Issue 32| September 5, 2018
Graduate Student Life Newsletter
2018-2019 Academic Calendar
Sunday, September 2nd
Last Day for 100% Refund (Tuition & fees)

Monday, September 3rd
Labor Day- No Classes; Offices Closed

Monday, September 10th
Last Day to Add/ Drop
W will be entered on the record for all withdrawals after this date.
For more information & important dates, please see this link .
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Samuel C. Williams Library Open House

"'Because that’s what Hermione does,' said Ron, shrugging. 'When in doubt, go to the library.' "
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Meet your librarians at the Samuel C. Williams Library and learn about your library’s services and research tools. Enter a raffle to win a prize, and those who embark on our scavenger hunt may be rewarded by the Snitch. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: Wednesday, September 5th
Time: 1PM-3PM
Location: Library Great Hall
Take some time out of your busy schedule to enjoy a meal and get to know your fellow graduate women, faculty, and staff who take part in the Graduate Women's Programs! This is a great opportunity to network and meet new people at Stevens. Information about upcoming Graduate Women's Programming events will be provided. 

Please RSVP on Grad DuckSync:
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
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions seeks welcoming, professional and reliable current full-time Stevens graduate students to serve as part-time interviewers. Students  must have completed  their undergraduate degree at Stevens and  must be   currently enrolled  in full-time graduate studies at Stevens. The part-time interviewer’s schedule will be set in advance based on availability for the semester but must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Apply in Workday: RQ21799.
For questions, contact Ellen Grady: .
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 .

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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