Wasserman Center Graduate Student Career Development Events – Week of February 29 – March 4, 2016

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

Grad Professional Series: Navigating Academic and Professional Conferences – Tuesday, March 1, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Wasserman Center, Presentation Room B

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Graduate Students – Wednesday, March 2, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Wasserman Center, Presentation   Room B

Graduate Student Success Series: Navigating Identity in the Workplace – Thursday, March 3, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Kimmel Center, Suite 210

International Student Career Conference – Friday, March 4, 10:30am – 4:00pm, Wasserman Center, 133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor

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


Conversations of Color: Digital Games for Social Change – Thursday, March 10, 2016

RSVP here to attend Conversations of Color: Digital Games for Social Change.

Games provide unique affordances as compared to other media approaches to social change advocacy. Ralph Vacca, a PhD student in the Educational Communication and Technology department, will lead us in exploration of different game-based approaches, the challenges in design, and tips on how to join existing communities of practices.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 12:30pm – 1:45pm.

Lunch will be provided.

At Conversations of Color, Steinhardt students, faculty, and administrators discuss race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual belief, ability, gender identity/expression, economic class, and other related topics of diversity.

Sponsored by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.


Leadership Careers in Public Policy – Tuesday, March 8, 2016

How can you turn a passion for justice and social change into a rewarding career?

If you’re interested in a career in public service, but aren’t sure where to start, or if you’re already on your path and want to hear from the leading voices in the industry, then don’t out on the Leadership Careers In Public Policy panel on March 8th!

Speakers will include NYU Vice Provost Melody Barnes who served as Former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. She will be joined by policy experts with a range of perspectives- from background in clean energy and environmental issues to public health. The program will include a brief presentation from the Office of Global Awards on best practices for honing your personal narrative and an introduction to the Truman Scholarship, a prestigious award for undergraduate juniors with an interest in a public service career.

Space is limited, RSVP here: bit.ly/PublicPolicyLeaders!

Crochet and Cuisine

The Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs invite the NYU Naughty Knitters to share their talents with the NYU community.  We are hosting some good crochet and knitting fun. Amateurs and experts are welcome! All completed items will go to a charitable cause in our community. We invite you to come out and explore this most enjoyable and relaxing craft. Lunch will be served.

This event will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 12:00 noon in the Pless 3rd floor lounge.

Please RSVP here.

CROSSROADS: A Sophomore Career Planning Workshop

The sophomore year is about clarifying your direction-plain and simple.

Research has shown that the sophomore year in college is absolutely critical. Sophomore year is when you begin to formulate your career direction and explore career options through internships and other opportunities. It is also the time you should think most about studying abroad, getting more involved in campus groups and enhancing your leadership skills.

CROSSROADS: A Sophomore Career Planning Workshop is designed to heighten sophomore awareness to the skills and experiences needed to survive and thrive toward a meaningful professional future by utilizing university resources. During this workshop, we will explore four areas crucial to professional success during and after college: Professional Development, Leadership Development, Academic Assessment and Skills/Interest Re-Evaluation.

Please RSVP here.

Diversity Zone Ally Training – Mon. Feb. 29th, 6:30pm

NYU Steinhardt Student Affairs is proud to collaborate with NYU’s Center for Multicultural Education and Programs to offer

Diversity Zone – Race, Ethnicity, & Class

Monday, February 29th, 2016
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Joseph & Violet Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East
1st Floor Student Lounge

Diversity Zone training is designed to explore the basic issues that surround race, class, and ethnicity. Open to students, staff and faculty, Diversity Zone provides participants with tools and information on the roots, construction, and proliferation of these social identities as well as a basic understanding of the systems of privilege and oppression at work in our society. Participants in this interactive training will leave more culturally aware and competent and better prepared to become an effective ally. All those who complete Diversity Zone training will receive a participation placard acknowledging their commitment to diversity.

Please RSVP to secure your spot in this exciting opportunity.

Wasserman Center Graduate Student Career Development Events – Week of February 22 – 26, 2016

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

Exploring Non-Profit Careers – Wednesday, February 24, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Wasserman Center – Presentation Room A

Faculty Job Search Panel – Thursday, February 25, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Wasserman Center- Presentation Room B

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


Summer Employment as an Assistant Instructional Technologist

Submit an application for a summer position as an Assistant Instructional Technologist. Students will work directly with Steinhardt faculty and a full-time Instructional Technologist on Course Innovation Grants.

Need a summer job? Interested in enhancing courses with technology? Join Steinhardt’s Technology Services team for the summer and work with faculty and instructional technologists to adapt, enhance, and/or restructure existing courses at NYU Steinhardt.  This work experience will be paid at $15/hour.

●      Matriculated Steinhardt undergraduate and graduate students
●      Must commit to 20 hours per week between May 16 – August 5
●      May 16- 19 9am – 5pm
●      May 23- 26 9am -5pm
●      May 30 – August 5 (20-30 hours per week)
●      Team meetings Wednesday

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
●     Current knowledge of technology and instructional practices that relate to the use of technology.
●     Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of instructional technology and/or education.
●     Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs and courses, and make recommendations for improvements.
●     Knowledge about effective teaching practices, including various methods of assessment and evaluation
●     Ability to effectively express ideas orally and in writing

Gained Skills & Abilities:
As a result of this summer position, previous Assistant Instructional Technologists noted a considerable improvement in their leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Click here and here, to learn more about past student’s experiences working with STS and Steinhardt faculty during the Course Innovation Grant program.

Application Requirements:
●      Basic Information: Name, Email, Department, Program, Anticipated year of graduation
●      Writing Sample Prompt: Why are you interested in this position?
●      Letter of reference
●      Provide a resume, portfolio, or website

Apply Here Deadline: March 25, 2016   – Chosen candidates will be invited to participate in an interview on or before April 8, 2016.

Let’s Talk International – Tuesday, February 23, 2016

We hope to see you at the first Let’s Talk International of the semester!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 12 pm – 1:30 pm on the 3rd floor Student Lounge of Pless Hall (82 Washington Square East). Lunch is provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP 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.


Graduate Students: Join the NYU Libraries for Fair Use Week programs, February 22-26, 2016

Hello from the NYU Libraries:

The NYU Libraries will be hosting a number of great programs during Fair Use Week, February 22-26.

Join Scholarly Communication Librarian, April Hathcock, JD, LLM, MLIS, to learn about the basics of Fair Use. In particular we will cover sticky fair use scenarios across media and sharing platforms, like working with YouTube videos, reposting material from the web, sharing articles in NYU Classes, or reusing images on a personal blog.

And join us on February 25th when we host the Center for Open Science in a hands-on workshop to learn easy, practical steps to increase the reproducibility of your work. Participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows. For more information on these sessions, and to sign up:  –> Click here
We look forward to seeing you there!  The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group