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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 Events:  Spring 2019 Events

 

Internship Search Strategies for workshop Part 1 of 3 with CCE

Friday, February 1, 12:30-2:30pm, 401 Lerner Hall

 

Spring Check-in

Friday, February 8, 1:30-2:30pm 401 Lerner Hall

 

First-in-Family Alumni Roundtable at the next Odyssey Mentoring Night

Wednesday, February 13, 6:00-8:00, with (CCAA) and (CFLAN)

 

Funding Search Strategies workshop Part 2 of 3 with CCE

Friday, February 15, 3:00-5:00pm, 401 Lerner Hall

 

Spring Career Fair Previews with CCE

Friday, February 22, 10:30am-12:00pm, Lerner Hall

 

Train Your Brain: The Science of Time Management workshop

Friday, February 22, 1:00-2:00pm 401 Lerner Hall

 

How to Succeed in Frontiers of Science (without really trying!) with Professor Ivana Hughes

Wednesday, March 6, 4:30-5:30pm, 401 Lerner Hall

 

FiF Career Day: The Real Estate/Construction Career Day Outing

ft AECOM Tishman and the NYBG

Friday, March 8, 8:30-12:00pm

 

Internship and Funding Application Lab Part 3 of 3 with CCE

Friday, March 8, 3:00-5:00pm

 

FiF Spring Fellowship Workshop

Friday, March 15, 3:30-4:30pm 401 Lerner Hall with Jodi Zaffino

 

FiF Spring Social Event

Friday, March 18-22 (week of spring break) 401 Lerner Hall

 

Study Abroad workshop with—Karyn Comeau

Friday, March 29, 12:30-1:30pm 401 Lerner 401

 

FiF Career Day: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Thursday, April 4, 8:30am-12:00pm

 

Prepping for Finals

Friday, April 26, 2:00-3:00pm 401 Lerner Hall

 

Theatre Outing

Friday, April 26, Passage at Soho Rep 7:30pm

 

FiF Graduation Reception

Wednesday, May 22, 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
 
Jamie Tan - Advising Dean
 
 
 

James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising

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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.