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.

Being a Badass for Good: Student Panel Discussion on How to Create Social Change at NYU

To kick-off NYU’s internal nomination process for the Truman Scholarship, the Office of National Scholarships at NYU is happy to announce a panel discussion on the types of social change and leadership to which undergraduates at NYU can consider committing.

Sometimes it’s hard to work out, given the maelstrom of courses, study-abroad experiences, clubs, and community service opportunities on offer at NYU, what one can (or should) commit to; breadth is important, but so is depth. You don’t want to gain experience simply for the sake of saying you did it, but neither do you want to feel inflexible about new opportunities. Besides, you shouldn’t have it all worked out right now, right?

Join NYU’s four Truman nominees for this year—Krystal McLeod, Isabelle Klinghoffer, Chloe Chick and Shirley LaVarco—to discuss how they created social change while at NYU. They’ll explain what they did in their freshman, sophomore and junior years and the lessons they learned along the way. They’ll also discuss the experience of applying for the Truman. Jenni Quilter, the Director of National Scholarships, will moderate the event.

DATE: March 4, 2015 (Wednesday) TIME: 6-7pm  LOCATION: Silver/Waverly Room 520

Students from ALL years are welcome; though this year’s application process is for rising sophomores (i.e. students who will be juniors Fall 2015), the panel discussion will be relevant for anyone interested in questions of leadership and community involvement, particularly if they are preparing for other scholarship applications.
This event will be recorded, but only pieces of it will be placed online at This is a one-off event.  For details on the Truman, see here:

For NYU’s call for internal applications, see below:
This document covers eligibility, application questions and the application process. Please read carefully before you fill out an application form, which is available here.
The deadline for applications is April 6, 2015, 5pm EST.

Financial Aid Information Sessions Just For You!

You are invited to attend a NYU Financial Aid Information Session!

Financial aid counselors explain how to avoid common mistakes and how to maximize eligibility for all types of aid programs.  Each session is open to all NYU students!

Please remember that students seeking financial aid must apply each year. April 1 is the FAFSA priority deadline for most continuing NYU students.  Meeting the deadline ensures that you will receive full consideration for all available forms of aid.

Please note that seating may be limited therefore students will be seated on a first come first serve basis.

February 19
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Silver Building
100 Washington Square East, Room 520

February 25
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall, Room 201 (Across the street from 25 W.4th Street)

February 27
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Silver Building
100 Washington Square East, Room 208

More dates, times, and locations may be found on the Office of Financial Aid website. Consult the website regularly for updates and corrections.

Work That Matters: PC, CY, TfA Panel – Thurs. 2/19 at 6pm

Work That Matters: Service Panel with Peace Corps, City Year, and Teach for America

Make a difference in the world! Join us at this special panel for a conversation with Peace Corps, Teach For America, and City Year representatives. Learn about opportunities to make a difference both here and abroad. Hear about Volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application processes.  Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

Date: February 19, 2015

Time: 6:00PM-7:15PM
Location: NYU CSALS, Kimmel Center, 7th floor lounge

RSVP here

Grad Students: NYU Libraries Has Spaces and Services To Assist You

Looking for a place to do your work? Bobst Library has a variety of spaces to fit your needs as a graduate student.  See here to locate a space that matches your preferred research environment:
Be sure to check out our reservable graduate collaboratives.  These rooms come in a variety of sizes: from small 1-2 person rooms, to 4-6 person rooms, to rooms that hold 10-12. To reserve a graduate collaborative space, go here:

Need some assistance navigating the library’s resources? No matter your location, get help now using our Ask a Librarian service.  NYU librarians are available to help you in-person or via email, IM, text, or phone.  See here for more info:
To set up a one-on-one research consultation, fill out this form or contact a subject librarian directly.  Remember: we’re here to help!  — The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group (