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Senior Class E-mail Archive

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!

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 | 212.992.7756 | 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 

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!

 

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,

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!

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
 

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!

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

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
 

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
 

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

 

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

 

 

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
 

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Gallatin School of Individualized Study
1 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998-7370