Issue 34| September 19, 2018
Graduate Student Life Newsletter
The United States celebrates Latinx Heritage Month (or Hispanic Heritage Month) on September 15th- October 15th to acknowledge the contributions, heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans.

For more information on the difference between Hispanic, Latino & Latinx, please see this video from the Huffington Post:
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Writing & Communications Center presents:
Transitions & Organization
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Peirce 116

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Peirce 116
Office of Graduate Student Affairs presents:
Linked In Photographs
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Calder Room
Writing & Communications Center
Coming soon!
Stay tuned for more information in the next few days! Visit Six Flags Fright Fest for more information on this spooky event:
Looking for a new exercise that is fun, energizing and a great time? And also want to have brunch? Kick off the semester and your exercise plan with your peers, prizes and great instructors during this private Stevens graduate students only indoor cycling class! A ticket purchase will include entry to the cycling class (45 minutes), free cycle shoe rental, Stevens OGSA swag and a chance to win Prime Cycle swag & have brunch after class! A $50 value for only $15!

Date: Saturday, September 22nd
Time: 1PM-3PM
Location: Prime Cycle
70 Hudson Street Hoboken, NJ 07030

To purchase your ticket, please visit Eventbrite
SVC Speaker Series: Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
The Stevens Venture Center Speaker Series presents, Mukesh Patel, a serial entrepreneur and advisor with experience in private equity, angel investments, innovation, business law and education.  He will present his talk titled, “Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.”   Pizza will be served. 

Date:  Wednesday, September 26th
Time:  3-4 PM
Location:  Fielding Room (3rd floor), Howe Center
Stevens Venture Center HealthTech Hackathon
The second annual Stevens Venture Center HealthTech Hackathon is a sprint-like design event in which participants with diverse perspectives — clinicians, students, entrepreneurs, industrial designers, engineers, programmers and healthcare professionals — form teams to collaborate on solutions to pressing problems in healthcare today.
This year's event takes place over an intense, fun-filled three-day weekend to ideate, iterate and innovate in order to develop novel solutions to a specific healthcare challenge. The HealthTech Hackathon culminates in a team pitch competition with cash awards given to the best prototype software or apps.   Apply to the 2018 HealthTech Hackathon   by  Friday, September 28 .

Date:  Friday, October 5th-Sunday, October 7th
Location:  Babbio Center
Winter Data Science Fellowship
Program:  The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Who Should Apply:  Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to  sign-up for a future session .
Locations:  In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote  online  session:
  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.
Dates:  All sections will be from 2019-01-07 to 2019-03-01.
Data Science in 30 minutes:  Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming  free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast . Signup soon as space is limited.
Learn More:  You can learn about our fellows at  The New York Times ,   LinkedIn Amazon Capital One , or  Palantir . To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our  blog . To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on  Venture Beat The Next Web , or  Harvard Business Review .
Grad Student Needed for School Pick Up
Looking to hire a grad student for a few hours each week to pick daughter up from school and escort her home. Start date of September 12th (flexible). Schedule would be 2-5 days a week depending on the right candidate's availability. End date until December break.  
Daughter's school is in Manhattan at 18th Street and 6th Avenue. She would need pick up at 2:15pm. She would need brought back to our home in Jersey City where a caretaker will be waiting for her. 
Job would require 2 hours of work per day (travel time plus wait for dismissal and gather belongings time). The pay is $22 per day plus path train costs for the employee and for daughter.

For more information, please contact Nikki Barker
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Apartment in Jersey City
Apartment ready to move in ready. Newly renovated with stainless steel appliances. New bathrooms. Laundry is 2 blocks away in either direction. Lovely apartments. Citibike is 1 block away. Directly on Kennedy Boulevard opposite Leonard Gordon park, 15-20 minutes by car to your campus. Security cameras for added safety. Clean and vibrant neighborhood. For more information, please visit this link .
Apartment in Hoboken
Short-term, furnished apartment available in Hoboken from October 15 to December 15th. Fully furnished, about 600 square feet with wifi and all utilities included and is only $950.00 a month. 2 students maximum and just 1 month security. For more information, please contact Myron Usher at or 201-499-1050.
Roommates Needed
MFE 1st year student looking for roommates. The 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment is in Hudson 1000 with 2 minute walk from Stevens Institute of Technology and easy access to Manhattan
Newly decorated apt. River and Empire State Building view. Furnished. Sunny side-bedroom and spacious living room to share. Available now. Side bedroom is $1350. Living room $1175. Price negotiable. Nice and safe neighborhood. Elysian park right down the building.
For more information, please contact Haochen Liu:   or 646-240-1636

Tools & Resources for Apartment Hunting
If you have an apartment posting, please email
Scam Calls
Please be aware and cautious of  “scam calls.”  A scam call is a malicious call with the intention of illegally acquiring money or personal information from you. These calls seems to be targeting especially international students. The caller may pretend to be from a government agency such as DHS, USCIS, IRS or your home country embassy. If you are not familiar with these types of calls, it can be very alarming and scary to receive one. If you receive a call demanding personal information or payments, hang up immediately.
Remember, government officials will never threaten you or ask you for payment over the phone or in an email.
Please see more information on scam calls and how to report them at the announcements section of the ISSS website
NJ Transit Quik-Tik
Want to save money on your monthly transportation? Full-Time Stevens students can save 25% on the NJ Transit Monthly Pass. Buy your pass through  NJ Transit Quik-Tik  on your MyStevens account by following the steps in the example provided above.
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