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Start Date: ASAP

The School of General Studies is seeking a student to work as a communications assistant.

Position Description
The School of General Studies is seeking a student to work as a communications assistant, facilitating internal and external communications by providing general support to the professional team that manages the School's integrated marketing communications plan to prospective, admitted, and current students of the School of General Studies, the Postbac Premed Program, the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po, and the Joint Degree Program Between Columbia University and City University of Hong Kong. This position offers a lot of hands-on communications experience and is a great opportunity for students interested in a career in communications or related fields.

Responsibilities include:

  • Updating the GS, Postbac Premed, Dual BA Program, and Joint Degree Program websites
  • Posting events, fellowships, and job opportunities both online and for lobby screens
  • Copy-editing
  • Writing news stories for websites
  • Maintaining a social media calendar
  • Monitoring and posting to social media channels

Position Requirements

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with various types of social media, especially Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Vimeo
  • Knowledge of, or interest in learning, basic HTML a plus

Time Commitment
Part-time (15-20 hours per week)

Compensation
$15 per hour

Start Date
ASAP

End Date
TBD (Summer/Fall availability preferred)

Apply
To apply, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to gs-communications@columbia.edu. Students participating in the Federal Work-Study program are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Deadline: Fri., March 13, 5 p.m.

Students are invited to apply to serve as Junior Marshals, assisting GS staff members at Class Day by directing and welcoming graduates and their guests.

Students are invited to apply to serve as Junior Marshals, assisting GS staff members at Class Day by directing and welcoming graduates and their guests.

For more information, or to apply, please visit the application page.

Application Available: Mon., Feb. 16

Students who are not currently in university housing that wish to apply should follow the steps on the Housing page, which provides information about availability and eligibility, the housing application timeline, and alternative off-campus housing options.

Application Information
Students who are not currently in university housing that wish to apply should follow the steps on the Housing page, which provides information about availability and eligibility, the housing application timeline, and alternative off-campus housing options.

Important Information

  • Fall 2015 Sign-up Code: uah071651
  • Students must first sign up for an account to access the housing portal and complete the application.
  • The sign-up code and the Columbia PID are required to create an account.
  • Through the housing portal, students can apply for housing, monitor application status, request to transfer, and submit vacancy information.

Contact
Students who still have questions about housing after reviewing the information on the Housing page should contact gs-housing@columbia.edu.

Posted: Feb. 6

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) invites students to take advantage of Math Boot Camp, a new initiative designed to help students strengthen foundations in basic math, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, in preparation for the quantitative reasoning (QR) and science courses taught at Columbia.

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) invites students to take advantage of Math Boot Camp, a new initiative designed to help students strengthen foundations in basic math, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, in preparation for the quantitative reasoning (QR) and science courses taught at Columbia. Participants are guided to strong resources that will help them learn concepts on their own, and then have the opportunity to gain hands-on practice applying what they learned in a series of workshops.

Posted: Feb. 6

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) invites students to take advantage of its new Reading Coaching program, which is designed to help students in the social sciences and humanities develop critical literacy skills.

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) invites students to take advantage of its new Reading Coaching program, which is designed to help students in the social sciences and humanities develop critical literacy skills. These skills include conquering “hard” readings, identifying different demands made by different types of reading assignments, and efficiently managing large volumes of reading.

Posted: Jan. 15

The GS Resident Advisor (RA) provides support to all GS students living in University Apartment Housing by helping to facilitate a positive living and academic environment, serving as a peer resource for residents experiencing roommate issues, and working to develop a sense of community among residents through events and programs.

The GS Resident Advisor (RA) provides support to all GS students living in University Apartment Housing by helping to facilitate a positive living and academic environment, serving as a peer resource for residents experiencing roommate issues, and working to develop a sense of community among residents through events and programs.

To learn more about the RA, visit the website.

Posted: Feb. 3
Course Dates and Times:
March 13 and 27; April 3, 17, and 24; May 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Students are invited to register for a free, zero-credit, 6-session course, Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs and Managers.

Course Description
Students are invited to register for a free, zero-credit, 6-session course, Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs and Managers. This course will provide students with an overview of commercial opportunities and risks associated with intellectual property, with a particular focus on technology patents. While legal principles will be addressed, the primary focus of the class will be on leveraging intellectual property to create financial returns. 

This is a zero-credit class with no homework expectations beyond full class attendance and reading.

Register

Posted: Feb. 2

The University Forum on Global Columbia invites students to participate in discussions about the role of Columbia as a leading research university in today's globalized world. Students can share their thoughts and engage in discussions with other fellow members of Columbia through the Forum's website

The University Forum on Global Columbia invites students to participate in discussions about the role of Columbia as a leading research university in today's globalized world. Students can share their thoughts and engage in discussions with other fellow members of Columbia through the Forum's website

Posted: Jan. 23

Counseling and Psychological Services invites students to attend support groups on a variety of topics.

Event Description
Counseling and Psychological Services invites students to attend support groups on a variety of topics.

Support Group Topics

  • Bereavement
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Getting Things Done
  • Making Peace with Food
  • Managing ADHD
  • Public Speaking: Learn to Speak with Confidence
  • Queer Academics
  • Women in Recovery from an Eating Concern
  • Students with Families
  • Substance Use Concerns
  • Women Healing from Sexual Abuse in Childhood or Adolescence
  • Women of Color
  • Women Survivors of Recent Sexual Assault

Register
For more information, including meeting times and registration instructions, visit the website.

Next Event: International Students Study Abroad Information Session
Event Date and Time: Fri., March 6, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Location: 624 Kent Hall

Students interested in studying abroad are invited to apply for upcoming opportunities, and to attend events to learn more about various study abroad programs.

Event Description

Students interested in studying abroad are invited to apply for upcoming opportunities, and to attend events to learn more about various study abroad programs.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Columbia University-Japan Study Tour
Application Deadline:
Mon., March 9

Beijing Summer Program
Deadline Extended:
Fri., March 13

Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Program
Next Application Review Date:
Sun., March 15

Columbia Global Seminar in Seoul
Deadline Extended: Mon., March 16

Columbia-Boğaziçi University Joint Summer Program in Istanbul
Application Deadline:
Fri., March 20

LGBTQ Abroad Information Session
Event Date and Time: Thurs., March 27, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Location: 624 Kent Hall

Middlebury School in Madrid Information Session
Event Date and Time: Thurs., April 16, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Diana Center, Barnard College

Office of Global Programs Newsletter

For the most up-to-date information about study abroad events and opportunities, sign up for the OGP newsletter by emailing ogp@columbia.edu. Include your full name, college, anticipated graduation year, and region of interest in the email.

Registration Dates: Mon., March 2 - Fri., July 10

Registration for the Summer 2015 semester opened on March 2 and continues through July 10. As registration deadlines differ for each session, students should refer to the Columbia Summer website to ensure they do not miss a deadline. 

Registration for the Summer 2015 semester opened on March 2 and continues through July 10. As registration deadlines differ for each session, students should refer to the Columbia Summer website to ensure they do not miss a deadline. 

Event Date and Time: Tues., March 10 - Tues., March 17, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Columbia University Campus Bookstore

Graduating students are invited to attend the Graduation Fair, where they will be able to order graduation attire and announcements, class rings, and diploma frames.

Graduating students are invited to attend the Graduation Fair, where they will be able to order graduation attire and announcements, class rings, and diploma frames.

A 2015 bachelors cap, gown, and tassel cost $55. All of these items will still be available after the Graduation Fair. All students who attend the Graduation Fair will receive $15 off a diploma frame and an additional 25% off all clearance and Class of 2015 merchandise.

Event Date and Time: Wed., March 11, 12:10 - 1:15 p.m.
Location: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102B

Students are invited to a talk by GS alum Dr. Roger Pilon of the Cato Institute, "The Natural Rights Foundations of the Constitution: Dream, Nightmare, or Reality?".

Event Description
Students are invited to a talk by GS alum Dr. Roger Pilon of the Cato Institute, "The Natural Rights Foundations of the Constitution: Dream, Nightmare, or Reality?". Columbia Law School's Professor David Pozen will provide commentary.

Email Alexandra Settelmayer for more information.

Nomination Deadline: Fri., March 13, 5 p.m.

Students are invited to nominate their peers for Student Leadership Awards, which are presented to students that have distinguished themselves through their leadership and service on campus.

Event Description
Students are invited to nominate their peers for Student Leadership Awards, which are presented to students that have distinguished themselves through their leadership and service on campus.

Application Deadline: Mon., March 23

The Columbia Global Policy Initiative invites juniors undertaking global, policy-oriented research for their senior theses to apply for the Undergraduate Global Policy Fellowship.

Fellowship Description
The Columbia Global Policy Initiative invites juniors undertaking global, policy-oriented research for their senior theses to apply for the Undergraduate Global Policy Fellowship. Eligible projects must be research based, global, responsive to the needs and voices of various stakeholders, and involve effective and practical solutions. Ten to fifteen students will be awarded $3,000 to $4,000.

Apply

Submission Deadline: Fri., March 27

The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL) invites students to participate in its inaugural Religion, Culture and Public Life Essay Contest.

The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL) invites students to participate in its inaugural Religion, Culture and Public Life Essay Contest. The IRCPL welcomes essays from all disciplines and on a broad variety of topics within the rubrics of religion, culture, and public life. Essays should not be longer than 5,000 words, and a prize of $250 will be awarded to one or two winners.

Event Date and Time: Fri., March 27, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Alfred Lerner Hall

In honor of the Office of Multicultural Affairs's (OMA) 10th anniversary, students are invited to the Days of Dialogue Conference: Examining Dialogue as a Transformative Tool of Social Change.

Event Description
In honor of the Office of Multicultural Affairs's (OMA) 10th anniversary, students are invited to the Days of Dialogue Conference: Examining Dialogue as a Transformative Tool of Social Change. The opening plenary speaker and presenter will be Dr. Derald Wing Sue, Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, and best-selling author of several books, including Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation.

Register

Event Dates and Times: Mon., March 30, April 6, April 13, and April 20, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Location: Conference Room, Counseling & Psychological Services, 8th Floor, Lerner Hall

Counseling and Psychological Services invites students to join them for a four-session workshop on procrastination.

Event Description:
Counseling and Psychological Services invites students to join them for a workshop on procrastination. This hands-on, sequential four-session* workshop will concern the following:

  • Addressing procrastination and time management difficulties that affect academic studies and personal life
  • Enabling students to pinpoint problem areas and address solutions

*Students must attend the first meeting to secure their spot, and are expected to attend all four meetings.

Register
To reserve a spot, or for more information, email Dr. Yaniv Phillips.

Application Deadline: Wed., April 1

Students are invited to apply for volunteering positions at Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP), a student-run clinic providing free and quality health services to the homeless or unisured community in West Harlem.

Students are invited to apply for volunteering positions at Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP), a student-run clinic providing free and quality health services to the homeless or unisured community in West Harlem.

Application Requirements

  • Preference is given to rising sophomores
  • Rising seniors will not be considered

If interested, please email the application to chhmpartnership@gmail.com by April 1.

For further inforamtion, please e-mail Oz Hasbun

Application Deadline: Thurs., April 2, 5 p.m.

GS Student Life invites students to apply as Orientation Leaders for the Fall 2015 New Student Orientation Program.

GS Student Life invites students to apply as Orientation Leaders for the Fall 2015 New Student Orientation Program.

Time Commitment

Orientation Leaders are required to attend all of the following events:

  • Orientation Leader Study Break: Wed., May 6, 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Orientation Materials Preparation: Thurs., Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (optional)
  • Orientation Leader Training: Fri., Aug. 28, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Week of Orientation:
    • Mandatory Programs on Mon., Aug. 31, 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Tues., Sept. 1, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    • Speed Meeting and Pizza Party on Tues., Sept. 1, 7 - 9 p.m.
    • Community Forum on Wed., Sept. 2, 6 - 11 p.m.
    • NYC Event on Thurs., Sept. 3, 6 - 11 p.m.
    • In addition to the events above, OLs are required to sign up for five (5) events during the week.

Position Description

  • Aid in the execution of Orientation events
  • Foster a welcoming community for incoming GS students during Orientation
  • Interact with new students and share your experiences about GS and Columbia
  • Serve as a representative of the School of General Studies
  • Work with a diverse team of Orientation Leaders
  • Work with GS administration during Orientation

Position Requirements

  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Must be able to work in a diverse team environment
  • Must be punctual and dependable
  • Must be proud to be a GS student
  • Must have excellent communication skills and a desire to work with incoming students

Interviews
A 15-minute individual interview and a 90-minute group interview are required of all applicants. Please provide your availability, and your interview will be scheduled after submitting the application.

Contact
Students who have any questions regarding the Orientation Leader position or about the application should contact gsorientation@columbia.edu.

Apply

Nomination Deadline: Fri., April 3, 5 p.m.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invites students to nominate a graduating senior who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invites students to nominate a graduating senior who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism through the OMA, campus leadership, community involvement, academic endeavors, and/or personal dedication. A reception will be held for honorees where they will recieve their cords to be worn during graduation ceremonies.

Nominations forms are available online.

Event Dates: Mon., March 30 - Fri., April 3

From reenergizing after midterms to surviving finals to planning for graduation, this workshop series—created by GS students for GS students—provides tools for success for nontraditional students at various stages of their academic and professional careers. The schedule of events will be released in the upcoming weeks.

From reenergizing after midterms to surviving finals to planning for graduation, this workshop series—created by GS students for GS students—provides tools for success for nontraditional students at various stages of their academic and professional careers. The schedule of events will be released in the upcoming weeks.

Application Deadline: Wed., April 15

Students are encouraged to apply for the B.A./M.A. option offered by the Oral History Master of Arts Program at Columbia University.

Program Description
Students are encouraged to apply for the B.A./M.A. option offered by the Oral History Master of Arts Program at Columbia University.

Interested students apply in their junior year, and if accepted, begin graduate-level coursework during their senior year.

Application Deadline: Mon., April 27, 10 a.m.

Students are invited to apply for the Carl B. Boyer Memorial Prize in the History of Science.

Students are invited to apply for the Carl B. Boyer Memorial Prize in the History of Science. This prize may be awarded annually to an undergraduate who writes the best essay on any topic in the history of science or mathematics as judged by a faculty committee.

Apply

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