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Event Date and Time: Mondays, 9:30 - 10 a.m.
Location: Baer Room, Lewisohn Hall

Beginning Monday, September 11, the GS Health & Wellness team invites students to begin their week every Monday with a short meditation practice to focus on cultivating breath awareness and grounding themselves in the present moment. No registration is necessary. 

Beginning Monday, September 11, the GS Health & Wellness team invites students to begin their week every Monday with a short meditation practice to focus on cultivating breath awareness and grounding themselves in the present moment.  

No registration is necessary. 

Posted: Aug. 18

The Columbia College Center for Student Advising (CSA) is hiring science tutors for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. 

Description
The Columbia College Center for Student Advising (CSA) is hiring science tutors for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. The CSA is in need of tutors for the following subjects:

  • BIOL 2005
  • CHEM 1403
  • CHEM 3443
  • PHYS 1201
  • PHYS 1401

Time Commitment
Part-time (6-14 hours per week)

Compensation
$15 per hour- undergraduate students; $20 per hour- graduate students

Apply
For more information and to apply, please visit the CSA website.

Posted: Aug. 16

The Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP) offers free and confidential HIV testing and sexual health peer counseling to all members of the Columbia community. 

Description
The Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP) offers free and confidential HIV testing and sexual health peer counseling to all members of the Columbia community, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Students can visit during walk-in hours every weekday at Student Health Services on the third floor of John Jay Hall. 

Services include:

Posted: Aug. 3

NYC H2O, a non-profit organization providing educational programs to school groups and the public, is seeking field guides to lead school groups on field trips.

Job Description
NYC H2O, a non-profit organization providing educational programs to school groups and the public, is seeking field guides to lead school groups on field trips to historic reservoirs, shore sites, and wetlands in NYC parks. The eight sites are Central Park Reservoir, Ridgewood Reservoir in Brooklyn, the Jerome Park Reservoir in the Bronx, Silver Lake & Lemon Creek in Staten Island, and the High Bridge. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Attending six out of ten training sessions
  • Mastering tour content for at least two reservoirs/sites
  • Shadowing four tours with an experienced guide
  • Leading six tours during summer/fall 2017 

Position Requirements 

  • Must be comfortable leading school groups of grades 2-12
  • Interest in NYC history, geography, and willingness to teach outdoors

Time Commitment 
Part-time (tours take place from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday - Friday)

Compensation
$1000 stipend

Apply
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Matt Malina.

Posted: Aug. 22

Due to construction delays, the GS Lounge closure will continue through late October.

Due to construction delays, the GS Lounge closure will continue through late October. The Lounge will re-open with a gathering for the GS community to celebrate the enhanced space. More information regarding this celebration will be sent out as the date approaches.

During the remainder of the Lounge closure, students are encouraged to utilize alternate study spaces on campus. In case of questions, please contact the Dean of Students Office.

Posted: Sept. 20

Students are invited to help optimize the Columbia Transportation website by providing feedback. 

Students are invited to help optimize the current Columbia Transportation website by providing feedback through a short survey. The survey takes no longer than three to five minutes to complete. 

Next Event: Her Excellency Mrs. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius
Event Date and Time: Tues., Sept. 19, 10 - 11 a.m.
Event Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library

Students are invited to hear a series of world leaders speak about a variety of global issues.

This World Leaders Forum program features an address by Her Excellency Mrs. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Register

About the World Leaders Forum

Established in 2003 by Lee C. Bollinger, the World Leaders Forum is a year-round event series aimed to advance lively, uninhibited dialogue on the large economic, political, and social questions of our time.

Event Date and Time: Thurs., Sept. 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Event Location: LL104 Diana

Students interested in law school are invited to attend a panel featuring representatives from the law schools at Berkeley, Northwestern, NYU, University of Texas, and USC. 

Students interested in law school are invited to attend a panel featuring representatives from the law schools at Berkeley, Northwestern, NYU, University of Texas, and USC. The panel will include information about the law school application as well as time for students to ask questions. 

RSVP to beyondbarnard@barnard.edu.

Next Event Date and Time: Thurs., Sept. 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Event Location: John Jay Lounge

Stressbusters, a student organization, is recruiting for new members. 

Description
Stressbusters, a student organization, is recruiting for new members. Stressbusters provides healthy stress coping strategies for the Columbia community through free neck and back rubs. Members are able to help their peers manage theirs stress and give back to the community. Training is being held for new members that want to be a part of this organization. 

Event Dates:

Information Session (optional): Thurs., Sept. 14, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Shapiro Lounge

Training Part 1: 
Sun., Sept. 17, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Wien Lounge OR
Thurs., Sept. 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., John Jay Lounge*

Training Part 2: 
Sun., Sept. 24, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Butler 203 OR
Thurs., Sept. 28, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., East Campus Lounge*

*RSVP required. Email stressbusters@columbia.edu to RSVP. 

Event Date and Time: Fridays (biweekly), 12 - 2 p.m.
Location: 612 Lewisohn Hall

Beginning Friday, September 22, the Dean of Students Office invites first-generation and low income students to gather for regular conversation and community space every other Friday. 

Columbia is many things: scholarly, enriching, rewarding, challenging. For those who are first in their families to attend college or who come from under-resourced backgrounds, the challenges can sometimes feel heightened. To help ensure all students have the support and community they deserve, the Dean of Students Office invites students to attend FLI Fridays, a regular conversation and community space for students who self-identify as First-generation/Low Income (FLI). FLI Fridays will begin Friday, September 22.

Application Deadline: Fri., Sept. 22

The School of General Studies Mentors Program invites incoming students to apply to be paired with a mentor. 

Description
The School of General Studies Mentors Program invites incoming students to apply to be paired with a mentor. The program is an initiative designed to place the knowledge and experience of upperclassmen in the hand of incoming students by pairing them in mentor-mentee relationships. The mentorship program takes advantage of the unique dynamic that exists between students to assist new students navigate through Columbia's resources. 

Apply
To be paired with a mentor, please complete the interest form. 

Application Deadline: Fri., Sept. 22

Students are invited to apply for a locker in Lerner Hall for the fall semester.

Locker Requests
Students are invited to apply for a locker in Lerner Hall for the fall semester. A limited number of lockers are available.

Students with Disabilities
Students applying for lockers that have medical conditions or disabilities and who believe that obtaining a locker would help them more easily manage on-campus activities should contact GS Student Life Coordinator Lourdes Jimenez so that their application may be prioritized. This information will remain confidential.

Apply

To request a locker, submit the application.

Next Event Date and Time: Mon., Sept. 25, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Event Location: Lerner 476 A&B

Students are invited to join GS Student Life, CCE, and OMA for an informal conversation about your concerns and needs navigating the job search and workplace as a person of color.

Description
Students are invited to join GS Student Life, CCE, and OMA for an informal conversation about your concerns and needs navigating the job search and workplace as a person of color. The goal of the focus group is to help CCE counselors gain a better understanding of the career needs of students of color in order to build future programming and resources. Food will be provided. 

Event Dates: 

Mon., Sept. 25, 6 - 7:30 p.m. - Register

Fri., Sept. 29, 12 - 1:30 p.m. - Register

Application Deadline: Mon., Sept. 25

Global Thought Experience (GTE), an experiential learning initiative, invites Columbia undergraduate students to apply  to be placed in internships with organizations serving immigrants in Global New York. 

Description
Global Thought Experience (GTE), an experiential learning initiative, invites Columbia undergraduate students to apply  to be placed in internships with organizations serving immigrants in Global New York. Students participating in GTE meet regularly on campus to discuss their experiences. Students will also participate in an end-of-year symposium, giving them the opportunity to share their experience with the greater community. Students who apply will be placed for the fall semester. 

Apply 

Application Deadline: Wed., Sept. 27, 5 p.m.

The GS Office of Admissions and the University Visitors Center are seeking students to work as GS Ambassadors/Tour Guides.

Position Description

The GS Office of Admissions and the University Visitors Center are seeking students to work as Ambassadors/Tour Guides, representing GS and its nontraditional undergraduate degree program. This position offers current students the opportunity to meet prospective and incoming students and share their experiences and knowledge with them. Ambassadors/Tour Guides will lead prospective students and their guests on a tour of the historic Morningside campus, sharing personal insights and campus history.

Guides will work closely with the Office of Admissions to perform additional responsibilities, including telecounseling and answering prospective student questions by email, phone, and on message boards.

Guides will represent their own GS program, yet on occasion, will be asked to give tours for another program. For example, GS undergrads may give tours to prospective Postbac Premed students.

Position Requirements

  • Must love GS and Columbia University and want to talk about it with prospective and admitted students and guests
  • Must be customer-service oriented, articulate, and have good public speaking skills
  • Must be conscientious, reliable, and team-oriented
  • Good memorization skills necessary
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Interest in campus history and involvement in student life a plus
  • Must be in good academic standing

Time Commitment and Scheduling

Ambassadors lead tours for prospective students year-round. Typically, Friday tours run from 1:30 to 3 p.m., while Wednesday tours run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The tour calendar varies based on the time of year.

Time Commitment
3 - 4 hours per month, with a minimum commitment of one academic year (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018); longer commitment and/or summer availability a plus

Training

A comprehensive training is required for all new guides, including:

  • Shadowing current tour guides on at least three tours
  • Attending at least two information sessions with prospective students
  • Giving at least one mock tour to Admissions and Visitors Center staff and current tour guides

Employment Type

Work-study or casual

Compensation

$15 per hour

Apply

To apply, fill out an application, and email your resume to Joy Achuonjei, Manager of University and Community Visitor Relations, and R.J. Pettersen, Admissions Manager at the School of General Studies.

Application Deadline: Sat., Sept. 30, 11:59 p.m.

Students are invited to apply to be part of the GS Student Advisory Boards. The Advisory Boards are designed to bring a student voice directly into administrative decision-making at GS.

Students are invited to apply to be part of the GS Student Advisory Boards. The Advisory Boards are designed to bring a student voice directly into administrative decision-making at GS. The Boards play an active role in developing new programs and services, and will help ensure all ongoing programming at GS is responsive to changing student needs and concerns.

Note: Students may only apply to join one advisory board.

Advisory Board Descriptions

Academic Resource Center Student Advisory Board
The ARC Student Advisory Board is tasked with giving feedback on current academic support programming, and on the changing support needs of the GS student body. Board members are actively involved in brainstorming and developing new programming, and in ensuring that current services remain as effective, supportive, and accessible as possible

First Generation Student Advisory Board
The First Generation Student Advisory Board works to ensure the needs and experiences of students at GS who are first in their families to attend college are being heard and understood by the GS administration. Board members are actively involved in helping shape policy and tailoring resources to support first generation students at GS. 

Student Life Advisory and Allocations Board
The GS Student Life Advisory and Allocations Board provides financial support to individual GS students and student organizations for events and initiatives that support the GS community. The Board is also tasked with actively providing feedback regarding current Student Life programming and the development of new initiatives. 

Veteran Student Advisory Board
The Veteran Student Advisory Board brings veterans' voices directly into administrative decision-making. With more than 430 veterans enrolled at GS, a substantial percentage of the GS student body, the Board will provide impactful feedback from the community. The Board will play an active role with the Senior Assistant Dean of Veteran Initiatives in developing new programs and services for the veteran community, and will help ensure ongoing programming is responsive to changing veteran concerns and needs.

Position Description

  • Attend regular meetings to discuss area of focus, including new initiatives
  • Work with Dean of Students Office to ensure that current services are responsive to student needs and concerns
  • Serve as a representative of the are of focus to the GS Community

Position Requirements

  • Must be a current GS undergraduate or Postbac Premed student
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing, with no outstanding incomplete or AR grades
  • Must have strong interest in area of focus, and a strong commitment to the GS community
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must be responsible and dependable

Interviews

All applications that are submitted on time will be considered and selected candidates will be invited to in-person interviews.

Apply

To apply, submit the application. Strong candidates will be invited to individual interviews. Questions about the GS Advisory Boards or the application may be directed to gsdos@columbia.edu.

Posted: Sept. 13

Students are invited to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by attending events throughout the month of October.

Students are invited to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by attending events throughout the month of October.

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

Event Date and Time: Tues., Sept. 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Event Location: Auditorium, Lenfest Center for the Arts

Students and alumni are invited to a Welcome Back event hosted by the Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA).

Students and alumni are invited to a Welcome Back event hosted by the Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA). There will be opportunities to network with alumni for insights and advice in different careers, and food and refreshments will be served.

RSVP on Evenbrite

Event Date and Time: Thurs., Nov. 16 - Sun., Nov. 19
Location: Baltimore, MD

Students are invited to attend the 2017 National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference. 

Students are invited to attend the 2017 National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference, the theme of which is 40 Years After Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives. Complimentary registration may be available for some students. 

For more information or to register, visit the NWSA Conference website.

Posted: Sept. 14

The GS Student Life Allocations Board invites students and student organizations to apply for funding for events and initiatives.

The GS Student Life Allocations Board provides financial support to individual GS students and student organizations for events and initiatives. Applicants seeking funding may either be recognized GS student organizations, unrecognized student clubs at GS, or individual GS students wishing to receive funding from GS Student Life and the Dean of Students Office.

Apply
To apply for funding, please complete the online application.

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