Community Outreach Programs
The Community Outreach Pod (COP) within the Center for Student Advising is responsible for programming and communications to support students and to reach out to other constituencies across the Columbia campus.
Connect, inform, innovate.
We develop innovative and intentional programs and communications to help students succeed academically, make wise choices, and build meaningful connections with the CSA and the Columbia community.
The CSA hosts a number of programs for students in all four years of study, designed to assist them as they reach the academic milestones of their college career.
- For first-years, we host a workshop on how to work with your professors as well as a Halloween eat and greet.
- For sophomores, we host CC and SEAS Major Discovery Events, which allow first-years and sophomores to speak with students majoring in each of the departments and programs as well as advisers from CSA and the Center for Career Education about major choices, career options, and research opportunities.
- For juniors, we host Junior's for Juniors, a chance to eat famously tasty cheesecake and review degree progress with an adviser in preparation for the final year.
- And finally, for seniors we host the Apply for the Degree event, where graduating students officially apply to graduate and pick up Commencement tickets.
We also host events for the entire Columbia College and Engineering student communities. In 2012, we inaugurated CSA Talks, a series that invites captivating scholars, thinkers, dreamers, writers, and doers to share their narratives and personal keys to fulfillment. It is our hope that these messages of turning points, decision making, and ways of tackling the “big questions” will be models for our students. Speakers include:
- Dr. Ruth Westheimer
- Robert Siegel of NPR
- James Schamus of Focus Features
- Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic
- Li Lu (CC, CLS, CBS '96)
- Jodi Kantor of The New York Times