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Events/Workshops

First-in-Family Programs (FiF) serves Columbia’s first-generation undergraduates in order to help them thrive in the college environment. We offer programs, academic advising, social events, and informal support to build community and help all Columbia students excel.

First-in-Family Spring 2018 Events & Workshops

 

Welcome Back Mixer

Friday, February 2, 3:00-4:00pm, 401 Lerner Hall

 

How to Succeed in Frontiers of Science (without really trying!) ft. Prof Ivana Hughes and Prof David Helfand

Tuesday, February 6th, 5:00-6:00pm, 401 Lerner Hall

 

Spring Career Fair Previews ft. CCE

Friday, February 16, 10:30am-12:00pm, Lerner Hall

 

The Inside-Out Internship Search ft. CCE

Tuesday, February 23, 3:00-4:00pm, 401 Lerner Hall

 

Train Your Brain: The Science of Time Management Workshop ft. Amanda Gralto, Tutoring and Academic Support Manager of ARISE

Friday, March 2, 3:00-4:00pm, 401 Lerner Hall  

 

FiF Spring Fellowships & Study Abroad Information Session ft. Jodi Zaffino

& Meg Booth from OGP

Friday, March 23 or 30 (TBD), 3:00-4:00pm, 401 Lerner Hall  

 

FiF Spring Social

Friday, April 6, 3:00-4:00pm, 401 Lerner Hall

 

FiF Career Days

Visits to the Bronx DA’s Office, Libeskind, and more! (date/time TBD, please check back soon!)

As part of the Career Days series, First-in-Family students are invited to visit various companies and firms throughout the city in order to get a firsthand glance of work life in each particular profession. 

 

How to Survive Finals Workshop ft. Amanda Gralto, Tutoring and Academic Support Manager of ARISE

Friday, May 4, 3:00-4:00pm, 401 Lerner Hall  

 

FiF Graduation Reception

Wednesday, May 16, 1:00-3:00, 401 Lerner Hall

 

Resources for Students

Your advising dean will work with you to help make your Columbia experience as productive and rewarding as possible. Visit early and visit often to discuss everything from academic planning to college adjustment. Your advising dean is a Columbia expert and can connect you to helpful resources throughout campus.
 
Free tutoring service for select intro courses. If interested, connect with your advising dean.
 
The Financial Aid Office helps you understand your aid and can be of service if you face a financial emergency.
 
Free counseling. CPS can be a resource if you find yourself struggling with difficulties ranging from anxiety to homesickness to stress.
 

Visit Our Office

All students are invited to visit First-in-Family Programs staff. Call or email any time, or visit us during the Berick Center for Student Advising during walk-in hours, Monday through Friday, 3-4:30 p.m.
 
James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising
403 Lerner, 212-854-6378
 
Alex España - Associate Dean
 
Darius V. Echeverría - Advising Dean
 
Jillian Burdziak - Advising Dean
 
Catherine Steindler - Advising Dean
 
 

James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising

Visit

403 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6378

Fax: (212) 854-2458

Office Hours
Monday–Friday
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Walk-in Hours (Sept-May)
Monday–Thursday
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.