Our next dissertation filing deadline is Thursday, February 3, 2011. Any NYUSteinhardt doctoral candidate planning to have orals during the spring semester and graduate in May must meet this deadline. Forms and instructions are available here: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/policies_doctoral/forms and additional information about the final oral exam process is available here: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/policies_doctoral/dissertation
There are no format workshops scheduled between now and the February 3 deadline, but if you have questions about format or the dissertation filing procedure please contact Nancy Hall by email at nancy.hall@nyu.edu or by phone at 212 998-5044.

Welcome Week Classes for Grad Students

Hello from the NYU Libraries:
As another spring semester kicks off, we’re offering a chance to brush up your skills with a series of Graduate Student workshops. These workshops focus on learning how to organize your bibliographies, finding out to how to track down tricky citations, understanding the intricacies of processing and analyzing data, and even simply knowing your way around an American research library. For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, go to:  http://library.nyu.edu/grads
NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

CBCF Summer Congressional Internship Program

Established in 1986, the CBCF Congressional Internship Program answered the call to help diversify our democracy by increasing the pool of talented public servants. This intensive nine-week summer program offers the opportunity for college students from across the nation to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process.  Interns work in CBC member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects.   The program prepares young people to become informed decision makers and influential leaders who shape our world.

See http://www.cbcfinc.org/cbcf-congressional-internship-program.html for application and additional information.

Application deadline: February 25, 2011

The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship

The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship is open to all full-time undergraduate students who will be completing their sophomore years in any school at NYU in May 2011, with a scheduled May 2013 graduation. Up to 10 undergraduate scholarship winners will receive up to a $20,000 tuition award each year for their final two years of study, a stipend for a summer internship between junior and senior years and an intensive two-year program. See http://www.nyu.edu/reynolds/undergrad/ for application and additional information.

Application deadline: January 21, 2011

NYS Teacher Certification Exams

The regular registration deadline (without late fee) for the next paper-based administration of the NYS Teacher Certification Exams is January 18, 2011 for the February 19, 2011 administration date.

Register for exams and download free study guides at www.nystce.nesinc.com

Not all tests are available on all test dates, please refer to Test Selection section for availability.

If you have any questions including which exams you should be registering for, please contact:

Mark J. Perez
Certification Officer
NYU Steinhardt
82 Washington Square East, Room 229
New York, New York 10003
(212) 998-5033



Would you like to explore education and social issues? Are you still looking for an elective to complete your Spring 2011 schedule?


Tuesdays/Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:15pm, Call # 43183, Christina Lopez, Instructor
4 credits.  This course will satisfy liberal arts electives.

This course is designed to introduce students to education and social issues
in Latin America and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. During this course students
will examine historical educational developments, theoretical perspectives
on education and development, current educational trends, and policies that
have taken place in the region. This course will also include case studies
of individual nations as well as issues embracing the region as a whole.
Students will partake in class discussions that will address issues of
socio-economic, cultural and political exclusion, by particularly looking at
existing initiatives aiming to reduce inequality, improve access to quality
instruction and the educational attainment of historically marginalized

Two Steinhardt Students Selected for “15 Most Influential NYU Students”

Congratulations to Vanessa Volpe and Katie Sylvester!!

Katie Sylvester and Vanessa Volpe, Steinhardt undergraduate students are among Washington Square News’ 15 Most Influential Students.

The distinction recognizes a select group of NYU students who work tirelessly and proactively to effect change in the community. Sylvester and Volpe were the subject of in-depth profiles featured in the student newspaper’s annual influential issue on December 9, 2010. Katie Sylvester, an applied psychology major, serves as chair of the Student Senator’s Committee and the University Committee on Student Life. Vanessa Volpe, who is also a student in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, is the founder and editor of NYU Psychology OPUS, the online publication of undergraduate studies.

Achievement First Schools

Visit an Achievement First School
Come back strong after winter break! Spend the day at Achievement First Amistad Elm City High to observe seminar-style instruction, see great examples of classroom culture and meet other educators. Space is limited.
Connecticut ‘Back To School’ Open House, January 6th; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m, New Haven, CT
Please RSVP to aliciadelarosa@achievementfirst.org with your grade level and content area.

Join Virtual Information Sessions from Achievement First
Special Education Opportunities With Achievement First, January 11, 2010; 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST
Network Support Opportunities With Achievement First, January 12, 2010; 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST
Rhode Island Leadership Opportunities With Achievement First, January 18, 2010; 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST
High School Teaching Opportunities With Achievement First, January 25, 2010; 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST

Calling All Rising Second-Year Teachers: Become a Summer Teaching Resident
The Achievement First Summer Teaching Residency provides rising second-year educators with the opportunity to teach at a high-performing urban charter school in Connecticut or New York for the summer.

Achievement First is Hiring!
For the 2011-12 school year we will hire over 200 amazing teachers and school leaders throughout our Brooklyn and Connecticut schools!

Learn more about Achievement First Schools or RSVP to the Virtual Information Sessions

Work in China with Dipont

Wednesday, December 15, 2010: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Palladium Lobby 133 East 13th Street 2nd Floor
Work as an Academic Ambassador to Chinese High School students in China!  Dipont Education manages the operation of 11 A Level and 6 AP Level teaching centers across 10 cities in China. Our key aim is to provide a high quality, international program to Chinese nationals. Through mentoring our high school students, you will act as the link to campus life in the United States, providing an insight into American history, culture, and society. For more information please contact Sara Silverstein (sara.silverstein@dipont-edu.org) or visit our website at www.dipont-edu.org


The Wasserman Center for Career Development invites you to attend Spring Internship and Job Fairs to explore full-time and internship opportunities and to meet employers in your field of interest.

Corporate and Technology Fair, Wed, Feb 2, 11am-3pm, Kimmel
Communications and Entertainment Fair, Wed, Feb 9, 11am-3pm, Kimmel
Government & Non-Profit Expo, Fri, Feb 18, 10am-3pm, Washington, DC
Education and Non-Profit Fair, Wed, Feb 23, 3pm-7pm, Kimmel
Women’s Foreign Policy Group Mentoring Fair, Thu, Mar 3, 6:30pm-9pm, Kimmel
Master’s Level Social Work Job Fair, Fri, Apr 8, 10am-3pm, Columbia University

Learn More about Wasserman’s Spring 2011 Career Fairs    Questions? Email careerfairs@nyu.edu