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.

NYU Votes

Voting is an important civic duty as a U.S. citizen, and whether you choose to do so in the state of New York or your home state, we are providing important tools to make sure you are ready for the voting booth.

The next elections for local, state, and federal officials is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Make sure you are prepared.  Register to vote and then vote!

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) provides scholarships for students 1) to study or conduct research; 2) to study in Germany during their senior year; 3) to improve existing German language skills or to attend university courses in German; 4) and to do an internship in the fields of science and engineering in Germany. For further undergraduate opportunities and the specifications of the scholarships, please visit the DAAD’s website. You can also learn more through the  NYU Office of Global Awards.

Deadline: October 12, 2018  4:00 pm (internal NYU Deadline)

Award: Funding and stipend for one year

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. Learn more here, and visit the Gates Cambridge website. Non-US applicants can find details regarding the submission process here. Interested applicants are encouraged to bring drafts of their essays to the Office of Global Awards for feedback. Appointments can be made with Kris Larsen and Jenni Quilter here.

Deadline: Wednesday, October 10

Award: A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding.

Schwarzman Scholarship

The Schwarzman Scholars program, inspired by the Rhodes Scholarships, is designed to train future leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them to better understand China, its role in global trends and their role as future leaders. Schwarzman Scholars will have an unrivaled opportunity to live in Beijing for one year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling, and developing first-hand exposure to China and its people. Scholars will develop their leadership skills through a one-year master’s degree in public policy, international studies, or economics and business at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious institutes of higher education. Learn more here.

Deadline: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Award: The following costs are covered as a Schwarzman Scholar: tuition, fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year, in-country study tours, required course books and supplies, Lenovo laptop, health insurance, and a personal stipend.

Graduating International Student Information and Workshops with OGS

Graduating in May 2018?  Right now is the best time for F-1 students to apply for work permission that begins in July 2018.  It will take about ninety days to get your Optional Practical Training (OPT).  OPT is work permission for students in F-1 status.
The Office of Global Services April Events Calendar has been updated! Lawyer workshops on US work visas and how to do unpaid internships, how to get paid for work this summer, and what do you need to know when traveling are all topics for this month.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

The Truman is a highly competitive, merit-based award offered to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals from Pacific Islands who want to go to graduate school in preparation for a career in public service. Truman Scholars are persons who have been recognized by the Truman Scholarship Foundation as future “change agents.” If you would like to apply, you need to fill out the application form, and email an academic transcript and current resume to truman@nyu.edu with the subject heading TRUMAN NYU NOMINATION APPLICATION.  Learn more here, or visit www.truman.gov. Watch this video about what it takes to be a Truman Scholar.

Must be a sophomore at time of NYU deadline
Deadline: NYU deadline – March 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST
Award: $30,000 for graduate study

 

UDALL Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Learn more here. Apply here.

Sophomores and Juniors 
Deadline: March 8, 2018
Award: $7,000 for undergraduate expenses

Register Now – Speaking Freely: Learn a new language without the pressure of grades!

Have you ever wanted to study a language, but haven’t the time to fit it into your schedule? Will you be traveling in the global network, and need to brush up on your conversational skills? Then register for Speaking Freely, NYU’s unique language learning opportunity. Our weekly, non-credit, no-fee courses are designed to introduce you to a language; most of the classes are taught by native speakers, and some are offered at a higher level as well.

For schedules and more information, visit cas.nyu.edu/speakingfreely to sign up today!  Sections are filling up quickly and we want to make sure that you have this opportunity.