This non-credit, 3-session module introduces students to the basic functionalities of Microsoft Excel such as basic formulas, absolute versus relative cell reference, formatting, and time-value of money financial functions. The module is held in a computer lab and every student has a computer. It is intended for students with limited or no Excel experience, and is designed to be taken concurrently with CORE-GP 1021 (Financial Management).
This noncredit module focuses on those math skills that are essential to statistics, microeconomics, and financial management. Students taking quantitative courses are encouraged to take advantage of this review.
This short, non-credit class aims to give students an overview of the key elements of successful writing, and equip them with the tools to approach any writing assignment, from memos to emails to reports to research briefs. This class is designed to be a companion piece to other coursework, and students will be asked to bring in assignments from other courses to work on in class. Topics covered include introductions, structure and organization, paragraphs and
This is an interactive 90-minute introduction to writing, citing, and integrating sources in graduate essays. Although we will cover various citation methods, including MLA and Chicago, we will focus on APA Style. Students will gain practice in citing scholarly and popular sources in text and in the Works Cited page of projects and will develop skill incorporating articles into their own prose. In addition to integrating sources, this workshop is also a brief introduction to NYU library resources and services available to Wagner students.
Do you feel like a professional juggler as you try to achieve your goals, get everything done, and still have a life? In this workshop, you'll learn time management tools and tips that can help you articulate your goals and maximize your time to achieve them. It's a hands-on workshop with lots of interaction, and you'll leave with a personalized plan of attack to start you on your way to success. Specific topics include writing your top goals and understanding what's stopping you from using your time most effectively. You also get some tips about efficient study habits.
Throughout this four-session workshop, students will use their experiences and education as the context for a series of career-related analyses based on the following four lenses: Issue, System, Organization, and Role. All discussions will be brought back to Composing Your Career (CYC), a framework for maximizing one’s time at Wagner based on the SEER strategy: Smart, Experienced, Engaged, and Reflective. All of this will lead to an action plan to maximize one’s time at Wagner in the pursuit of a successful public service career.
This workshop provides participants with the fundamental steps of how to plan and implement transformation initiatives using the PMP methodology and best practices. Project Management forms the basis for effectively delivering improvements to business processes, deploying new technologies, transformation using data and metrics and communicating change management.
You are a thinker and a communicator. You have essays and articles, a book idea maybe, languishing away in a folder on your computer or in the back of your mind. It is time to let your ideas into the world: to make the leap from writing in the quiet corners of libraries, crappy apartments, classrooms and coffee shops to seeing your name in print.
This 0-credit workshop will drill down on fundamentals of written English. We will cover punctuation, articles, passive/active voice, how and when to cite others’ work and best practices for self editing. Our focus will be on memos, but the lessons will be applicable to all written communications deliverables. Using short in class assignments and a memo you could possibly use in another class, the course is geared toward Wagner students who want to improve sentence mechanics.
We've all seen bad presentations; many of us have given a few ourselves. But the reason they go wrong is often not what we think. Communicating ideas effectively, in a way that is both compelling and memorable, is hard. And understanding the basic components of how humans connect with ideas and experience inspiration is key to crafting a powerful message.