Graduate students need access to a lot more than just books, and New York University strives to offer support in all facets of the educational experience. Again, while the resources most useful to the greatest number of students may be ultimately housed in their own schools, there are several initiatives across the University that will aid students in furthering their academic career.
Beyond department-specific orientations and training for graduate instructors, students across NYU are invited to participate in the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, which schedules events throughout the year as part of the University's commitment to advancing standards of education. The CAT offers free individualized consulting services to graduate student teachers across NYU and, in conjunction with the Graduate Student Educational Development Program, conducts supplementary training for new and international instructors.
NYU offers a variety of services to aid in the research that informs the careers forged here. Bobst Library, the center of NYU's library system, offers an impressive number of in-house research instruments: from workshops and research seminars, to data and other bibliographical services. Here students can also meet with subject specialists dedicated to specific fields for truly individual guidance in their research projects. Bobst is also enriched by its participation in an international Interlibrary Loan system, as well as in a consortium of Manhattan libraries.
As academics are not bound to the classroom, NYU offers resources that can further advance the scholarly standing of its students. Throughout the year, workshops for fine-tuning CVs are offered to help all of NYU's graduate students best represent themselves. There are also grant-writing programs run through Bobst that help students search for and successfully draft proposals for internal and external grants.
Perhaps the most effective way for students to promote themselves is in person. To this end, a database of calls for papers, symposia, and research opportunities is in the works; for now, submit your creative works through the Tisch databases and consult the Humanities Calls for Papers database at University of Pennsylvania. The Wasserman Center hosts a number of interview preparatory workshops, among their other events, also open to graduate students.