NYU Wagner Alumni e-News – April 2009

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SAVE THE DATE! Wagner Alumni Association Annual Celebration: 4/27/09
The Wagner Alumni Association's Annual Celebration will be held on April 27 at 6:30pm at the Puck Building.  Watch for an invitation later this week!

NYU Wagner Capstone Program - Call for Proposals
Do you need to: conduct organizational assessments, evaluate key programs, address development needs, write impact statements, conduct policy analyses, gather and synthesize empirical data, look at financial viability, forecasting or financial management, or design and plan initiatives?  Become a Capstone client! NYU Wagner is pleased to accept applications for its 2009-2010 Capstone Program. Agencies that wish to enter into a partnership with NYU Wagner are encouraged to complete and submit a Capstone Project Proposal for consideration. Deadline for 2009-2010 Proposals: May 29, 2009. For information and proposal guidelines, visit: http://wagner.nyu.edu/capstone/

Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum: April 22
Join us for the 2009 Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum, Shaping the City: A Strategic Blueprint for New York's Future. The forum will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at 5:30pm and will feature Amanda Burden, Commissioner, NYC Department of City Planning.  Space is limited.  Register online.

MS Program Recruiting Fall '09 Cohort
Know any outstanding MS candidates? We're looking for mid-to-senior level professionals with 5-7 years of direct managerial experience in the public, nonprofit, or private sectors who want to advance to greater leadership positions and develop more sophisticated managerial skills or who want to switch sectors. The MS in Management program has 3 required courses plus electives (from Wagner or other NYU divisions) for a total 36 credits.  The strengths of the NYU Wagner MS program are the power of its network and the flexibility of its curriculum.


Help us recruit the fall '09 cohort by telling your friends and colleagues far and wide. More info is at http://wagner.nyu.edu/ms/ or contact our admissions office at wagner.admissions@nyu.edu or (212) 998-7414.




Events, Lectures and Regional Activities
April/May 2009

For updated listings and event details, as well as RSVP information, click on the links below or see the Wagner Alumni Calendar.


New York:



Abu Dhabi & NYU


20-20-20 Vision: Economic Solutions to the Climate Crisis

WAA Annual Celebration.  More info coming soon.


Capstone End Event Exhibition

Recent Alumni Happy Hour at Soho Billiards.  More info coming soon.




National Events:

4/6/2009 - 6:00pm
Wagner in DC: Alumni & Admitted Students Reception



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 online right now:

  • Director, Public Relations & Communications,
    ACDI/VOCA (D.C.)
  • Technical Advisor: Global Fund Liaison,
    Global Health Fellows Program (International)
  • Project Manager,
    Greater Jamaica Development Corp.
  • Deputy Director of Budgets & Grants,
    Office of the Manhattan Borough President
  • Manager, Advocacy and Collaborations,
    Oxfam America (Massachusetts)
  • Director of Development, Social Science,
    University of California, San Diego (California)

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

How do you rebuild a city that was completely wiped out? Kathleen Mullin (MUP '05), Rosalind Ross (MUP '05), and Olivia Stinson (MUP '06) are urban planners who tackle that question every day. The three moved to New Orleans in 2007 (Stinson in January and Mullin and Ross in September), within two years after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, to work on the redevelopment of the city. Read more.


Alumni Insights: WAG-NET

Share your insights with us!

Have you ever used WAG-NET?  Was it useful in your career search?  Would you consider joining WAG-NET as a career advisor?  Why or why not?  Let us know your thoughts by emailing wagner.alumni@nyu.edu with "Alumni Insights" in the subject line.


Remember Wagner This Tax Season

Did you donate to the Wagner Annual Fund in 2008? Your contribution is tax-deductible! If you plan to give to Wagner in 2009, consider joining one of Wagner's two giving circles, Friends of Wagner (gifts of $250 or more) or the Dean's Circle (gifts of $1,000 or more). Established by the Wagner Alumni Association, these two donor societies provide special recognition to alumni for their extraordinary generosity and commitment. To learn more, visit our Support Wagner page.

Whether through donations of time or money, we appreciate all the ways alumni give back. Our growth and strength is a testament to your good will. THANK YOU for your support.



Did You Know...?

Scott Clarke (MPA-PNP '08) recently founded Amandla Development, a nonprofit in South Africa.

Erik Korolev (MPA-Health '03) has recently been promoted to Director, Cost of Healthcare Programs at Blue Shield of California.  Congratulations, Erik.

Thalia Theodore (MPA-PNP '07) and Anna York (MPA-PNP '08) were recently featured on GoPublicService.org.


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!