NYU Wagner Alumni e-News - February 2013

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NYU Wagner News

This month, we’re highlighting all of the creative ways that our alumni invest in the Wagner community. From tweeting about Wagner to sharing career insights with current students, alumni are donating their time, talents and energy to help advance the school’s work.

Each year, hundreds of Wagner alumni donate their time by serving as guest speakers and panelists; forwarding job listings to our Office of Career Services; and sharing their professional insights with current students and alumni. Interested in upping your involvement? Consider the following options:

- Join the Wagner Ambassadors Team to help recruit prospective students in your home town. Email Vanessa.Hutchinson@nyu.edu to get involved.

- Share your career insights via WAG-NET. Conduct informational interviews with students and alumni who hope to follow your career path.

- Engage a Capstone Team or recruit a Wagner Intern

- Be a Regional Alumni Contact for Wagnerites who are relocating to your city

Too busy for the aforementioned options? Take our Minute for Wagner challenge by Tweeting, Pinning, Posting or Bragging about Wagner through your social networks. Find other options on our Minute for Wagner page.

You may already know that most of our resources remain available to alumni for free, for life. All alumni are welcome to visit our office of career services, attend networking events and lectures, and join our alumni regional groups. We’re also happy to:

- Follow you on Twitter. Just send your Twitter handle to wagner.alumni@nyu.edu!

- Help you connect to other alumni through WAG-NET and LinkedIn

- Collaborate with you to start a regional or affinity alumni group.

- Promote your latest promotion or opportunity in the Alumni E-News. Just email your update to wagner.alumni@nyu.edu!

Events, Lectures and Regional Events

Opening Ceremony - NYU African Heritage Month 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor
New York, NY

RSVP to community.affairs@nyu.edu

Film Screening and Panel Discussion - MLK Week: The Central Park Five
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South, 802
New York, NY

RSVP to cmep@nyu.edu

NYU Abu Dhabi Lecture Series in NY: The Sustainable City: Learning from Curitiba
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
6:00pm - 7:30pm
19 Washington Square North
New York, NY

Register here

MLK Week - 50 Years Forward: The Cost of a Dream Deferred
Thursday, February 7, 2013
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

NYU Alumni in Turkey - First Event!
Friday, February 8, 2013
8:00pm – 11:00pm
W Lounge, W
Suleyman Seba Cad. No:22
Akaretler, Besiktas Istanbul 34357 Turkey

To register, click here

Going Solo: The Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone
Friday, February 8, 2013
Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Avenue at 103rd Street

To RSVP, click here

The Cola Road
Saturday, February 9, 2013
4:00pm - 5:00pm
19 University Place
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

NYU Alumni in LA Mix and Mingle
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Bar at The Culver Hotel
9400 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA

RSVP to alumni.la@nyu.edu

LGBTQ Alumni Network: February Happy Hour
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Vlada Lounge
331 W. 51st Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
2nd Floor
New York, NY

To register, click here

Four Course Meal with Matching Wines
Thursday, February 14, 2012
5:30pm - 8:30pm
NYU Torch Club
18 Waverly Place
New York, NY

Visit www.nyu.edu/torch.club to make reservations.

Access NYU Wagner: An Applicant's Conversation with the NYU Wagner Community - LOS ANGELES
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
4:00pm Pacific/7:00pm Eastern time
The California Endowment
1000 N Alameda Street, Suite C
Los Angeles, CA 90012

To register, click here

Access NYU Wagner: An Applicant's Conversation with the NYU Wagner Community - SAN FRANCISCO
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
4:00pm Pacific/7:00pm Eastern time
San Francisco, CA

To register, click here

Access NYU Wagner: An Applicant's Conversation with the NYU Wagner Community - WASHINGTON, DC
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
New York University - Washington, DC
1307 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

To register, click here

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Puck Building, Gallery Space/Newman Reception Area
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

Boston Alumni Club Meetup
Thursday, February 21, 2012
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Back Bay Social Club
867 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

For more information, email alumni.boston@nyu.edu.

NYU Wagner Alumni Happy Hour in NYC
Thursday, February 21, 2013
6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Dove Parlour
228 Thompson Street (between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets)
New York NY 10012

To register, click here

Exploring the Chinese City with Author Weiping Wu
5:30pm - 7:00p.m.
The Henry Luce Foundation
51 Madison Avenue, 30th Floor
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

Miami Young Alumni Networking Reception
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dolores, But You Can Call Me Lolita Restaurant & Lounge
1000 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL

To RSVP, please email Jake at Jake.Brandman@nyu.edu with your name, school, and year of graduation.

NYU Wagner 6th Annual Alumni of Color Reception
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

NYU Wagner Alumni in Performance Measurement and Management Affinity Group Meeting
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
9:00am - 10:30am
The Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room, 3072
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

NYU Wagner 2013 Public Service Career Expo
Thursday, March 7, 2013
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Metropolitan Pavilion South
125 West 18th Street (Between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY

Register your Organization here
Register to Attend here (Click on Events -> Career Fairs)

NYU Wagner Alumni Happy Hour Around the World
Thursday, March 7, 2013
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Various Locations around the globe

To RSVP, click here


NYU Alumni Events!

For updated listings and event details, as well as RSVP information, click on the link below.

University-wide Alumni Calendar


Public Service Spotlight

When Luciana isn't coordinating student site visits to the United Nation Development Programme’s NYC Office, she's working to help alleviate poverty as a Policy Specialist for their Bureau for Development Policy. Learn more about her work and her Wagner experience here.

Luciana Mermet


Did You Know...?

Updates from fellow Wagnerites!

Debbie Koh (MPA '10) was recently named the Operations Compliance Manager at Venture Strategies Innovations, a nonprofit organization committed to improving women's health in developing countries. In this role, Deborah will oversee contract and agreement management at headquarters and in field offices; and review, develop and manage organization-wide policies and procedures to ensure internal and external compliance. 

Josh Mandell (MPA '12) recently accepted the Director of Business Development position with DevResults.  In this role, Josh will manage business development for the software firm, serving as the lead on new business generation, partnership management, and public affairs.

Scott Morgan (MPA '08) recently accepted a position as Deputy Executive Director at Treatment Action Group.  In this role, Scott will be working closely with the Executive Director to manage the organization in its mission of HIV, TB, and HCV advocacy and activism.  Scott will be working with funders on development, managing financials and HR of the organization as well as helping to set and manage programmatic priorities.

Annie (Hitchens) Norbeck (MPA '08) has been appointed Assistant Commissioner of Workforce Operations at the NYC Department of Small Business Services.


Wagner Alumni Work-Away-From-Work

Wagner alumni are doing interesting, innovative and intriguing things outside of work - through blogs, books, papers, research, presentations, awards and other resources!

This month...

Craig Mills

Craig Mills (MPA '05) a frequent guest speaker at Wagner’s Annual Career Panel Series, recently co-launched Vocor Communications with his business partner, Jesse Scinto. Vocor consults to nonprofits and small businesses on effective communications strategy, branding, reputation management and presentation skills. Learn more about Craig’s new venture here.    


Office of Career Services (OCS): Mid - to - Senior Level Job Postings

Wagner's OCS Career Directory is a great resource for alumni looking to take the next step in their career. Here is a sampling of mid- to senior-level postings currently available:

  • Development Associate
    Amnesty International (New York, NY)
  • Senior Project Manager
    NYC Economic Development Corporation (New York, NY)
  • Director of State Policy
    National Center on Time and Learning (Boston, MA)
  • Senior Managing Director, Development Strategy
    Teach for America (Houston, TX)
  • Executive Director
    Repair the World (Baltimore, MD)
  • Associate, Senior Associate
    Avalere Health (Washington, DC)
  • Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations
    Fabretto Children's Foundation (Arlington, VA)
  • Planner
    Civic San Diego (San Diego, CA)

Log on to the OCS Career Directory for full job descriptions and application instructions online. Be sure to check the Career Directory regularly for a job posting perfect for YOU.


Show Your Love for Wagner!

This Valentine's Day show how much you love Wagner by making a contribution to the Wagner Annual Fund. You can donate through an online contribution or by mailing a check (made out to NYU Wagner) to 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10012-9604. Please indicate that your gift should go to support the Wagner Annual Fund. 

THANK YOU to all who give back to Wagner. We greatly appreciate the support of our alumni and friends.



Be in the Next "Did You Know...?"

In each issue of the Wagner Alumni e-News, we highlight alumni who are doing interesting work in the public sector. Please share your news with us at wagner.alumni@nyu.edu!