Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Peer-to-Peer Learning Resources & Study Space During Reading Period

Why study alone, when Peer-to-Peer Learning is here to help!  

Join the Peer-to-Peer Learning Program in 117 Barnard Hall during Reading Period, May 3-5, 2016
This room is reserved 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. every day throughout reading period.  Review Rooms will be staffed by Peer-to-Peer Learning tutors during this time, and the room will be available for individual and small-group study at all other times.

117 Barnard Hall Reading Week Study & Review Room Schedule

Tuesday, 5/3/16

8 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Open study space

7 - 9 p.m. - Organic Chemistry I **Note different location: Altschul 303** 

9 - 10 p.m. - Open study space

Wednesday, 5/4/16

8 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Open study space

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - French

1 - 3 p.m. - Chinese

3 - 4 p.m. - Open study space

4 - 6 p.m. - Hebrew

6 - 8 p.m. - Spanish

8-10 p.m. - Open study space

Thursday, 5/5/16

8 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Open study space

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Calculus I, II, III; Statistics

1 - 3 p.m. - Music Theory

3 - 4 p.m. - Open study space

4 - 6 p.m. - Biology 1000s or 1500s

6 - 10 p.m. - Open study space


Other places to find help or study buddies this week:

The Math Department's Milbank 333 Math Help Room will be available as usual all day Monday through Thursday of this week.

The Statistics Help Room will be open as a study hall but not staffed at its usual times Monday through Sunday.  

There will be no Computer Science, Economics, or Physics help rooms after the last day of classes -- please check with your instructors about review sessions for your specific classes.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Opportunity: Apply to tutor in the Peer-to-Peer Learning Program

The Dean of Studies (DOS) Office and the Academic Success and Enrichment Program (ASEP) are seeking rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors to serve as tutors in our Peer-to-Peer Learning programs. DOS and ASEP Peer Tutors are paid $15/hour, for an average of two to four hours per week, to meet individually or in small groups (no more than three students) with fellow students who have requested a tutor for support in a particular class. Tutors are also paid for approximately one hour per month of training/in-service. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors are encouraged to apply for 2016-2017 positions.

Subjects where tutors are most in demand include: Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Economics, and Foreign Language, but other subjects may also be needed depending on student requests, so you are encouraged to apply even if the subject you want to tutor does not appear on this list.

- Successful completion of the Barnard course(s) (or equivalent) for which you are applying to tutor
- Empathy, patience, clarity, and kindness
- Commitment to academic integrity
- Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status
- Experience as a peer tutor preferred but not required

To apply to be a Peer-to-Peer Learning Tutor:
1.  Apply at NACElink ID#21762
2.  Fill out this form.
3.  Make an appointment for an interview.  You may meet with either Rebecca Grabiner, First-Year Class Dean & Dean for Academic Assistance or Elida Martinez-Gaynor, Associate Director of Collegiate Programs.

Questions? Email peertopeer@barnard.edu 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Pre-Health Overview Session: Friday, April 22nd

Are you considering a career in the health profession? Do you have questions about being a pre-health student at Barnard and want to learn more? Are you interested in learning about the resources and advising support our office provides? Whether you are a first year or a senior, it's never too late to start exploring the health professions.

We invite you to come to a Pre-Health Overview Session to learn about what it means to be a pre-health student at Barnard College. These small group sessions will serve to provide you with an overview of:
  • Academic Preparation 
  • Gaining Meaningful Experience 
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Committee Letter of Evaluation
  • Resources and more!
Last Session of the Semester:
Friday, April 22nd from 12:00pm
Dean of Studies Office, Conference Room, Milbank 105 
To sign up for a session, please click here. These sessions are intended to serve as your "first" pre-health advising appointment. We ask that you attend an overview session prior to scheduling an individual advising appointment with Dean Cohen, Associate Dean for Pre-Health Professions Advising.

We look forward to supporting you on your path to pursuing a career in the health professions!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Public Health Career Panel

Come hear about exciting job and career opportunities in the public health arena from alum and other dedicated professions!

When: Thursday, April 21st at 6:30
Where: Diana room 504

Lori Hoepner, DrPH, MPH, Class of ‘94
Assistant Professor SUNY Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health

Lisa Maldonado, MA, MPH
Executive Director
Reproductive Health Access Project

Emmanuelle St. Jean, Class of ‘04
Project Director
Health Care Administration
University of the District of Columbia

Lisa Weiss, PhD, Class of ‘94

Moderator: MJ Murphy, PNP-BC, MSN, MPH
Executive Director of Student Health and Wellness Programs
Barnard College

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

BA/MA Program in European Studies

Housed in Columbia’s European Institute, this B.A./M.A. program offers unique opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of European history, politics, and society. Students can choose a concentration in the social sciences or the humanities, and build their own program of study.

Columbia undergraduate students can start taking graduate-level courses towards their M.A. during their senior year. They can then transfer credits to the MA, complete the program in 12 months, and realize substantial savings in program costs. It's a small program (around 10 new students every year), and students benefit from individual guidance from our MA faculty adviser. 

More information can be found here: http://europe.columbia.edu/study/combined-bama-program/

Barnard students in their junior year can apply until the end of this month.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Women in the Sciences, at Columbia

“Ask a Grad Student." This event will provide opportunities for attendees to ask questions about a variety of topics, ranging from gaining research experience, to applying for fellowships, to overcoming Imposter Syndrome and more, in an informal setting. Attendees will chat with current grad students from a range of departments (Psych, Neuro, Chem, Bio, Astronomy) in small groups, and rotate through the evening so that all attendees will have a chance to chat with all grad student mentors. All are welcome, regardless of gender.

When: Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 pm
Where: 200C Schermerhorn
RSVP recommended (but not required): https://columbia.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bBn9NzV755oDFe5

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Careers in Consulting

Sunday! McKinsey & Company will be hosting coffee chats for Barnard and Columbia University women at Max Cafe.

Consulting is an incredible path for women to grow as leaders and make an impact on the world by solving the most important problems for businesses, governments, and non-profits across industries including finance, healthcare, and education. 

For example, did you know that McKinsey consultants have worked with over 80% of the top Fortune 500 companies?  Or that some of our outstanding alumni are innovators like Marla Malcolm Beck, founder of cosmetics retailer bluemercury, and Sheryl Sandberg of Lean In? 

Come chat with us to find out more!

McKinsey & Company Coffee Chats
Sunday, April 17th, from 10 am - 3:15 pm
1262 Amsterdam Ave
Columbia University women sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to join us for 30-minute small group chats with refreshments by signing up here. All students must register below before Friday April 15th at 2pm to join.