Scholarship Day – Call for Applications

Join the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) & the Office of Research and Doctoral Studies in celebrating the richness and diversity of research being done by Steinhardt’s scholars. Steinhardt students from all disciplines are invited to submit poster and oral presentations on the research they are doing in their programs.  A $250 Visa gift card will be awarded to the best presentation in each format!

Applications are due by March 14th and can be accessed at:!

Scholarship Day will be held on Wednesday, April 16th, 9am – 12pm in Kimmel 914

Come to Bobst for A Graduate Spring Research Breakfast

Join us for our Spring Research Breakfast!
Come have breakfast, talk with our librarians about your project, and take care of those lingering research to-do list items. This informal event lasts for two hours, and you can come and go as you like during that time.

Register now for Thursday, March 13, 10-12 noon
Bobst Library,10th-floor Graduate Research Exchange (northwest corner)

Alumni World Café

Alumni World Café

Monday, March 10th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center

This NYU Leadership Initiative event offers students the opportunity to engage in small, round table conversations with prominent alumni leaders from a diversity of professional fields. Students will be able to move from table to table to engage with alumni across disciplines and sectors. Learn more and RSVP online.


Reynolds Speaker Series: Uncharitable – How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential

Join us on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at NYU’s Paulson Auditorium (40 West 4th St, New York, NY) from 6:30 – 8pm for Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential, a presentation by and discussion with Dan Pallotta, Founder and Chief Humanity Officer, Advertising for Humanity.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.  An RSVP is required by clicking here or by cutting and pasting into your browser

Now in its eighth year, the NYU Reynolds Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Speaker Series features a remarkable selection of social entrepreneurs and related leaders who have launched extraordinary programs, companies and movements addressing the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.  Reflecting the NYU Reynolds belief that social entrepreneurship is a meta-profession drawing on cross-disciplinary knowledge and practice, the series presents prominent social entrepreneurs and leaders from across the spectrum of public and professional sectors who will share their insights as cutting-edge, far reaching change makers.

Dan is an activist, author and creator of the multi-day charitable event industry which raised in excess of half a billion dollars in nine years.  He raises the question; “Does the non-profit sector have a serious role to play in changing the world?” and argues that it does, if we reinvent the way humanity thinks about change.  His best-selling book “Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential,” ventures into a world that others dare not go, and argues that society’s non-profit ethic undermines our ability to eradicate great problems, and, ironically, puts charity at a severe disadvantage to the for-profit sector at every level.  Spend an evening with Dan and learn how changing the way we think can lead to large-scale social innovation.

Dan Pallotta is a builder of movements.  He created the Breast Cancer 3-Day walks and the multi-day AIDS Rides, which are the subject of Harvard Business School case studies. The model and methods he created are now employed by dozens of charities and raise in excess of $100 million annually for important causes from pediatric leukemia to AIDS to suicide prevention and many others. He’s iconic TED 2013 Talk has been viewed more than 2.9 million times and is one of the top 50 most-viewed TED Talks of all time.  He has been written about in feature and cover stories in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, American Public Media’s Marketplace, and on numerous NPR stations, among others.

To learn more about the NYU Reynolds Speaker Series, and to access our audio and video library of previous speakers, click here or cut and paste into your browser. The audio and video library is also available from the podcast section of iTunes. Search NYU Reynolds Program.  To learn more about the NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship, please visit us at

International Advisory Committee (IAC)

The International Advisory Committee (IAC) assists the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs in the organization and promotion of activities which celebrate and engage the diversity of countries, cultures, perspectives, traditions, and values within the Steinhardt community.

The next meeting is Wednesday, March 5.

Want to join the IAC? Email for more information.

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.