Issue 39| October 24, 2018
Graduate Student Life Newsletter
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Join OGSA for a Dining Etiquette Session! Today, nearly half of all business transactions, including job interviews are conducted at the dining table; and there is no better, or possibly worse place to make an impression than at the table. Negotiating the minefield of place settings, table manners, and difficult foods while trying to hold a conversation can be stressful and challenging, but in our competitive, global business environment, polished dining skills are a must! This two-hour class will prepare you to dine with anyone, anywhere in the world.

Topics include: Table settings and how to read them; taking a seat, conversation, and posture at the table; the American and Continental styles of dining; how to correctly use your utensils–silverware savvy; the courses in a meal and how to eat them; the dos and don’ts of table manners; how to eat difficult foods; toasting etiquette; host and guest etiquette; and more.

Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Meal Options available.

Purchase your ticket today on Eventbrite! Tickets are $10.
Tickets sales will go live on Monday, October 29th on Eventbrite!

For more information on One World Observatory, please visit
Tickets sales will go live on Monday, October 29th on Eventbrite!
Important Dates:

Last day to submit a budget for Spring 2019 & club inventory list: Tuesday, November 27th
Last day to host events for Fall 2018: Monday, December 3rd

For questions, please email OGSA at graduatelife@stevens.edu

Please be advised that the  Fall 2018 Final Exam Schedule  has been posted on the Office of the Registrar website and can be accessed on the Stevens  website .
For more information, please visit http://gradlife.stevens.edu/Study_Zones
For more event details, please visit follow StevensOGSA on Instagram & Facebook. Or email graduatelife@stevens.edu for questions. Events & details are subject to change.
For more event details, please visit follow StevensOGSA on Instagram & Facebook.
Or email graduatelife@stevens.edu for questions. Events & details are subject to change.
Interested in being a Resident Assistant (RA) for the 2019-2020 academic year?
 
            Come out to one of our Resident Assistant Info sessions and learn more about what’s needed to apply for the RA position.
 
     Info session dates, times and locations:
 
October 29 th  9PM in Kiddie 228.
 
November 7 th  at 3PM in EAS 222.
 
November 13 th  at 10AM in Bissinger
 
       The application for the RA position goes live on October 29 th  via Duck-link.
 
  Sponsored by the Office of Residential Education
Writing & Communications Center
Sustainability Seminar Series 
The Sustainability Seminar Series organized by the MS program in Sustainability Management is an effort to connect our students to professionals in the field of Sustainability. This is a weekly series sponsored by The Center for Environmental Systems. The seminars happen every Wednesday between 5:00 – 6:00 PM in Altorfer 501; refreshments are provided. They are also webcast live using Blackboard Collaborate. The next lecture is scheduled on Wednesday, October 24 th where Leslie Hoffmann of Harmony Dispensary will talk on ‘Career Trail - Sustainability to Medical Marijuana’. We encourage students to join in person or via the webcast link in “Upcoming Events” on their MyStevens account or  https://bit.ly/2OWf53G (Google Chrome doesn’t work; use IE or Firefox). For further information please visit: http://www.stevens.edu/sustainability-seminar-series
SES Master's Town Hall Meeting
SES Ph.D. Town Hall Meeting
SUSTAINABILITY SEMINAR SERIES SCHEDULE- FALL 2018
Oct 24
Leslie Hoffmann
Harmony Dispensary
Career Trail - Sustainability to Medical Marijuana

Oct 31
Pamela Clenance
USEPA
Applications of Green Remediation at Superfund Sites

Nov 7
Jamie Ewalt Gray C. E. Bugdal, LLC
From Disclosure of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) Metrics to Sustainability Performance: Building the Virtuous Loop

Nov 14
Adam Freedgood
Third Partners
What is sustainability consulting, really?

Nov 28
Michael Perna
Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses
Business Considerations for Investing in Renewable Energy

For more information on the presentations, visit the Sustainability Seminar Series webpage ( www.stevens.edu/sustainability-seminar-series )

To view archived presentations, visit our YouTube channel, Schaefer School of Engineering & Science ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChzF05c2-bpjixeGE6_6LMg/featured )
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 .
**Please note that Stevens Institute of Technology and OGSA do not endorse any individual vendors, products, or services. Any links and/or announcements are provided for the reader's convenience.**
Apartment in Union City
  3-bedroom, 2 bath apartment
Enormous loft like layout in this stylish 3 bedroom 2 bath, hardwood floors, gas fireplace with original design mosaic tile, central ac & heat, central vacuum, balcony with spectacular NY skyline view. Washer Dryer in unit. Jacuzzi tub, steam shower, stainless appliances, granite counters and cherry cabinets, 400 sq ft storage in basement, professionally managed condo association in solid financial shape, parking for 2 cars. custom California closets. & more. Located at 305 Manhattan Ave. Overlooking Manhattan and Hoboken. Bus to Hoboken and NYC at corner, 4 minute walk to Congress Street elevator to Light Rail.
If you are interested, please call Brad Finkel at 201-681-5709
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 usher.myron@gmail.com or 201-499-1050.
Tools & Resources for Apartment Hunting
If you have an apartment posting, please email graduatelife@stevens.edu.
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 (this should be SEEM, no S) 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 https://www.stevens.edu/directory/international-student-and-scholar-services
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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