At NYU Steinhardt Connection, Potential Students Get More Than a College Tour

In August, potential students and their families visited Washington Square for NYU Steinhardt Connection.

The event was an opportunity for high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students to learn about Steinhardt’s undergraduate programs from faculty and staff.

In buildings throughout the NYU campus, high school students met with advisors representing programs in applied psychology, communicative sciences and disorders, music, educational theatre, media, culture, and communication, nutrition, food studies, and public health, studio art, and teaching and learning.

Students took a campus tour, learned about student life at NYU, and also got information about internships for Steinhardt students.

In the Pless Hall Lounge, Robert Rowe, chair of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, led a discussion about the music program at NYU Steinhardt, noting that the program is special because it “offers students a conservatory-level education at a research 1 university.”

In a session with Gina Canterucci, associate director of the undergraduate program in the Department of Communication, Sciences, and Disorders, Isabella Krempa, a high school student from Scotch Plains, New Jersey, broadened her understanding of the field.  She learned about research trends, faculty research on swallowing disorders, as well as opportunities for undergraduate global study.

For her mother, Geri Krempa, the session was a chance to ask the real-life question:  will my child have a job after graduation?

The answer?

“We learned that speech therapists can have a good practice working with actors, singers, and people who want to lose their regional accents,” Krempa said.  ”Our advisor showed us that the field is so much more than we had imagined.”

To learn more about Steinhardt Connection, contact Cindy Pineda, Steinhardt Connection coordinator, at or reserve a place at

(Photos:  Geri and Isabella Krempa; Robert Rowe)