opportunities due to financial considerations. In order to be considered for the Summer Funded Internship Award, students must:

  • Be enrolled full time in an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program at NYU and earn at least a 3.0 GPA (students are NOT required to take summer classes to be eligible)
  • Be a member of the Class of 2013, 2014, or 2015
  • Have secured an unpaid internship at a non-profit or other organization that does not traditionally pay its interns (e.g. Arts, Entertainment, Media Related, etc) in the US or abroad. Applicants may not receive college credit for their internship.
  • Intern a minimum of 20 hours a week over 8 weeks during the summer (May 17th – Aug 31st)

The Wasserman Center’s Funded Internship Award is not affiliated with Federal Work Study or financial aid. It is a one-time stipend awarded directly to selected applicants. Applications can be submitted through NYU CareerNet, Job ID#853509.

Instructions are available at http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/funded_internship.php. If you have any questions regarding the Funded Internship Award, please feel free to email fundedinternshipaward@nyu.edu or contact Tara Schwartz (tara.schwartz@nyu.edu).