GSAS events happening this week!

Tuesday, November 17

Please join the Office of Academic Diversity for a free screening of Dee Rees’ powerful film, Pariah, on November 17, 2015.  The film will be shown at 8:00 pm in the Graduate Student Center (302 Philosophy Hall).

To view the trailer:

Wednesday, November 18

University-Wide Event: Teach In/Speak Out: Race, Ethnicity & University Life

The event will feature a panel of faculty and students from across the University and will be moderated by Alondra Nelson, Dean of Social Sciences.
Time:  5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Kraft Center, Rennert Hall / 606 W 115th St

For more information, click here.

Thursday, November 19

C3/ Liberal Arts College Application Bootcamp: Hosted by GSAS Office of Academic Diversity

Sign up here!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Office of Academic Diversity or Dean Geathers ( 851-9851).

C3 Bootcamp

Fall Happy Hour 2015–Morningside

Update: Thanks so much to everyone who came out on Thursday! I know I had a great time, and I’m glad there will be more opportunities to get to know everyone better. If anyone has forgotten an umbrella or a sweater, please check with the hostess station at Mel’s, we have a bit of a collection. Sign of a good happy hour, I say….







Back to business, Columbia! We’re kicking off the new year with a happy hour at Mel’s Bar.  ALL* are welcome to come make new friends and catch up with old ones over FREE drinks. Don’t forget to sign in and get a nametag!


*That means YOU, doctoral candidates, med students, post-docs, MA students, technicians, faculty, and especially articulate talking dogs. Male or female, from any Columbia campus: if you have a bachelor’s degree and support women in science then we hope we see you there!


If you can’t make it this time, be sure to head uptown for the CUMC Fall Happy Hour on Thursday, Sept 17!

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Time: 6:00PM–8:00PM

Location: Mel’s Burger Bar, 2850 Broadway (at W 111th St)


Questions? Comments? Can’t make it but want to learn more? Ask the organizer: Caroline Patenode

3rd Annual Alumni Networking Reception

Date: Wednesday, April 15th 2015

Time: 6:00PM–8:00PM

Location: Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 555, Morningside Campus, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

RSVP Required:



You are invited to attend Women in Science at Columbia’s third annual Alumni Networking reception! This is an opportunity for current WISC members to connect with graduates of Columbia STEM departments who are now working in fields as diverse as biotech, consulting, and science writing.

Refreshments will be served.

Questions about alternative career paths? Have advice to pass on to the next generation? We hope to see you there!


This event is supported in part by the generosity of the Graduate Student Advisory Council.

Organizer: Caroline Patenode, WISC Co-President

For more information about this event please email


Fall Happy Hour (Morningside)

Come kick off the new academic year with WISC’s Fall Happy Hour!

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014

Time: 6:00PM–8:00PM

Location: Amsterdam Cafe & Tapas Restaurant, Lounge (W 120th St & Amsterdam Ave)

ALL are welcome to come meet new people and catch up with old friends. Free drinks and appetizers will be served. Please bring a state or federal ID for entry to the bar, and be sure to sign in to receive a bracelet allowing you to order drinks on WISC’s tab.

Can’t make it? Keep an eye out for our CUMC Happy Hour on Thursday, Sept 18. Students and postdocs from both campuses are welcome at either event.

Questions? Email

Discussion Series: Strategy in Networking and Marketing Yourself

Christopher Stella
Elyssa Jakim








Networking is more than knowing people, exchanging business cards, following on Twitter and Linkedin. Effective networking needs strategy, technically. YOU are the best brand of yourself and your own story can be the best professional cover letter ever. Join in our discussion with Christopher Stella and Elyssa Jakim from Siegel+Gale.

Siegel+Gale is a global strategic branding firm headquartered in New York. Simplicity is the centerpiece of the strategies they develop that reveal the unique truths of an organization. Mr. Stella is a digital marketing strategist, writer, content creator, problem solver, connector, and creative professional. He is the Senior Marketing Director at Siegel+Gale. Ms. Jakim graduated from Harvard University and is a marketing associate at Siegel+Gale focusing on branding and marketing.

Date:  Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Time: 5 pm – 6 pm
Location: Lerner Room 501