Demystifying Resumes, Cover Letters, & Interviews for Undergraduates – Thurs. 3/6

Demystifying Resumes, Cover Letters, & Interviews : A Workshop for Undergraduates!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Joseph & Violet Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge


Interested in crafting impressive cover letters and resumes that will land you opportunities to interview?  Come to this interactive workshop hosted by Justine Kelly-Fierro, Assistant Director in the Office of Student Affairs next Thursday, March 6th.

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 selfish or self-centered
  • how to prepare in advance of an interview to handle any question that comes your way!

RSVP by Tuesday, March 4th at 12:00pm

Let’s Talk International – February 25

Our next Let’s Talk International topic is “Beauty”. How is beauty defined? Who defines it? How do definitions of beauty vary from culture to culture?

Date: Tuesday, February 25
Time: 12pm – 1:30pm
Details: Click to register and learn more. 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.

DUE 2/21 – Graduation Honors and Awards – Arch Award, Banner Bearer, Student Speaker

Nominations are now being accepted. You can self-nominate for the Arch Award, the Departmental Banner Bearer or submit a speech to be considered as the Student Speaker.

Visit our graduation website at: to see if you are eligible to apply for graduation honors and awards.

The Arch Award is presented to both a graduating undergraduate and a graduating graduate student in recognition of their cumulative record of service to classmates, the faculty, and the administration of NYU Steinhardt.

The Departmental Banner Bearer – One graduating undergraduate and one graduating master’s candidate from each department receives this award, which includes the honor of carrying the department’s banner in the Baccalaureate Ceremony or Valedictory Celebration.

Student Speaker at School Ceremonies – If you would like to be considered for this special honor, please review carefully the eligibility requirements at our Steinhardt graduation website.

Submit the text of a graduation speech or self nomination for the Arch Award or Banner Bearer no later than Friday, February 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m

For further information visit our website at: or contact the Office of Student Affairs in Pless Hall, 2nd floor or call us at 212-998-5065.


A Networking Series: Social Media & Branding – Linkedin Edition

Join Steinhardt and the Wasserman Center for Career Development for the 3rd installment of A Networking Series. The discussion will focus on social media and self-branding with representatives from Linkedin.

Please join us on Wednesday, February 19th, from 12:30 – 1:45 pm in the 3rd floor Student Lounge of Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East. To RSVP:

A Networking Series is a 4-part workshop dedicated to developing and enhancing the networking skills and abilities of Steinhardt graduate students.

What’s Up, Doc?: What to Know Before Pursuing Your Doctorate

Join us on Thursday, February 13 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in Kimball Hall 1st Floor Lounge (246 Greene Street) for a panel discussion with current NYU doctoral students about the ins and outs of pursuing your doctoral degree. What should you know before applying to PhD programs? What is life like as a doctoral student? How can you prepare for the doctoral interview? Learn all of this and more!

Panelists include: Nikki Davis, International Education Doctoral Student; Sarah Kabay, International Education Doctoral Student; Jessica Lipschultz, Sociology of Education Doctoral Student; and John Meletiadis, Higher Education Doctoral Student.

Sponsored by the International Education Student Board

Tea at 3 – Tuesday, February 18

Project Pay Attention asks people to pay closer attention to their actions and the words they use: verbally, in writing, or via social media. At our next Tea at 3, enjoy free treats and learn more from Project Pay Attention representatives about taking the pledge.

Date: Tuesday, February 18
Time: Come by between 3-4 PM
Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

Diversity Zone Training – Friday 2/21 at 2pm

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

Diversity Zone – Race, Ethnicity, & Class

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Joseph & Violet Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East
3rd 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.