NYU Student ID Cards

Getting your NYU student ID, known around campus as your NYUCard, is now easier than ever.

Visiting students/first-time card holders: visit photoid.nyu.edu to submit a photo online and, once approved by the NYUCard Center team, have your NYUCard created. Photos approved by August 4 will be processed and sent to your study away site ahead of your arrival.

Note:  You must be registered for 12-18 credits for your ID to be successfully created.

Current and returning students: Please remember to bring your NYU ID card with you to your study away site!  

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What Should I Have Done By Now?

By now, you should have already:

Please make sure you’re on top of your to-dos!

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Writings from Washington!

Dear Future NYU Washington, DC student,

Today was beautiful outside—not too hot or humid, and just the right temperature in the shade!  I decided to take our newest Residential Life Administrator (RLA) Brian Plaut on a brief walking tour of the neighborhood, and I figured I could take you along as well!

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We started off in Thomas Circle, which is less than 5 minutes north of NYU Washington, DC.  I informed Brian that while in a majority of the world, you can tell how the subject of a statue died based on how many legs his horse was standing on, this is not true in Washington, DC.  Some of the statues follow this, but it is purely out of coincidence.  We just like doing things differently down here.

After admiring the beautiful architecture of Thomas Circle, we walked west up Massachusetts Ave NW towards arguably the most famous circle DC has to offer—DuPont.  There is a gorgeous fountain in the middle of the circle that is surrounded by trees and great restaurants/cafes to people watch.  Afterwards, we headed north up Connecticut Ave NW to one of my favorite bookstores, Kramerbooks and Afterwards.

Kramerbooks is infamous for matchmaking!  Many people meet someone in the bookstore portion, and then their first date is in the “Afterwards” cafe!  Open late, it is a great place to hang out, study, or just take some personal time.

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After picking up my next read, I took Brian to my favorite coffee place for an afternoon pick-me-up.  Filter Cafe is a little difficult to find, but it is worth the search.  They are serious about their coffee and carry only the best!  If you’re still a Starbucks lover after trying Filter, fret not!  While there’s a Starbucks on nearly every corner (much like New York), my favorite Starbucks is on the corner of Connecticut Ave NW and 19th St NW.  It is optimal for people-watching from all angles, and gives you the perfect reading light at any time of day.

Next, I took Brian on a nice, shady walk through the residential area of U-Street Corridor and ended our walk on T St and 14th St NW.  After turning south on 14th St NW, I told Brian I knew where we were going next—Ted’s Bulletin!

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Ted’s is famous throughout DC for their delicious milkshakes and homemade pop-tarts.  Not only do they specialize in desserts, but their food is amazing as well.  Breakfast (served all day), lunch, or dinner, Ted’s is a hot spot, and if you want to go on a weekend you better make a reservation!

After picking up some apple pie pop-tarts, Brian and I headed home and were glad to be wrapped in the cold arms of the air conditioning.  I can’t speak for Brian, but after that lovely walk I was ready for a nap!

Be on the lookout for more ‘Writings from Washington’ soon!

-RLA Amy

PS – Welcome to your future home away from home!

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Housing Assignments To Come

Now that you have completed your housing application within the Study Away Confirmation Portal, I know many of you can’t wait to find out your housing assignments. Thank you for your patience as these placements are confirmed. You’ll receive an email from Washington, D.C. staff approximately two weeks before arrival with details about your living arrangements for the coming semester.

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Set up Direct Deposit

Ebills will be sent to your NYU email next week around July 15.  In addition to paying them by the deadline (August 5), consider setting up direct deposit with NYU if you anticipate receiving any portion in the form of a refund.  This will minimize the time it takes to receive these funds.

Instructions on how to do so can be found on the Bursar’s website here.

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Reminder: Health Forms Due August 1

As a reminder, health history forms are due to the NYU Health Center by August 1.

NYU students should have picked these up at 726 Broadway, 3rd floor prior to leaving campus for the semester.

Visiting students should have received these at their permanent address in early June.

If you have any questions or still need to obtain these forms, please email health.requirements@nyu.edu or call 212-443-1199.

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Internship Tips from Tom McIntyre

Dear Fall 2014 NYUDC Cohort,

Summer is here!  As you take time to unwind from the academic year, it is important to start looking ahead to your time in Washington, DC.  Internships are a hallmark of the student experience in the US Capitol, and now is the time to reflect and contemplate what you hope to learn and take away from your time here.

First, research your options. There are 100s of opportunities ranging from government agencies to nonprofits to private businesses that rely on interns in Washington, DC.  Be sure to consider your options for internship placements. How will each placement move you towards your career goals?  What placement would best build your network?  What do you want to take away from your internship experience?

Be sure to narrow your search.  Recognize the importance of time management!  How many hours will your commitment be? What are your learning outcomes, professional networking opportunities, etc? NYU Washington, DC recommends that students offer 20 hours/week of work in their internships while pursuing full-time coursework.  Remember that it is always easier to add hours to your internship than it is to reduce them.

Build a strong resume and cover letter for each application.  See the Wasserman Center’s website for resume and cover letter workshops and tips.  Wasserman staff are accessible and helpful to NYU students preparing for the application process.  You are encouraged to visit with them in NYC or virtually through skype and their website.

Washington, DC has a different professional environment than New York City. Be sure that you are presenting yourself congruently to the expectations of the organization with which you are interviewing. Prior to your departure, take advantage of the Wasserman Center’s interview resources and workshops/events.

Apply!  We recommend that you apply to 3-4 different internship placements.  NYU Washington, DC staff are always available to help guide you through the process and offer advice.  Be sure to keep us informed of where you are applying. Washington, DC is a small town, and NYU has a lot of connections to help you through this process.

We look forward to seeing you this fall, and know that your time spent here will be rewarding.

Feel free to contact me for internship assistance, or any questions you may have. I can be reached at 202.654.8327 or by email at tom.mcintyre@nyu.edu.

 

All the best,

Tom McIntyre

Assistant Director, External Relations and Special Programs

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