Category Archive: Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Laura Wainer

“Studying abroad was always a dream of mine and when the opportunity was presented, I felt like it was now or never. I liked the reputation The New School has for fostering anti status quo schools of thought.” -Laura Wainer

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Alumni Spotlight: Diana Rusu

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“As a result of my research and interviews I have concluded that the best way women can bring the change is by taking a more participatory approach. They should involve themselves in professional trainings, they should be educated, come with ideas and develop them (even if this means failing sometimes). [As a result they will] become aware of their rights and gender equality in society [and they will] fight and speak for their liberties, [and they will] become more powerful.” -Diana Rusu

Creating a Route to Success

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Like most people my age, I feel the pressures of a shifting economic landscape. In part, I have interpreted these pressures to mean that if I want to be competitive in the job market, particularly in these fields, it would be an immense asset to have an advanced degree. These interests in a general sense speak to where my priorities are in terms of career and the type of society I would like to help create.

Alumni Spotlight: Maximillian Ashwill

“The director of the [GPIA], Michael Cohen, once recommended that I take classes based on which professors I wanted to learn from, not based on the actual course description. This was the most valuable advice I received during my time at the New School.

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Student Spotlight: Jesse Bania

Jesse Bania is student in the GPIA program concentrating in development. In the summer of 2013 he participated in the IFP to Kosovo where he interned with the Kosovo Innovations Lab, By Youth for Youth pillar.

“Involve youth in their future. Begin with making education a critical, creative, and collaborative part of that process and you can quite easily direct their hopes and dreams locally.”

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