Strategies for Success – Study Skills for graduate students – CANCELLED

If you are interested in the information provided at this workshop please set up an appointment by calling 212-998-5065 or email

Join Jeanne Bannon, Director of Counseling & Student Services for an interactive workshop on Strategies for Success – Study Skills for graduate students.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 2015 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Pless Hall, 3rd floor Student Lounge



Conversations of Color: The Ferguson Effect – March 12, 2015

RSVP here to attend Conversations of Color: The Ferguson Effect – New Media & New Movements for Racial Justice.

Media, Culture, and Communication professor Dr. Charlton McIlwain will engage us in a discussion about the role that media played in mobilizing citizens to protest recent high-profile cases of racial injustice related to crime, policing, and the U.S. Criminal Justice system. How did we get here and where do we go from here?

Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm.

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.

Tea at 3 – March 10, 2015

Bring your questions about teacher certification to next week’s Tea at 3 where there will be knowledgeable representatives AND free refreshments. A perfect study break!

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time: Come by between 3-4 PM
Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

Senior Portraits for the Class of 2015 – March 4-6, 2015

It’s your year – Capture the moment!
Senior Portraits for the Class of 2015

* Final Portrait Session *

When: Wednesday, March 4th – Friday, March 6th

Where: Pless Hall 2nd Floor, Open Conference Room

Sitting Fee: $5.00

Schedule your appointment at, entering  school code 380 or by calling 1-800-OUR-YEARTM (687-9327)

When you schedule your appointment, you will receive complete  information on how to prepare for your portrait sitting. Don’t forget that you can use these portraits for your Professional Networking and Job Search sites.

Don’t miss out on capturing this once in a lifetime achievement!


Faith Zone Ally Training – Friday, March 6, 2015

The Office of Student Affairs is proud to co-sponsor with the Center for Spiritual Life

Faith Zone Ally Training
Friday, March 6, 2015
Pless Hall, 1st Floor Student Lounge
Click here to RSVP

Faith Zone is a training workshop designed to promote spiritual and religious literacy and dialogue. NYU students, faculty, and staff members can participate this training to become Faith Zone certified. Faith Zone Trainings (FZT) are a resource for students, faculty and staff on campus who desire innovative and participatory training, contextualized resources, and honest dialogue about religion & spirituality.

Based upon the Safe Zone model which is used to educate groups about the LGBTQ community, these FZT sessions take a dual approach that integrates theory and practice. In doing so, FZT engages participants in activities which will increase religious literacy and offer practical tools for learning about religion and spirituality.

Topics covered include reflecting on personal experiences with faith and spirituality, examining the global and local context for various religious traditions represented at NYU, as well as discussing tips for creating a safe and welcoming environment in one’s office, residence hall, student group or classroom. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and placard to display verifying the completion of the training.

RSVP today! Lunch is provided. Open to all Steinhardt students, faculty, and staff.

Senior Series: Demystifying Resumes, Cover Letters, & Interviews

Senior Series: Demystifying Resumes, Cover Letters, & Interviews
Monday, March 9th, 2015
5pm – 6pm
Wasserman Center for Career Development
133 E. 13th Street, 2nd Floor
RSVP Today!

(Facilitators: Sheila Lynch, Wasserman Center &
Justine Kelly-Fierro, Office of Student Affairs)

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!

Write On – March 5, 2015

If you are a graduate level Steinhardt student who is a non-native speaker of English and has questions about structuring a paper, best practices for proof-reading, and how to optimize your NYU resources, this workshop is for you. Join Ali Bujnowski of the NYU Writing Center for an informative session on these topics and more.

RSVP here for Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 3:30 pm – 5 pm. Space is limited.

Let’s Talk International – Cross-Cultural Conflict – March 3, 2015

At our next Let’s Talk International, we’ll explore cross-cultural conflict, including our own approaches to conflict and practices for navigating conflict across cultures.

RSVP here for Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 12 pm – 1:30 pm. Lunch is provided. Space is limited.

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.

CLASS OF 2017: Call for Applications for the Truman Scholarship

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young leaders committed to careers in public service as agents of change. The scholarship provides up to $30,000 in support for graduate or professional studies.

More than many scholarship competitions, the Truman application process is just that—a process. NYU is allowed to nominate four juniors and will work extensively with them over the course of the fall 2015 semester in the preparation of their final applications.   This work will include weekly meetings as a group, researching and writing answers to essay prompts, and reviewing one another’s work.  Past nominees have compared the workload to having an extra half-course in their schedule; nominees must be fully committed to participating in this process, knowing that, because our nominees may be spread around the globe, meeting times may take place at inconvenient hours.

The best way to find out more about the Truman is to consult the scholarship website ( which specifies eligibility criteria, application procedures, and offers scholar profiles. In general, though, Truman scholars are students who are “change agents”—they’re students who’ve begun or developed organizations, who have a commitment to a career in public service, show a record of dedication to a particular cause (and a desire to work on that issue throughout their career), have some experience (even minimal) in policy or politics, and are articulate and well versed in a variety of topics. All in all, they’re highly motivated, passionate, and energetic people.

If you would like to apply, you need to fill out the application form, and email an academic transcript and current resume to with the subject heading TRUMAN NYU NOMINATION APPLICATION. The deadline for applying for NYU’s nominations is April 6. The selection process will involve an interview.  We will announce the nominees by early May.

Please contact us at with any questions about the Truman Scholarship, the nomination process, or the application for nominations.  We look forward to working with and getting to know you.