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Posted: Jan. 29

Community Impact at Columbia University is seeking students to serve as mentors for the College Bound Mentoring Program

Position Description
Community Impact at Columbia University is seeking students to serve as mentors for the College Bound Mentoring Program. Mentors work with adults from the Harlem community and surrounding neighborhoods who are preparing to take the high school equivalency exam (TASC) and are ready to transition into college or post-secondary vocational school. 

Mentors and mentees meet weekly throughout the semester to provide personal insight into college life and the process of transitioning to and preparing for college.

To learn more, and request an interest form, email collegeroadmentoring@gmail.com.

Posted: Jan. 19

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

Counseling and Psychological Services 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 information about current support groups and workshops, including meeting times and contact information.

Support Group Topics*

  • ADHD
  • Bereavement
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Getting Things Done
  • Making Peace with Food
  • 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's Sexual Assault Support Group
  • Women Healing from Sexual Abuse in Childhood or Adolescence

Workshops*

  • Enhancing Your Relationships: An Experiential Workshop for Couples
  • International Students Workshop
  • Mindfulness Workshop
  • Procrastination Workshop

*This is a list of support group and workshop topics that have been offered in the past. Not every topic may be offered each semester. Please see the CPS website for current support group and workshop topics.

Featured: Columbia University in London Info Session
Date and Time: Fri., Feb. 12, 2 - 3 p.m.
Location: 302 Hamilton 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

Summer Arabic Language Study Abroad Programs Info Session
Date and Time: Fri., Feb. 12, 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: 403 Knox Hall

Schwarzman Scholars Info Session
Date and Time: Fri., Feb. 12, 2 - 3 p.m.
Location: TBA

Visual Cultures in Beijing Summer Program Info Session
Date and Time: Fri., Feb. 12, 3 - 4 p.m.
Location: 403 Kent Hall

Pancake Day - Study in the U.K. Info Session
Date and Time: Fri., Feb 12, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Wallach 9C

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Application Deadline: Mon., Feb. 15

Udall Scholarship
Application Deadline: Mon., Feb. 15

Columbia in Beijing at Tsinghua University Info Session
Date and Time: Fri., Feb. 19, 3 - 4 p.m.
Location: 522C Kent Hall

U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission Summer Institute Awards
Application Deadline: Tues., Feb 23 - Fri., Feb. 26 (Program Dependent)

Asian Student Experience Abroad
Date and Time: Wed., Feb. 24, 7 - 8 p.m.
Location: 402 Hamilton Hall 

Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies Info Session
Date and Time: Thurs., Feb. 25, 2 - 3 p.m.
Location: 403 Kent Hall

Art and Music Humanities in Paris
Application Deadline: Tues., March 1

Summer Program in Italy: Archaeological Fieldwork at Hadrian's Villa
Application Deadline: Tues., March 1

Initiative for Heritage Conservation Scholarship
Application Deadline: Thurs., March 10

Columbia University in London
Application Deadline: Tues., March 15

Summer Arabic Language Program in Amman, Jordan
Application Deadline: Tues., March 15

Columbia in Amman and Paris: Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Application Deadline: Tues., March 15

Traveling Women
Date and Time: Tues., March 22, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: 606 Kent Hall

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.

Application Deadline: Mon., Feb. 15

Students are invited to apply to the Amgen Scholars Program, which includes a 10-week summer research project at Caltech.

The Amgen Scholars Program provides the opportunity for students studying in the biology, chemistry and bio-technical related fields to participate in a ten-week summer research at Caltech. For more information, visit the Caltech website or email Carol Casey.

Application Deadline: Fri., Feb. 19

GS students are invited to apply for a front desk position with the University Visitors Center.

GS students are invited to apply for a front desk position with the University Visitors Center.

Position Description

  • Greet visitors as well as provide directions, written materials, and general information about the University as requested
  • Lead groups of visitors (prospective students, tourists, etc.) on walking tours
  • Monitor front office: tables should be kept neat and publications readily available –stock desks and shelves as needed; alert staff if publications need to be ordered
  • Ensure copies of self-guided tours are available
  • Maintain an accurate tally of visitors based on categories listed on the daily log
  • Answer phones and deliver messages to appropriate parties
  • Keep front desk and waiting areas neat and tidy
  • Complete other Visitors Center projects as assigned

Position Requirements

  • Courtesy, tact, good judgment, patience, and resourcefulness
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with a large and diverse group of people with a variety of interests and needs

Time Commitment

Candidate is required to commit to 10-20 hours a week, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m, Monday through Friday.

Employment Type

Casual or work-study

Compensation

$13 per hour

Apply

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and a copy of your class schedule (tentative is okay) to Joy Achuonjei as soon as possible, and no later than February 19. 

Application Deadline: Fri., Feb. 19

The Office of Environmental Stewardship invites students to apply for funding from the Green Fund, which supports student-led projects focused on improving sustainability on Columbia University campuses.

Description
The Office of Environmental Stewardship invites students to apply for funding from the Green Fund, which supports student-led projects focused on improving sustainability on Columbia University campuses.
The projects selected must directly contribute to the environmental sustainability of Columbia's operations, have a defined and measurable outcome, and include components that raise greater awareness of sustainability initiatives on campus. Additionally, students must plan for a formalized final report and presentation of their findings and/or results.

Apply

Further Information
Please e-mail any questions to environment@columbia.edu.

Date and Time: Wed., Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Location: 508 Mathematics Hall

Students are invited to the mathematics department open house where they will be able to meet faculty and other students who can answer questions about the department's courses and the major.

Event Description
Students are invited to the mathematics department open house where they will be able to meet faculty and other students who can answer questions about the department's courses and the major. Faculty will also discuss the joint majors and advanced courses that are available to juniors and seniors, as well as graduate schools. Refreshments will be served. 

Extended Application Deadline: Tues., March 1

Columbia University is offering Art Humanities and Music Humanities as a single six-week program in Paris during the summer of 2016.

Columbia University is offering Art Humanities and Music Humanities as a single six-week program in Paris during the summer of 2015. The credits can count as the Art Humanities and Music Humanities courses required to complete the Core.

While the courses will meet separately, there will be many points of overlap and shared excursions. The syllabi will emphasize the musical and visual cultures of Paris; productive exchanges between the two classes will be fostered through shared topics and class trips (including both concerts and museum visits). Day trips to important sites in the region, such as Chartres and Giverny, will complement the excursions to monuments and performances within Paris.

Apply here.

Next Lecture: Our Violent Universe: A Gamme-Ray View of the Sky
Date and Time: Thurs., Mar. 10, 7 p.m.
Location: Science Center at Nevis Laboratories, 136 South Broadway, Irvington, NY

Nevis Laboratories invites students to attend Science-on-Hudson, a public science lecture series, at which Columbia physicists and scientists will present an overview of international and local experiments that they are working on. 

Event Description

Nevis Laboratories invites students to attend Science-on-Hudson, a public science lecture series, at which Columbia physicists and scientists will present an overview of international and local experiments that they are working on. Refreshments will be served before the lecture, and a question and answer session will follow.

Register

Upcoming Events

Lecture: The Neutrino: A Particle with Identity
Date and Time: Thurs., April 14, 7 p.m.
Location: Science Center at Nevis Laboratories, 136 South Broadway, Irvington, NY

Lecture: A History of Nevis Labs
Date and Time: Thurs., May 12, 7 p.m.
Location: Science Center at Nevis Laboratories, 136 South Broadway, Irvington, NY

Application Deadline: Sun., March 27

The English Language Learning (ELL) group in the Assessment Development Division of Educational Testing Service (ETS) is seeking paid interns to support the development of TOEFL and TOEIC tests.

Position Description
The English Language Learning (ELL) group in the Assessment Development Division of Educational Testing Service (ETS) is seeking paid interns to support the development of TOEFL and TOEIC tests. Interns will participate in a six-week program during which they will produce materials for use on standardized tests of English language proficiency. This includes writing items that test knowledge of English grammar, creating conversations that test listening comprehension skills, and developing prompts to test speaking skills.

The program runs from Mon., July 11 through Fri., Aug. 19 in Princeton, NJ. Interns will need to arrange their own housing and transportation.

Apply
Applicants will be required to submit a work sample for each test section for which they would like to be considered. Visit the website for more information and to apply. Questions may be directed to Recruiting Consultant, Monica Hopkins.

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