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Posted: Sept. 13

The Columbia University Office of University Life offers a wide range of opportunities for students to expand their intellectual, cultural, and social horizons on campus. 

The Columbia University Office of University Life offers a wide range opportunities and resources available to all students across campus. From core services and health and fitness to social and cultural events, University Life connects students to each other and to the campus community in countless ways.

In order to stay informed and connected, download the University Life App, which is supported by both iOS and Android. 

Posted: Sept. 9
Start Date: Fall 2016

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 on the Lewisohn lobby screens
  • Assisting in preparation of bi-weekly newsletters
  • Maintaining a social media calendar
  • Monitoring and posting to social media channels
  • Copy-editing
  • Writing short news stories for websites

Position Requirements

  • Ability and desire to work in a small-team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Familiarity with various types of social media, especially Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Vimeo
  • Knowledge of, or interest in learning, basic HTML a plus
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver a plus

Time Commitment
Part-time (10-15 hours per week)

Compensation
$15 per hour

Start Date
Fall 2016

End Date
TBD (Spring availability required)

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.

Posted: Fri., Sept. 2

Positions are open for students who want to get involved with GS Student Life on an event-by-event basis.

Positions are open for students who want to get involved with GS Student Life on an event-by-event basis. Student Life is always looking for enthusiatic volunteers to partner with them on events, projects, and in welcoming newly-admitted GS students.

Apply

Featured: Columbia in Paris at Reid Hall
Event Date and Time: Mon., Sept. 26, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Event Location: Hamilton 202

The Office of Global Programs invites students to apply for upcoming opportunities, and to attend events to learn more about various programs and fellowships offered around the world.

Event Description

The Office of Global Programs invites students to apply for upcoming opportunities, and to attend events to learn more about various programs offered around the world.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Columbia in Beijing at Tsinghua University
Event Date and Time: Tues., Sept. 27, 3 - 4 p.m.
Event Location: Kent 403

Princeton in Africa
Event Date and Time: Sept., 29, 5:10 - 6 p.m.
Event Location: NWC 602

Columbia in Paris Spring 2017 Application Deadline
Deadline: Sat., Oct. 1

DAAD Information Session
Event Date and Time: Tues., Oct. 4, 4:10 - 5 p.m.
Event Location: Mudd 834

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship
Deadline: Tues., Oct. 4

Study Abroad Fair
Event Date and Time: Wed., Oct. 5, 12 - 3 p.m.
Event Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall

P.D. Soros Fellowship
Event Date and Time: Thurs., Oct. 6, 4 - 5 p.m.
Event Location: Mudd 825

Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship
Event Date and Time: Thurs., Oct. 13, 3 - 4 p.m.
Event Location: Mudd 337

Yenching Academy Scholarship
Event Date and Time: Thurs., Oct. 13, 4 - 5 p.m.
Event Location: East Asian Languages and Cultures Lounge

Spring 2017 Study Abroad Clearance Deadline
Deadline: Sat., Oct., 15

Presidential Global Fellowship
Event Date and Time: Tues., Oct. 18, 3 - 4 p.m.
Event Location: Hamilton 202

Princeton in Asia
Event Date and Time: Tues., Oct. 20, 4 - 5 p.m.
Event Location: East Asian Languages and Cultures Lounge

Presidential Global Fellowship
Event Date and Time:
Fri., Oct. 28, 1 - 2 p.m.
Event Location: Hamilton 202

Schwarman Scholars
Event Date and Time: TBD

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: Tues., Sept. 27, 12 p.m.
Event Dates: Fri., Oct. 23 - Sun., Oct. 25
Event Location: YMCA Camp, 160 Big Pond Road, Huguenot, NY

Students are invited to attend the LGBTQ Leadership Retreat, which will focus on leadership development, skill-sharing, awareness-raising, and community building.

Event Description
Students are invited to attend the LGBTQ Leadership Retreat, which will focus on leadership development, skill-sharing, awareness-raising, and community building. Participants will explore what brings them together within the LGBTQ community and how their different experiences and identities create spaces for ally-building and activism.

Questions may be directed to Assistant Director of Student Life Jawad Cipriani.

Apply

Application Deadline: Fri., Sept. 30, 5 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. The Student Life Advisory and Allocations Board meets every week on Mondays from 3 - 4 p.m.

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.

Deadline: Fri. Oct. 7

Students are invited to participate in a survey conducted by the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI), a committee established to advise the University Board of Trustees.

The Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) was established to advise the University Board of Trustees on ethical and social issues that may affect investments of the University's endowment. In an effort to gain consensus within the Columbia University community, students are invited to participate in the Tar Sands Divestment Proposal survey.

Survey

Application Deadline: Mon., Oct. 10, 12 p.m.
Event Dates:
 Fri., Nov. 11 - Sun., Nov. 13
Location: Camp YMCA Greenkill, Hugenot, NY

Students are invited to attend the Students of Color Leadership Retreat, which will focus on personal development, empowerment, and community building.

Event Description
Students are invited to attend the Students of Color Leadership Retreat, which will focus on personal development, empowerment, and community building. Through fun, structured activities, guided exercises and dialogue, this experience will provide a platform for students to consider how they can affect change in the Columbia community and beyond.

Questions may be directed to Senior Assistant Director of Student Life Jawad Cipriani.

Apply

Application Deadline: Thurs., Dec. 1

Students are invited to apply for SEE-U, a study abroad program that allows students to fulfill two core or elective science requirements in five weeks.

Program Description
Students are invited to apply for SEE-U, a study abroad program that allows students to fulfill two core or elective science requirements in five weeks. SEE-U is designed for students of all majors and there are no prerequisites to enroll.

The 2017 field sites explore the tropical ecosystems of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, marine and desert ecosystems along the Dead Sea in Jordan, and the rural-urban gradient of the agro-ecosystems of New York. Each course incorporates lectures, labs, and hands on ecological fieldwork.

Apply
To apply, submit the application and the GS Study Abroad Clearance Form.

Application Deadline: Fri., Oct. 14
Event Date: To be arranged by student with the faculty member during the Fall 2016 semester.
Event Location: Faculty House

Twenty GS students will have the opportunity to invite a Columbia or Barnard faculty member to Faculty House to share a one-on-one meal and conversation during the Fall 2016 semester. Attendees will be selected by lottery.

Event Description
Twenty GS students will have the opportunity to invite a Columbia or Barnard faculty member to Faculty House to share a one-on-one meal and conversation during the Fall 2016 semester. Lunch will be sponsored by GS Student Life. Attendees will be selected by lottery. 

Register
Faculty Lunch Lottery Form

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