NYU Wagner Alumni e-News - May 2011


In This Issue:

Top Stories and Events

Save the Date for the 5th Annual Wag Day Celebration: Thursday, June 9 @ 6:00pm

Join us in celebrating NYU Wagner Alumni at this year's “Wag the Flag for Wag Day” Celebration.  Benefiting the NYU Wagner Annual Fund, this event promises to be our best ever!  Catch up with old friends, meet new Wagner Alumni and reconnect with your favorite professors over cocktails and hors d'Oeuvres.  The event will be held at 55 Water Street on the Third Floor Terrace.  Purchase your discounted tickets today.  Full price tickets will be sold at the door.

Alumni Survey Results
Do you want to know how recent graduates are faring in the public service job market?  Click here to view the results of our most recent alumni survey.

NYU Wagner Capstone Program: RFP Deadline Approaching!
NYU invites you to engage a Capstone Team!  The NYU Wagner Capstone Program organizes teams of graduate students to research priority issues, address complex organizational challenges, and identify strategic growth opportunities for nonprofits, government agencies, urban planning firms, international NGO's and public service initiatives within private companies.

If you are interested in engaging a Capstone Team to help bring about change within your organization over the 2011-2012 academic year, we invite you to submit a Capstone Project Proposal for consideration by May 27, 2011.  Click here for more information and proposal guidelines.

Celebrate former Wagner Dean Howard Newman
Join the Wagner community in honoring former Wagner Dean Howard Newman.  Dean Newman served as Dean at NYU Wagner from 1988-1993.  During his time, he helped define the institution's approach to educating future generations of public service leaders with a focus on multi-sector impact.  It was under his leadership and through his vision that the school, formerly know as the Graduate School of Public Administration, became the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  Dean Newman also created the NYU Wagner Capstone program, through which students have the unique opportunity to apply their knowldge and skills to facilitate high impact change in public service organizations. 

Dean Newman loved NYU Wagner and, to honor him, his family has asked that any donations in his name be made to support student scholarships.  Wagner is working with Dean Newman’s family to plan a Celebration of Life Ceremony that will be held Fall 2011.  Please notify us at wagner.alumni@nyu.edu if you are interested in receiving more information.

Wagner Alumni Happy Hour: Thursday, May 26th @ 6pm
What's better than Happy Hour?  Happy Hour with Wagner Alumni!  Join us at Sweet & Vicious Bar at 5 Spring Street (b/w Bowery & Elizabeth).  Check out the Wagner Events RSVP page for more information. 


Alumni Insights: Stay connected online this summer!

Stay connected this summer with NYU Wagner’s online resources – WAG-NET, LinkedIn and Facebook.  Be sure to join WAG-NET, The Wagner Network, our online database of Alumni (and working students) who have offered to serve as a resource for their fellow Wagnerites.  Sign up here to become a WAG-NET advisor.

Also, Wagner's LinkedIn Group is a great way to explore and remain in contact with Wagner's vast community of public service professionals, faculty and students.


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 Commissioner, Chief Academic Officer, New Jersey Department of Education
  • Measurement & Evaluation Manager 
  • Chief of Stafff, The Mission Continues
  • Executive Director - Hillel of San Diego
  • CSR & Corporate Relations Manager
  • Movement Strategy Director
  • Senior Planner at Albert A. Webb Associates

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.



Alumni In Action - Public Service Spotlight

Elwood Hill (MPA '05)  As an Analyst at the Office of the State Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York (OSDC), Elwood Hill reviews New York City’s budget and policy actions in the areas of education, affordable housing, and economic development.  Elwood shares insights for fellow alumni and students here.


Donate & Support Wagner: Follow the Class of 2011’s Example

Before they walk across the graduation stage, the members of the Class of 2011 are supporting Wagner by making donations toward a class gift. They know that by contributing to the school and raising Wagner's alumni giving rate, they are increasing the value of the Wagner Degree!  We invite you to join them by making an online contribution in honor of your Wagner pride.

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


Did You Know...?

Upates from fellow Wagnerites!

Leilani Brown (MPA ’97) has been named Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer with Starr Companies.  Previously, Leilani was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Office for CQ Roll Call.  Prior to that, she held marketing and leadership roles with MetLife and AIG.

Debra Cascardo (MPA ’80) has been appointed to the American Board of Disaster Medicine® (ABODM®) as a public member.  Follow the story here.

Nina Ivory (MPA ’10) is now the Assistant Director of Columbia Journalism School's Annual Fund.

Kuo Jeng (MPA ’11) has accepted a Director position at Social Venture Group in Shanghai.  In this role, Kuo will be responsible for China operation.  Click here for more information.


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!