Get a taste of a new language and culture without leaving home! Speaking Freely is available to all NYU undergraduate and graduate students and staff. The 75-minute language coaching sessions meet once a week for ten weeks each semester at various locations on campus. Each week, you will learn how to communicate on a different topic, or you might enjoy a related activity–a movie, concert, or neighborhood visit–as part of a small, informal language group. No books are required and there’s no pressure of grades!
Speaking Freely offers sessions in Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, Greek (Modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish. It’s all free–and easy. Meet new people and have fun. It’s the perfect way to try out a language and culture before you study or visit.
Speaking Freely sessions emphasize learning practical words and phrases you might use when traveling or studying abroad, as well as vocabulary related to various aspects of art, history, and culture. At least two levels of coaching are offered for most of the languages, and a third level is offered in six of the languages. Level 1 is a basic introduction for those who have no experience in the language. Level 2 is slightly more advanced, and meant for those who have completed Level 1 or those who have basic experience in the language. Level 3 is meant for those who are fairly proficient, and have studied the language for a few years or more in high school or college. All topics covered are based on student interest and conversation is emphasized.
Speaking Freely classes begin the week of September 19th and conclude December 2nd. Register for NYU Speaking Freely at speakingfreely.cas.nyu.edu
As the fall semester kicks off, NYU Libraries is offering our annual series of Graduate Student workshops where you can learn everything from how to organize your bibliographies, to how to track down those tricky citations, to how to be a more effective research assistant (and much more). For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, go to: http://guides.nyu.edu/grads
You can also get the new school year started right by joining us at our Annual Graduate Student Reception. It is a great opportunity to meet your subject librarian, as well as mingle with your fellow graduate students over some complimentary food and drinks. We will be giving away NYU Bookstore gift certificates to some lucky attendees. The reception will take place: Thursday, September 15th, 5:30-7:00, 8th fl North Reading Room, Bobst Library
Please RSVP by going to http://library.nyu.edu/grads
The Lighting Challenge – Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2016
As part of the Inauguration Celebration Week in September, NYU is hosting two graduate student “Lightning Challenges,” where masters, professional and doctoral students have an opportunity to showcase their talents while competing for prizes. These events are open to all graduate students, and are a wonderful (and fun!) way to celebrate the wide range of academic and creative works by NYU’s graduate student community.
Click here for Master’s/Professional Student application, rules and judging criteria
Click here for Doctoral Student application, rules and judging criteria
Join Steinhardt Student Affairs for free bagels and coffee on Tuesday,May 11, 2016 in Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge for our final Fast Break Bagel Breakfast. Bagels start at 9am; while supplies last!!
Free sweets and coffee/tea at the final Tea at 3 of the semester. Steinhardt Student Affairs staff will be there with information about upcoming programs, events, and other involvement opportunities. We hope to see you there!
Sponsored by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.
The Graduate Student Career Development Team offers an array of in-person and virtual events. Join them for these weeks’ offerings:
Graduate Success Series: Professional Communication – Thursday, May 5, 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Kimmel Center, SRC – Suite 210
Job Search Strategies for Graduate Students – Thursday, May 5, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Webinar
Networking 101 for Graduate Students – Friday, May 6, 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Wasserman Center for Career Development
For more detailed information please visit the Wasserman Center for Career Development Center.
You are invited to the 2015-2016 Steinhardt Star Gala! Please join USG & GSO on Thursday, May 5th to celebrate the outstanding students and faculty in each Steinhardt department. This year, Star Gala will be held at Manhattan Penthouse at 6pm on 80 5th Avenue. This formal evening will include plate dinner, award ceremony, and mingling. If you would like to attend, please RSVP at this link and receive your complimentary ticket.
Demystifying Resumes, Cover Letters, & Interviews
Monday, May 2nd, 2016
5pm – 6pm
Joseph & Violet Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Lounge
Interested in crafting impressive cover letters and resumes that will land you opportunities to interview? In this workshop you will learn:
- how your resume & cover letter are used in the job search process
- what employers say they want in resumes & cover letters and discuss how to best meet their criteria
- why your goals and aspirations matter, and how to determine if they align with the goals of the position and organization to which you are applying
- how to craft resumes & cover letters so that you share your greatest strengths and aspirations without sounding self-centered
- how to prepare in advance of an interview to handle any question that comes your way!