Being A Wagner Student

We're a diverse community united by passion. Converging from all over—and bound for—the world, we're part of the fabric of NYC.

Student Stories

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Dejian (Ken) Zeng

Dejian (Ken) Zeng

It may just be possible that Dejian had a role in assembling your iPhone. As an NYU Global Human Rights Fellow, he spent six weeks at a Shanghai factory where the ever-popular products are churned out to see how workers were treated. 

Dejian (Ken) Zeng, MPA in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy

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Takiema Bunch Smith

Takiema Bunch Smith

Follow Takiema's "day in the life" as she live-tweeted about expanding her leadership and management skills in the Executive program, attending the Global Summit on Childhood in Costa Rica, working to increase access and equity in education, and juggling school/work/family.

Takiema Bunch Smith, Executive MPA

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Sohana Islam

Sohana Islam

Learn about Sohana's experience of interning with charity: water over the summer. "It was really inspiring to have access to someone I really admire and who is in a position that I would like to be in the future."

Sohana Islam, MPA in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy

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Diversity & Inclusion

What does "diversity" mean for a school of public service?

Everything. It means grappling with stubborn and compounding issues of discrimination, disparity, and access—not just in our work and student groups, but also as an institution. By collectively focusing on these issues, we prepare ourselves to create better solutions to our toughest social challenges.

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Student Organizations

From the Wagner Health Network to the Black Student Association, and from panel discussions to happy hours, our student organizations feed our passions beyond the classroom and keep us connected around specific interests. They give us a chance to network, dive into issues, engage with leaders, and expand our NYU Wagner experience.

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NYU & NYC    

A Global University, the teeming city—we're part of them, and they're part of us. 

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