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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!

 

09.07.16 Welcome Back Seniors!

Welcome back seniors!

We hope you all had a wonderful summer and are ready for an exciting final year at Gallatin. 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, myriad events concerning post-graduation scholarships and fellowships, mixers with alumni in industry specific areas, and the graduation events.

Senior class advising is set up a little differently from your previous class advising experiences. There are two Senior Class Advisers, Meredith Theeman and Ben Brooks. Ben will be assigned to seniors whose last names start with A-K and Meredith 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 Monday, September 19th – 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 2016-2017.

ASK QUESTIONS & SEEK FEEDBACK
Meet with your primary faculty adviser within the first couple of 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. Rationales and book lists go out for second reader review on the first of every month, so many of you may be aiming for October 1. You will need to be working with your advisers to make this happen. Additionally, we are available to offer additional critique and support throughout the colloquium process. Keep an eye out for colloquium information sessions-there will be several this semester-and colloquium workgroups. These workgroups will allow you the opportunity to practice your colloquium with one of us and a group of your peers.  

The Senior Class Advisers have walk-in, no appointment necessary, office hours three days a week: Mondays 9:30-2:30 (MT), Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 (MT) and 2:30-5:00 (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 2016 BA Candidates
The last day to complete the colloquium is Friday, September 23 and all requirements must be met by 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 2017 graduation ceremonies.

January 2017 BA Candidates
You have until October 17th 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 Friday, January 20, 2017, but all students are strongly encouraged to complete the colloquium before the winter holidays. All requirements for fall graduation are due by January 22. Fall graduates can submit DAGS proposals for post-graduation project funding until December 1st. All January 2017 degree recipients will be invited to the May 2017 graduation ceremonies.

May 2017 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 2017” 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

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