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Graduate School Success For Social Innovators

StartingBloc + CSI + Nexus

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Graduate School Success For Social Innovators

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Graduate School Success For Social Innovators ::

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Hosted By :: The New School

With Representatives From :: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, The Fletcher School at Tufts, The Wharton School and Yale School of Management

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 // 6-8:30pm // Includes Dinner

Graduate school. You’ve thought about. You’ve read about the value, the process, the time commitment. Maybe you’ve talked to friends who have a degree; maybe you’ve even spent time with current students and alumni. But have you heard about the nitty gritty from the people who make the final decisions, the naysayers, the gatekeepers? Well, here’s your chance. We’ve gathered a diverse group of graduate school admissions directors from top tiered programs with a strong focus on social innovation and enterprise to answer your most pressing questions, and teach you everything you didn’t know you needed to know.

This workshop includes:

·       How to evaluate the right school and programs for you

·       Strategies for a standout application with a focus on your Personal Statement

·       Information on financing graduate school and career opportunities for graduates

·       Dinner conversations led by Admissions Officers for you to have your questions answered in a more intimate setting, so you are better prepared for the application and interview process.


6-6:10pm :: Check-in + Mingle

6:10-6:15pm :: Welcome from StartingBloc + The New School

6:15-6:30pm :: School Introductions

6:30-7:00pm :: How to evaluate the right school and programs for you // Strategies for a star application with a focus on your Personal Statement

7:00-7:45pm :: Dinner with Admissions Officers + Career Directors

7:45-8:30pm :: Financing Graduate School // Career Opportunities // Open Q+A


NOTE :: This event is free; however, you must register to attend this event.


Why dinner? :: BuildingBloc programs are all about building skills and building relationships. What good is an idea and a toolkit without a network of supporters to help make it happen? In addition to our featured leaders, we believe in unleashing the collective inspiration in the room through intimate attendee conversations. Thus, dinner will be provided so attendees will leave with the most important resource out there – connections to great people.

About Our Host :: 

The New School :: Among the array of graduate degree and certificate programs offered by The New School, our graduate and professional studies programs prepare students for career advancement in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Focusing on theory, practice, and social research, design, these programs offer students the opportunity for interdisciplinary study, combining course work from various programs within the university. Merida Escandon and Robert Macdonald, Director of Admission at Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy and New School for General Studies, and will represent The New School.

About Our Panelists ::

The Fletcher School at Tufts :: Since 1933, The Fletcher School has prepared the world's leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, business and non-governmental organizations with strategic cross-sector networks. Through our ongoing commitment and rigorous approach to advancing world knowledge through research and scholarship, we continue to inform and build bridges to meaningful global solutions. Laurie Hurley, Director of Admissions, will represent The Fletcher School.

Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service :: Students arrive at NYU Wagner with the desire to serve the public. They leave with the skills and experience to bring about change. Combining coursework in management, finance, and policy with cutting-edge research and work experience in urban communities, the NYU Wagner education will enable you to transform your personal commitment into public leadership. Brian Roach, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management, will represent NYU Wagner.

The Wharton School :: The birthplace of business education in 1881, Wharton today is the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world. An international community of student, faculty, and alumni leaders, we remain on the forefront of global progress. Jennifer Savoie, Senior Associate Director, Career Management will represent Wharton.

Yale School of Management :: The mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society. We embody this mission through our distinctive integrated MBA curriculum, through the equally distinctive model of leadership that we develop in our students, and through our vision — indeed, our expectation — that Yale School of Management graduates are broadly engaged, inspiring leaders who own and solve hard problems that matter. Ivan Kerbel, Director, Career Development Office, will represent Yale SOM.

About StartingBloc’s BuildingBloc Workshops :: Building Skills. Building Relationships. BuildingBloc Workshops provide social innovators with the continuing education, training and network they need to create greater impact. We partner with individuals, corporations, organizations and graduate schools to make these workshops available to our community.

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When & Where

The New School, Wollman Hall
65 West 11 Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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StartingBloc + CSI + Nexus

StartingBloc is a global community of 1,900 young social innovators from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. This life-long Fellowship program educates, inspires, and connects leaders to drive cross-sector social innovation. 


The Centre for Social Innovation is home for a diverse community of people and organizations that are creating a better world.


The Nexus is an international network of more than 1000 young philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and influencers who work to increase and improve philanthropy and social impact investing.  The network collaborates to advance the potential of next generation leadership across nations and sectors as well as to bridge communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship for dialogue, group problem solving and education. 


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