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GS is full of extraordinary students doing amazing things and we'd like to share more of those stories. Please tell us about yourself or other students you think we should feature on the GS website and social media accounts, as well as other channels. Note: No stories will be shared without the consent of the student.

GS is full of extraordinary students doing amazing things and we'd like to share more of those stories. Please use this form to tell us about yourself or other students you think we should feature on the GS website and social media accounts, as well as other channels.

Note: No stories will be shared without the consent of the student.

Posted: Nov. 13

Undergraduates in Columbia College and School of General Studies have free access to DailyChatter, an international daily newsletter whose mission is to help you know the world better.

Undergraduates in Columbia College and the School of General Studies have free access to DailyChatter, an international daily newsletter whose mission is to help you know the world better.

DailyChatter is "non-partisan, independent of all other media, subscription-based and does not accept or include advertising in its newsletter."

After subscribing, students will receive the newsletter beginning the next weekday morning. To unsubscribe, click the link provided at the bottom of every edition.

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Posted: Nov. 1

Students are invited to celebrate Native American Heritage Month by attending events throughout the month of November.

Students are invited to celebrate Native American Heritage Month by attending events throughout the month of November.

Visit the official Facebook page for more information, including a calendar of events.

Posted: Oct. 18

The press service at the French Consulate in New York is seeking a student to serve as an intern to be in charge of media relations and political analysis.

Description
The press service at the French Consulate in New York is seeking a student to serve as an intern to be in charge of media relations and political analysis. This internship will provide exposure to international diplomacy, working as a political staffer, as well as an opportunity to sharpen your writing skills.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Doing a daily press review
  • Keeping tabs of the local politics via the internet
  • Interacting with journalists
  • Developing press releases when there are consular events
  • Doing research on current topics

Position Requirements

  • Bilingual in French and English
  • A good understanding of the media and the local political environment
  • Proficient writer
  • Able to synthesize information

Time-Commitment
Part-time (3 -4 morning shifts per week) through December 14

Apply
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to martha.pecina@diplomatie.gouv.fr.

Posted: Oct. 11

In partnership with the JED Foundation the Live Well | Learn Well initiative presents a new online tool to help guide students to available resources in one central location. 

Description
In partnership with the JED Foundation the Live Well | Learn Well initiative presents a new online tool to help guide students to available resources in one central location. The website was developed by a collaborative working group that included representatives from GS, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, and Columbia Health as part of a new campaign to further enhance our well-being efforts on campus. The website is also a platform for work with the JED Foundation as it details the 14 objections, working groups, and actions. 

Live Well | Learn Well will continue to evolve and students are encouraged to provide feedback, share their stories, and get involved. 

Posted: Oct. 8

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, based in Hamilton Hall, is now open. 

Description
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, based in Hamilton Hall, is now open for business.  Created to help undergraduates throughout the University identify research and fellowship opportunities, the Office will be actively collaborating with the GS administration to meet the specific needs of the GS population.  GS students are also privileged in being able to draw upon the resources of the home-based GS Fellowships Office for all phases of fellowship guidance, from articulating life goals to drafting a personal statement. 

Posted: Oct. 1

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) invites students to participate in support groups and workshops, and meet with counselors during walk-in hours.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) invites students to attend support groups on a variety of topics. Learn about how CPS supports every student on campus through this informational video.

Visit the CPS website for a schedule of drop-in hours and contact information.

Workshops*

Procrastination Workshop
Dates and Times: Mondays, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Location: CPS Conference Room, Lerner Hall, 8th Floor

Support Group Topics*

  • Distress Tolerance
  • Getting Things Done
  • Bereavement Support
  • Reawakening Your Healthy Self: Eating Concerns Group for Women
  • Public Speaking: Learn to Speak with Confidence
  • Women of Color Support Group
  • Men of Color Support Group
  • Queer Academics at Columbia
  • Veterans Support Group
  • Women in Recovery from an Eating Concern
  • Students with Families
  • Substance Use Concerns
  • Women Healing from Sexual Abuse in Childhood or Adolescence
  • Women's Sexual Assault Support Group

*This is a list of recurring support group and workshop topics, but it is subject to change at any time. Please see the CPS website for current support group and workshop topics.

Posted: May 31

We are pleased to announce that GS t-shirts featuring the GS shield are now available for sale exclusively in the Columbia University Bookstore.

We are pleased to announce that GS t-shirts featuring the GS shield are now available for sale exclusively in the Columbia University Bookstore.

Posted: Jan. 3

Registered GS students now have free access to the digital New York Times. 

Description
Registered GS students now have free access to the digital New York Times. Any students who have issues with getting access should email housing@columbia.edu and indicate that they are a registered GS student. 

Next Event: TBD; Kristen Schilt and Chase Joynt, University of Chicago (Sociology)
Date and Time: Tues., Nov. 20, 2:10 p.m.
Location: 208 Knox Hall 

Students in the social sciences whose work engages issues of gender and sexuality, as well as cultural differences more broadly, are invited to this workshop series. 

Description
Students in the social sciences whose work engages issues of gender and sexuality, as well as cultural differences more broadly, are invited to this workshop series hosted by The Department of Sociology. All events are free and open to the public. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

If you are interested in joining a workshop, please email Professor Tey Meadow.

Event Date and Time: Tues., Nov. 20, 2:30 p.m.
Event Location: GS Lounge, Lewisohn Hall

Students are invited to join Dean Rosen-Metsch and members of the GS staff for festive food and refreshments and a dramatic reading of turkey poems submitted by students and staff to welcome the holiday weekend.

Students are invited to join Dean Rosen-Metsch and members of the GS staff for a dramatic reading of turkey-themed poems submitted by students and staff to welcome the holiday weekend. Festive food and refreshments will be served.

Students may send submissions for consideration to be read at the event to gs-studentlife@columbia.edu by Fri., Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.

Application Deadline: Fri., Nov. 30

The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Israel Fellowship, which is a great opportunity for students wishing to pursue internships, projects or coursework during a summer in Israel. 

Program Description

The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Israel Fellowship, which is a great opportunity for students wishing to pursue internships, projects or coursework during a summer in Israel. 

Fellows will be awarded a fellowship in support of their business-related internships; academic and/or research-based projects; immersive language programs; and/or university-offered courses over the course of a summer in Israel. In return, students will participate in a number of invitation-only educational opportunities to discuss matters related to Israeli politics, culture, and history during both their summer in Israel and back on campus.

For more information about how to apply, contact Dana Kressel, or head to their website

Application Deadline: Sat., Dec. 1

The Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion. 

 Program Description

The Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion. 

 SMART Scholars will receive:

  • A full tuition scholarship while in school
  • An annual stipend
  • Summer research internships
  • A job after graduating in their STEM field at a cutting edge Department of Defense facility

Applicants Requirements

  • Must be a citizen of the United States,Australia, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom 
  • Must be 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2019
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the 21 specified STEM disciplines

Apply 

Posted: Nov. 14
Application Deadline: Nov. 19, 11:59 p.m.

Applications for the New York Times Fellowship are now open.

Applications for the New York Times Fellowship are now open.

This fellowship aims to induce recent college graduates and post-graduates into the world of journalism, allowing them to discover different aspects of the industry. 

The year-long fellowship begins in June 2019, meaning that only students graduating this spring semester may apply. 

Apply

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