NYU Speaking Freely


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

Fall 2016 Graduate Student Library Workshop Series

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 Lightning Challenge – Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2016

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


Tea @ 3 – Tuesday, May 9, 2016

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.


Wasserman Center: Graduate Student Career Development Events, Week of May 3, 2016

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.


Portraits 2016 Call for Student Performers – Deadline: Monday, May 9, 2016

The NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP) is excited to announce we’re running an active casting call for students and recent graduates who are interested in performing/participating individually or in groups for NYU Portraits over the summer.

This year’s repertoire will pay attention to students’ experiences in and beyond the classroom, emphasizing the student experience at NYU. Space for both positive and challenging experiences will be equally valued for our experiences regarding institutional access and representation are as multifaceted as we are. Help us share our stories by telling yours.

You need not have a concrete production sketched out at the time you express interest by submitting your Google Form; in fact, we encourage you to collaborate with our team when you are conceptualizing your performance!

Application Instructions

  • Please click HERE to express your interest in performing/participating.
  • The priority deadline to submit your statement of interest is May 9, 2016
  • You must be available to perform from Monday, August 29, 2016 to Friday, September 2, 2016
  • Rehearsals begin the week of Monday, August 22, 2016. Please make every effort possible to return to NYU/NYC by this date
  • Individual performers are asked to produce a performance of up to 5 minutes. Group performers will be allotted more time

Steinhardt Star Gala – Thurs. May 5th, 2016 6pm-9pm

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 – Mon. May 2, 2016 – 5pm

Demystifying Resumes, Cover Letters, & Interviews
Monday, May 2nd, 2016
5pm – 6pm
Joseph & Violet Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Lounge

RSVP Today!

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!

RSVP Today!