OISS Events – Open to International & U.S. Students

***Spring 2010 English Conversation Groups for International Graduate Students January 26 to March 22, 2010 Tuesdays 11am-12noon (Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 602) and Wednesdays 3pm -4pm (Midtown Center, 11 West 42nd Street, Room 1025). Improve your English conversation skills in an informal group setting and meet new people.   You may attend one group or as many sessions as your schedule allows.  This program is free and open to all NYU graduate students.  Questions?  Contact Amanda Gallocher at sa.questions@nyu.edu

***OISS Graduate and Professional Skills Series (GPSS) These workshops provide the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to be effective and professional graduate students. Please note that although GPSS was created with graduate students in mind, all NYU students, scholars, and their spouses are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) welcomes suggestions for GPSS topics. For more information, go to www.nyu.edu/oiss/programs/gradskills.html.

***GPSS – NYUeVita: Your E-Portfolio for Life Friday, January 29, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Wasserman Center for Career Development, 133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor FREE; Advance sign-up required through NYU CareerNet Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 1:00 p.m. Learn about the NYUeVita online service, which provides students a convenient and organized place to record and archive their many experiences outside the classroom. Writing samples, artwork, job letters, leadership roles, and global experience can be incorporated into NYUeVita. Co-sponsored by the Wasserman Center for Career Development and the OISS.

***International Spouses/Partners Group
First meeting: Monday, February 1, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
19 University Place, the Great Room
This group allows spouses and partners to meet informally to share common interests and concerns. The group also plans outings throughout the semester.
Children are welcome. Those interested can download an application at www.nyu.edu/oiss/programs/spouses.html or pick one up at the OISS.
Continuing and new spouses/partners welcome! The first meeting includes light morning refreshments. Please e-mail mat425@nyu.edu by January 27 if you plan to attend.

***Immigration Options After F-1/J-1 Student Status Wednesday, February 10, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Wasserman Center for Career Development, 133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor FREE; Advance sign-up required through NYU CareerNet This session is designed for international students who are interested in working in the U.S. for several years beyond graduation. An immigration lawyer discusses the most common nonimmigrant categories such as H-1B, O-1, and Permanent Residency. Students who are graduating can also learn what options they can discuss with potential employers.  Questions?  Email jackie.chin@nyu.edu. Co-sponsored by the Wasserman Center for Career Development and the OISS.

***New!  Apply to be an OISS Global Guide!
Deadline:  February 12
Returning NYU students can gain leadership skills, work with international students, participate in cultural events, and have fun as part of the OISS Global Guides program! Volunteer application available at http://www.nyu.edu/oiss/programs/guides.html  Contact alison.jackson@nyu.edu if you have any questions. 

***GPSS – Getting the Job: Job Search Techniques and Interview Skills That Work Friday, February 12, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Wasserman Center for Career Development, 133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor FREE; Advance sign-up required through NYU CareerNet Learn about the power of networking and meeting the right people in your field. Then learn about interview preparation, proper attire, and appropriate responses to difficult questions. A lunch is served at noon and the presentation begins shortly after. Sponsored by Wasserman Center for Career Development and the OISS.

***American Ways in the Classroom
Friday, February 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
OISS, 561 LaGuardia Place, 1st Floor
FREE; Advance sign-up by e-mailing nancy.young@nyu.edu Each American Ways seminar is designed to explore some aspect of U.S. culture and its application to life as an NYU student. In this session learn about the expectations of U.S. professors and classmates with regard to the academic environment. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/oiss/programs/amways.html. Co-sponsored by the OISS and Counseling and Behavioral Health Services.

***GPSS – Wasserman Center Orientation for International Students Wednesday, February 17, 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
The Wasserman Center for Career Development, 133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor FREE; Advance sign-up required through NYU CareerNet This seminar highlights key career development tools, resources and services for international undergraduate and graduate students offered through the Wasserman Center. Following the seminar is a tour of the career development office. Co-sponsored by the Wasserman Center for Career Development and the OISS.

Paper calendars will be available at the OISS from February 1.

ANNOUNCING a new workshop: “Skills for Developing your Professional Approach”

ANNOUNCING a new workshop:
“Skills for Developing your Professional Approach”

Discuss:

• Developing a professional philosophy that will help you make decisions and thrive in the workplace

• Dealing with difficult conversations

• “Emotional Intelligence” or using your emotions to your best advantage

• Tips and tricks for effectiveness with people

Wednesday, February 3
12:30 – 1:45                               
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor

Presented by Steinhardt Student Affairs, Stephanie Santiago and Jody Vaisman.

RSVP:  http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/231779/rsvp

NYU MLK Week Conversations of Color

Please join us for the NYU MLK Week Conversations of Color on Thursday, January 21, 12:30-1:45 pm in the Pless Hall 1st floor lounge, 82 Washington Square East.
The goal of Conversations of Color is to provide a forum for students, faculty
and administrators to meet and talk about issues of diversity.  

This month we will explore possibilities for social change through the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Using theatre activities and techniques, we will engage in an active and proactive discussion of Dr. King’s work. 

Lunch will be provided.

RSVP to http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/105617/rsvp-for-conversations-of-color

Conversations of Color is sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt office of Student Affairs.

Getting Around NYU

Getting around campus and the City is not always easy; if you are new to NYU we wanted to offer you a couple of tools to help you find your way.  There’s a link to a campus map at the end of this message and there are plenty of people who are happy to help direct you where you need to go, answer questions you might have, and help you get through your first week of classes.

In each building there are public safety officers available to assist in finding campus buildings and providing directions.  These public safety officers will also have maps available for you should you need one.

If you are confused about building codes on your course schedule, search no further!  On your NYUHome account under the ‘Academic’ tab at the top of the page you will see a section called ‘What do Albert building codes mean?’  Click on this link and it will allow you to search the building codes and find your appropriate classroom.

If you are on the Washington Square campus and need some guidance, feel free to stop into the NYU Jeffery S. Gould Welcome Center located at 50 West 4th Street or call 212-998-4550.

Still confused? The Steinhardt Office of Student is located on the 2nd floor of Pless Hall (corner of Washington Square East and Washington Place.) Stop by and visit.  On the back of your NYU ID card there is the phone number for the Student Resource Center (SRC), (212) 998-4411.  Feel free to call the SRC for any questions, concerns or issues when you are not sure where else to go.  The SRC is ready and willing to help get you the best information possible.  Are you at a computer and can’t get to a phone?  Email the SRC at ask.src@nyu.edu

Please click below for a web version of the campus map:
http://www.nyu.edu/about/campus.map.pdf

*Welcome to NYU! We’re glad that you’re here.* Good luck with your first week of classes!

Join the NYU MLK Scholars for a Community Service Break!

Join the NYU MLK Scholars and other members of the University community for a community service project in honor of MLK Celebration Week at NYU.  We will be making cards for Visiting Neighbors (http://www.visitingneighbors.org/).  This community service project takes place today, Tuesday, January 19th, 12:30 – 1:45 pm, Pless Hall, 1st floor lounge, 82 Washington Square East.  For a complete schedule of NYU MLK Celebration Week events, visit:  http://www.nyu.edu/mlkweek/.

Dining for Success

Thursday, February 11, 5pm-7pm
The Smith, 55 Third Avenue

Mastering interviewing skills is hard enough, but what about when your interview
is over a meal?   Don’t let your dining etiquette stand in the way of your
internship or job search!

Join us for a meal-time mock interview. Enjoy pre-dinner networking, a three-course meal, and interviewing tips from career development professionals.

Open to juniors, seniors and graduate students. Spaces are limited and fill quickly! First come, first served. A fee of $10 is required to participate.

*To register, starting January 19th, drop off your fee (cash or check) to the Wasserman Center reception desk. Reservations cancelled after February 4th will not be refunded the deposit fee.

Bon appetit!

www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/events/dining_for_success.php

UG Student Government Semi-Formal – February 19, 2010

We hope you are enjoying your Winter Break and wanted to take this time to remind you that tickets for Steinhardt’s Annual Semi-Formal are on sale now for only $30 per person.  Ticket prices will become $35 on January 19th so get them now for this great price!  The Semi-Formal this year will be held at The W Hotel in Union Square, conveniently located near campus.  Join us for an evening of delicious food (catered by world renowned celebrity chef Todd English), great music, and awesome company.

Steinhardt Undergraduate Student Government’s Annual Semi-Formal The W Hotel Union Square
201 Park Avenue South
Friday, February 19, 2010
8pm-11pm
$30 per ticket before 1/19/10
$35 per ticket on or after 1/19/10

Tickets can be purchased at Ticket Central or online at
https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/7789345 (if you purchase tickets online you must pick up your tickets at Ticket Central by 6pm on 2/19/09).

Steinhardt student must purchase tickets. Limit 2 tickets per ID.
Non-Steinhardt guests ARE welcome!

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Business Leadership Award

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Business Leadership Award will provide outstanding Hispanic women with a demonstrated interest in business and entrepreneurship with mentoring and scholarship assistance. Students entering their junior year of college who are chosen for this highly selective program will be supported by a Goldman Sachs mentor, an HSF student advisor, and a scholarship award ($10,000 over two years at $5,000 per year).

Apply on-line at www.hsf.net
Deadline: January 29, 2010

10,000 WOMEN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD Eligibility Requirements *Be a female student completing her sophomore year with plans to enroll as a FULL-TIME junior during the 2010-2011 academic year.
*Have demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship or pursuing a business career.
*Have a personal statement, resume, and letter of recommendation that attest to leadership, entrepreneurial and business activities, and to how a Goldman Sachs mentor would advance those interests.
*Be prepared to be possibly interviewed as part of the selection process.
*Must be attending one of the following universities in the 2010-2011 year:
Baruch College (CUNY)
Fordham University
Rutgers University
New York University
University of Texas-Austin
University of California-Los Angeles
Pace University
St. John’s University (New York)
*Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
*Be of Hispanic Heritage.
*Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States.
*Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
*Be Pell-grant eligible

Community-Based Volunteer Research Project Opportunity: Project PEARLS

Project PEARLS is recruiting undergrad and master’s level students who would like to volunteer for a community-based research project. Project PEARLS is particularly interested in students who will be able to work directly with community partners and participants in low-income, predominantly Black communities around the city.

Description: Project P.E.A.R.L.S. (Parents Enhancing Academic Readiness through Lessons about Strengths) is headed by Drs. McWayne and Mattis and addresses the ways that Black families foster the social and academic success of young children in low-income communities. This project aims to provide further evidence of child and family strengths within the context of urban, low-income environments.

Contact information:     Project Manager: Linnie Green, pearls@nyu.edu    

Duties: Students will engage in various activities relating to community-based research of children’s school readiness, including: data collection, data transcription, data entry, and direct child assessments.  We will provide all necessary training. Students will also have the opportunity to interact directly with young children, volunteering approximately 8 hours/week at Head Start sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.

Responsibilities: All students will be required to commit 8 hours per week and must complete training sessions, and attend research as well as supervision meetings. In addition,
• For those interested in child assessments and data collection, you will need two free mornings or two free afternoons a week ( minimum of 4 hours a day)
• Traveling to assigned Head Start sites will be required of child assessors, data collectors, and Head Start volunteers.

Qualifications: We welcome in our team students who are motivated, enthusiastic, reliable, and have a genuine interest in conducting community-based research within low-income neighborhoods. Specific qualifications include: (1) a strong interest in children and families, (2) the ability to work well in a team environment, and (3) dependable and professional.