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).

Healthy & Quick Cooking Workshop – Still a few spots left!

Healthy, Quick, & Cheap Cooking**
Thursday, April 26, 5-6:30pm, 35 W. 4th St. 10th Floor Kitchen
Eating healthy while being a student on the go can be difficult, especially when you’re on a typical student’s budget. This workshop will show you some quick and easy recipes you can make on a small budget. Yes, we will be cooking, but space is limited!

**Attendance capped at 20 Students;
RSVP: http://steinhardt.cookingworkshop.sgizmo.com/s3/

Just in time for Finals: ULC Workshops to help you!

The University Learning Center (ULC) is finalizing their group workshops for Finals Current Workshops include:

Academic Skills Workshop – Finals Prep! (60 – 75 minutes.  NO RSVP required.)

Finals are quickly approaching.  Are you ready?  Prepare for final exams and papers with the help of students who have been through it before!

  • Monday,  April 23, 5:00pm, WST SB-22
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2:00pm, WST SB-22

Writing a Final Paper: Analyzing the Text to Develop Your Thesis (45 minutes; Click a time to RSVP)
Are you stuck on your final paper? This workshop is designed for students in literature-based courses (English, Texts & Ideas) who need to practice close reading skills to formally analyze a text to write a paper.

For additions, updates, and more information, including subject-specific tutoring, please visit: http://learning.cas.nyu.edu/page/home. Good luck!

It’s hard to believe the end of the semester is almost here already!

Please keep in mind that the librarians at NYU Libraries are here to help you with your last research tasks during this crunch time such as chasing down those difficult citations and keeping yourself organized.  Make an appointment for consultation help by filling out the form at http://library.nyu.edu/forms/research/consultations.html or use our Ask a Librarian service to get immediate help at http://library.nyu.edu/ask.

— The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

Undergrads and Faculty: Please Help Improve NYU Libraries Website.

NYU Libraries is conducting usability testing and we still need participation from two user groups: undergraduates and faculty.  Spend one hour using and discussing an aspect of our website and  receive a $20 gift certificate to NYU Bookstores.
Testing dates:  April 17 & 19
Location:  Off campus at 14th St. & 7th Ave.

If you are an undergraduate or faculty member, we invite you to sign up at:  bit.ly/nyupratt to indicate your interest in participating.
Thank you!