CSA Blog November 2013

Application Deadline for Spring 2014 Intermediate, Advanced and Senior-level Creative Writing Workshops (1/14)

Intermediate, Advanced, and Senior-level Creative Writing workshops require an application and professor approval before a student is permitted to register.

The deadline for submitting the application and corresponding writing samples to the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program (617 Kent Hall) is Tuesday, January 14th at 4:00 pm.

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Earth Institute Sustainability Graduate Programs Information Session (12/2)

Columbia University offers an unparalleled selection of sustainability focused graduate programs, that are taught by expert Earth Institute researchers and faculty. On December 2nd you will have a unique opportunity to hear about all of these programs in one place, and to speak with students and alumni.  Complete events details are below.

We invite you to join us for an on-campus information session to learn more about the following programs:

Changes to Study Space Access

We want to ensure you are informed about policy changes regarding access to library facilities during finals this semester.  Upon examination of usage data during the Spring 2013 finals period, we confirmed that study space in the Watson Library of Business & Economics was underutilized on evenings and weekends. Thus, in consultation with student leaders and the Business School administration, we have revised access policies during the upcoming finals period accordingly.

Columbia in Paris: Summer French Studies Information Session (11/26)

The Columbia in Paris: Summer French Studies programs offers students the opportunity to take intensive French language courses or humanities and social sciences courses taught in French. The equivalent of at least one year of college- level French is required to apply to the program. Come learn more about how you can spend your summer in Paris!

Tuesday, November 26th
5:30-6:30 p.m.
East Gallery of Maison Francaise

Careers in Sustainable Development Brown Bag (11/22)

Friday, November 22, 2013
12:00—1:00 PM
Alumni Center, Schapiro Room (8th Floor)

Speaker: Rebecca Schramm, Senior Associate Director, Columbia University Center for Career Education
RSVP.

Curious about a career path in sustainable development? Join us for an interactive presentation from the Center for Career Education that will cover:

CSA Thanksgiving Instagram Photo Contest

Thanksgiving is coming up and the Center for Student Advising wants to know what you are thankful for!!!  Submit a photo of what you are THANKFUL for: pictures can range from funny to serious but please keep images appropriate. The photos will be reviewed by the CSA social media team; we are looking for creative and fun pictures.

Center for Career Education - This Week at CCE: Nov. 18-22, 2013

Hello Students,

Skanska will be on campus this week to discuss both full time and internship opportunities for Civil, Mech E and Architecture students.

Spring 2014 Registration is THIS WEEK (Nov. 18-22)

Spring 2014 Registration is THIS WEEK!!! Monday, Nov 18 - Friday, Nov 22

Presidential Global Fellowships Information Session (11/22)

Supported by a generous grant from President Lee C. Bollinger, the Presidential Global Fellowship funds a highly select group of current first year CC, SEAS and GS students to study abroad in summer 2014. The Fellowship aims to help these students develop a strong global foundation for their Columbia education by supporting them in finding meaningful opportunities to engage a broad range of global topics throughout their undergraduate career.

Summer Arabic Program in Amman Information Session (11/21)

This nine week program helps students strengthen their skills in Modern Standard Arabic by offering intensive language training. All skills are emphasized in the classroom and during tutorials. Group excursions, cultural activities, and a week-long travel break give students various perspectives of Jordanian society and different venues in which to practice their Arabic.

Thursday, November 21st
5:30-6:30 p.m.
403 Knox Hall

Summer Portuguese Program in Rio de Janeiro Information Session (11/20)

This six-week summer program offers students an incredible opportunity to enhance Portuguese language skills while integrating into Brazilian culture and society. Located in vibrant Rio de Janeiro, students take courses at Pontificia Universidade Catolica (PUC-Rio), live in apartments near the campus and participate in a Community Involvement Project which facilitates interactions with local residents. Students enroll in intensive Portuguese. Additional courses may be offered for summer 2014.  Come learn more about the program from the Faculty Director and past participants!

Columbia Summer Program in Italy: Archaeological Fieldwork at Hadrian’s Villa Information Session (11/20)

Beginning in summer 2014, Columbia’s Advanced Program of Ancient History and Art (APAHA) will offer a four-week summer program that provides undergraduate and graduate students with the unique opportunity to excavate and learn together at Hadrian’s Villa, a UNESCO World Heritage site near Rome. Students will learn archaeological techniques and think critically about how excavation work allows for deeper insight into the social, political, economic, architectural and artistic history of classical antiquity.

Columbia in Paris: Semester or Academic Year Program Information Session (11/19)

The Columbia in Paris program located at Reid Hall, Columbia’s Global Center in Europe, offers students an incredible opportunity to master French language skills by engaging in immersive academic coursework in a variety of majors while integrating into French culture. The equivalent of at least two years of college- level French is required to participate in the program. Find out about NEW opportunities to take Art or Music Humanities at Reid Hall.

Summer Language Program in Beijing Information Session (11/19)

This nine-week program immerses students in one of the world's most dynamic cities and offers five levels of intensive Chinese language studies from beginner through fifth year. Students complete the equivalent of one year of Chinese at Columbia. Homestays, group excursions in and around Beijing, lectures by local experts, and a week-long travel break give students insight into Chinese society and lifestyle.

Tuesday, November 19th
4:30-5:30 p.m.
403 Kent Hall|

Peer Adviser Post: Spring Registration Advice

Peer Adviser Post: Spring Registration Advice
By Amanda Suárez, CC '14



It feels incredible to believe that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away—and with the holidays looming ahead, Columbia students now have to face not only typing up paper outlines and buying presents for family members, but also the perennial question: what classes am I going to take next semester?

Wondering what it would be like to manage a business? (12/5)

Learn more about the Columbia Student Enterprises Managing Director positions at an information session  – Thursday, December 5 in the CCE Conference Room from 5pm – 6pm.

Thinking about summer internships? (12/4)

Attend an information session on Wednesday, December 4 in Lerner, Satow Room from 5pm – 6pm to learn about CCE’s Summer Internship Programs: Columbia Experience Overseas (CEO) and Columbia College Alumni-Sponsored Student Internship Program (CCASSIP).  If you are interested in working abroad, connecting with alumni, or building a professional network over the summer, then be

Waseda Global Leaders Fellowship Program Information Session (11/22)

The Office of Global Programs invites you to an information session on the Global Leadership Fellows Program at Waseda University on Friday, November 22nd from 3:30 to 4:30 in 202 Hamilton (Core Conference Room). This year-long exchange program is designed to cultivate leaders among advanced undergraduates with an interest in Asia. The program is taught in English and features special curricular elements that allow students to explore topics related to leadership, Asia-American relations, as well as courses in students’ academic disciplines.

University Writing Course Descriptions – Spring 2014

Students scheduled to take University Writing in the Spring 2014 semester must register themselves for the course. There are theme-based options from which to choose, as well as 50 sections of the standard University Writing course. The themed-based options are English C1011 (Readings in American Studies), English C1012 (Readings in Gender and Sexuality), English C1013 (Readings in Sustainable Development) and English C1014 (Readings in Human Rights). Finally, there are also two sections of University Writing open exclusively to international students – English C1020.

Center for Career Education - This Week at CCE: Nov. 11-15, 2013

Hello Students,

To our Veterans, who enrich our Columbia community, Happy Veterans Day!

The Barnard Education Program - Program Planning (11/19)

The Barnard Education Program invites BC, CC, GS and SEAS students to attend

PROGRAM PLANNING

Tuesday, November 19th
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Milbank 302

Fall 2013 Columbia Environmental Student Group Summit (11/14)

The Earth Institute Student Advisory Council invites you to join us for the Fall 2013 Columbia Environmental Student Group Summit on November 14 from 7:00-9:00PM in the Earl Hall Auditorium.

Presidential Global Fellowship Information Session (11/15)

Supported by a generous grant from President Bollinger, the Presidential Global Fellowship funds a highly select group of current first year CC, SEAS and GS students to study abroad in summer 2014. The Fellowship aims to help these students develop a strong global foundation for their Columbia education by supporting them in finding meaningful opportunities to engage a broad range of global topics throughout their undergraduate career.

Urban Studies Program Planning Meeting (11/14)

Fall 2013 Program Planning Meeting
Thursday, November 14th
4:00 p.m.

The Diana Center, Room 504 (Barnard campus)

The Barnard–Columbia Urban Studies program enables students to explore and understand the urban experience in all of its richness and complexity.

Classics Department Undergrad Open House - TODAY (12-2pm)

All undergraduate majors in Classics, concentrators in Classics, Classical Studies, and Ancient Studies are requested to attend the Classics Undergraduate Open House TODAY Monday, November 11th between 12 noon and 2 PM in room 617 Hamilton Hall,

Peer Adviser Post: When to Pass/D/Fail a Class

Peer Adviser Post: When to Pass/D/Fail a Class
By Zhaoqi Li, CC '15


CSA Tag: 

SEAS Drop Deadline is THIS THURSDAY (11/14)

Thursday, November 14th

…is the Last Day to Drop a Fall 2013 Class for SEAS students!!

Please double and triple check your schedule on SSOL (NOT CourseWorks) to make sure that you are registered for the classes you have been attending. If you see a problem, make an appointment with your Advising Dean ASAP!!

Columbia College Pass/D/Fail Deadline is THIS THURSDAY (11/14)

The Last Day for Columbia College Students to choose the Pass/D/Fail Grading Option for Fall 2013 is THIS THURSDAY, Novemvber 14th.

You must fill out an Add/Drop form and turn it in to the Student Service Center before the (11/14) Thursday 5:00 p.m. deadline. The Student Service Center is located in 205 Kent Hall and is open until 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

You can print an add/drop form HERE

Psychology / Neuroscience & Behavior Fall Major Forum (11/12)

THE FALL MAJORS FORUM
For Psychology Majors and Neuroscience & Behavior Majors

Tuesday, November 12th
6:15 p.m.
200B Schermerhorn Hall

Whether you are starting or finishing your major, the Forum will help you plan the best program for the Spring Term. Faculty Program Advisors and Peer Advisors will be on hand to answer your questions about courses and research opportunities, and to assist you in other ways as you prepare for spring registration.

Legally Speaking - Panel of Columbia Alums Practicing Law (11/13)

Legally Speaking 

Date:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location:

401 Lerner Hall

Contact:

Peer Adviser Post: Motivation

Motivation, or Why Should I Still Complete My Readings and Problems Sets, Attend Events, etc.
By Benjamin Frieling SEAS ‘14


Seniors: Identify Your Skills for Success in the Job Search (11/15)

Seniors: Identify Your Skills for Success in the Job Search
Friday, November 15th
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Center for Career Education Conference Room
For further information regarding this event, please contact Alicia Wells by sending email to aw2652@columbia.edu.

Columbia College Pass/D/Fail Deadline is NEXT THURSDAY (11/14)

The Last Day for Columbia College Students to choose the Pass/D/Fail Grading Option for Fall 2013 is NEXT THURSDAY, Novemvber 14th.

You must fill out an Add/Drop form and turn it in to the Student Service Center before the (11/14) Thursday 5:00 p.m. deadline. The Student Service Center is located in 205 Kent Hall and is open until 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

You can print an add/drop form HERE

SEAS – Last Day to Drop a Class is NEXT THURSDAY (11/14)

Thursday, November 14th

…is the Last Day to Drop a Fall 2013 Class for SEAS students!!

Please double and triple check your schedule on SSOL (NOT CourseWorks) to make sure that you are registered for the classes you have been attending. If you see a problem, make an appointment with your Advising Dean ASAP!!

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