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Emails are sent to everyone in the senior class periodically. These messages always contain timely and important information for those students planning to graduate during the current academic year. In order to make sure that students have access to this information even if a message is accidentally deleted from the inbox, the archive is constantly updated!

 

04.18.16 Good News and Spring Events

SENIORS!

We’re getting closer to the end of the semester….exciting times with lots of events and good news to share.

POST-GRADUATION PLANNING
Mapping Your Future: What Can You Do With a BA in the Humanities?
Today - April 18 @ 5:30 in Kimmel 914

STUDENT LIFE AWARDS
April 21 from 6:00-8:30 @ The Jerry H. Labowitz Theater
We’ll be highlighting those who made contributions to Gallatin student life this year.

CLASS of 2016 + RECENT ALUMNI MIXER
April 29 from 5:00-7:00 @ B Bar
You're invited to join the NYC Alumni Council for a spring social and to welcome the Class of 2016 to the Gallatin alumni community!  Open to all Gallatin graduating students and recent alumni (BA + MA alumni of the last five years).
RSVP
through the Gallatin Events page

RECEPTION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS
May 12 from 6:00-8:00 @ The Jerry H. Labowitz Theater
Mark your calendar for one of Gallatin’s celebrations! We’ll raise a glass to all of the 2015-2016 graduates at this fantastic event. 
RSVP
through the Gallatin Events page

GRADUATION
This year, Robert Clinton will be our Student Speaker at the Gallatin graduation ceremony. At the NYU Commencement Ceremony, Jacob Ford will represent Gallatin as our Banner Bearer and Alyssa Yurasits will accept a diploma on behalf of our seniors as the BA Degree Representative! Information about the Gallatin ceremony and NYU Commencement can be found online.

PRESIDENT’S SERVICE AWARD
Among other Gallatin students, senior Maddie Dolgin earned a President’s Service Award!

PHI BETA KAPPA
This year, three Gallatin students will be inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. Congrats to Noah Baustin, Molly Donnellon, and Zachary Schwarzbaum!

FULBRIGHT
Congratulations to Samantha Seid (’15) and Jacqueline Hsia (’16), who recently were awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships! If you are interested in learning about post-graduation fellowships and other prestigious awards, be in touch with Ben Brooks.

Lots of fun and celebration ahead, but continue to work diligently on your class assignments and remaining requirements.

Best,
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 | meredith.theeman@nyu.edu

Senior Class website | http://gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/advising/senior.html
Office hours | walk-in Monday 11:30-2:30 and Wednesday 9:30-11:00

03.25.16 Senior Class Newsletter

Hello Seniors!

We are fast approaching the end of the semester, and for some of you, the conclusion of your undergraduate career. Regardless of your timeline, there are a number of interesting events and important academic considerations coming your way in the next few weeks:

THE SENIOR SYMPOSIUM |MARCH 30

RSVP to join in the 8th annual Senior Symposium that highlights the creative, interdisciplinary concentrations of you and your peers. This is a great way to figure out what everyone else has been working on for the last four years! Speakers include Adam Sperry, Emily Bell, Chloe Gbai, Luke Lindenbusch, Emma Spett, Natalee Ho, Jacob Ford, Nicky Bienstock, John Belknap, and Sanchittha Krishnan. We’ll be simulcasting to the lobby if you can only drop by for a talk or two. Reception to follow. Wednesday, March 30 from 6:00-8:00.

DEAN'S AWARD FOR GRADUATING SENIORS | APRIL 1

Interested in pursuing a project related to your concentration after graduation? We might be able to fund it! Learn more about the DAGS online and consider submitting a proposal by the April 1 deadline.

COLLOQUIUM REGISTRATION  | APRIL 15

If you are planning to complete your colloquium this semester, you need to register your colloquium by April 15. If your rationale and booklist are approved, set a date!

COLLOQUIUM PRACTICE WORKGROUPS

The Office of Advising is continuing a program started in the fall to support your colloquium preparation process. We will be running colloquium workgroups, in which students will take turns practicing their opening statement and fielding questions on their rationale and booklist to practice the experience of leading their own colloquium. Each workgroup will consist of a class adviser and 3-4 students.

To take part in these workgroups, contact Ben Brooks at Benjamin.brooks@nyu.edu and provide a brief description of your concentration. These workgroups supplement, but do not replace, collaboration with your primary faculty adviser.

COMMENCEMENT HONORARY DEGREES

Check out who is being awarded an honorary degree at this year's NYU Commencement ceremony!

SUMMER AND FALL REGISTRATION

If you will be taking courses over the summer and/or fall, it is time to start thinking about scheduling. You can already register for summer courses, while fall registration begins in a few weeks. Either way, you will need an approved plan of study from your primary adviser to be able to register. Please schedule a meeting with your adviser as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about these topics or any other senior-related issues, please reach out to us.

Take care,

Meredith and Ben

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 | meredith.theeman@nyu.edu

Ben Brooks, PhD
Senior Class Adviser and Associate Faculty
NYU-Gallatin School of Individualized Study
benjamin.brooks@nyu.edu
212-992-7756
1 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003
Office 516

02.24.16 Prepare!

SENIORS!
A few dates, events, and workshops ahead to help you prepare for the future, near and far!

MARKETING YOUR GALLATIN DEGREE: ALUMNI PERSPECTIVES
Wednesday, March 2 @ 6:00-7:30
Wasserman Center - 133 East 13th St. 2nd Floor
At this interactive panel event, you'll learn how Gallatin alumni market their skills and pitch their concentration and experience to potential employers. To RSVP, click here. Light refreshments will be served. Alumni panelists include:

Drew Elovit (MA '11) - Senior Social Media Editor - Entertainment Weekly at Time Inc.
Katrina Liao (BA '11) - Software Engineer - American Express
Greg Wise (MA '08) - National Vice President - STRIVE International

 

COLLOQUIUM PREPARATION
The Office of Advising is continuing a program started in the fall to support your colloquium preparation process. We will be running colloquium workgroups, in which students will take turns practicing their opening statement and fielding questions on their rationale and booklist to practice the experience of leading their own colloquium. Each workgroup will consist of a class adviser and 3-4 students.

To take part in these workgroups, contact Ben Brooks at Benjamin.brooks@nyu.edu and provide a brief description of your concentration. When enough students have signed up, participants will be contacted to schedule their workgroup's meeting time. These workgroups supplement, but do not replace, collaboration with your primary faculty adviser.

 

RATIONALE AND BOOKLIST SUBMISSION
The upcoming March 1 review cycle is fast approaching! Sending encouragement to May and September graduation hopefuls, and to those planning ahead for fall graduation. If you haven’t submitted yet, and want to graduate this semester, think of this as a mandatory deadline.

 

DEAN’S AWARD FOR GRADUATING SENIORS
Interested in pursuing a project related to your concentration after graduation? We might be able to fund it! Learn more about the DAGS online and consider submitting a proposal by the May 1 deadline.

 

SUMMER REGISTRATION IS OPEN
If you need to take classes this summer, please speak to your adviser about your plans and register soon!

 

01.26.16 Welcome back Seniors!

02.01 RATIONALE SUBMISSION
The rationales are coming in! Will yours be reviewed in the February cycle? If you are still working on your documents…remember that March 1 is the last cycle intended for spring graduation hopefuls.


LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR MAY GRADUATION IS FRIDAY, 02.05

  • Check that your “expected date of graduation” in Albert’s Student Center is “spring 2016”
  • Apply for graduation
  • If you are finishing requirements this summer, change your “expected date of graduation” to “summer 2016” and read through our policy regarding the May graduation ceremonies.

 

ADD/DROP ENDS MONDAY, 02.08
Before the add/drop period ends, please make sure that you have done the following:

  • Checked your degree requirements through Albert’s Student Center to make sure that everything is in order
  • Registered for all of your classes
  • Dropped any unwanted classes

 

COLLQ-UG
Many of you are enrolled in COLLQ-UG this semester! This 2 credit registration counts toward your 128 credit minimum for graduation, but not your 32 Gallatin credit requirement. If you have questions about this, please let us know.

 

COLLOQUIUM PREPARATION
We can support your colloquium preparation in a host of ways. Listen to our podcasts, join a one hour colloquium workshop (dates below), or schedule a small group colloquium practice session (email Benjamin.Brooks@nyu.edu). You can also drop by office hours to talk about progress.

  • Thursday 02.11 @ 12:30 in 501
  • Tuesday 02.16 @ 3:00 in 801
  • Tuesday 03.08 @ 12:30 in 501
  • Tuesday 04.05 @ 2:00 in 801

 

OFFICE HOURS
We have office hours three days a week this semester! Drop by, ask questions and make plans - no appointment needed.

Mondays 11:30-2:30 MT
Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 MT & 2:30-5:00 BB
Fridays 9:00-12:00 BB

Work hard and be in touch,
Meredith and Ben

12.14.15 Senior Class Letter

Seniors!

Congratulations on completing the semester and making it to Finals Week! You are just a few exams, papers, and/or presentations away from a well-deserved winter break! We have just a few thoughts and reminders for you before we say good-bye until the new year...

FALL GRADUATES
Congratulations to all of our fall graduates! It has been a pleasure working with you to help you achieve this wonderful accomplishment! We wish you all the best as you embark on your post-graduation lives and look forward to seeing you again at the May commencement ceremonies.

REGISTRATION
For those of you not graduating just yet, please take a moment to look at your academic requirements report through Albert’s Student Center. This handy tool is available through the drop down menu on the left side of the screen…24/7...so that you can always check on your requirements. Please ensure that your spring semester classes will fulfill all remaining requirements. If you have any concerns about completing degree requirements, please reach out to your primary adviser or us with any questions.

RATIONALE & BOOKLIST REVIEW CYCLE
The next review cycle begins February 1, but you can submit your rationale and booklist at any point prior to this date. If you have not yet submitted your rationale and booklist, but plan to graduate in May, we highly suggest you submit by February 1. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to complete the colloquium by graduation.

COLLOQUIUM REGISTRATION
If your rationale and booklist have been approved, but you have yet to complete your colloquium, we recommend scheduling it before spring break. Once you and your committee members have agreed on a date and time, submit the colloquium registration form, and we will schedule your colloquium.

APPLY FOR GRADUATION
And finally, if you are planning to graduate in May, don’t forget to apply for graduation. Your application is due by February 5.

Best of luck as you finish out finals! We hope you have a wonderful, relaxing break!

Best,
Meredith and Ben

 

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

Meredith.Theeman@nyu.edu

 

Ben Brooks, PhD
Senior Class Adviser and Associate Faculty
NYU-Gallatin School of Individualized Study
1 Washington Place #516, New York, NY 10003
212.992.7756

Benjamin.Brooks@nyu.edu

 

Senior Class website | http://gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/advising/senior.html
Office hours | M 12:00-2:30 | W 2:30-5:00  | F 9:30-12:00

11.11.15 ***Seniors*** It's registration time!

SENIORS!

Congratulations on making it through mid-terms. You are now heading into the homestretch of the semester, so stay focused and keep working hard, but make sure to save some time for these important events and deadlines...

REGISTRATION
Registration begins Monday! While we assume you are old hat at this process, make sure to take full advantage of your excellent registration appointment time. In addition, it is imperative that you and your primary adviser carefully examine your "academic requirements" in Albert. You do not want to register for your spring schedule next week only to realize in January that you are missing a foundation requirement, IDSEM requirement, or some other requirement that if left unfulfilled could postpone your graduation plans. We are here to help you and your primary adviser if you have any questions or concerns about your academic requirements. Please reach out.  

RATIONALE & BOOKLIST REVIEW CYCLE
The next review cycle is Tuesday, December 1. We are looking forward to lots of submissions prior to the winter break. For those of you working toward this deadline, make thoughtful revisions and edit with a keen eye!

DECEMBER 1st IS THE DEADLINE FOR OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS….
Senior Project proposals
Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors (fall graduation candidates only)
Independent Study & Tutorials proposals for spring

APPLY FOR GRADUATION
If you are planning to graduate in May, don’t forget to apply for graduation! The deadline to complete the application is February 5, 2016.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Colloquium Workshop (THE LAST ONE FOR THIS SEMESTER!)
Tomorrow - Thursday, November 12 | 10:00-11:00 | Room 801, 1 Washington Place

Dean's Roundtable
Abra Potkin (BA '92) SVP of Programming and Development for ABC Lincoln Square Studios
Monday, November 16 | 12:30 - 1:50 | NYU Torch Club
RSVP: http://gallatin.nyu.edu/utilities/events/2015/11/abrapotkin.html

Citizenship and new forms of active participation: The European Experience
Monday, November 23 | 6:30-8:00 | 20 Cooper Square
RSVP: http://gallatin.nyu.edu/utilities/events/2015/11/theeuropeanexperience.html

If you have any questions or concerns about any of these topics, please feel free to talk to your primary adviser and to reach out to us.

Work hard and be in touch,

Meredith L. Theeman, PhD
Senior Class Adviser | Associate Faculty
212.992.7746 | meredith.theeman@nyu.edu

Ben Brooks, PhD
Senior Class Adviser | Associate Faculty
212.992.7756 | benjamin.brooks@nyu.edu

Senior Class website | http://gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/advising/senior.html
Office hours | walk-in Monday 12:00-2:30 (MT), Wednesday 2:30-5:00 (MT & BB), and Friday 9:30-12:00 (BB)

 

10.09.15 ***SENIORS*** Ask questions, get answers

HELLO SENIORS!

RATIONALE, BOOKLIST & COLLOQUIUM PLANNING
Thank you and congratulations to all the students who submitted their rationale and booklist for review by Oct. 1! Your work is currently under review and you should receive feedback soon if you have not already.

For those of you who have not yet submitted the rationale and booklist, we highly recommend you submit by Nov. 1 to have a reasonable chance at completing your colloquium this semester. In addition, you will need to submit your rationale and booklist by Nov. 1 if you have any interest in submitting a Senior Project proposal for the Dec. 1 deadline.

Regardless of how far along you are in the colloquium process, everyone needs help developing ideas and preparing for the colloquium. Participate in one of the upcoming colloquium workshops on Thursday, October 15 (5:00 - 6:00 in room 801) or Thursday, November 12th (10:00 - 11:00 in room 801), plan with your adviser, read the senior class website, and listen to the workshop podcast available through the website.

In addition to these useful resources, we are offering a new program to support your colloquium preparation process. We will be running two kinds of workgroups each consisting of a class adviser and 3-4 students. In the rationale and booklist workgroups, students will share their current drafts (or ideas for the draft) with the group to gain feedback and get suggestions from their peers about ways to improve the draft. In the colloquium workgroups, students will take turns fielding questions on their rationale and booklist to practice the experience of leading their own colloquium. To take part in these new workgroups, contact Ben at Benjamin.brooks@nyu.edu and let him know which type of workgroup you would  like to do and give a brief description of your concentration. It should be noted that these workgroups supplement, but do not replace, collaboration with your primary adviser.

ASK QUESTIONS & SEEK FEEDBACK
It is approaching registration season. The course schedule for January-Term is now available on Albert and registration begins Oct. 15th. In addition, the spring course schedule will go live on Albert in the next few weeks. Meet with your primary adviser well before your scheduled registration time to discuss your plan of study. And, of course, you should be making plans for the colloquium and getting started on the rationale and booklist, if you haven’t already begun that process.

The Senior Class Advisers have walk-in, no appointment necessary, office hours three days a week: Mondays 12:00-2:30 (MT), Wednesdays 2:30-5:00 (MT & BB), and Fridays 9:30-12:00 (BB). These are moments when you can walk right into our offices on the 5th floor and ask questions. We are available at other times by appointment.

UPCOMING EVENTS & RESULTS FROM THE SURVEY
Thank you to everyone who took part in the post-graduation/career preparation survey that was emailed to you a couple of weeks ago. We are working to develop programs that line up with your stated interests and to point you toward outside programs that we think will be useful to you. Along those lines, there are a host of opportunities regarding post-graduation plans available to you through Wasserman. Here are three upcoming events that are particularly useful for Gallatin students:

  • College to Career Boot Camp
    Application DEADLINE: Oct 13th,
    Job ID #991695 | Application DEADLINE: Oct 13th
    Hoping to have a successful transition into the "real world" of full time work after NYU? Attend this one-day conference to learn about professionalism, salary negotiation, networking, leadership, and more! Open to all students. Breakfast and lunch provided.
  • Communications & Media: Employer & Faculty Meet Up
    Thursday, October 15th 12:00pm-1:30pm | Academic Resource Center

    Ask job search questions, explore potential opportunities, and learn more about your career options in the communications and media industry from career professionals. Log into NYU CareerNet to RSVP!
  • Global Careers & Study Away: Employer & Faculty Meet Up
    Wednesday, October 28th 2:30pm-4:00pm | Academic Resource Center

    Ask job search questions, explore potential opportunities, and learn more about your career options for global careers and study away from career professionals. Log into NYU CareerNet to RSVP!

In addition to these events, there will be a Proposal Writing workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 12:30-1:30 (location TBD) that should be very useful to students proposing a Senior Project or Senior Symposium talk, submitting a project proposal for Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors funding, or considering graduate school. We would also like to mention that the results from the survey showed that some of you have very specific interests that may not apply to enough students to hold a workshop, but on which we would still like to offer assistance. We encourage you to come in and meet with us to discuss these interests.

GRADUATION INFORMATION BY COHORT
September 2015 BA Recipients
Congratulations to our September graduates! We hope to see you all at the graduation ceremonies in May!

January 2016 BA Candidates
The deadline to submit your graduation application passed last week, so hopefully you all got it in on time. You should take a moment to make sure your "expected date of graduation” is correct in Albert. If you have not yet submitted an adviser approved rationale and booklist for review, please plan to do so for the upcoming November 1 review cycle. The last day to complete the colloquium for fall degree candidates is January 22, 2016 but all students are strongly encouraged to complete the colloquium before the winter holidays. Fall graduates can submit DAGS proposals for post-graduation project funding until December 1. All January 2016 degree recipients will be invited to the May 2016 graduation ceremonies.

May 2016 BA Candidates
The spring graduation application is now available! You have until Feb. 5 to submit your application, but we recommend doing so as soon as possible. Make sure that you are on track to graduate at the end of the spring term by reading through your "academic requirements report" with your adviser. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

 

Take care and be in touch,
Meredith & Ben
Gallatin Senior Class Advisers & Associate Faculty

 

Benjamin Brooks, PhD
Benjamin.brooks@nyu.edu
| 212.992.7756 | 1 Washington Place, #516

Meredith L. Theeman, PhD
meredith.theeman@nyu.edu
| 212.992.7746 | 1 Washington Place, #517

Senior Class website | http://gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/advising/senior.html

09.16.15 ***SENIORS*** Settling in

Dear Seniors,

It’s been great to hear from so many of you over the past few weeks – it seems like everyone is getting into the flow of classes again.  A few notes to start off the week:

COLLOQUIUM PREPARATION
Now that you have settled into the semester, make sure that you turn your attention to the colloquium process. We look forward to seeing your rationale and booklist submitted soon. Want tips? Check out our new podcasts posted online!

WORK OPPORTUNITIES
There are a host of opportunities available through Wasserman’s CareerNet. Make sure that you have an active account and consider signing up for field-specific newsletters. Interested in consulting? Deloitte Consulting is hosting a number of recruiting events this fall.

Apply for a $1,000 internship grant by September, 29 (Job ID #978082) if you are pursuing a non-paying internship at a not-for-profit organization or within an industry that does not traditionally pay interns this fall.

LUCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from seniors who have had limited exposure to Asia. Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually every field other than Asian studies, including the arts, public health, and environmental studies. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible. Read about the research interests of NYU Luce Scholar Meaghan Tobin.

The call for applications is now open. To apply, submit the full application form (http://www.hluce.org/lsapp.aspx), three letters of reference, and the contact details of one more recommender who could write a letter, if you are nominated by NYU. Also submit a personal statement and transcript. Send materials to nyu.globalawards@nyu.edu with the subject LUCE NYU NOMINATION APPLICATION. The deadline for applying for NYU nomination is the 21st of September.

FALL 2015 DEGREE CANDIDATES
You have until October 2nd to apply for graduation through Albert. This action makes you eligible to earn a fall degree if you finish your requirements in time!  If you have not yet submitted an adviser approved rationale and booklist for review, please do so for the upcoming October 1 review cycle. The last day to complete the colloquium for fall degree candidates is January 22, 2016, but all students are strongly encouraged to complete the colloquium before the winter holidays. All January 2016 degree recipients will be invited to the May 2016 graduation ceremonies.

Fall graduates can submit Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors (DAGS) proposals for post-graduation project funding until December 1st.

May 2016 BA CANDIDATES
Work with your adviser to develop your rationale and booklist for review this fall semester. Gallatin expects seniors to complete the colloquium during the penultimate semester. If you haven’t already completed it, you should be working on the rationale and booklist this semester. Considering a Senior Project? If so, your rationale and booklist should be submitted by October 1, so that you can meet criteria for the December 1 Senior Project proposal deadline.

Make sure that you are on track to graduate at the end of the spring term and that your “expected date of graduation” in Albert accurately reflects your plans for “spring 2016” graduation timeline. Information regarding applying to graduate will follow in subsequent senior class emails.

POST-GRADUATION SURVEY
Gallatin would like your input on how we can better prepare you for life beyond graduation. Please take this very brief, four-question survey to help us determine the most desired workshop options for your post-graduation preparation. We will analyze the results over the next couple of weeks and begin the workshops later this semester. Follow this link to take the survey:
https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6zLMuPWVNsEJZJz

 
Work hard and be in touch,
Meredith & Ben
Gallatin Senior Class Advisers & Associate Faculty

Benjamin Brooks, PhD
Benjamin.brooks@nyu.edu | 212.992.7756212.992.7756 | 1 Washington Place, #516

Meredith L. Theeman, PhD
meredith.theeman@nyu.edu | 212.992.7746212.992.7746 | 1 Washington Place, #517

Senior Class website | http://gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/advising/senior.html

09.01.15 Welcome back! ***SENIORS***

Welcome back seniors!


Hopefully your summer was fun and restorative. Senior year is a busy, but incredible time when you can relish in the hard work and effort that will solidify your concentration and launch your post-graduation plans. You are part of a fantastic group of creative and interesting people, and we encourage you to get to know even more Gallatin peers by participating in clubs, workshops, community events, and student performances. There a few senior-specific events to look forward to this year including the December Senior Toast honoring our fall graduates and cheering on those with a semester to go, the Senior Symposium that showcases big ideas coming out of concentrations, mixers with alumni in industry specific areas, and the graduation events.

This fall, Gallatin welcomes Ben Brooks to Advising. He will be assigned to seniors whose last names start with A-K and Meredith Theeman will be assigned to seniors L-Z. You can check Albert’s Student Center to determine with whom you are working. That said, please note that we will be assisting ALL seniors with academic questions and concerns about requirement completion, the colloquium process, graduation, and post-graduation planning - so do not hesitate to reach out to one or both of us.

As you settle into the fall semester, we would like to highlight a few things to keep in mind:

BE ORGANIZED
Add/drop ends Tuesday, September 15th – ensure that your fall classes meet any necessary requirements. Your “academic requirements report” shows you, in real time, which requirements are completed and in progress. You are responsible for knowing exactly where you are in the degree program…so double check!

Keep an eye on the Senior Class Website. It is updated with useful and timely information relevant specifically to those graduating in 2015-2016.

ASK QUESTIONS & SEEK FEEDBACK
Meet with your primary faculty adviser within the first few weeks of this semester. You should be making plans for the colloquium and getting started on rationale and booklist, if you haven’t already begun that process.

The Senior Class Advisers have walk-in, no appointment necessary, office hours three days a week: Mondays 12:00-2:30 (MT), Wednesdays 2:30-5:00 (MT & BB), and Fridays 9:30-12:00 (BB). These are moments when you can walk right into our offices on the 5th floor and ask questions. We are available at other times by appointment.

GRADUATION INFORMATION BY COHORT
September 2015 BA Candidates
The last day to complete the colloquium is Friday, September 25. All incomplete work should be submitted soon to allow for time for instructor evaluation and the posting of grades. If you received a graduation reminder from the Registrar, please attend to its details. Make sure that your address on Albert is correct – this is where your diplomas will be sent. September graduates will be invited to the May 2016 graduation ceremonies.

January 2016 BA Candidates
You have until October 2nd to apply for graduation through Albert. This action makes you eligible to earn a fall degree if you finish your requirements in time! If you have not yet submitted an adviser approved rationale and booklist for review, please plan to do so for the upcoming October 1 review cycle. The last day to complete the colloquium for fall degree candidates is January 22, 2016 but all students are strongly encouraged to complete the colloquium before the winter holidays. Fall graduates can submit DAGS proposals for post-graduation project funding until December 1st. All January 2016 degree recipients will be invited to the May 2016 graduation ceremonies.

May 2016 BA Candidates
Work with your adviser to develop your rationale and booklist for review this fall semester. Gallatin expects seniors to complete the colloquium during the penultimate semester. Make sure that you are on track to graduate at the end of the spring term and that your “expected date of graduation” in Albert accurately reflects your plans for “spring 2016” graduation timeline. Information regarding applying to graduate will follow in subsequent senior class emails.

Work hard and be in touch,
Meredith & Ben
Gallatin Senior Class Advisers & Associate Faculty

 

Benjamin Brooks, PhD
Benjamin.brooks@nyu.edu
| 212.992.7756212.992.7756 | 1 Washington Place, #516

Meredith L. Theeman, PhD
meredith.theeman@nyu.edu
| 212.992.7746212.992.7746 | 1 Washington Place, #517

Senior Class website | http://gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/advising/senior.html

04.07.15 Graduation information on a rainy day

Seniors! A few notes about graduation on this rainy day.

MAY 2015 GRADUATION CANDIDATES
You may have received a Graduation Reminder from the NYU Registrar. If you have questions regarding this notice, please be in touch after looking at your Academic Requirements Report and Unofficial Transcript through Albert’s Student Center. If you haven't schedule your colloquium, this should be a top priority this week. Be sure to finish the semester with a strong showing.

SEPTEMBER 2015 GRADUATION CANDIDATES
Make sure your “expected date of graduation” in Albert notes “summer 2015”. You can apply for graduation between 02.09.15 and 06.19.15. All requirements, including the colloquium, will need to be finished by 09.25.15. Some students planning for a September 2015 BA may be eligible to participate in the upcoming May graduation ceremonies. Anyone interested in this opportunity must have the colloquium completed this spring semester. Please read through all of the criteria for acquiring a petition to march, and be in touch with questions. Otherwise, September BA recipients will be included in the May 2016 graduation ceremonies. Summer candidates should submit their rationales for review no later than May 1st.

JANUARY 2016 GRADUATION CANDIDATES
Make sure your “expected date of graduation” in Albert notes “fall 2015”. If your last semester will be fall 2015, you will earn a January 2016 BA and will be invited to participate in the May 2016 graduation ceremonies. You should be in touch with your adviser regarding the timing of your rationale submission.

JANUARY 2015 GRADUATES
Congratulations to all of you who earned a January 2015 BA! You will automatically be invited to attend the upcoming May graduation ceremonies. Be sure to connect with me and with Gallatin through LinkedIn! Also know that you have access to the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development.

GRADUATION CELEBRATION GALLATIN STYLE!

Thursday, May 14 from 6:00-8:00 in the Jerry H. Labowitz Theater. Mark your calendars for this signature Gallatin event - we'll raise a glass to your accomplishments!

GRADUATION INFORMATION
Graduation Academic FAQ | A flier outside my door that talks about how to list your degree on your CV/resume, and answers other graduation related questions.

Gallatin Website | You’ll find a host of information on our website, which includes comprehensive information about the Gallatin graduation ceremony at Lincoln Center, tickets, and our Reception for Graduating Seniors on May 14th. The checklist is very handy.

NYU Commencement Website | Here you’ll find comprehensive information about the NYU graduation ceremony at Yankee Stadium, tickets, graduation photos, and graduation attire.

NYU Registrar Website | The site shares useful information about diplomas, honors designations, and transcripts.

GRADUATION TICKETS

You can now request graduation tickets!

 

03.27.15 Nearly there! ***SENIORS***

Seniors! I’m thinking ahead to the finish line, and I bet you are too… A few things to keep in mind as we move into the second half of the semester.

 

SENIOR SYMPOSIUM | Wednesday, April 1
RSVP to join in the 7th annual Senior Symposium that highlights the creative, interdisciplinary concentrations of you and your peers. This is a great way to figure out what everyone else has been working on for the last four years! Speakers will be talking about art, artificial intelligence, athletics, education, narrative psychology, politics, and American culture. We’ll be simulcasting to the lobby if you can only drop by for a talk or two. Reception to follow. Wednesday, April 1 from 6:30-8:00.

STUDENT-ALUMNI MENTORSHIP MIXER | Tuesday, April 7
This spring, join the Gallatin NYC Alumni Council for a mentorship mixer. You’ll meet alumni who work for companies such as Twitter, Google, Condé Nast, Gucci, 350.org—and more! Students will also be able to connect with mentors one-on-one after the event. The event is open to all Gallatin students and recent alumni. For more information and to RSVP: http://gallatin.nyu.edu/utilities/events/2015/04/studentalumnimentorshipmixer.html

GRADUATING STUDENTS PARTY | Thursday, May 14
Mark your calendars! We’ll be raising a glass to you and all of the 2014-2015 graduates.

JANUARY 2015 GRADUATION CANDIDATES
Congratulations to all of you who earned a January 2015 BA! You will automatically be invited to attend the upcoming May graduation ceremonies. Be sure to connect with me and with Gallatin through LinkedIn! Also know that you have access to the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development.

MAY 2015 GRADUATION CANDIDATES
The last day to complete the colloquium is Friday, May 15. All other requirements must be completed by 05.20.15 in order to earn a May 2015 BA. Make sure that your colloquium is scheduled, if you haven’t already completed this requirement.

I encourage you to consider applying for post-graduation funding through Gallatin’s Dean Award for Graduating Seniors. Project proposals are submitted online and are due April 1.

Information regarding graduation can be found in a lot of places. Grab a FAQ outside my door, and also check out the following websites:

Gallatin Website
You’ll find a host of information on our website, which includes comprehensive information about the Gallatin graduation ceremony at Lincoln Center, tickets, and our Reception for Graduating Seniors on May 14th.

NYU Commencement Website
Here you’ll find comprehensive information about the NYU graduation ceremony at Yankee Stadium, tickets, graduation photos, and graduation attire.

NYU Registrar Website
The site shares useful information about diplomas, honors designations, and transcripts.

SEPTEMBER 2015 GRADUATION CANDIDATES
Make sure your “expected date of graduation” in Albert notes “summer 2015”. You can apply for graduation between 02.09.15 and 06.19.15. All requirements, including the colloquium, will need to be finished by 09.25.15. Summer registration is now open and you should be registered for summer session courses.

Some students planning for a September 2015 BA may be eligible to participate in the upcoming May graduation ceremonies. Anyone interested in this opportunity must have the colloquium completed this spring semester. Please read through all of the criteria for acquiring a petition to march, and be in touch with questions. Otherwise, September BA recipients will be included in the May 2016 graduation ceremonies. Summer candidates should submit their rationales for review no later than May 1st.

JANUARY 2016 GRADUATION CANDIDATES
Make sure your “expected date of graduation” in Albert notes “fall 2015”. If your last semester will be fall 2015, you will earn a January 2016 BA and will be invited to participate in the May 2016 graduation ceremonies. You should be in touch with your adviser regarding the timing of your rationale submission and your fall course selections.

Work hard and be in touch,

02.13.15 Apply for the Senior Symposium!

SENIORS! Have an idea worth sharing? Finished the colloquium and inspired to say more?


The annual Senior Symposium highlights the diversity of undergraduate scholarship at Gallatin. The event showcases a select group of seniors who present live talks that share ideas at the heart of their academic passions. Developed from individualized majors and colloquium topics, the talks span a range of genres and are meant to teach and to inspire the community.


Now accepting proposals for the annual Senior Symposium on April 1, 2015! Submit a 200-300 word descrption of your proposed talk by February 20th via email to mlt8@nyu.edu using the subject line "senior symposium".


For more information and to watch previous talks, head to the Gallatin website. Have questions? Be in touch!

02.06.15 ***Seniors*** Warm up to these!

SENIORS!
I trust that you are well and warm as we settle into the spring semester. A number of things to keep on your radar below.


REQUIREMENTS
Add/drop deadline is next Monday 02.09.15 – please make sure that you are registered for all of the credits you need in order to meet your graduation goals.

JANUARY 2015 GRADUATION CANDIDATES
Congratulations to all of you who earned a January 2015 BA! You will automatically be invited to attend the upcoming May graduation ceremonies. Be sure to connect with me and with Gallatin through LinkedIn! Also know that you have access to the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development.

MAY 2015 GRADUATION CANDIDATES
Make sure your “expected date of graduation” in Albert notes “spring 2015”. The last day to apply for graduation is tomorrow 02.06.15! If your rationale and booklist are not yet submitted, note that you should submit adviser-approved documents by the upcoming March 1 review cycle. This is the last opportunity for review where we can assure that your colloquium can be completed in time for a May degree.

SEPTEMBER 2015 GRADUATION CANDIDATES
Make sure your “expected date of graduation” in Albert notes “summer 2015”. You can apply for graduation between 02.09.15 and 06.19.15. All requirements, including the colloquium, will need to be finished by 09.25.15. Some students planning for a September 2015 BA may be eligible to participate in the upcoming May graduation ceremonies. Anyone interested in this opportunity must have the colloquium completed this spring semester. Please read through all of the criteria for acquiring a petition to march, and be in touch with questions. Otherwise, September BA recipients will be included in the May 2016 graduation ceremonies. Summer candidates should submit their rationales for review no later than May 1st.

JANUARY 2016 GRADUATION CANDIDATES
Make sure your “expected date of graduation” in Albert notes “fall 2015”. If your last semester will be fall 2015, you will earn a January 2016 BA and will be invited to participate in the May 2016 graduation ceremonies. You should be in touch with your adviser regarding the timing of your rationale submission.

COLLOQUIUM WORKSHOPS
There are a host of colloquium workshops this semester. These one hour workshops provide an overview of Gallatin’s expectations for this senior requirement, and help you in making successful plans for your preparation process. There is also a condensed version of the colloquium workshop available online.

Wednesday 02.11 @ 12:30 in 801
Friday 02.27 @ 11:00 in 601
Thursday 03.12 @ 12:30 in 601
Tuesday 03.24 @ 2:00 in 801
Friday 04.17 @ 10:00 in 601
Thursday 04.23 @ 12:30 in 601

GRADUATION INFORMATION
Graduation Academic FAQ
A flier outside my door that talks about how to list your degree on your CV/resume, and answers other graduation related questions.

Gallatin Website
You’ll find a host of information on our website, which includes comprehensive information about the Gallatin graduation ceremony at Lincoln Center, tickets, and our Reception for Graduating Seniors on May 14th.

100 Nights Until Graduation
Next Wednesday, 02.11.15, from 6:00-7:30. This all-NYU event kicks off the graduation excitement – drop by Kimmel for information, swag, snacks, and graduation excitement. Gallatin will have something sweet at our booth!

NYU Commencement Website
Here you’ll find comprehensive information about the NYU graduation ceremony at Yankee Stadium, tickets, graduation photos, and graduation attire.

NYU Registrar Website
The site shares useful information about diplomas, honors designations, and transcripts.

PUBLISH
There are a host of opportunities to have work published through Gallatin…this includes the new New York University Environmental Student Times (NEST), which is in the process of publishing its first journal. They are currently seeking submissions in all genres relating to the environment, the human relationship with nature, place, and more! They will be accepting works in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, research, journalism, art, and photography. Submit by 02.28 through es3087@nyu.edu. In the title, include your name and the genre within which your piece falls. If you'd like to work with the editors to select a piece, contact Gallatin co-founder Emma Spett via es3087@nyu.

PRESENT
Every year Gallatin celebrates seniors through our Senior Symposium, a showcase of inspiring talks drawn from your concentration. Check out talks from 2013 and 2014. Have an idea worth sharing? Submit a 200-300 word proposal to me mlt8@nyu.edu with the subject “senior symposium” by February 20th to be considered!


Work hard and be in touch –
MT
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 | meredith.theeman@nyu.edu

Senior Class website | http://gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/advising/senior.html
Office hours | M 12:00-2:30 | W 2:30-5:00
 

12.08.14 Seniors! Toast!

RAISE A GLASS!

Thursday we will celebrate your accomplishments at the annual Senior Toast. Join your friends and classmates as we toast fall graduation for some, the end of the semester for all, and other senior accomplishments.

 

NYU Torch Club

Thursday, December 11, 2014

5:00-7:00

RSVP today

So we’ll have enough bubbles on hand!

11.25.14 Rest and give thanks! ***SENIORS***

Seniors! I am thankful for all of your hard work and dedication to your academic goals. A few notes as we enter the holiday weekend:


REGISTRATION
Please take a moment to look at your academic requirements report through Albert’s Student Center now that you have registered for classes. This handy tool is available through the drop down menu on the left side of the screen…24/7...so that you can always check on your requirements.


Will you reach the 128 credit minimum for graduation with your class selections? Are all of your Gallatin core and foundation requirements going to be fulfilled? Are there any things on the report that don’t make sense to you? (If so, be in touch with your questions).


RATIONALE & BOOKLIST REVIEW CYCLE
The next review cycle is Monday, December 1. We are looking forward to lots of submissions prior to the winter break. For those of you working toward this deadline, make thoughtful revisions and edit with a keen eye!


DECEMBER 1st IS THE DEADLINE FOR OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS….
Senior Project proposals
Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors (fall graduation candidates only)
Independent Studies & Tutorials


SENIOR TOAST
Thursday, December 11th is our time to lift a glass to the semester’s accomplishments. Mark your calendars for this annual senior celebration!


APPLY FOR GRADUATION
If you are planning to graduate in May, don’t forget to apply for graduation!


Usually I encourage you to work hard and be in touch….but over the holiday weekend I encourage you to rest and be thankful (and then we’ll get back to work!).


Best,
MT

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 | meredith.theeman@nyu.edu

Senior Class website | http://gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/advising/senior.html
Office hours | M 12:00-2:30 | W 2:30-5:00

***SENIORS*** Halloween treat and colloquium tips!

RATIONALE SUBMISSION CYCLE
Good news! Halloween treat! The upcoming November 1 submission cycle lands on a Saturday…so you can take the weekend and submit on Monday! It’s great to see submissions rolling in this week – I’m cheering for you during the drafting and editing process!


COLLOQUIUM WORKSHOPS UPCOMING
• Wednesday, November 12, 12:00 - 1:00 in room 801
• Friday, November 21, 2:00 - 3:00 in room 601
• Thursday, December 4, 12:30 - 1:30 in room 601
• Friday, December 5, 3:00 - 4:00 in room 401

SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM WORKSHOP: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO FILM
with Professors Keith Miller, Rahul Hamid, and Selma Thompson
Monday, November 3, 4:00 - 5:00 in Kimmel Center 909

Gallatin's Office of Advising is piloting special hour-long colloquium preparation workshops this semester that will give juniors and seniors the chance to meet Gallatin faculty with expertise in some specific interdisciplinary areas. In these workshops, students and faculty will discuss topics relating to the Colloquium such as compiling interdisciplinary booklists, crafting viable Colloquium topics, and drafting Rationales. If you have a concentration that aligns with one or more of the fields listed below, please attend!


PREPARING FOR THE COLLOQUIUM
Three quick tips that may help you to lead a strong colloquium conversation:
• Map it. Can you draw connections between your central theme/question and the texts on your list?
• Talk about it. Practice speaking about your texts. Enlighten your roommates, plants, pets… so that you are comfortable converting the ideas in your head to smooth sentences in front of your committee. You can also drop by my office hours for a quick practice session on a text.
• Make connections. Put authors and ideas in conversation with one another. What might the Renaissance scholar on your list have to say to one of the modern historian? Does a Greek philosopher approach one of your central questions in the same way as modern theorist?

Need help developing your rationale and booklist in time for the December 1 review cycle? Please speak with your adviser – and know that you are welcome to drop by my office hours too.

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 | meredith.theeman@nyu.edu

Senior Class website | http://gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/advising/senior.html
Office hours | M 12:00-2:30 | W 2:30-5:00
 

10.17.14 Thoughts for Seniors

Seniors! I hope that you enjoyed a bit of rest during the oh-so-quick fall break. A few thoughts to help you represent, prepare, inspire, and think ahead.

REPRESENT
We need your help in representing the Senior Class! Be a Senior Class Representative!
-Your responsibility is to attend the CAB '15 meeting
-Must be available Mondays 7:00-8:00
-Monday meetings can alternated between multiple representatives
-This is a low-time commitment position
-Will look great on your resumé as an official member of Gallatin Senior Student Council
Interested? Please send an email to both co-presidents Gaby Garcia (gcg248@nyu.edu) and Julie Pitter (jsp462@nyu.edu) with your availabilities.

 

PREPARE
Congratulations to those of you who submitted for the September and October rationale review cycles! There are A LOT of seniors who will be joining in this collective sense of accomplishment after the upcoming November 1 deadline. Please make sure that you are working closely with your adviser to develop rationale and booklist drafts and/or prepare for an upcoming colloquium.

 

INSPIRE
I know that you have developed some fantastic ideas and pieces of work through your classes and other endeavors. There are a number of ways to share your ideas with Gallatin and the broader community:

Confluence | Gallatin’s online platform for student writing, art, and research. Write a fantastic paper? Finish an inspiring project? Confluence could be the right place to share your effort! Rolling submission…for more information email allyson.paty@nyu.edu

Senior Symposium | This annual spring event showcases big ideas coming from your concentrations and colloquia. This year 8-12 seniors will present Ted-style talks to the community. Be on the lookout for more information about proposals!

GAF | The annual Gallatin Arts Festival showcases exemplary work across many media. Be on the lookout for information about this Spring event.

The Gallatin Review | Open submissions for poetry, prose, and art through November 21st!

 

THINK AHEAD
There are a host of useful opportunities regarding post-graduation plans available to you through Wasserman. Here are four upcoming events that have particularly Gallatin foci….

1. Arts Professions Panel
Wednesday, October 21st 12:30- 1:30 @ Wasserman
Finding a job in the art, design, and entertainment industries can be overwhelming. This panel will provide you with resources and tips to get started.

2. Non-Profit Boot Camp: Skills to Change the World Conference
Application deadline is Tuesday, October 21
Friday, November 14 | 9:00-5:00 | 133 East 13th Street
The NYU Wasserman Center has teamed up with Morgan Stanley to provide students with an exciting non-profit career exploration conference designed to debunk myths and explore the realities of working in the non-profit world. An application is required, please apply through NYU CareerNet using Job ID 930026.

3. Marketing Your Gallatin Degree
Friday, October 31st, 12:30-1:30 @ Wasserman Presentation Room B
Your Gallatin experience has exposed you to a wide-range of interdisciplinary topics and skills. Come eat pizza and learn how to:
- Market these skills to potential employers
- Talk about your Gallatin degree in interviews and while networking
- Tailor your Gallatin story to different types of employers and positions

4. Dining for Success (For Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students)
Thursday, November 6, 5:30-8:00
The Smith | 55 Third Avenue, between 10th and 11th Streets
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION AND REFUNDABLE CASH DEPOSIT REQUIRED! Deadline to register is Thursday, October 30th!
Mastering interviewing skills is hard enough, but what about when your interview is over a meal? Don’t let your dining etiquette stand in the way of getting the job! Join NYU Recruiters from Ernst & Young, PwC, AOL, Peace Corps and more to practice these skills over a three course meal!

 

DECLARE
Let Albert know that you are planning to graduate with the spring cohort by applying for graduation! You must be on the graduation list to earn your degree and be invited to the May ceremonies.

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 | meredith.theeman@nyu.edu

Senior Class website | http://gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/advising/senior.html
Office hours | M 12:00-2:30 | W 2:30-5:00
 

09.26.14 ***Seniors*** of note!

Seniors!

COLLOQUIUM PLANNING
Everyone needs help developing ideas and planning for the colloquium so put yourself in a knowledgeable position. Participate in one of the upcoming colloquium workshops on October 9 and 10th, plan with your adviser, read the website, listen to the workshop podcast, and/or meet with the senior class adviser during office hours. Head to the senior class website for information!

RATIONALE & BOOKLIST
The October 1st review cycle deadline is fast approaching and we are receiving a lot of submissions! If you submit your adviser approved rationale and booklist by October 1st, you’ll be on track for fall graduation, submitting a Senior Project proposal later in the semester, and/or completing your colloquium this semester. If you need a few more to develop your ideas with your adviser, we encourage you to plan for the next review cycle - November 1st.

FALL GRADUATION CANDIDATES
Finishing your requirements at the end of the fall semester or the January term? If so, please make sure that your “expected date of graduation” on Albert notes “fall 2014”. Also, make sure to apply for graduation …by no later than October 3rd! Log onto ALBERT and select Graduation Application under the Academic Records menu. To apply, confirm or update your graduation application, click the “View My Graduation” status link located at the “Graduation” section under the “My Academics” tab on Albert.

SPRING GRADUATION CANDIDATES
Planning to earn a May 2015 BA? Does your “expected date of graduation” note “spring 2015”? On October 6th you’ll be able to log onto Albert and apply for graduation!

ALUMNI in ADVERTISING
Thursday, October 6| 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Hear from marketing and advertising trailblazers and learn how to focus your passion and sell your talents - and your Gallatin degree - and discover what it takes to be a 21st century Don Draper. This lively panel discussion will be moderated by Professor Stephen Duncombe and followed by a reception.

REPRESENT!
The Gallatin Senior Student Council is looking for some Senior Class Representatives. A few things to know as you consider your interest: SCRs must be available Mondays 7-8; Monday meetings can be split amongst more than one representative, so not one representative has to attend a meeting every Monday; responsibilities include attending CAB '15 meeting, emailing Gallatin Senior Student Council with meeting minutes, and representing the views of Gallatin Senior Student Council at meetings; low-time commitment position-could be as little as 2 hours plus 2 emails a month; and being a SCR will look great on your resumé as an official member of Gallatin Senior Student Council.

Please send an email to co-presidents Gaby Garcia (gcg248@nyu.edu) and Julie Pitter (jsp462@nyu.edu) regarding your interest.

INTERNSHIP GRANT
Working in an unpaid internship this semester? Applications for the Wasserman Center Internship Grant are due next week. This is a $1,000 grant for students pursuing non-paying internships in the arts, education, public services, not-for-profits, and within other industries that do not traditionally pay their interns. It's easy to apply!
• Log in to your NYU CareerNet account and enter Job ID #927342 as the keyword
• Submit your Resume, and the attached Application and Supervisor Authorization Form
• Complete the required NYU CareerNet Survey
The deadline is September 30, 2014 at 11:59PM EST. Decisions will be announced by October 30, 2014. For complete details, visit NYU CareerNet Job ID #927342 or contact wassermaninternshipgrant@nyu.edu

GALLATIN COMMUNITY EVENTS
You’ll find a host of interesting events upcoming…be sure to look at the Gallatin Events Calendar for details. There is likely an event on the calendar that speaks to an area of your concentration.

Happy new year to many of you!

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 | meredith.theeman@nyu.edu

Senior Class website | http://gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/advising/senior.html
Office hours | M 12:00-2:30 | W 2:30-5:00

 

09.15.14 Seniors! Fall into fall planning

SENIORS! Glad to hear that you are settling into your fall classes. A few quick notes to keep you on top of things....

ADVISER
The majority of you have been in touch with your primary faculty advisers regarding senior year planning. Make sure that you and your adviser have agreed on a timeline to develop your rationale and booklist, and to prepare for the colloquium. You should also talk about graduation timing, academic requirements remaining, applying for the Senior Project, post-graduation funding, and post-graduation plans. Planning early in the semester often helps to avoid stress!

ADD/DROP
Today is the last day to add/drop classes without penalty. Double check your schedule to make sure that you are registered for all of the classes that you are attending.

GALLATIN ALUMNI IN FILM
September 23rd from 6:00-7:00
Draw inspiration from recent Gallatin alumni who work in the film industry and hear firsthand about how to turn your love of film into a life in the Biz. Moderated by Associate Faculty member Rahul Hamid. Panelist include: Lisa Bass (BA ‘ 10) Marketing and Delivery Coordinator at Magnolia Pictures, Ali Herting (BA '12) Acquisitions at A24 Films, and Chelsey Pinke (BA '10) Production Executive, Likely Story. A screening of Obvious Child will follow the panel discussion at 7:00.

INTERNSHIP FUNDING
Apply for a Wasserman Center Internship Grant! The deadline is September 30th. Are you pursuing a non-paying internship at a not-for-profit organization or within an industry that does not traditionally pay interns (arts, entertainment, media, nonprofit, education, etc.) this fall? Apply today using Job ID 927342!

RATIONALE & BOOKLIST
October 1st is the next rationale and booklist review cycle. If you submit your adviser approved rationale and booklist by October 1st, you’ll be on track for fall graduation, submitting a Senior Project proposal later in the semester, and/or completing your colloquium this semester.

COLLOQUIUM PLANNING
Everyone needs help developing ideas and planning for the colloquium so put yourself in a knowledgeable position. Participate in one of the upcoming colloquium workshops, plan with your adviser, read the website, listen to the workshop podcast, and/or meet with the senior class adviser during office hours. Head to the senior class website for information!

FALL GRADUATION CANDIDATES
Finishing your requirements at the end of the fall semester or the January term? If so, please make sure that your “expected date of graduation” on Albert notes “fall 2014”. Also, make sure to apply for graduation through Albert…by no later than October 3rd!

I hope that you are stretching your legs between classes and enjoying the sunny fall weather. Getting outside for a few minutes is an easy way to re-energize!

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 | meredith.theeman@nyu.edu

Senior Class website | http://gallatin.nyu.edu/academics/advising/senior.html
Office hours | M 12:00-2:30 | W 2:30-5:00

 

 

08.29.14 Welcome back Seniors!

SENIORS! I want to touch base with a few notes prior to the busy start of term next week. You’ve probably already looked at our Senior Class Website and Email Archive, but I want to highlight a few things here so that you start the semester off in the right direction!

Please tick off the following quick tasks:
• Make sure your "expected date of graduation" in Albert's Student Center (academics tab) accurately reflects your graduation plans
• Update your contact information on Albert (so diploma will be mailed to the right place)
• Look at your Academic Requirements through Albert - know which requirements and how many credits remain to graduate
• Read up regarding Gallatin’s Dean's Award for Graduating Seniors
• Learn about academic honors including Phi Beta Kappa criteria

ADVISER
Connect with your primary faculty adviser to schedule a time to meet so that you can make plans for the semester. Developing the rationale and booklist, colloquium timing, possibility of a spring senior project, and checking your academic requirements should be discussed.

ADD/DROP
Add/drop ends on Monday, September 15th. Please ensure that your schedules are set before the deadline.

COLLOQUIUM PLANNING
Make yourself aware of expectations for timing of the colloquium. Adviser approved rationales and booklists will be sent for second review on the first of the month during the academic year. Submissions for the September 1st review cycle are being collected now, and we anticipate receiving a lot of submissions for the October cycle from fall graduation candidates hoping to have a colloquium in November or December.

Plan to attend a colloquium workshop early in the semester. In fact, put a date in your calendar today!
09.25 @ 12:30 in room 527
09.26 @ 4:00 in room 501
10.09 @ 12:30 in room 527
10.10 @ 4:00 in room 527
For those who cannot attend; watch the workshop podcast available online.

APPLYING FOR GRADUATION
To be included on the graduation list, you need to apply for graduation! Fall candidates must apply for graduation no later than October 3rd. Spring candidates can apply for graduation from October 6th through February 6th.

THEATER GALLATIN
Theater Gallatin invites students to audition for its fall and spring productions on September 5th and 6th. Read about audition requirements, rehearsals, and how to sign up here. Theater Gallatin is a faculty-led program providing year-round opportunities for students to work collaboratively with faculty, recent alumni, and professional guest artists on mainstage productions, readings, development labs, and other events.

ON CAMPUS RECRUITMENT
Wasserman is hosting special On Campus Recruitment Orientation for Gallatin and CAS students in the Silver Center at 3:30pm on September 23rd. Head to the Wasserman website for more information.

IDEAS WANTED
$200K Entrepreneurs Challenge | 3 Venture Competitions | Kickoff September 18th from 5:00 – 7:00 at the NYU Stern School of Business-Tisch Hall, Paulson Auditorium, 40 W. 4th St.

Not any old ideas. Ideas that challenge assumed boundaries & inspire a sense of what's possible. The Entrepreneurs Challenge provides fast-paced clinics, intense boot camps, and one-on-one coaching sessions designed to teach you the step-by- step process to build a business from the ground up. It's also an opportunity to network with other NYU entrepreneurs and be part of an entrepreneurial team. RSVP

1831 FUND
The 1831 Fund is the student-run senior class gift campaign. All money raised goes to support scholarships for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Seniors are asked to give $18.31 in honor of NYU's founding year. The class of 2014 raised the most money in the history of the Fund – over $20,000, which, with matches, will lead to $80,000 in scholarships for incoming students.

The committee will be comprised of about 40 seniors and underclassmen from all of NYU's undergraduate schools. Committee members will get their classmates excited about giving back through direct marketing, social media brand building, a student produced video, events, and grassroots style fundraising. In addition, we are seeking school-based volunteers who will work in a less formal subcommittee to encourage the participation of Gallatin students specifically. Additional information can be found on our website or facebook.

OFFICE HOURS
My office hours are walk-in, no appointment necessary. You’ll find me available on Mondays 12:00-2:30 and Wednesdays from 2:30-5:00. Please do drop by 517 to introduce yourself!

Work hard and be in touch,
MT
Meredith L. Theeman, PhD
Senior Class Adviser | Associate Faculty
NYU | Gallatin School of Individualized Study