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CCASSIP - Summer Internship Program: uAspire

Are you a CC sophomore or junior interested in working at an internship sponsored by a CC alum? Check out this great opportunity at a not-for-profit that partners with schools and organization to provide financial aid advice and advocacy to young people and families. This program internship includes working with policy, training and evaluation.

Employer: uAspire
Position description on LionSHARE: Summer Internship Program

2 Available Positions - ASP SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM

2 Available Positions

Rieser Fellowship deadline extended to March 15, 2013

Rieser Fellowship deadline extended to March 15, 2013

Applications for the Leonard M. Rieser Undergraduate Fellowships, offered by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, are due March 15, 2013.

Sustainable Development Open Houses (3/6 & 3/11)

Sustainable Development Open Houses

Wednesday, March 6
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
607 Hamilton

and on

Monday, March 11
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
304 Hamilton

Final Round: NYC Next Idea (3/13)

Final Round: NYC Next Idea 2012-2013
Wednesday, March 13
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center

Come watch the final round and live judging for the

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Center for Career Education - This week at CCE: Feb 25-Mar 1, 2013

We know that exams and papers are keeping you busy and hope that all is going well for you with your classes!

Spring break is coming but think of how much more relaxed you'll be if you've worked towards securing an internship or job before you go. So, for the next three weeks, take advantage of the valuable opportunities on campus to connect with 400+ alumni and employers. Read on for details.

Warmest regards,
Niamh and all at CCE

overSEAS in France: Ecole Centrale (3/11)

overSEAS in France: Ecole Centrale

Are you a SEAS student Interested in studying in Paris?
Trying to figure out what is possible and how you can earn the right credits needed for your major?

Then come to a meeting with Florence Mayo-Quenette, Director of International Student Programs at Ecole Centrale to learn more.

Monday, March 11
4:00 p.m.
337 Mudd

CC Drop Deadline is TOMORROW - Tuesday, February 26!!

TOMORROW -  TUESDAY (2/26) is the last day for Columbia College students to DROP a Spring 2013 class. After TUESDAY you can no longer DROP classes from your Spring schedule.

Religion Department Open House (3/7)

Religion Department Open House

Thursday, March 7
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
80 Claremont Avenue (first floor)

Organizing & Prioritizing with Technology (2/28)

Academic Success Programs
Spring 2013 ASP Seminars

Organizing & Prioritizing with Technology

An introduction to useful time management tools found in everyday technology.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
403 Lerner Hall

Lunch will be served
Please RSVP to

Psychology Open House (3/7)

Psychology Open House

Thursday, March 7

8:10 p.m.
200B Schermerhorn

The Open House is for Psych majors and concentrators as well as for N&B majors.

Film Studies Open House (3/4)


5:00 - 6:00 p.m.



Urban Studies Open House (2/27)

If you’re thinking of majoring in Urban Studies, come to this very special open house. You can ask any question about how the major works, what to expect, or what the program has to offer, and get answers directly from the Urban Studies program directors.

Wednesday, February 27
6:00 p.m.
Milbank 207, Barnard Campus

Civil Engineering Open House for Sophomores (2/28)

Civil Engineering Open House for Sophomores

Thursday, February 28
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
610 Mudd

The open house is an opportunity for the sophomores to meet faculty members outside of the classroom and ask questions about the concentrations and possible research opportunities.

Social Sciences = The Final CC Major Discovery Series Event is TODAY at 3PM

As major declaration approaches, are you trying to determine the best major or concentration for you?  Got questions about programs, opportunities, and what it all means?

Drama & Theatre Arts Open House (2/27)

Drama & Theatre Arts Open House

Wednesday, February 27
5:00 p.m.
Milbank 229

Program planning meeting/Open House for all majors and potential majors.  At this time, students will be able to hear about fall 2013 course offerings and learn about the major.  

Pizza will be served.  


History Open House (3/6)

Department of History Open House

Wednesday, March 6
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
East Gallery of Buell Hall

Pizza and refreshments will be served

Statistics Open House (2/26)

Statistics Open House

Tuesday, February 26
11:00 a.m. - Noon
Room 1025, School of Social Work (SSW) Building
1255 Amsterdam Ave

Visual Arts Program Open House (2/26)

The Visual Arts Program Open House

Tuesday, February 26
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
LeRoy Neiman Gallery, 310 Dodge Hall

We invite all students interested in a visual arts major or concentration, as well as anyone interested in taking a visual arts class!

The Visual Arts Director of Undergraduate Studies, Sanford Biggers, will be in attendance to discuss the program and discuss the Visual Arts Major requirements.  

Classics Department Open House (3/8)

Classics Department Open House

Friday, March 8
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sixth floor of Hamilton

Apply now for Columbia’s summer Internship in Building Community! (Deadline: March 1)

Looking for a life-changing summer internship?

Eager to work with talented peers and high school students?

Want to stay on campus and explore New York while testing and developing your leadership skills?

Columbia’s Internship in Building Community offers an intensive two-week seminar in community building and leadership skills followed by a six-week practicum. During the practicum, interns will serve as resident advisors and program assistants for Columbia’s Summer Program for High School Students.

Slavic Dept Open House (2/22)

Slavic Department Open House 2013

Considering a Slavic major or concentration?
Interested in learning more about courses in the Slavic department?

Please join us for our Open House in the Slavic Department

Friday, February 22nd
12-noon – 1:00 p.m.
709 Hamilton Hall

Food, Drink, and Information

Philosophy Open House (2/27)

Philosophy Open House

Wednesday, February 27
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
716 Philosophy Hall

Refreshments (sandwiches, cookies, and beverages) will be served.

Physics Open House (2/27)

Physics Open House

Wednesday, February 27
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
705 Pupin

German Department Open House (2/26)

German Department Open House

Tuesday, February 26
6.30 - 8:00 p.m.
Deutsches Haus
(420 W. 116th St, between Amsterdam Ave and Morningside Drive)

Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) Open House (3/7)

Please Join us for the

For Prospective Middle Eastern, South Asian, & African Studies (MESAAS) Students & Students interested in our Senior Thesis Program & SUMMER FUNDING

Come meet our faculty and hear from our current students!

Thursday, March 7th
4:00 -6:00 p.m.
403 Knox Hall

Refreshments will be served

Latin American and Iberian Cultures Open House (3/5)

Latin American and Iberian Cultures Open House

Tuesday, March 5
6:00 p.m.
Casa Hispánica - Room 201
(612 W. 116th Street)

French and Romance Philology Open House (2/26)

French and Romance Philology Open House

Tuesday, February 26
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location TBA

Peer Adviser Post: A Short Guide to Studying Abroad

To Journey Beyond the Gates of Columbia – A Short Guide to Studying Abroad
By Benjamin Frieling SEAS ‘14





Friday, February 22
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Mudd Building

Creative Writing Major Application Deadline: Feb 25

To all the Undeclared:

This year's online major declaration period runs from March 11 to March 15.

Students who would like to be considered for the Creative Writing major MUST submit an application to the Creative Writing Department in 617 Kent Hall no later than Monday, February 25th, at 5pm.

Computer Science Open House (3/5)

Computer Science Department would like to invite you to our major information session.

Prof. Adam Cannon, the Associate Chair of the Undergraduate Education, will go over the major requirements, and current CS majors will talk about their experience as CS majors/Info Science majors.

Tuesday, March 5
11:00am - 12:00pm
477 CSB  Open Meeting Area (4th floor of Mudd Building)



Dr. Dallas Abbott, Director of the Summer Intern Programs at Lamont will hold an information session on:

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
7:15 - 8:00 p.m.
555 Schermerhorn Extension

Please join her to learn about these two programs that run concurrently.  She will discuss the application process, available projects and answer all of your questions.

American Studies Open House (2/26)

American Studies Open House

Tuesday, February 26
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
317 Hamilton

Learn about the American Studies program and get a preview of our Fall 2013 Seminars


Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) Open House (3/4)

Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) Open House

Monday, March 4
7:15 - 8:00 p.m.
506 Schermerhorn

Current majors and concentrators will be on hand and food will be served!

Complete one year of a language studies in one summer!

Complete one year of a language studies in one summer!

Apply to study on a summer language program abroad and earn Columbia credit. Scholarships are available for certain programs. Deadlines are fast approaching for this summer. Please click on the following for more information.



Do you want to start your own business in the next 16-months?  Do you want to learn about start-up companies?  Do you want to gain experience “Pitching” your business and meeting Venture Capitalists?  Consider applying to Res. Inc. (Residential Incorporated), an engineering-only entrepreneurship residential community, for the 2013-2014 academic year. Applications open to all SEAS undergraduates.

Peer Adviser Post: Long Distance Relationships

Long Distance Relationships
By F. Elias Boujaoude CC '13

Okay, so you’ve found the perfect person…funny, charming, endearing, intelligent, attractive, you name it.  Everything is going just right, you’re smooth, you’re cool, you’re ready to take the next step.  There is just one problem…you are on the brink of, dare I say it…a LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP

Peer Advisers Share the Love (2/14)

The Peer Advisers are going to be sharing their love and advice with students on Valentine’s Day!

Stop by the Lerner ramps on Thursday from 2pm- 4pm to chat with them and take home a bag of sweet treats.

Architecture Open House (2/25)

Architecture Open House

Monday, February 25
12:00-1:00 p.m.
LL104, The Diana Center, on the Barnard campus.

Economics Open House (2/28)

Economics Open House

Thursday, February 28
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
1027 IAB

Sociology Open House (2/27)

Sociology Open House

Wednesday, February 27
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Knox Hall, 6th floor

CC Major Discovery Series 2013

CC Major Discovery Series

As major declaration approaches, are you trying to determine the best major for you?  Got questions about programs, opportunities, and what it all means?

Attend the CC Major Discovery Series to learn more about different majors from your fellow students!  These intimate discussions, arranged by discipline and led by a panel of juniors and seniors, will give you valuable insight as you consider the next chapter of your academic life.

OverSEAS: SEAS-focused Study Abroad Information Session (2/18)

Are you a SEAS student interested in studying abroad? Yes, you can! Hear from advisors and past SEAS study abroad students to learn about available international opportunities and the SEAS study abroad clearance process. Free pizza!

Monday, February 18
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
825 Mudd 

Passport to SEAS (2/22)

As part of Engineering Week, the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs and Global Programs in partnership with the Engineering Student Council is holding Passport to SEAS, the first ever All Mudd Open House, on Friday, Feb. 22, 12-3 pm. Explore potential majors through faculty presentations focused on research and opportunities; lab tours (including NoCo); hands-on activities; and interaction with faculty, grad students, advanced undergraduates, and engineering student organizations! Load up on free snacks and take part in the Mudd-wide scavenger hunt!

Center for Career Education - This week at CCE: Feb 11-15, 2013

Have you ever thought about how wonderful it would be to be involved in the running of a museum, gallery, dance company, or theater? Bring your interest to CCE on Wednesday to learn about arts management careers , recruiting timelines, employers, and internship and full-time job resources at Columbia.

Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B) Open House (2/27)

Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
One Department, Two Great Majors

Come to the E3B Open House!
Wednesday, February 27
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
10th Floor Schermerhorn Extension

To learn more about majoring in Environmental Biology
The interactions of all kinds of life, all around the world
Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species
How humans became human, biologically and behaviorally

Food Will Be Served!

Chemistry and Biology Joint Open House (2/26)

Chemistry Department and Biological Sciences Joint Open House

Tuesday, February 26th
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
7th Floor Lounge, Havemeyer Hall

Math Department Open House (3/6)

Math Department Open House

Wednesday, March 6
6:30 p.m.
508 Mathematics

All are invited to stay for a meeting of the Undergraduate Mathematics Society at 7:30pm.

Latin American Studies Open House (2/26)


Interested in the region?
Care about its politics?
Enthralled by its diversity?

Then come learn about the Regional Studies major & concentration in
Latin America!

Tuesday, February 26
12:00 PM
RM 802 IAB

Meet & Greet Professors, including :
Pablo Piccato
Caterina Pizzigoni Marc Hertzman

Latin American food will be served

Human Rights Open House (2/25)

Human Rights Open House

Monday, February 25th
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
201D Philosophy

Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race Open House (2/26)

You Are Invited

to the

Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race's

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
420 Hamilton

HEAR from Current CSER Seniors!

MEET the Interdisciplinary CSER Faculty!

GET a Free Pass to Sit in Any CSER Class!

EAT Some Delicious and Free Food!

Archaeology Open House (2/15)




Friday, February 15, 3:30pm-5:00pm

954 Schermerhorn Extension (Archaeology Lab)

Majors, Minors, Concentrators, and Interested Others:

Come along and meet the faculty and students, check out our undergraduate and graduate programs, volunteer for laboratory and field-based work, and more….



overSEAS (2/18)

Don’t know whether you can go abroad, let alone how the process works?  Come to OverSEAS, a SEAS-focused study abroad info session to get your questions answered!  Hear from other SEAS students who have successfully studied abroad and learn about various international opportunities available to you as a SEAS student. Get an overview of Columbia’s clearance process for engineers going abroad, and hear students’ experiences and tips about maneuvering the system.  Bring your questions, bring your friends, and most importantly bring your travel bug!

Italian Cultural Studies in Venice (2/13)

Italian Cultural Studies in Venice
Come spend part of the summer in Venice! Complete one year of Italian (elementary or intermediate) and take one additional course in the artistic or literary culture of Venice or study art history in English.  You will earn Columbia credit and have the opportunity to study in one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Europe.

Wednesday, February 13th
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Kent 624 

Reid Hall Paris Information Session (2/13)

Reid Hall Paris Information Session
Study in your major in Paris! If you have the equivalent of at least 2 years of college-level French (through Intermediate II), you can probably spend at least a semester in Paris doing work that will count for major/concentration and/or college requirements. Come find out how at the Reid Hall Info Session. Returned students will be there to share their experience of living in the City of Lights. 

Wednesday, February 13th
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Help Rooms and Tutoring - Spring 2013


The following list of private tutors and departmental help rooms is intended as a resource for Columbia students seeking extra academic help.  This is all publicly available information, culled from the web pages of the academic departments.  CSA does not sponsor any of these tutoring resources.  Students should always first contact their professor or TA if they are having difficulties in a course.


CU Medical School Fair - TOMORROW

CU Medical School Fair
Friday, February 8th

Don’t miss these great opportunities – especially if you are getting ready to enter the medical school application cycle this summer.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about admissions and to meet deans and directors of admission from a variety of schools across the country. 

Columbia University Medical School Fair

Columbia in Beijing and Shanghai, China (2/8)

Columbia in Beijing and Shanghai, China
Interested in spending the summer or the academic year in China? Come to this info session to learn how!

Study Chinese from beginning to advanced in Beijing:

Study Chinese while interning in Shanghai:

BCGS Information Session (2/12)

BCGS Information Session

Interested in Green Energy? Or Politics? Art History? Or German Studies?
Learn the German perspective on these and other topics by studying in Berlin for a year or semester. The Berlin Consortium for German Studies can accommodate the academic interests of almost any student, so long as you have the German skills (equivalent of Intermediate II).

Office of Global Programs Research Symposium (2/12)

Office of Global Programs Research Symposium
From HIV research in Kenya to  an investigation of Chile’s education system to questions of biculturalism in France, Columbia study abroad and fellowships student undertake a wide variety of interesting research projects abroad. Come to the OGP Research Symposium to hear from your fellow students about the research they have done, and learn more about the quality research you could do while studying abroad our with a 1939 research fellowship!

Reception to follow student presentations.

Center for Career Education - This week at CCE: Feb 4-8, 2013

It's been wonderful to catch up with many of you over the last few weeks!

Hope you're reading your job agents - we have new internships for you in Mumbai in LionSHARE, which reflect our expansion of our Columbia Experience Overseas (CEO) Internship program to India.

This Wednesday, bring your communication and research skills, interdisciplinary thinking, creativity and curiosity to Lerner Hall and meet with employers with full-time and internships in Advertising, Marketing and PR.

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Calling All History Students!
(Majors, Concentrators, and Prospective!)

Study Abroad
Information Session

Monday, February 11th
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
467 Schermerhorn Hall

Meet with faculty members and current History students to learn about the benefits of studying abroad!

And refreshments will be served!

Columbia Student Enterprises Application Deadline Extended!

Columbia Student Enterprises Application Deadline Extended!

Interested in gaining real world management experience?  Apply to be a managing director of one of theColumbia Student Enterprises!  The deadline to apply for the Columbia Bartending Agency and School of Mixology (CBA) and Inside New York has been extended to February 10th.  Click here to learn more!

Peer Advising Schedule (Spring 2013)

2:30pm - 4:00pm (CSA, 403 Lerner)
6:00pm - 8:00pm (Carman Hall Lounge)

2:30pm - 4:00pm (CSA, 403 Lerner)

2:30pm - 4:00pm (CSA, 403 Lerner)

2:00pm - 4:00pm (Lerner Ramps)


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