Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The CSA Blog Has Moved to WordPress

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The Center for Student Advising (CSA) Blog has moved to:


All future CSA blog posts can be found at the new WordPress location.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Reminders for Summer Term 2009

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This message was sent to all students who are registered for the summer term.

June 1 – Term bill sent to your Columbia email account

June 18 – Payment due

Dropping a course or withdrawing from the Summer Term


Last day to drop an individual course without being charged 1

Last day for a full refund of tuition for dropping entire program 2

D (May 26 – July 3)

E (May 26 – July 24)

X (May 26 – August 14)

Friday, May 29

Monday, June 1

F (June 1 – July 3)

Friday, June 5

Monday, June 8

H (June 8 – July 3)

Thursday, June 11

Friday, June 12

Creative Writing Master Classes

By 4 pm day of the second class meeting

By 4 pm day of the second class meeting

J (June 15 – August 14)

Thursday, June 18

Friday, June 19

Q (July 6 – August 14)

R (July 6 – July 31)

S (July 6 – August 7)

Thursday, July 9

Friday, July 10


By 4 pm day of the second class meeting

By 4 pm day of the second class meeting

1 There is no tuition refund for individual courses dropped after the deadline.

2 Students who drop their entire program after the deadline may be eligible for a partial tuition refund. Students dropping their entire program must contact the Office of the Summer Term in 303 Lewisohn. Information about the withdrawal process, associated fees, and the refund schedule can be found by clicking on the link below.


Please contact summerterm@columbia.edu if you have any problems or questions.

Refund schedule for courses that are less than four (4) weeks

In order to receive a full tuition refund, students must notify the Office of the Summer Term of their intention to withdraw by 4pm on the day of the second class meeting. Students who withdraw after the second class meeting are not eligible for a refund and will be responsible for full tuition and fees. This applies to classes such as CREA S4071, THEA S4500, S4530, S4740 and all noncredit courses.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Center for Career Education (CCE): HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK - May 11, 2009

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Best of luck on final exams! This will be our last weekly email of the semester, however, CCE’s services will continue over the summer. Still looking for a full-time position? Still have not found a summer internship position? Want to know how to make the most of your summer internship? CCE counselors are available for phone or in-person appointments throughout the summer. Our Web site and LionSHARE will continuously be updated as well. Congratulations seniors! Remember we serve you now and as alumni for the rest of your lives.


Announcements & Featured Events
  • “Ten Things Every Artist Should Know”
  • How to Recession-Proof Your Career
  • UBS Freshman Frenzy
  • Graduating Student Survey - win an IPOD Touch
  • LionSHARE Throughout the Summer
  • FREE Columbia Alumni Arts League Membership
  • MIT's CONVERGE Program

Featured Internship, Full-time & Other Opportunities
  • New York & Company - Financial Coordinator
  • Madame Tussauds - Merlin Management Training Program
  • GridApp Systems - Software Testing Engineer
  • Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc. - Engineer
  • The Commonwealth Fund - Program Assistant
  • Group Gordon Strategic Communications - Associate
  • Civilian Complaint Review Board - Investigator
  • Calyon Corporate & Investment Bank - Credit Analyst
  • ABM Industries - Business Financial Analyst
  • GumboWriters.com – Assistant
  • Setgo - Marketing/PR Intern
  • Time Out New York - Online Business Intern
  • YMCA of Greater NY – Communications Intern
  • Judd Foundation - Art Administration Intern
  • The New Teacher Project - Summer Intern, Teaching Fellows AmeriCorps Education Award Program
  • Nintendo of America - Entertainment and Trend Marketing Intern
  • Triple R Labs Inc. - Green Consulting Intern
  • VE Solutions Group - Engineering Assistant
  • Growth Philanthropy Network - Event Planning Intern
  • Wenner Media - Digital Editorial Intern, Rolling Stone.com
  • Park Sutton Advisors - Investment Banking Analyst Intern
  • Fundacion Dianova Nicaragua - Internship Coordinator
  • People’s Choice and Hollywood powerhouse United Talent Agency (UTA) - Hollywood Insider Experience

Monday, May 11, 2009

Deadline for Uncovering Letter Grades for Graduating CC Seniors

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ATTENTION: Graduating CC Seniors

If you have elected the Pass/D/Fail grading option for a class in the Spring 2009 semester, please be aware that you have until Friday, May 29, 2009 by which to request that the letter grade be uncovered.

At this point official transcripts will be finalized and letter grades will not be uncovered after that date.

Swimming Test Schedule - Attention CC SENIORS - TIME IS RUNNING OUT

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The number of seniors who still haven't taken the swim test is quite high. We encourage all students to take the swim test, but seniors in particular, need to take the test as soon as possible.

The PE Dept. is giving the swim test 3x a week from now until the end of the semester.

The swimming test will be offered at the Uris Pool throughout the Spring 2009 semester on the days and times listed below. College students who are unable to attend one of these sessions should contact Ken Torrey at 212-854-4001 to arrange a time to take the test. If you have any concerns regarding your ability to fulfill the swimming requirement, please contact Dr. Torrey as soon as possible.

8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Noon-2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Center for Career Education (CCE): HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK - May 4, 2009

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Featured Announcements & Events
  • Graduating Student Survey - win an IPOD Touch
  • Connect with Employers: Sign-up for a Resume Book on LionSHARE!
  • Senior Survival Series & More
  1. Moving Back with Your Parents
  2. How to Maintain Relationships after College
  3. Finding an Apartment in NYC
  4. FREE Columbia Alumni Arts League Membership
  • MIT's CONVERGE Program

Featured Internship, Full-time & Other Opportunities
  • Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
  • Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity - Biology/Environment
  • Medialets, Inc. - Technology/Analytical Intern
  • NYC Office of Management and Budget - Analytical Intern
  • Global Foundation for Democracy and Development - Marketing Intern
  • LaunchSquad - PR/Technology Intern
  • Alliance Bernstein - Risk Management Intern
  • Columbia University Medical Center/ New York State Psychiatric Institute - Research Intern
  • Groovy Griot - Film Intern
  • Smithsonian Magazine - Writing Intern
  • The Richman Group - Analyst
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Civil Engineer
  • KIPP NYC - Financial Analyst
  • Joseph & Herzfeld, LLP - Paralegal
  • CodeStreet LLC - Client Operations Engineer
  • Dynamics Associates - Administrative Assistant

In Case You Missed It
  • Work Exemption Program - For CC and SEAS Financial Aid Recipients
  • BNP Paribas


Earth and Environmental Engineering Open House (5/6)

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
4:30-6:00 p.m.
918 Mudd

The Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering (EEE) is holding an Open House for prospective undergraduate majors or minors on Wednesday, May 6, from 4:30 – 6:00. Please stop by Room 918 Mudd Hall to find out about:

  • Departmental course requirements for next year
  • The three concentration areas within EEE
  • Cutting-edge research being done within EEE and affiliated research centers
  • Summer research and internship opportunities
  • Where some of our recent graduates have gone
*** This year’s senior design projects, via posters presented by our seniors

Refreshments will be available as you chat with faculty, staff and current students in a relaxed and informal setting. This is a terrific chance to learn about all the exciting things in store for you as an EEE major and beyond. Hope to see you there!

TODAY is the Last Day for Spring Advising Walk-In Hours (5/4)

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TODAY - Monday, May 4th is the last day of advising walk-in hours for the Spring 2009 semester. If you need to see your Advising Dean, please call to schedule an appointment.

403 Lerner Hall

103 Broadway

1st floor Schapiro

101 Carman

Walk-ins will resume during the fall semester on the first day of classes on Tuesday, September 8, 2009.

Good luck with finals!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Summer Term at Columbia: Art History in New York City Summer 2009

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Art History and Archaeology S1121E. Masterpieces of Western Art 3 pts.

(May 26 – July 3)

AHIS S3657D. Collage: History of a Concept & Technique - 3 pts.
Christina Hunter, Monday & Wednesday, 1-4:10pm

AHIS S3350D. Politics, Piety & Patronage in Late Gothic Art - 3 pts
Johanna Seasonwein, Monday & Wednesday, 9:30am-12:40pm

AHIS S3652D. Art in New York: Its Displays & Distributions - 3 pts.
Emily Liebert, Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30-4:40pm

AHIS S3315D. Early Christian Rome: A Capital in Transition - 3 pts.
Irina Oryshkevich, Monday & Wednesday, 5:30-8:40pm

AHIS S3418D. Imagination and Fantasy in Northern Renaissance Art - 3 pts.
Anna Ratner, Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30am-12:40pm

(July 6 – August 14)

AHIS S3947Q: Art Since 1945 - 3 pts.
Claire Gilman, Monday & Wednesday, 9:30am-12:40pm

AHIS S4445Q. From the Gothic to the Antique: Michelangelo & the Sculptural Tradition - 4 pts.
Lynn Catterson, Monday & Wednesday, 1:30-4:40pm

AHIS W3860Q. Medieval Art in Manhattan - 3 pts.
Ludovico Geymonat, Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30-4:40pm

AHIS S3605Q. On the streets of New York: Architectural & Cultural History of the City - 3 pts.
Richard Anderson, Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-8:40pm

The new kid in school: Make the right steps to fit in at the office

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Success! You’ve got a new job. Unfortunately, the real interview process has only just begun. Over the first few weeks, social interactions with your new colleagues will determine just how well you fit in.

“I think the cultural fit really sets the tone for whether the person is going to work out, but also how positive an experience the person will have on the job,” says Emily Westerman, associate director of the Office of Career Management at NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

One of the first things she usually coaches clients on, she says, is the importance of determining the cultural norms in an office. Do people go out for lunch together, for example?

In that regard, it’s crucial to spend time observing. “Take a step back,” she says. “You want to make sure you don’t do things that are going to alienate people.”

Inviting the gang down to the pub for happy hour on the first day may not be a great idea then. But tagging along if it’s something they’re already planning is crucial, even if you don’t want to. Again, let the norms of the office be your guide.

“If people don’t understand why you’re not participating, in some cultures that could sabotage you.”

Going with the flow seems easy, but it also has to be coupled with a professional and personable openness. Try this crazy move: Introduce yourself to everyone right away.

But, says Westerman, “You need to be careful to make sure you respect the personal and professional boundaries.” What those are will vary depending on the industry you’re in, and the established norms. Age is a key component as well.

“When your younger, it’s more natural for your work place to be your social network. When you’re older and when you get to a management role, that’s when you need to be more careful of boundaries.”

Ultimately, like forming any type of relationship, it should be a natural progression. Observe and react, and let the established cues be your guide.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Policy on Incompletes

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For CC students: To be granted an Incomplete, it is expected that students will have completed all work in the class except for the final project or exam, and students must provide official supporting documentation certifying the reasons for the request. Please note that final authorization of all Incompletes requires approval of the Committee on Academic Standing; individual faculty members and instructors are NOT authorized to grant Incompletes.

For SEAS Students: To be granted an Incomplete, students must provide official supporting documentation certifying the reasons for the request. Please note that final authorization of all Incompletes requires the approval of both the Committee on Academic Standing and the instructor for the course. Individual faculty members and instructors are NOT authorized to grant Incompletes.

Both CC and SEAS students who wish to petition for an Incomplete must do the following:

A) Contact/make an appointment with their class dean to discuss the request. If the circumstances appear to warrant an Incomplete, they will be provided with an application to request an Incomplete. This petition includes a form to be completed by their instructor(s).

B) Request that the instructor(s) complete the instructor form. Instructors will be asked to provide a contingency grade in the event that the student does not finish the assigned work. The completed instructor form must be provided in order for the Incomplete application to be reviewed by the Committee on Academic Standing.

C) Obtain supporting documentation from Health Services or other source(s) appropriate to the reason you are requesting an Incomplete.

D) Submit all completed forms and supporting documentation to CSA for consideration by the Committee on Academic Standing.

Petition Deadlines:

For final papers or other course work due at the end of the term: Monday, May 4, 2009

For final exams: No later than a day before the final examination for which students are requesting the incomplete.

Upon receipt of all forms and supporting documentation, the Committee on Academic Standing will meet to review the petition.

Students will be informed of the decision via email. Students who are granted an Incomplete are assigned a deadline for completion of the overdue work, or a date on which a deferred exam must be taken.

The deferred exam dates for Spring 2009 are: Friday, September 11, 2009 and Monday, September 14, 2009

Final Exams Overlaps & Conflicts

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Students who have two exams at the same time or more than two exams on the same calendar day (not just a 24-hour period) as certified by the Registrar, may request an arrangement be made with one of their instructors to take that exam at another mutually available time during the final examination period.

The student should inform the instructors about the situation and inquire if any of them are willing to allow their exam to be taken at an alternate time. Students unable to make suitable arrangements on their own may then contact their Advising Dean to request assistance.

If a professor/instructor needs verification that a student has more than two exams on the same calendar day or two exams at the same time, students should print out their schedule via SSOL as proof, or contact your Advising Dean to verify conflicts via e-mail to the instructor.

Please remember that exams will NOT be rescheduled to accommodate travel plans.

Spring 2009 Final Exam Schedule

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Final Exams are Friday, May 8 - Friday, May 15

Your Final Exam Schedule is available through SSOL under the “My Exam Schedule” link on your “Student Schedule” page.

**NOTE: You must confirm these dates/times with your instructors. You are strongly advised not to make any travel arrangements/purchases until you have confirmed when your last final exam will be held. Faculty will not offer alternate exam dates for students who book flights that conflict with the final exam. No exceptions.

Center for Career Education (CCE): HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK - April 27, 2009

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Featured Announcements & Events

  • Campus Housing in New York through Summer Interns Living and Learning Program (SILLP)
  • Graduating Student Survey - win an IPOD Touch
  • Connect with Employers: Sign-up for a Resume Book on LionSHARE!
  • Deutsche Bank 3 Day Seminar for Sophomores
  • The NEW, New Journalism
  • Careers by Definition: What is a Producer?
  • Careers in Animation
  • MIT's CONVERGE Program

Featured Internship, Full-time & Other Opportunities
  • Green Corps, the Field School for Environmental Organizing
  • RBS Greenwich Capital
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Sanford Wittels & Heisler, LLP
  • MBIA Inc.
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Brocade, Inc.
  • Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management
  • Community League of the Heights
  • W.W. Norton
  • Classic Media, Inc.
  • The Elmezzi Foundation
  • Prada USA
  • Community Impact
  • IX Energy Holdings, Inc.
  • Cypress Associates LLC
  • M&J Engineering


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Important Summer Term Dates & Registration Information

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Summer Term Begins on:

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


The Next Summer Term Registration
Period is:
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009


The ADD/DROP Period is:
Wednesday, May 27 - Friday, May 29


The Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Classes for a Full Refund is:
Monday, June 1, 2009



Summer Session D (May 26 - Jul 03)
Summer Session E (May 26 - Jul 24)
Summer Session F (Jun 01 - Jul 03)
Summer Session H (Jun 08 - Jul 03)
Summer Session J (Jun 15 - Aug 14)
Summer Session Q (Jul 06 - Aug 14)
Summer Session R (Jul 06 - Jul 31)
Summer Session S (Jul 06 - Aug 07)
Summer Session X (May 26 - Aug 14)

Summer courses are offered in six sessions. The session you attend is determined by the course(s) you wish to take. For guidance in determining your session, see Courses and Key to the Course Listing.

Summer Term Office
303 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4110
New York, NY 10027

CC Speech Contest: George William Curtis Prize in Public Speaking (5/6)

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The annual Columbia College speech contest for the George William Curtis Prize in public speaking will be held this year on:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
12:00 noon
303 Hamilton Hall

Open to Columbia College students, the contest offers cash prizes to the winner in each of the two categories, informative (4-6 minutes) and persuasive (5-7 minutes).

Sign up in 208 Hamilton Hall, but hurry—the contest is limited to ten entrants in each category.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Center for Career Education (CCE): HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK - April 20, 2009

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Featured Announcements & Events

  • Campus Housing in New York through Summer Interns Living and Learning Program (SILLP)
  • Graduating Student Survey - win an IPOD Touch
  • Taste of Morningside Heights
  • The Impact of the Recession on the Foreign National Community
  • The 22nd Annual Community Impact Volunteer Appreciation Dinner (VAD)
  • NYC Entrepreneur Week
  • The Future of Investigative Journalism
  • Career Expo for People with Disabilities
  • Deutsche Bank 3 Day Seminar for Sophomores
  • The NEW, New Journalism

Featured Internship, Full-time & Other Opportunities
  • Silverstein Properties
  • New York City Ballet
  • US Federation for Middle East Peace
  • Solar One
  • Doostang
  • City of New York
  • SRB Marketing LLC
  • Council for Economic Education
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Christie’s, Inc.
  • Credit Suisse
  • Bowery Residents' Committee
  • Italian Wine Merchants
  • New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • IBM Singapore
  • BlackRock


Fall 2009 Registration Starts TODAY (4/20)

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Fall 2009 Registration Starts TODAY!!!
Monday, April 20 - Friday, April 24

  • Rising Seniors start: Monday, April 20
  • Rising Juniors start: Tuesday, April 21
  • Rising Sophomores start: Wednesday, April 22

**please check SSOL for your on-line registration times**

Friday, April 17, 2009

Pre-Med & Study Abroad Info Session (4/20)

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Monday, April 20, 2009
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
517 Hamilton Hall

Come to this session to learn more about the many benefits.

The Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Office of Global Programs present an information session for premedical students who are interested in studying abroad. Topics discussed will include programs and school that are particularly appropriate for pre-med students, as well as information on pre-med & sciences requirements, scheduling and other concerns. All welcome.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Monica Avitsur by sending email to ma2685@columbia.edu .

Thursday, April 16, 2009

4-1 Program – Information Session (4/17)

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The 4-1 Program provides students at SEAS the opportunity to obtain a B.A. degree from Columbia College. After completion of the SEAS degree and the Columbia College Core Curriculum, students enroll in a 5th year of study at the College. SEAS students apply in the spring of junior year, but should begin to plan for the program as soon as possible.

Students who are interested in the 4-1 program should attend an information session on:

Friday, April 17, 2009
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Broadway Advising Center Conference Room

SEAS students of all years are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Does Facebook Hurt Your Grades?

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From The Sunday Times
April 12, 2009

Facebook fans do worse in exams
Research finds the website is damaging students’ academic performance

FACEBOOK users may feel socially successful in cyberspace but they are more likely to perform poorly in exams, according to new research into the academic impact of the social networking website.

The majority of students who use Facebook every day are underachieving by as much as an entire grade compared with those who shun the site.

Researchers have discovered how students who spend their time accumulating friends, chatting and “poking” others on the site may devote as little as one hour a week to their academic work.

The findings will confirm the worst fears of parents and teachers. They follow the ban on social networking websites in many offices, imposed to prevent workers from wasting time.

About 83% of British 16 to 24-year-olds are thought to use social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo, to keep in touch with friends and organise their social lives.

“Our study shows people who spend more time on Facebook spend less time studying,” said Aryn Karpinski, a researcher in the education department at Ohio State University. “Every generation has its distractions, but I think Facebook is a unique phenomenon.”

Karpinski and a colleague questioned 219 US undergraduates and graduates about their study practices and general internet use, as well as their specific use of Facebook.

They found that 65% of Facebook users accessed their account daily, usually checking it several times to see if they had received new messages. The amount of time spent on Facebook at each log-in varied from just a few minutes to more than an hour.

The Ohio report shows that students who used Facebook had a “significantly” lower grade point average - the marking system used in US universities - than those who did not use the site.

“It is the equivalent of the difference between getting an A and a B,” said Karpinski, who will present her findings this week to the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

She has not yet analysed whether a student’s grades continue to deteriorate the longer he or she spends on Facebook.

Some UK students have already spotted the potential danger. Daisy Jones, 21, an undergraduate in her final year at Loughborough University, realised the time she was spending on Facebook was threatening her grades - prompting her to deactivate her account.

“I was in the library trying to write a 2,000-word essay when I realised my Facebook habit had got out of hand,” she said.

“I couldn’t resist going online. You do that, then someone’s photo catches your eye. Before you know it, a couple of minutes has turned into a couple of hours and you haven’t written a thing.” Jones is among the few to have recognised the risks. According to Karpinski’s research, 79% of Facebook-using students believed the time they spent on the site had no impact on their work.

Facebook said: “There is also academic research that shows the benefits of services like Facebook. It’s in the hands of students, in consultation with their parents, to decide how to spend their time.”


Monday, April 13, 2009

Community Engagement and Service Info-Fair (4/13)

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Community Engagement and Service Info-Fair

Monday, April 13, 2009
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Carleton Lounge in the Mudd Building

On Monday, April 13, from 5-7 pm, the Carleton Lounge in the Mudd Building will play host to the University’s first Community Engagement and Service Info-Fair.

This event is designed for Columbia and Barnard students who want to make a difference in the community. The Info-Fair will help students learn about for-credit courses, co-curricular programs, internships, and the many campus-sponsored opportunities available for civic engagement.

This event is being sponsored by the Barnard New York City Civic Engagement Program; the Center for Technology, Innovation and Community Engagement; Community Impact; the Office of Student Group Advising; and the Dean of Students Office at the School of General Studies.

Center for Career Education (CCE): HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK - April 13th 2009

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Featured Events

  • Community Engagement and Service Info-Fair
  • Social Enterprise Panel
  • Information Networking Session with JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Campus Housing in New York through Summer Interns Living and Learning Program (SILLP)
  • The Impact of the Recession on the Foreign National Community
  • MTV (Nickelodeon) Recruiting Event
  • The 22nd Community Impact Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Featured Internship, Full-time & Other Opportunities
  • The New York Times
  • The Arts Initiative at Columbia University
  • Foreign Policy Association
  • On Deck Capital
  • Bank of America
  • Association for Energy Affordability
  • NYU School of Medicine
  • The Port Authority of NY & NY
  • London Economics
  • Cartier North America
  • Paduano & Weintraub LL
  • The Earth Institute

In Case You Missed It
  • CEO Hong Kong
  • IBM
  • UBS
  • Work Exemption Program
  • Parent Alumni Internship Fund
  • Summer Interns Living and Learning Program


Important Message about Study Abroad Eligibility

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As you prepare to register for the fall 2009 semester, keep your study abroad plans in mind. If you are considering studying abroad next spring, you should meet with Dean Scott Carpenter (105 Carman) as soon as possible to discuss how next semester’s courses can help prepare you for the experience. Study abroad applicants need to have adequate language training and must take at least one course pertaining to the country or region where they intend to study.

Rising juniors take note: the fall 2009 is your last term to meet eligibility requirements that will prepare you for study abroad. Please visit the College’s study abroad website for details: http://www.college.columbia.edu/students/studyabroad/eligibility.php/. You should also stop by Dean Carpenter’s open hours or e-mail him at sc2764@columbia.edu for more information on study abroad eligibility and requirements.

Open Hours in 105 Carman
Monday through Thursday: 1:30 to 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am to 12:00pm
And by appointment:

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Using Online Social Networks in Your Job Search: Upcoming Webinar

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Join VisualCV on Tuesday April 14th at 12pm EDT for a job-seeking webinar.

Learn how to effectively use online social media websites like LinkedIn, VisualCV and Twitter in your job search.

Karen Masullo, career transition and corporate outplacement expert, and VisualCV's Pierce Resler will show you how to use online resources and manage your online presence in your next job search.

The webinar will cover:

  • Web 2.0 and the job search
  • Social media resources for the job search
  • Job search success stories using social media

Please join us April 14th, 2009 at 12 noon EDT for Incorporating Social Media in Your Job Search. Register here today or visit our website for more information.

We hope you can join us.

Also, we are very pleased to have you as a member of VisualCV. In our efforts to make the service better for you, we’d like to get a better idea of you and your needs. We would sincerely appreciate it if you would spend 3-5 minutes filling out this short survey*. Thank you in advance.

The VisualCV Team

PS- if you missed our webinars on building your VisualCV, you can view them here.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

THE SPRING MAJORS FORUM For Psychology and Neuroscience & Behavior

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The Dept. of Psychology cordially invites you to:

For Psychology and Neuroscience & Behavior

MONDAY, April 13, 2009 <-- Note corrected day of week
8:10 p.m.
200B Schermerhorn Hall

Your Peer Advisors and Program Advisors will be on hand to talk to you about courses and research opportunities, to answer your questions and to assist you with program planning. Free pizza will be served.

Please take advantage of this occasion if you have questions about the best way to start or to complete a program in psychology or in neuroscience and behavior.

For more information about the Forum, please visit:

* * * * * * * * * PLANNING YOUR PROGRAM

We've put together a Program Planning Tips page for students interested in a Psychology Major or Concentration or a Neuroscience and Behavior Major. You'll find it at:

and be sure to attend the Spring Majors Forum!

American Studies Fall 2009 Seminars

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Application required. Forms are available from 415 Hamilton or from the American Studies website:
Contact Angela Darling: amd44@columbia.edu for more information.

Disability in American Life
Prof. Rachel Adams
Wed. 2:10-4:00

What historical, political, and social factors have given rise to the way we understand disability in contemporary American culture? How have philosophers, policy makers, authors and artists framed the political and ethical debates surrounding the status of disability?

How have imaginative representations in literature, film, and the visual arts contributed to and/or challenged those understandings?

Given that nearly every one of us will be disabled at some point in life, these questions could not be more important. This course seeks to address them by considering a broad array of texts, including philosophical debates about morality and ethics, history, and literary, filmic, and visual representations.

A Cultural History of Wall Street
Prof. Steve Fraser
Tues. 11:00-12:50

This course will examine the impact of Wall Street on American life from the time of the American Revolution through the dot.com boom of the 1990s, its collapse at the turn of the millennium, and the current financial meltdown. Class discussions and readings will range widely to explore the ways the Street has been integrated into the country?s economic, political, and cultural affairs, and examine how Americans have handled their fundamental ambivalence about whether the Street has been a force for good or evil. We will focus on some of the principal iconic representations of the Street as they have appeared in cartoons, political tracts, movies, economic treatises, sermons, novels, histories, and other cultural artifacts.

History of the Supreme Court
(Judge Joseph A. Greenaway)
Wed. 4:10-6:00 pm

In this course we consider the origins of the Supreme Court, including how the framers of the Constitution envisioned the function and authority of the judicial branch of the federal government; the importance of judicial independence; and the Supreme Court?s role in the development of American democracy. We examine the lives and work of several individual justices to determine the role that perspective and life experiences have on judicial decision making. Issues considered include the evolution of the law governing civil rights, from the 13th and 14th Amendments to the Supreme Court?s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. Readings range from the Federalist Papers to biographies of individual justices to relevant Supreme Court cases.

American Literature and Culture from 1850-Civil War
Prof. Andrew
Delbanco (LISTED AS ENGL W3975)
Mon. 11:00-12:50
In this seminar we trace the growing crisis over slavery and disunion as the United States moved toward war against itself. Readings include fiction, poetry, memoirs, political discourse, and journalism by such authors as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Harriet Jacobs, Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, Abraham Lincoln, and Herman Melville. We consider the perspectives of slaves and slavemasters, North and South, men and women, committed partisans and neutral observers-- in an effort to understand what was at stake in the rising discord during the decade that preceded Civil War.

Gender History and American Film
Prof. Hilary Hallett
Tues. 2:10-4:00

Mandatory screening Mon. 8-10 This seminar explores the history of American gender in the last one hundred years through American film. Motion pictures have played a unique role in shaping and reflecting new ideals and images of womanhood and manhood in the modern United States. Throughout the twentieth century, movies and their stars have had a complex relationship to transformations affecting the lives of American men and women. We will examine motion pictures and movie stars as primary sources that, when juxtaposed with other kinds of historical evidence, indicate changes in the gendering of work, leisure, sexuality, family life, and politics. Additionally, we will consider how the changing institutional history of American film production during the twentieth century connected to the gendered images it sold. For much of the period under review, Hollywood used specific genres to target particular audiences and movies were not afforded the protection of free speech. This made films and movie stars peculiarly reflective of, and vulnerable to, the nation?s changing fantasies and fears regarding sexuality and gender roles. Students will write several short papers and complete a research project on a film of their choice.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Upcoming Study Abroad Deadlines

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Fall Registration Deadline: April 15
Are you planning on studying abroad next fall? Study Abroad Registration is your next step.

  • Columbia Program Registration (Reid Hall, Kyoto Consortium, Tsinghua, Berlin Consortium)- return your Intent to Enroll form to 204 Lewisohn
  • Approved-Program Students (All non-Columbia programs) Return a registration form to 204 Lewisohn (CC& SEAS) or to GS Dean’s Office by April 15.
  • Registration forms: http://ogp.columbia.edu/pdf-files/registration_8_15_07.pdf


Study Abroad Programs in English: England & Beyond…

When: April 8, 2009 from 4:00-6:00 PM
Where: Lerner C555

Want to study abroad but don't know how to fit it into your schedule? Join CCSC 2011 and CCSC 2012 to learn about opportunities in English-speaking countries or programs abroad conducted in English. Get the international experience with only one a single semester (or none at all!) of language class! Learn how it's possible to go to diverse places such as the United Kingdom, Australia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ghana, Singapore, Indonesia, or South Africa, and still work within Core and major requirements.

*Free Pizza!* Sponsored by Columbia College Student Council

Advising for Rising Sophomores Interested in Chemical Engineering

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To all rising sophomores interested in chemical engineering:

Your SEAS advisor is Prof. Jeff Koberstein from the Department of Chemical Engineering. He will have advising appointments available on Thursday, April 9th from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

If you would like to see him regarding your Fall 2009 scheduling, please contact him at 212-854-3120 or by email at jk1191@columbia.edu to make an appointment.

Appointments are mandatory!

Summer Term 2009 Registration

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Summer Term Registration
Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10



Summer Session D (May 26 - Jul 03)
Summer Session E (May 26 - Jul 24)
Summer Session F (Jun 01 - Jul 03)
Summer Session H (Jun 08 - Jul 03)
Summer Session J (Jun 15 - Aug 14)
Summer Session Q (Jul 06 - Aug 14)
Summer Session R (Jul 06 - Jul 31)
Summer Session S (Jul 06 - Aug 07)
Summer Session X (May 26 - Aug 14)

Summer courses are offered in six sessions. The session you attend is determined by the course(s) you wish to take. For guidance in determining your session, see Courses and Key to the Course Listing.

Summer Term Office
303 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4110
New York, NY 10027