NYU Leadership Week 2018

Building Networks. Mobilizing Communities.

October 22 – 25, 2018

Save the Date! Starting October 22 – 25th, the NYU Leadership Initiative will be offering university-wide events and workshops to explore how to identify, build, and activate a network of developmental relationships. The entire NYU community is invited to engage in interactive workshops and hear from featured guest speakers. Throughout the week, students will examine common networking misconceptions, understand different relationships, and learn how to gain the support needed to advocate for themselves and for others.

Get ready to hear from all-star speakers, grab giveaways, and take your leadership to the next level. See the full schedule and register at bit.ly/LeadershipWeek2018!

And help make the week a success by signing up for a volunteer shift on our website. Volunteers play a critical role in fostering inclusive leadership at NYU, have the opportunity to meet new peers, and take home a swag bag.

Halloween Speed Meeting – Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Join Steinhardt’s International Programming and Advocacy Committee (IPAC) for a chance to meet and mingle with new friends over hot cider and Halloween treats! This programming will be open to both domestic and international students of all academic levels in Steinhardt!

When: Wednesday, October 24th from 4:00-6:00pm

Where: Pless Hall, 1st floor lounge (82 Washington Square East)


Steinhardt Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Town Hall – Friday, October 19 at 6pm

Join GSO to learn about what is going on within the Steinhardt community, graduate club policies, Senate updates, and upcoming events. Town Halls are open to all Steinhardt graduate Students. A light dinner will be served.
Friday, October 19, 2018
6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
Pless Hall, 1st Floor Student Lounge

Let’s Talk International: United Nations Day – October 24, 2018

We hope you’ll join the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs and other undergraduate and graduate students to meet new friends and explore different topics of international concern. This month we are will be honoring United Nations Day by looking at both the work and purpose of the UN as well as the international body and potential partnerships here at NYU.

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge
Details: Lunch is provided. Space is limited. To attend, please register here.

Let’s Talk International is a semi-structured discussion group and safe space for study abroad returnees, international students, third culture kids, and anybody interested in international/intercultural experiences to explore topics such as identity development, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural relationships, and general navigation of life across cultures. 

While topics and short activities provide a framework, students drive the conversation in directions most relevant to them. Continued attendance is encouraged, though students are not required to attend all sessions.

Writing Argumentative Essays workshop – October 29, 2018

If you are a Steinhardt student who is a non-native speaker of English and have questions about structuring a paper, best practices for finding and using evidence, and how to optimize your NYU resources, this workshop is for you! Join Naomi Extra from our EAL tutoring program for an informative session on these topics and more. This workshop is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Date: Monday, October 29, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Location: Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Space is limited, please register here.

A Networking Series: Linkedin Edition – October 25, 2018

Linkedin is the leader of professional online networking with over 467 million members and growing. Please join the Wasserman Center for Career Development for tips and techniques on how to enhance your LinkedIn profile, and expand your network by connecting with industry professionals and alumni.

RSVP here!

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time : 3:30 – 4:45pm

Location: Pless Hall 3rd fl. Lounge

Sponsored by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs

Wasserman Center Graduate Student Career Development Events – Week of October 9-17, 2018

The Graduate Student Career Development Team offers an array of in-person and virtual events. Join for this week’s offerings:

NYU Global Career Week – Week of October 8-12 – Virtual

Grad Level Salary Negotiation – October 9, 4:30PM-5:30PM, Wasserman Center (133 East 13th St. 2nd Floor)

Career Conversations: Data Careers – October 16, 5:30PM-7:00PM, Wasserman Center (133 East 13th St. 2nd Floor)

LinkedIn Presents:  Rock Your Profile – October 16, 12:30PM-1:30PM, Wasserman Center (133 East 13th St. 2nd Floor)

Grad Level Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters – October 17, 5:30AM-6:30PM, Wasserman Center (133 East 13th St. 2nd Floor)

For more detailed information please visit the Wasserman Center for Career Development Center.

Tea @ 3 – Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Join us for free sweets and tea/coffee at Tea @ 3. Steinhardt Student Affairs staff will be there with information about upcoming programs, events, and other involvement opportunities.

Place: Pless Hall, 1st fl. Student Lounge
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

We hope to see you there!

Tea @3 is sponsored by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.

Conversations of Color: Complexities of Coming out as Transgender Non-Conforming/Binary – October 18, 2018

When working with Transgender and Non-Conforming/Binary (TGNC/B) students, it is important to consider the multiple identities they hold in order to best support them.  Brooke Donatone, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NYU Counseling and Wellness, will lead a discussion which will address the complexity of coming out issues when people may have different understandings of what coming out means to them and where/if/how this takes place based on multiple identities.


Date: October 18, 2018

Time: 12:30 – 1:45 pm

Place: Pless Hall 3rd Floor Student Lounge, 82 Washington Square South East

Lunch will be provided.

Conversations of Color is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights

“Human rights” has emerged as a prominent concept for justice among scholars, activists, politicians, aid workers, and NGO officials. It has wide use and powerful reach and yet remains contested and fluid. What opportunities does the invocation of “human rights” enable, and what does it constrain? How do we understand the intellectual genealogy of human rights? Is human rights a terrain of resistance, or is it the new orthodoxy? Does the existence of widespread injustice prove that human-rights-based social change efforts are ineffectual, or does it prove that such efforts need to be expanded and empowered? The Gallatin Human Rights Initiative seeks to catalyze critical reflection and engagement with these and related questions.

The Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights is a year-long program that supports selected NYU students with up to $5,000 in funding to focus on these issues while working with human rights organizations. Fellows pursue extended projects and internships (including research and report writing) for the host organization during the summer. The fellowship aims to allow students to contribute to the host organizations’ work while gaining experience in the human rights field in ways that complement their academic trajectory at NYU.

See below for eligibility and application requirements. Also see application FAQs and learn more about past Fellows’ summer projects through their blog site and annual symposium presentations.

APPLICATION DEADLINE, 2018-19: November 1, 2018, 11:59 pm

The following events are highly recommended for prospective applicants. All are held in The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, Gallatin Building (1 Washington Place).

Fall 2018 Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 12:30 – 1:30

Fall 2018 Human Rights Symposium

  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5:00 – 8:00
    See the 2018 fellows present their projects