Category Archives: Resources

Spring Welcome Week, Library workshops for graduate students

Brush up your library research skills with a workshop.
Sessions focus on learning how to organize your bibliographies, finding out to how to track down tricky citations, understanding the intricacies of analyzing data, and even just knowing your way around an American research library.

Full calendar of NYU Library events is available here.

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.

Draper Students: Considering a PhD after graduation? We’re here to help you get started.

Friday, October 23: PhD Application Workshop
Led by Professors Alan Itkin and Justin Jackson
Draper Map Room

This workshop is a mini-orientation session geared towards students who are either considering a Ph.D. or those who are already in the early stages of the application process. It is also relevant to students who are interested in general information regarding doctoral degrees and those who need some guidance as to what they should be prepared for in terms of the application process. Some general issues that will be tackled are:

  • How do I know if a Ph.D. is right for me?
  • Setting realistic expectations of the Ph.D. process and future career trajectories.
  • Choosing a department as well as a university that is a good fit for me.
  • What to expect in terms of the contents and deadlines for a Ph.D. application.
  • Using Draper as a resource for making decisions about a Ph.D. and a career in academia.

We encourage all Draper students who are interested in future doctoral studies and have questions regarding the same to attend. This workshop will be offered again in the spring.

Please RSVP to draper.program[at]

Travel Grant for Draper Students!

The Draper Program is pleased to offer a travel grant of $200 specifically for Draper students to travel to academic conferences. Applications for the current period are due October 31, 2015. Please see the full details and application here.

Planning for a Ph.D.? Get Your Application in Great Shape with Draper’s Ph. D. Application Bootcamp

April 17 and 24: Ph.D. Application Bootcamp

A multi-session workshop led by Professors Alan Itkin & Justin Jackson

Please note: Students must have attended a PhD Application Workshop to participate in the Bootcamp. Both sessions of the Bootcamp are required. 

Session One: Friday, April 17, 6-8pm
Session Two: Friday, April 24, 6-8pm
Draper Map Room

So you know that you want to get a Ph.D. You’ve attended the Ph.D. workshop at Draper and you’ve decided that academic life is right for you. Now the real fun begins.

You need to put together a great application, an application that sings your praises to admissions committees, that entices them into offering you a great admissions package. But, in order to do that, you have to know a few things first.

This bootcamp is designed for students who know that they want to go on to doctoral study. Over the course of two sessions, we will prepare you for the Ph.D. application process by helping you to get your research proposals in shape. These personal statements are the keystones of your entire application; we  can’t stress enough how much they matter to your success in gaining entry to the program(s) of your choice.

In session one of the series, we’ll spend some time discussing what you’ll need to do for session two. In sum, you’ll need to come to session one with some idea of the discipline(s) you’re interested in. You’ll also need to have some idea about the schools/cities/programs in which you can envision yourself for the next 5-7 years of your academic life. Then, we’ll discuss strategy for Ph.D. applications and homework for the next session. WARNING: This is a bootcamp. There will be a large amount of research, prep work, and writing for session two.

In the second session, you will be responsible for bringing a draft of a personal statement with a semi-fleshed out research project to class for work-shopping and peer review. In addition, you must bring a list of your top 5 schools/programs and know which professors you might want to work with – or who might want to work with you – at each school. You should be able to explain the differences among the programs (each school typically has its own approach to the disciplines) and how you’ll craft a slightly different personal statement for each unique program.

Please RSVP to draper.program[at]