COLLOQUIUM REGISTRATION DEADLINE
April 15th….but why wait? Hundreds have registered, will you be next?
If you have not submitted an adviser approved rationale and booklist for second reader review and you are hoping to earn a May degree, we’ll be expecting your submission by our upcoming March 1st deadline.
DEAN’S AWARD FOR GRADUATING SENIORS
April 1! We’ve begun to receive some very interesting and well written proposals for post-graduation project funding through the Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors. What project related to your undergraduate studies might you undertake after graduation?
Our Spring calendar is packed with amazing events from the Gallatin Arts Festival to our Distinguished Faculty Lecture with Mary Kelly to TEDxGallatin. Be sure to put a few of these events on your calendar.
GRADUATION LOGISTICS FAQ
Questions about tickets, photos, caps & gowns, etc…? You’ll want to read through Gallatin’s handy graduation website as well as the university’s pages on Commencement. Don’t email me about tickets : ) - but do email me about academic questions concerning degree fulfillment.
GRADUATION ACADEMIC FAQ
What is my degree called?
You will earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Individualized Major.
How should I represent my degree on my CV/resume?
You want to accurately reflect the official degree title, make your concentration known, and open the door for conversation with admissions committees and potential employers. The Senior Class Adviser suggests something similar to:
NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study
BA Individualized Major, (minor in xx)
Individualized, interdisciplinary major in xxconcentrationxx drawing from xfield and yfield.
What is the last day to complete my colloquium in time for a May degree?
May 16th 2014 is the last day to complete the colloquium to earn a May 2014 degree. If you have yet to hold your colloquium, we encourage you to schedule it very soon and certainly well before finals!
Will I earn graduation honors?
Depending on your GPA, you may be eligible for Latin Honors, and/or a Founders’ Day Award. Read through the graduation section of the NYU Registrar website for details.
When will my degree post to my transcript?
On your transcript you’ll find the “degree awarded” notation a few weeks after graduation.
When do I get my degree?
The printing and disseminating of degrees is handled through the NYU Registrar. Make sure your permanent mailing address is correct on Albert – this is where the university will send your degree a few months after graduation.
Work hard and be in touch!
Seniors! Welcome back from a long (and cold) winter break. There are a lot of things to keep in mind this week, so let’s talk it out….
Did you pick classes that fulfill remaining requirements?
You’ll want to double check your academic requirements through Albert. Have questions? Please ask.
Is your expected date of graduation accurate?
In order to apply for a May degree, you’ll need your expected date of graduation to read “spring 2014”. If you are en route to earn a September degree, mark it as “summer 2014”.
Are you planning for an internship or private lesson this semester?
Your proposals must be submitted no later than this Friday 01.31
Did you apply for graduation?
May graduation candidates must apply for graduation by Friday, 02.07
Are you going to add/drop any classes?
If so, you need to have your classes sorted by Monday, 02.10. After this date you may be penalized for changes to your schedule. Remember to drop waitlisted classes too.
Have you been in touch with your primary faculty adviser lately?
As a senior, it’s particularly important to be in regular conversation with your primary faculty adviser. Make sure you set aside to touch base soon.
When is your colloquium?
Many of you have already sat for and completed the colloquium (phew! ). For those who have yet to set a date, it’s time! Be in touch with your primary faculty adviser about who else should join your colloquium conversation, work all together to find a time and day, and submit a registration form soon!
There are a number of important dates upcoming, but I’ve highlighted a few below that you should be aware of…
ON CAMPUS RECRUITMENT
A reminder that the first OCR orientation of the semester is today at 4:00 in Silver’s Jurrow Lecture Hall, 1st Floor. It's especially for liberal arts students. Employers from an extensive variety of industries visit the Wasserman Center to interview students from the Class of 2015 for full-time summer internships and Class of 2014 for full-time positions after graduation. Attending an information session is required to participate in the On Campus Recruitment program. Additional sessions will take place at the Wasserman Center throughout the year. Students can RSVP on NYU CareerNet, or just show up.
GALLATIN ARTS FESTIVAL
Applications due Friday 01.31 for the 2014 GAF – this spectacular event showcases an impressive range of student work.
JOURNAL OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS
JGA (Journal of Global Affairs) has extended the deadline for writing and photo submissions to next Monday, 02.06, for our Spring 2014 Issue: Social and Cultural Movements. This is a great opportunity to be published. All questions and submissions should be sent to JournalOfGlobalAffairs@gmail.com
You know all about TED talks! Our TEDxGallatin showcases the amazing ideas of Gallatin seniors. The 5th annual event will feature a select group of students from the class of 2014! Their TED talks will reflect unique ideas, questions, and solutions coming from their undergraduate concentrations. Interested in sharing your ideas? Submit a 250-500 word abstract outlining your proposed talk by Monday, February 10th to firstname.lastname@example.org with “TEDxGallatin” in the subject line. If you would like to join the student organizing committee, or have questions, email email@example.com. Mark your calendars for the April 17th event!
100 NIGHTS BEFORE GRADUATION
Join all of the NYU 2014 BA candidates in the Rosenthal Pavilion at Kimmel on Wednesday, 02.12 from 6:00-7:30 to learn more about graduation and to celebrate the start of the 100 day countdown!
WASSERMAN CENTER INTERNSHIP GRANT
This grant was established to provide financial assistance to students pursuing non-paying internships in the arts, education, public service, and not-for-profits. Visit www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment and log in to NYU CareerNet to learn more. Under the Jobs tab, enter #910197 into the keyword selection to submit an application by February 24th.
DEAN’S AWARD for GRADUATION SENIORS
Have a project related to your academic work that you’d like funded for post-graduation work? Applications are due by April 1 for the May 2014 award cycle. Be in touch with questions.
GRADUATION and COMMENCEMENT
Thursday, May 15 – Gallatin graduating students party
Tuesday, May 20 – Gallatin Graduation at Lincoln Center
Wednesday, May 21 – NYU Commencement at Yankee Stadium
More information will be sent your way in the following weeks, and the websites are very informative, so please read carefully and hang tight regarding additional ticket information!
Senior Class Adviser office hours are Mondays 9:30-12:00 and Thursdays 2:00-4:30, so drop in, without an appointment to ask questions and get answers. Other meeting times available by appointment.
Work hard and be in touch,
Meredith L. Theeman, PhD
Senior Class Adviser | Associate Faculty
NYU | Gallatin School of Individualized Study
1 Washington Place #517, New York, NY 10003
212.992.7746 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Class website | http://gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/advising/senior.html
Office hours | M 9:30-12:00 TH 2:00-4:30
Tomorrow from 5:00-7:00 at the NYU Torch Club on Waverly. Raise a glass to our fall graduates! Raise a glass to being a May graduation hopeful! It’s a seniors only celebration. Don’t forget your ID.
DEAN’S AWARD FOR GRADUATING SENIORS
Congratulations to the following January 2014 BA recipients who were awarded a Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors to pursue post-graduation funding on a project related to their concentrations! The field of proposals was very strong this cycle.
Maya Adamczyk “Connecting Worlds - Italian translation”
Dipika Gaur “(Re)building Public Health Systems”
Talia Heiman “Work of Christopher D’Arcangelo”
Michael Ryan “Imagining Queens”
Elisa Stolman “Maeneds – Alternative Dance Music Journal”
Those planning for May graduation should keep in mind the spring 2014 DAGS proposal deadline of May 1st. If you have questions regarding proposing, stop by office hours after winter break.
Many of you have completed the colloquium in the last few weeks. Congratulations! Come by my office and add an “I did it!” note to the door collage – others will be inspired! For those of you preparing for the big day, know that I am happy to helpful practice talking about a text or to answer questions.
All January graduates will be walking the stage during the May graduation ceremonies. You will be sent instructions about invitations, tickets, and events through your NYU email, so be on the lookout next year. You can always visit the Gallatin and NYU graduation websites for information.
Work hard! Only a few days to go!
Mark your calendars for the signature Senior event…the Senior Toast! We raise glasses to those graduating this semester and to those with one semester to go! RSVP to the fancy evite. Thursday, December 12th @ 5:00-7:00 at the Torch Club.
APPLY FOR GRADUATION
Want to graduate in May? Make sure to apply for graduation through Albert by February 7th. Your “expected date of graduation” under the Academics section of your Albert Student Center needs to read “Spring 2014” in order to apply. Hoping to graduate in January, but you didn’t apply for the Fall graduation list? Be in touch.
DECEMBER 2 DEADLINES
Independent Study, Tutorial, Senior Project (if your rationale has been approved) and Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors (if you are a Fall graduate) proposals are all due next Monday!
So you registered for the spring…do the courses fulfill all of your outstanding academic requirements? Double check!
Rationales are rolling in for the December 1 deadline….we’ll even take them on Monday the 2nd to account for the holiday, so polish up your final edits and submit soon!
SCHOLARSHIP TO STERN MBA
NYU Stern’s William R. Berkley Scholarship Program provides full funding to a select group of exceptional college seniors starting Stern's Full-time MBA program directly after graduation. Previous exposure to and experience with business and finance strongly preferred. Berkley Scholars receive full tuition for the two-year MBA, plus a $28,000 stipend each year for living/book expenses. You are invited to learn more about the scholarship and the Stern MBA program (lunch provided): Wednesday, December 4, 12:30-1:30pm @ 40 West 4th Street - Tisch 200
A double hit of (vintage) Adam Sandler…for those celebrating Thanksgiving and Chanukah this week! May you have a day or two of rest!
Work hard and be in touch,
First and foremost – are you cleared for registration? Have you met with your adviser to go over spring course selection? Once you’ve met, please submit your plan of study form for approval. Clearing the advisor hold takes up to two business days…and you have a Monday appointment time. Be on top of this, please…we will not be able to accommodate panicked, late minute submissions on Monday morning. Your fantastic, long awaited registration appointment time should motivate action, if it hasn’t already.
Proposals are due on December 1! To read more about the Senior Project head to our website. I am happy to talk through proposal drafts during office hours.
Hundreds of you have submitted rationales….and many more will be submitting for the December 1 review cycle. Go! Go! Have questions? Let’s have a chat during office hours.
Note sure what to expect during the colloquium? Join me on Wednesday, 12.04 @ 11:00 in 801 to hear more about your big day.
Raise a glass to celebrate our fall graduates and the mid-point of senior year! Mark your calendars for Thursday 12.12 from 5:00-7:00 at the Torch Club!
Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors
Are you graduating in this Fall? Want post-graduation funding to complete a project related to your concentration? Submit a proposal for the DAGS by December 1!
Gallatin Research Journal
Get published! The Gallatin Research Journa is a student-run publication devoted to providing a showcase for the excellence achieved by Gallatin students in the arena of academic non-fiction work. The GRJ establishes itself as an interdisciplinary periodical that embraces the structure of Gallatin's individualized curriculum.
Students interested in submitting should provide the following information to email@example.com no later than Wednesday, November 20 (name, year, concentration, n#, title of piece, 100-200 word abstract).
Gallatin Journal of Global Affairs
Want to put those midterm papers to use? The Gallatin Journal of Global Affairs is now taking submissions for the Spring 2014 Special Issue: Social Movements and Cultural Change. They want your writing and artwork, and we take any genre ranging from research, cultural/social/theoretical analysis and criticism, fiction, poetry, personal narrative, poetry, op-ed, and photography. To submit, please e-mail work to JournalOfGlobalAffairs@gmail.com by November 25th.
Gallatin Arts Festival
Show your work! Gallatin Arts Festival 2014 Now Seeking Submissions! The annual Gallatin Arts Festival (GAF) seeks artist applications.GAF seeks proposals from artists with completed projects as well as those in development. Completed work at the time of application may be submitted at either deadline. Artist applications are due: Round I (projects in development) 12.03 and Round II (completed projects) 01.31. For more info and to apply on the Gallatin Arts Festival website.
Gallatin Distinguished Lecture Series
Thursday, 11.21 @ 6:30 in the Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Alison Bechdel, internationally acclaimed, award winning cartoonist, author of graphic memoirs Fun Home & Are You My Mother, in a freewheeling, multimedia conversation/confab with distinguished scholar Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics.
Seniors! I trust that you are working hard through mid-term season. A few important notes about registration, deadlines, submission cycles, application periods, candy and drinking below:
Finally you have an epic registration appointment time! Make sure it is in your calendar. Also, make sure you have an appointment on the calendar to meet with your adviser regarding spring course selection. Submit your plan of study form after communicating with your adviser, and be prepared to wait a couple of days for registration clearance. So if your registration appointment is Tuesday 11.19, you’ll want to submit your plan of study the week of November 11th. Be savvy: there are now ways to validate your course plan through Albert and smart use of the swap function can help you get into that long-awaited course.
Which requirements remain before you can earn your degree? I encourage a very careful look at your degree requirements, which are available through Albert. When in doubt, drop by office hours in the Advising Office. My hours are M 9:30-12:00 and TH 2:30-5:00, but all of my colleagues can help you if you can’t make those times.
Many of you submitted rationales for review earlier this semester, and many more are preparing for the November 1 submission cycle. All seniors should be in conversation with their adviser about the colloquium now.
Graduation Application – Open Application Period for May Graduates
Does your “expected date of graduation” in Albert’s Student Center note “Spring 2014”? Then you are eligible to apply for graduation (now through 02.07.14). Once you apply for graduation you’ll be on the list for a May degree, be invited to the 2013-201 graduation ceremonies in May, and hear about graduation related activities. Everyone MUST apply. [If you are a January 2014 graduate, you’ll receive all the same information for the 2013-2014 graduation ceremonies].
Pass/Fail and Withdrawal Deadlines
Monday, November 4th is the last day to file for a pass/fail or to withdraw from a class with a W. If you are struggling in a class, you should read about these opportunities, talk with your instructor about your class standing, and speak with your advisers before making decisions. Sometimes all you need to do is re-approach the way you’ve been participating, sometimes you might benefit from exercising the pass/fail option, and under very rare circumstances you might need to withdraw. This is the week to think about these options.
December 1 Deadlines
A reminder that on December 1 the following proposals are due: Senior Project, Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors (January graduation candidates only), Independent Study for Spring semester, and Tutorial for Spring semester.
Gallatin Review - Open Submission Period
Each year, in the spring, we publish The Gallatin Review, our student-edited journal of student poetry, prose, and visual art. If you have a well loved piece that you think merits publication, why not submit a proposal? The submission period is now open:for guidelines and further information, please go to here.
Save the date for our annual Senior Toast! Raise a glass at this signature senior event to applaud those graduating this semester and cheer on those halfway through senior year. This year we’ll enjoy wine and nibbles at the Torch Club on December 12th from 5:00-7:00.
Spooky Senior Snack Shack
Wednesday, October 30th, "open-shack" from 1:00-3:00 on the 5th floor
Trick or Treat? Come indulge yourself in Halloween treats at The Spooky Senior Snack Shack on Halloween eve. Follow signs on the 5th floor to the "open-shack" from 1-3pm to fill up a goodybag with treats on treats on treats! You won't even have to go door-to-door--Trick or Treat'n has never been so easy! Sponsored by your Gallatin Student Council.
Work hard and be in touch,
Senior Class Representative
Katherine Campbell is a Gallatin senior concentrating in Sex in the Context of Human Rights and Economics. She was a recipient of the 2013 Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights, which allowed her to travel to Uganda where she worked to enhance access to reproductive health education in partnership with a local NGO, Women Alliance and Children Affairs, (WAACHA). Katherine is excited to be the Gallatin Student Council Senior Class Representative, and is hoping for a memorable and fun-filled senior year! She is always looking for ways to make this year even more special for her fellow classmates, and encourages anyone to contact her with ideas on how to do that. There are fun events on the horizon that involve candy, hot chocolate, and wine….be on the lookout for more information! Contact Katherine:firstname.lastname@example.org
Pitching Your Gallatin Degree
Thursday, October 17th, 12:30-1:30
Wasserman Center for Career Development, Presentation Room B (133 E. 13th St, 2n;Fl)
Presented by James Del, an Executive Director at Gawker and 2008 Gallatin Alum
Not sure how to market your individualized degree to employers? Explore ways to be competitive and sell yourself for the job by learning how to verbalize the value of a Gallatin degree. Gain effective strategies to market your unique skills and experiences on a resume, cover letter, in an interview, and while networking. Pizza will be served! You can RSVP for this event on NYU CareerNet.
Liberal Arts Foundation Requirements
I also want to alert you to a change regarding journalism courses and Gallatin's liberal arts requirements. Please be aware that beginning Spring 2014, Journalism courses (JOUR-UA) will no longer satisfy the social science area of Gallatin’s foundation requirement. The Gallatin website has been updated to include both the old and new policies. Students who have taken Journalism Department courses prior to Spring 2014 may use them to fill a social science requirement.However, beginning Spring 2014, these courses will no longer fulfill the social science requirement for any student. We realize that a graduating senior might be negatively affected by this change, and we will therefore work individually with graduating students to resolve issues. Be in touch with questions.
Many adviser approved rationales and booklists are headed out for second reader review this week! This is definitely the time of year for seniors to be working closely with their advisers to develop documents and make plans for colloquium preparation. Please feel welcome to join me during walk-in office hours on Mondays 9:30-12:00 and Thursdays 2:30-5:00 to help devise a plan. Thanks to the many of you who attended a Colloquium Workshop thus far! Note that there are two more upcoming this semester. Dates are available on the Senior Class Website.
Remember that October 4th is the final day to apply for graduation.
REGISTRATION DEADLINES UPCOMING
Monday 09.09 Last day to submit fall 2013 Internship and Private Lesson proposals
Tuesday 09.10 $50 Late fee assessed for initial fall registration. Students who are already registered for fall courses will not be charged.
Monday 09.16 Last day to drop a fall 2013 course and receive 100% refund of both tuition and fees. Last day of fall 2013 registration on Albert. Last day of active waitlist; drop all unwanted classes by today to avoid financial penalty.
Tuesday 09.17 Permission of instructor required to register for a fall course. All registration activity must now be completed in person at 1 Washington Place.
Monday, September 23 Last day to drop a fall 2013 course without receiving a “W” on transcript
Are you on track to fulfill all of your requirements? Make sure to check on outstanding academic requirements through Albert. This is especially important prior to the Fall add/drop deadline. Not entirely sure? Drop by the Office of Advising walk-in hours.
FALL GRADUATION HOPEFULLS
Please make sure that you have applied for graduation by October 4th!
I will host four colloquium workshops this semester – bring your friends and attend one of the following sessions.
The Wasserman Center for Career Development has a host of informative events this year. You should definitely keep an eye on their calendar. A few I thought you’d be interested in:
Fall Job & Internship Fair
Thursday, September 12 | 11am-3pm | Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South
NYU students from all majors are invited to attend our largest fair of the year to explore part-time and full-time opportunities as well as internships. NYU representatives hiring for on campus work study positions will also be present.
To view a list of employers schedule to attend the fair, click on Events > Career Fairs
Engineering & Technology Fall Career Fair
Thursday, September 19 | 11am-3pm | NYU-Poly: Jacobs Gymnasium, 6 MetroTech Center
NYU-Poly and NYU students are invited to attend this fair to meet with a large number of employers from diverse industries. Explore full-time, part-time and internship opportunities in fields including Engineering, Computer Hardware/Software, Technology, Science, Management, and Digital Media among others.
What’s Next: Politics and International Relations
Thursday, September 25 | 5-6pm | Wasserman Pres B
This presentation allows politics and international relations students to hear from a panel of professionals with the same educational background to further explore their career options and gain career advice and insights. Panel will be moderated by a faculty member.
Work hard and be in touch!
Dear graduating seniors,
It is with great fondness that I bid you farewell today, moments away from our shared celebration of your academic successes. Graduation is a particularly poignant moment when we take the opportunity to mark your scholastic achievements, while heralding Gallatin’s program that has encouraged you to historicize current discourses, understand phenomena from interdisciplinary perspectives ,and question the status quo. In the next few days, I hope that you take a quiet moment to reflect on all of the work and energy that went into your undergraduate education; your own, for sure, but also that of your family, friends, faculty, and staff who supported you - for our successes rest largely on the individuals, communities, and institutions that provide the space to learn and thrive.
“Again, again we come and go, changed, changing” notes author Wendell Berry. As you move in the world continue to be mindful of your Gallatin education. In this way, you will positively influence the systems that support you – promoting change for good, for all.
With best wishes,
We are in the home stretch Gallatin Seniors! A few quick notes for the end of the week...
10 talks from 10 graduating seniors!: Anna Duensing, Nick Glastonbury, Will Notini, Jane Adams, Fatou Waggeh, Jennie Bernstein, Daniel LaCosse, Jackson Miller, Melissa Boigon, and Shara Guarnaccia.
Thursday, April 18th @ 6:30 in the Jerry H. Labowitz Theater for the Performing Arts with a reception to follow.
GALLATIN RESEARCH JOURNAL
Hot off the presses! Celebrate this year’s release on Thursday, April 18th @ 8:00 in the lobby of 1 Washington Place.
RECEPTION for GRADUATING SENIORS
Toast your accomplishments! Get fancy! Celebrate with the Seniors! May 16th from 6:00-8:00 @ Gallatin.
Congratulations to all of the seniors involved in this year’s Gallatin Arts Festival – it was an impressive set of performances and exhibits!
GALLATIN GRADUATION TICKETS
Orders are currently being accepted on the Gallatin website. You may place new orders and update old orders until Friday April, 26th.
PICK-UP May 1 - May 17 from 12:00-6:00 @ Ticket Central, 566 LaGuardia Place in the Skirball Center Lobby.
If you requested more than two extra guest tickets, they will be distributed May 20 from 10:00 -4:30 at the Gallatin Office of Student Affairs, 1 Washington Pl., room 524.
You Will Receive: One Candidate ticket, four guest tickets and up to two extra tickets (if requested). You will also receive candidate arrival and check in instructions and photography instructions.
Everyone-- including children-- must have a ticket to enter Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
Please be sure that you have ordered and picked up your graduation attire from Coles no later than May 20th. If you have not ordered your attire please go to the NYU commencement web site for detailed instructions.
GRADUATION TICKET & ATTIRE QUESTIONS
If you have questions, don't email Meredith (she's checking on your degree requirements!), instead please contact email@example.com, 212.998.7380.
SEPTEMBER CANDIDATES & PETITIONING TO MARCH
This Monday (04.15) is the last day for September 2013 degree candidates to petition to march at the 2013 graduation ceremonies. Check the criteria before submitting your petition.
Work hard and be in touch,
Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors proposals are due April 1st!
Last day to file a pass/fail is April 5th. Be sure to read the policy regarding what kinds of classes can be graded pass/fail before you take action.
For graduation updates and details please check the Gallatin website:
All candidates for graduation will be able to place their ticket requests online via the Gallatin website April 1 to April 26, 2013.
Each candidate will receive 4 guest tickets and may request additional tickets. In the past we have been able to accommodate at least two additional tickets per student, however if more than two additional tickets are requested, they will be made available based upon the number of requests. Gallatin ticket distribution begins May 1st through May 17th at the Ticket Central Box Office at Skirball.
You may have received a letter from NYU’s Office of the Registrar noting your outstanding degree requirements that are a barrier to a May degree. If your colloquium is scheduled and confirmed, don’t
worry about this letter. If the letter points out an unfulfilled minor, first year seminar, liberal arts foundation requirement, or other issue…it is your job to be in touch with me and your primary faculty adviser so that you can take the appropriate steps toward resolution.
Three questions for you to mull over as you enjoy a change of pace during spring break!
DID YOU MARK YOUR CALENDAR?
Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors
Proposals for post-graduation funding are due April 1. Have an idea that you are batting around and want some additional feedback? Be in touch.
Gallatin Arts Festival
Support your friends and classmates by attending this year’s Gallatin Arts Festival! GAF is always an amazing show of Gallatin creativity. Events this year are programmed April 8-12.
TEDx Gallatin – Senior Symposium
Our very own TEDx event returns! Join in the celebration and sharing of great ideas – inspired by 10 fantastic student speakers. Thursday, April 18, 6:30-8:00.
ARE YOU READY TO CELEBRATE?
- Reception for Graduating Seniors @ Gallatin - May 16
- Gallatin Graduation @ Lincoln Center – May 21
- NYU Commencement Ceremonies @ Yankee Stadium - May 22
ARE YOU TAPPED INTO NYU’s CAREERNET?
You might want to be. The NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development has hearty connections with many local and national employers and you’ll see those opportunities posted through CareerNet. The Wasserman Center also hosts events that will help shape your approach to post-graduation plans. Here’s a few upcoming programs that might be of interest:
Acing the Interview
Thursday, March 28, 3:30-4:30 | The Wasserman Center
Learn to prepare for interviews, respond to difficult questions, and what to wear. RSVP on NYU CareerNet.
The Wisdom of the Humanities: Building Meaningful Lives and Successful Careers
Wednesday, April 3, 5:30- 7:30PM | The Wasserman Center
This event brings renowned entertainment CEO Strauss Zelnick to speak to and meet with NYU students and others. With a twin major in English and Psychology, Strauss says he learned more in college than he did “in business school and law school combined,” and that much of his success in life and business he attributes to his grounding in the humanities. The President and co-founder of Zelnick Media, he was previously CEO and President of three major entertainment companies: BMG Entertainment, Crystal Dynamics, and 20th Century Fox. RSVP through NYU CareerNet
Volunteer and Special Service Postgraduate Opportunities
Wednesday, April 3, 5:30-7:00 | The Wasserman Center
Thinking about taking some time after you graduate to volunteer, travel, or just explore new opportunities? Join us for a panel discussion and hear from individuals who participated in a variety of 1-2 year programs after college. This will be a great opportunity to learn about different options and get your questions answered.
International Career Paths Panel
Wednesday, April 10, 5:00-6:30pm | The Wasserman Center
Hear from a panel of professionals with a variety of experiences living, studying and working abroad. Learn how these experiences ultimately contributed to success in their personal and professional lives. RSVP through NYU CareerNet under Events.
Save the date! Gallatin’s 5th Annual TEDx SENIOR SYMPOSIUM will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts at 1 Washington Place. Gallatin’s Senior Symposium is a TEDx event. Inspired by the annual TED Talks, the Senior Symposium showcases Gallatin seniors’ individualized concentrations, highlighting the diversity of our undergraduate scholars. For more information on past presentations, visit the Senior Symposium page on the Gallatin website!
Seniors: you are invited to present your academic concentration or colloquium topic! Submit a 300 word abstract describing your proposed 6-10 minute talk to Senior Class Adviser Meredith Theeman by Tuesday, February 19.
It’s (past) time to register for your Spring colloquium. If you are having trouble putting together a committee, please be in touch.
Closet Jeopardy fan? Pub trivia night champion? Self-described know-it-all? SAVE APRIL 3RD on your calendars for SENIOR TRIVIA NIGHT. Start forming your team now (faculty welcome)…in advance of more details to come!
Want to make sure that you are on track with graduation-related deadlines? Read through the handy Gallatin Graduation Checklist.
Have questions regarding colloquium preparations, your degree audit, or the Dean's Award for Graduating Seniors? Stop by office hours, as below. Until then, work hard and be in touch.
Seniors! The calendar countsdown the big events and deadlines that should definitely be on your radars. Snuggle into your readings and out of the snow this weekend...and when you need a break update your schedules with the following. Many of you have passed your colloquia (!), and many have submitted registration forms recently - but if you haven't, now is the time to coordinate a date with your committees!
Expected date of graduation
Does Albert know your “expected date of graduation”?
Does your Spring schedule ensure that you are on track to graduate? Are all of your requirements fulfilled if you finish the semester? Please check your advisement report (aka degree audit) on Albert.
All decisions regarding Spring registration must be made by Monday. Let’s get it sorted by the end of the week so that you can have a more relaxing weekend!
100 Nights to Graduation!
Join graduating students from across the university for this Senior Class Activity Board event. 5:30-7:30 in Kimmel.
TEDx 2013 Gallatin Senior Symposium proposal deadline
Have an awesome concentration? Did you shine in your colloquium? Submit a 300 word abstract to give a TED talk at the annual Senior Symposium and share your ideas with everyone! Send abstracts and questions to me via firstname.lastname@example.org
Funded Internship Award deadline
$1000 for spring internships in traditionally underfunded sectors.
Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors
Want up to $2000 to complete a post-graduation project tying together your academic interests? Proposals are due for the Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors. For more information be in touch.
Petition to March Deadline
Have 8 or fewer credits to complete this summer but want to join in the graduation festivities? See if you are eligible to submit a petition to march.
TEDx 2013 Gallatin Senior Symposium
See what your classmates have been up to all these years – and celebrate our collective creativity!
Graduating Seniors Reception
End of finals, end of term, end of undergraduate career! Mark your calendar to raise a glass to yourself and your classmates! Save the date.
We’ll be graduating from Lincoln Center this year. Information about graduation, tickets, and attire is online!
Senior Class Office Hours
Monday 10:00-12:00 by appt
Tuesday 10:00-12:30 walk-in
Wednesday 2:00-4:30 walk-in
Seniors! I trust that the winter break afforded you a change of pace and that you are returning to your studies with rest and enthusiasm.
A lot of colloquia are on the schedule! Very exciting times. Be in conversation with your adviser regarding preparations and be sure to make room in your schedules for studying. If your rationale is moments away from submission, keep working hard and conferring with your adviser on drafts.
Handy details about senior year deadlines including colloquium workshops, opportunities for funding, and graduation can be found on the Senior Class Website. Diplomas are happening in 2013!
Things to know this week:
Internship proposal deadline is Friday, February 1st
Add/drop deadline is Sunday, February 10th
Wasserman funded internship proposal deadline is February 26th. Last semester a number of Gallatin students won $1,000(!) awards. You could be next. I'm happy to look over any proposals before submission (for this and other opportunities).
Expected Date of Graduation....Does Albert know which semester is your last? Make sure your plans are accurately reflected in your student center.
The Gallatin Events Calendar lists a host of intellectually rich and/or fun events such as the Blues Symposium, Distinguished Faculty Lecture with Anne Carson & Judith Bulter, and The Gallatin Arts Festival. Put a few of these on your calendar for the semester...you never know when you might hear of a book, scholar, or artist appropriate to your concentration.
Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors - Have a project that you'd like to complete the summer after graduation that ties together your concentration or allows you to apply theory? Be in touch with questions.
Degree audit....always available through Albert. Know which requirements remain....if you have questions, come to office hours!
A few credits short of graduating in May but hoping to march at graduation? Read through the criteria surrounding exemptions to participate at the May graduation ceremonies.
This semester my office hours are as follows:
M 10-12 by appt.
T 10-12 walk-in
W 3-5 walk-in
Work hard and be in touch,
Next Tuesday 12.11th from 5:00-8:00 in the Gallatin gallery.
Join your peers for an evening of beverages and hors d’oeuvres in celebration of the oh-so-near end of term.
Toast the Fall grads! Toast the May grads-to-be! Toast your favorite Senior Class Adviser!
(Bring proof of age if you want to drink wine)
Seniors! I hope you all enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation over the Thanksgiving holiday break...but before you go into a tryptophan induced nap....register the following information:
Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning is go time! You have a fantastic registration time as a Senior so be sure to use it. You’ll need to submit your online plan of study form ASAP so that your adviser hold can be lifted in time. Be in touch with your adviser.
Check out your remaining degree requirements through Albert’s degree audit.
We have information regarding the Swap and Waitlist functions on the Gallatin website. If you have trouble using Albert, watch the Registrar's Albert tutorial to learn your way around NYU's registration system. (You can forward it to a specific section if you don't feel like watching the whole thing.)
To the 300+ seniors who submitted your rationales this semester, thank you! We’re excited to keep you moving toward the colloquium conversation. If you are putting the finishing touches on your documents, please submit before Thanksgiving.
Need a two credit course? Gallatin is offering fantastic seven-week IDSEMs in the Spring.
Need a one credit course? Intergroup Dialogue focuses specifically on intergroup dynamics within higher education and promotes awareness and change in intergroup relations at the individual, cultural, and institutional levels. The IGD model is designed to promote positive intergroup relations among students, staff, and faculty and to improve the campus climate at NYU. The uniqueness of this course is that all students apply and equitable sections based on the topic are created. In the past we have we have held sections on Ability, Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Spirituality among other topics. At NYU, IGD is offered for 1-credit and is open to all NYU undergraduate students. All undergraduate students must apply for participation by December 3, 2012 by following the instructions at: http://www.cmep.nyu.edu
December 11th we’ll have a wine toast to the seniors graduating this semester! We’ll also toast the hard work of all of you…and look ahead to everyone celebrating in May. Mark your calendar so that you don’t forget to have a drink with us!
For your hard work and dedication to academic success this semester, I send you thanks….and one of my favorite Thanksgiving moments (dubbed recently as a “classic” by one of you).
Work hard and be in touch,
Seniors! A strange and challenging week is now mostly behind us…I applaud your patience and resourcefulness during such a rough time. Now that we are through the stormy woods, please be mindful of the following issues and deadlines. And did you vote? I hope so…
The deadline for rationale and booklist submission was extended to Thursday, November 8th due to the storm. Please make sure that you are in touch with your primary faculty adviser regarding the finishing touches.
It's time to think about your committee. I encourage you to begin asking faculty regarding their availability as soon as your rationale is submitted. We can only sit on a finite number of committees, so ask us before we meet our thresholds! Remember that you can submit a registration form after your rationale is approved.
What is it? Check out this fantastic opportunity to develop an exceptional research project with your mentor during your final semester. I’ve begun to see terrific proposal drafts…feel free to drop by office hours to talk through your project idea. The proposal deadline is Monday, December 3rd.
Registration will begin November 26th – check your adjusted registration time on Albert. With this extra time, think critically about how to best round out your studies. If you haven’t already, make an appointment with your adviser to discuss plans and your remaining requirements.
PASS/FAIL & WITHDRAWAL
The Pass/Fail deadline has been extended to Monday, November 12th. As well, the deadline to withdraw from a class, with a “W”, has been extended to the 12th.
DEAN’S AWARD FOR GRADUATING SENIORS
Earning a January degree? Want post-graduation project funding? Be sure to submit a proposal for the Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors by the December 1st deadline. Drop by my office hours with questions.
The Gallatin Research Journal is now open for submissions through November 18th for the Spring 2013 edition. The GRJ is interested in publishing research from all disciplines. Accepted work in the past has drawn from disciplines including, but not limited to, Neuroscience, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Literature, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Political Science. The GRJ highly encourages all students invested in their area of concentration and who have conducted research in the past to submit to this year’s edition. Guidelines and Submission form can be found by following this link:
Thanks to Nick G. for the snappy email title!
Work hard and be in touch,
Apologies Seniors, Thursday, November 8th is our new rationale submission deadline.
Looks like I'm a bit off the grid too.
Seniors! I trust that you are all safe and employing your resourcefulness during this challenging time.
In light of the fact that many of us have been inconvenieced by the storm, the rationale and booklist submission deadline has been postponed until Monday, November 8th. That said, we will process rationale submissions in the order they are received - so if yours is ready to go, and your adviser agrees, don't delay hitting the "submit" button.
Note that the colloquium registration deadline is suspended, and that we will accept colloquium registrations as soon as possible, with at least two weeks notice so that we can assure timely room assignments and committee confirmations.
I realize that many of you are feeling anxious regarding these requirements, and also whether class assignments will be amended. Know that all of us share your concerns, and that we will work through them once things return to normal. If you want to drop by Monday I'll be holding Senior Office Hours 10-12.
Sending good energy to you (and ConEd),
Gallatinites! I know that you've been working hard to prepare for your mid-term exams, papers, and projects....keep up the good work! And keep the following in mind:
RATIONALE AND BOOKLIST DEADLINE
November 1st is the last day to submit your rationale and booklist for review this semester. Be sure that your primary faculty adviser has approved it before submitting to Gallatin using the online form.
Once your rationale and booklist is approved, you are able to register your colloquium. This is the moment when you submit the names of your committee members, and the date/time that you’ve all agreed upon. The Colloquium FAQs will inform you about committee composition rules, if you need a refresher.
Need to pick up four credits? Available through Albert, Winter term courses are posted. Be sure to check out the Abu Dhabi course listings – some are held on the Washington Square campus and some are abroad.
FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
A number of you attended last night’s You’ve Got to Be In It to Win It workshop surrounding applications to national fellowships, graduate school, and NYU awards. Be sure to look through our website regarding the Horn Fund, Senior Project, and Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors. ...each is a Gallatin funding opportunity with an upcoming submission deadline.
Soon, Spring course listings will be posted and you’ll begin devising your dream schedule. Make sure you’ve checked your degree audit to know exactly which requirements you have left to fulfill. Need help with the degree audit? There’s a handy Degree Audit FAQ, or you can drop into Advising during our many walk-in hours.
It’s “go time” Seniors…make sure you are scheduling enough time to study, write, and sleep. You’ll also want to know about the following, because sometimes there is a free lunch (or cupcake):
SENIOR CLASS EVENT
Your Student Council is sponsoring a few calm hours next week. Come eat a cupcake, and hang out with fellow 2012-2013 graduates-to-be. Ask me questions about the colloquium, Graduating Senior Award, Senior Project, or the New York Giants. Maybe you’ll be celebrating your submitted rationale and booklist! Tuesday 10.02 @ 4:00-6:00 in the 5th floor Student Lounge.
“What is the Senior Project? Can I do one? Can I earn honors?” Find out about this potential opportunity to conduct original scholarship with a project mentor. If you are interested, you'll need to plan well ahead of the December 1st proposal deadline.
DEAN’S AWARD for GRADUATING SENIORS
“What’s that you say? Money for a project related to my concentration? After I’ve graduated? Tell me more Gallatin, Tell me more!” Read up on the Dean's Award for Graduating Seniors, available to May and January graduates.
Adviser-approved rationales and booklists are due October 1st for May graduates-to-be. If you choose to miss this deadline, be sure to submit for November 1st.
“Free lunch? Helpful information?” RSVP for a special Pitching your Gallatin Degree workshop on Monday 10.08 at 12:30 @ Wasserman. There will be lunch, and I’ll be there too! RSVP by logging into NYU CareerNet and selecting “events”, and “seminars.”
There are also a number of interesting events coming up including panels by those working in the fields of marketing, social sciences, and history. Decide which Fall event might be right for you by looking through the Wasserman calendar.
Seniors, a great start to the semester….and now that you are settling in….five notes involving time, deadlines, and money. Missed recent emails? Start reading them! Go to the Senior Class website and browse through the email archive.
Monday, September 17th
Changes to your schedule can be made without penalty up to this date.
It’s time. Meet with your primary faculty adviser to devise a timeline for rationale and booklist development. Submission dates are October 1st (those completing the colloquium in the Fall), and November 1st (those completing the colloquium in the Spring).
Rationale and Colloquium Workshops
Join me this Thursday @ 12:30 in 501 for 60 minutes of useful guidance regarding rationale development, and the colloquium process. Come one, come all. Can’t make it Thursday? Check the Senior Class website for upcoming dates.
Found in each Senior Class Email, on our website, and outside my office door. They are first come, first served – no appointment necessary.
Monday *Seniors Only* 10-12, Tuesday 10-12, Wednesday 2-5
Funded Internship Award
The Wasserman Center for Career Development has established a Funded Internship Award to support students pursuing unpaid internships at non-profits, international organizations, arts institutions, and other industries that traditionally do not pay their interns. This $1,000 scholarship affords students the opportunity to participate in career exploration and experiential learning. In order to be considered, students must:
The Wasserman Center’s Funded Internship Award is not affiliated with Federal Work Study or financial aid. It is a one-time stipend awarded directly to selected applicants. Applications can be submitted through NYU CareerNet, Job ID#861134 by October 8th.
Work hard, and be in touch,
Some of you will graduate in September, some in January, and many in May. I am psyched. Your family is psyched. Albert Gallatin is psyched and you should be too. Below are SEVEN things you should be aware of before you hit your first class next week. If you are graduating in 2014, let me know and we’ll remove you from this list.
1. Senior Class Website
New! Swing by often for all your senior-related questions including colloquium workshop dates, an archive of previous Senior Class Emails, and tips on staying on track for graduation. It’s so handy that you many want to bookmark it:
2. Degree Audit
Dr. Theeman says: “Use your degree audit on Albert to ensure that you are fulfilling degree requirements in a timely fashion.”
You say: “What? Degree audit?! You are crazy. I don’t know how to do that!”
Dr. Theeman says: “Good grief! You should be able to do this! Read through the handy Degree Audit FAQ and ask questions about anything that is unclear.”
3. Rationale & Colloquium Workshops
Yep. You want to go to one of these if you didn’t go Junior year. Our Junior Class Adviser, Dr. Cohen, and I will walk you through the colloquium preparation process. You’ll also have time to ask questions, and hear the questions of your peers. This is a priceless 45 minutes, so put one in your schedule now:
September 13 (TH) @ 12:30 in 501
September 21 (F) @ 2:00 in 601
October 18 (TH) @ 12:30 in 527
December 04 (T) @ 12:30 in 501
You should also check out the colloquium workshop summary podcast…available on the Senior Class website!
4. Registration Calendar
When is the last day to drop a class? Submit an internship proposal? Those deadlines, and more, are available on the registration calendar brought to you by our Office of Student Services.
5. Primary Faculty Adviser
As a Gallatin senior, you’ll need to put in some serious face time with your primary faculty adviser in preparation for your colloquium. Send your adviser an email inquiring about his/her office hours so that you can schedule time to meet in the first week or two of the semester.
6. Advising Office Assistant
Have questions regarding your rationale submission forms? Need to submit requested booklist revisions? Send your questions to email@example.com. The assistant works with me behind the scenes to keep your colloquium process moving toward the coveted COMPLETION phase.
7. Office hours
My office hours have expanded to include exclusive SENIOR ONLY walk-in hours Mondays 10-12. You can also find me Tuesdays 10-12 and Wednesdays 2-5 in room 517. These appointments are first come, first served – no appointment necessary.
Until then, your favorite Senior Class Adviser reminds you to work hard and be in touch.
Gallatin senior! A few notes before the end of summer rush….
Expected Date of Graduation
Make sure that your expected term of graduation is accurately reflected on Albert; log into your student center to check.
If you are hoping for a September 2012 diploma, all of your requirements must be fulfilled by 09.23 – meaning that the last day to complete your colloquium is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21. Please plan accordingly. You’ll note that faculty is away from campus, and often email, during the summer recess. You may need to wait until the end of August to organize plans for a September colloquium.
Not ready for September graduation? For those with only the colloquium requirement outstanding, you will need to register to maintain matriculation this Fall semester. Your colloquium cannot take place until your Fall registration is sorted, so please follow the instructions here if this situation applies to you. For those with course requirements remaining, please make sure that you are registered appropriately.
I trust that you are enjoying the summer weather –