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 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 ( or visit our website at


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

Join the Office of Student Affairs for a little Tea & Empathy

Start your day off right with a bagel breakfast Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9 am – 11 am
Join us for an afternoon snack Thursday, December 16, 2010 2 pm – 4 pm
Both events at Pless Hall 82 Washington Square East 1st floor lounge
We look forward to seeing you. Good luck with finals and Happy Holidays!
Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd floor, 212.998.5065.

December Conversations of Color

Please join us for Conversations of Color on Thursday, December 9, 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. RSVP to:
Please contact Jessica Walker at with any questions.

Sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs

RAND Summer Associate Program

The RAND Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students to the RAND Corporation, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of domestic and international social policy issues and national security problems. We are interested in students who are currently enrolled in a PhD program in the following disciplines to conduct research on education issues.

Learn more about the RAND Summer Associate Program

White House Fellows Program

The White House Fellows Program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service, offering exceptional women and men first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.
White House Fellows typically spend a year working as full-time, paid special assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in a once-in-a-lifetime education program consisting of off-the-record, roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and take trips to study leaders and policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.

Come to a special information session on Wednesday, December 8 from 5:30 to 7:30. RSVPs are required.

Learn more about the White House Fellows Program