Category Archives: Events

Film Screening: TASKAFA, October 7 6:30PM

TASKAFA, STORIES OF THE STREET (dir. Andrea Luka Zimmerman, 2013), 66 min. – presented by Ilker Hepkaner and Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz
WHEN: Friday 7 October 2016, 6:30pm
WHERE: Hagop Kevorkian Center, 50 Washington Square South [at 255 Sullivan Street]
Sponsored by the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University
TASKAFA is an exploration of memory and belonging told through the sometimes-shocking history of Istanbul’s community of street dogs. In spite of attempts over the last 400 years by the city’s rulers to exterminate them, the dogs have refused to accept they have no right to live there. TASKAFA offers a collage of testimonials from Istanbul’s residents, and uses readings by John Berger from his novel King – a story of hope, dreams and resistance told from the perspective of a dog – to create a moving and sometimes joyful essay-film about modernity, about foreign-ness, about who cities are for.
ILKER HEPKANER, a doctoral student at the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at NYU, is writing a dissertation on the relation between heritage practices, visuality, and space in Turkey and Israel. He is also a literary translator.
DANIEL HOFFMAN-SCHWARTZ is currently a lecturer in Comparative Lecturer at Princeton University. After receiving his PhD from NYU in 2012 he was a lecturer for two years in the Humanities Program at Bogazici University in Istannbul. He is the co-editor of Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction (2015), and currently at work on a monograph on the concept of political romanticism.
Thanks to Andrea Luka  Zimmerman

Fulbright Stories – Tonight!

On April 19th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Office of Global Awards with the GSAS Office of Academic and Student Affairs will be hosting the first FULBRIGHT STORIES evening. This is a one-off chance to hear from students who have recently been through the application process, and who can share their tips with you: how to work with country requirements, and secure a letter of affiliation, how they developed their statement of grant purpose, approached their personal statement, and thought about about the drafting process. You’ll be given advice by students who know what you’re embarking on, and can offer insight into the process: when to work hard, and what not to sweat, the internal review process at NYU and how to manage with the sometimes lengthy application process.

The session will be held at 5 Washington Place, Room 101Click here to RSVP. 


Bridget Brasher (CAS) – Fulbright finalist, Study/Research Award to Germany
Elisa Gonzalez (GSAS) – Fulbright finalist, Study/Research Award to Poland
Cameron Sweeney (CAS) – Fulbright finalist, ETA to Germany
Rachel Welsh (GSAS) – Fulbright finalist, Study/Research Award to Spain
Christine Yurechko (Law) – Fulbright finalist, Master’s program award in the Netherlands

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for U.S. citizens to do study or research abroad as well to teach English. Fulbright operates in more than 150 countries and grants close to 2,000 awards each year to students, scholars, artists, and teachers.

“Women of Thrift, Men of Capital: Gender and Economy in Mandate Palestine”

The History of Women and Gender program and the Draper program invite all to an upcoming event: “”Women of Thrift, Men of Capital: Gender and Economy in Mandate Palestine”” with Sherene Seikaly (University of California, Santa Barbara).

Monday, March 21, 2016 at 12:30 pm, 53 Washington Square South, Room 701

Sherene Seikaly is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the editor of the Arab Studies Journal, co-founder and co-editor of Jadaliyya e-zine, and an editor of Journal of Palestine Studies.

Seikaly’s Men of Capital in Times of Scarcity: Economy in Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2016) explores how Palestinian capitalists and British colonial officials used economy to shape territory, nationalism, the home, and the body.

She has published in academic journals such as International Journal of Middle East Studies and Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies as well as in online venues including Jadaliyya, Mada Masr, and 7iber.

Please RSVP to jb5249[at] for a copy of the text.

All are welcome to attend whether or not you have read the paper in advance. A light lunch will be served.

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Feb 16 – Imagining Illness: Pulitzer Prize Winners on Truth and Fact in Narrative

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Spring Events at Wasserman: Job Fairs and Career Support


Spring 2016 Job & Internship Fair

Thursday, January 28, 2016 11am – 3pm, NYU Kimmel Center

Meet employers hiring for summer internships and full-time positions in various industries! Pre-registration will begin the week of January 19th. More information and dates coming soon.


Engineering & Technology Spring Fair – TWO DAYS!

Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5, 2016 11am – 3pm, NYU Brooklyn Campus, Jacobs Gymnasium

Explore full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities in fields like engineering, computer hardware/software, technology, science, management, digital media, etc. Career fair details and pre-registration information coming soon.

Non-Profit Boot Camp

January 29, 2016 9:00-4:30 pm, Wasserman Center

Deadline to Apply: Monday, January 11  This full-day conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all majors to learn industry insights, trends and career development advice from professionals in the non-profit field along with networking opportunities.  The keynote speaker is Veronika Scott of The Empowerment Plan.  Breakfast and lunch will be served. Click here to apply.

Managing your Quarter-Life Crisis
January 12, 6:00-7:00 PM, Wasserman Center, Presentation Room B

Join Pamela Weinberg and recent graduates /young alumni in learning how to rebound from the quarter-life crises, and how to take steps to recover and thrive in the next professional phase. The workshop covers: re-discovering passions, interests and strengths, assessing skills and gaps, and building confidence, as well as tips on searching for your next career and a job market overview for millennials. To register for the event, click here.

NYU CareerNet has a new look! Tell us what you think!
We recently moved to the new student interface for NYUCareerNet, powered by Symplicity, and we’d like your feedback on the new look. As an incentive, students who complete the survey will be entered to win one of 15 $25 Amazon gift cards! Complete the survey at

What career type are you? Take the Universum Survey to find out 

There are seven distinct career types based on career preferences, goals and personality. Knowing yours is important. The Universum Student Survey takes your responses and provides you with an in-depth review of who you are as an applicant, suggesting employers and industries you may not otherwise have considered. Take the survey here for a free report!
For a full list of NYU Wasserman events, please log in to your NYU CareerNet account here.

New Fellowship Opportunities in CareerNet

Fellowships provide a fantastic opportunity to gain funding for experiential learning or professional training and development.  The NYU Wasserman Center is constantly posting new fellowship opportunities for which students can apply. In January, deadlines are coming up for the White House Fellows Program, Data Incubator Fellowship, and many more.  Find opportunities today in CareerNet!

Upcoming Graduate Seminars and Webinars

For the month of January, the Graduate Student Career Development Team is offering an array of in-person and virtual events.  Join us for Marketing Your Master’s Degree and Job Search Strategies for Graduate Students, among others.  Additionally, Versatile PhD is a website featuring career exploration for non-academic paths among advanced degree holders.  They will host a free web-based panel discussion on Careers in Business for Humanities and Social Science PhDs on January 25-29.  All panelists are PhDs from these fields.  Click here for more information.  To RSVP to these events and others, head to CareerNet.New Graduate Student Resources in CareerNet

The Graduate Student Team added four new resources to CareerNet in December.  Go to CareerNet>Resources>Career Resources to view the new handouts: Resume Guidelines for Graduate Students, CV Guidelines for Graduate Students, Cover Letter Guidelines for Graduate Students, and Networking Tips for Graduate Students.

To learn more about graduate student services, events, and resources, visit CareerNet or The Wasserman Center’s graduate student webpage. Receive our weekly eNews by signing up in CareerNet at Home>Profile>Privacy.  To RSVP for Wasserman Career Development events, log into CareerNet, and click through Home>Events>Seminars to locate a list of upcoming programs and register.