NYU Wagner Alumni e-News - July 2013

In This Issue:

NYU Wagner News

NYU Wagner is actively preparing for an exciting fall semester, jam-packed with mixers, celebrations, lectures and much more.  Get in the swing of things by joining us at one of the upcoming summer events - Alumni Happy Hours in New York City &  Boston or a Meet & Greet with Professor Dennis Smith in Washington, DC.

In addition to our own gathering and celebrating, we are thrilled to acknowledge an exciting faculty accomplishment this month.  

NYU Wagner Faculty News
Kathy O'Regan, NYU Wagner Professor of Public Policy, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She will take a temporary leave from NYU Wagner to serve in this position.

Professor O'Regan will be responsible for overseeing HUD's independent research and policy efforts, which will inform critical housing and urban development initiatives.

Events, Lectures and Regional Events

Tuesday, July 09, 2013: NYU Washington, DC: Is It Time for a Right to Vote in the Constitution?
Tuesday, July 09, 2013: NYU Alumni Club in San Francisco: July 9 Happy Hour
Saturday, July 13, 2013: Workshop: Game Design Master Class with Susan O'Connor
Saturday, July 13, 2013: NYU Alumni Club in Hawaii Potluck Picnic
Monday, July 15, 2013: NYU Wagner Alumni Happy Hour in Boston
Monday, July 15, 2013: NYU Wagner Alumni Meet & Greet with Professor Dennis Smith in Washington, DC
Tuesday, July 16, 2013: NYU Alumni in New Jersey: Princeton Happy Hour
Tuesday, July 16, 2013: NYU Washington, DC: Lewis and Clark Lecture
Tuesday, July 16, 2013: NYU Alumni Club in Washington, DC: Happy Hour
Tuesday, July 16, 2013: NYU Singapore Freshmen Mixer and Alumni Catch-up
Wednesday, July 17, 2013: NYU Washington, DC: Building a Career in The District
Thursday, July 18, 2013: NYU Wagner Happy Hour in NYC
Thursday, July 18, 2013: NYU Washington, DC: US Food Policy
Friday, July 19, 2013: Performance: As You Like It
Monday, July 22, 2013: 11th Annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom
Tuesday, July 23, 2013: NYU Wagner Alumni Happy Hour in Philly
Tuesday, July 23, 2013: NYU McSilver Institute Reception in Buenos Aires
Wednesday, July 24, 2013: NYU Wagner Alumni in Philanthropy Career Development Program & Networking Reception
Thursday, July 25, 2013: NYU Wagner Alumni in Performance Measurement & Management Affinity Group Meeting
Thursday, July 25, 2013: NYU Washington, DC: The Rules of Presidential Elections 2016
Friday, July 26, 2013: NYU Alumni Club in Washington, DC: NY Mets vs. Washington Nationals
Saturday, July 27, 2013: NYU Alumni Club in New Jersey: Habitat for Humanity Building Day of Service
Tuesday, July 30, 2013: NYU Alumni Club in New Jersey: Metuchen Happy Hour
Wednesday, July 31, 2013: Save the Date: NYU Alumni Reception in Mexico City
Monday, August 05, 2013: NYU Alumni Club in Chicago: White Sox vs. Yankees Baseball Game


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

Michelle Wong, MPA 2011, shares experiences and insights about NYU Wagner and how her time at Wagner helped prepare her to be successful as Analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office.



Did You Know...?

Updates from fellow Wagnerites!

Hallie Caplan (MPA 2010) recently accepted the position of State Operations and Educator Outreach Coordinator at Stand for Children Colorado.  In her role, Hallie works to ensure that teacher voices are part of the promise that education reform offers the children of Colorado.  She is also responsible for working behind the scenes to ensure that the organization is running smoothly by supporting the staff to do their best work..

Scott Hong (MUP 2006) recently accepted the role of Spatial Data Specialist at .id the population experts, the largest demographic analysis and forecasting consultancy in Australasia.  In this role, Scott analyzes current patterns of population growth, migration and economic investment in areas across Australia and New Zealand to help local government and not-for-profit clients better understand how their communities are changing.



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...


Patrick Germain (MPA '08) was just elected President of the New York Consortium of Evaluators (NYCE), the newly formed local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association.  NYCE was created to provide a forum for professional evaluators in the New York Metro area to network, exchange ideas and knowledge, and participate in professional development activities that promote excellence in the field of evaluation.  As the founding President, Patrick will be leading the growth of this new professional association and will manage all aspects of the association.


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:

  • Assistant Director, Marketing Outreach - Healing Arts Initiative (Long Island City, NY)
  • Associate Planner - Regional Plan Association (RPA) (New York, NY)
  • Executive Director - Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group (NPAG) (Hartford, CT)
  • Coalition Director - Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition (Santa Monica, CA)
  • Senior Projects Manager - Women For Women International (Bukavu, Non-U.S.)
  • Associate - Human Rights Watch (HRW) (Amsterdam, Non-U.S.)
  • Vice President: Activate Instruction - Redwood Circle Consulting (Bay Area/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.


Couldn't join us for "Wag Day?"  Show your support anyway!


What's "Wag Day?"  Each year, alumni, faculty and staff gather to celebrate Wagner, its alumni and its mission at "Wave the Flag for Wagner" Alumni Celebration.  Dubbed, "the party of the year" by a recent grad, this event brings together more than 200 new and seasoned alumni every year. It's one of the best opportunities to connect with friends, colleagues and favorite professors.

Take a look at the photos for a peek at the festivities!

Even if you missed the "Wave the Flag for Wagner" Alumni Celebration on June 12th, you can still show your pride for the school and support it financially by making an online contribution.

THANK YOU for the difference you make by supporting NYU Wagner.


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!