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

Impostor Syndrome Lecture and Workshop

Impostor Syndrome

To Register for one or both events, please follow this link.

If you have any questions, please email Gabriella Sanguineti at

Sherry Marts Workshops

Two Workshops led by S*Marts Consulting Founder Sherry Marts

The workshop is being cosponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Women in Science at Columbia (WISC).

#1) Step Up: Build Confidence and Get Comfortable with Self-Promotion

Date: Thursday, May 7th 2015
Time: 2:00PM–3:30PM
Location: Hamilton Hall, Room 516, Morningside Campus

Limited Registration!:

The workshop will focus on how trainees can develop and enhance their self-confidence, overcome impostor syndrome, and change limiting beliefs. The workshop will also cover how trainees can use self-promotion as a part of a strategy for achieving their personal mission as well as how trainees can uncover and get over internalized taboos and prohibitions against self-promotion.
#2) Just Say No: How to Reduce Stress, Create Ease, and Still Get It All Done

Date: Friday, May 8th 2015
Time: 11:00AM–12:30 PM
Location: Hammer Health Sciences Building, room LL205, CUMC

Limited Registration!!:

The workshop will focus on the basics of how trainees can begin reducing stress, including how one can give up on work-life balance and go for overall satisfaction instead. The workshop will delve into how one can get over the “shoulds,” figure out what they really want, and reveal their authentic self. Trainees will learn how to say “No” to what they don’t want, say “Yes” to what they do want, and give up being “nice” in favor of being kind (to others and to themselves). The workshop will also discuss the formula for effective communication: simple, clear, honest, and direct.

The workshops will be led by Sherry A. Marts, Ph.D., the CEO of S*Marts Consulting, LLC. Sherry received her B.Sc. (Hons.) in Applied Biology from the University of Hertfordshire, and her Ph.D. in Physiology from Duke University. She has a wide-ranging background in biomedical research, regulatory affairs, nonprofit management, public education, and advocacy. Through S*Marts Consulting, she offers executive and career coaching with an emphasis on career and leadership development for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Dr. Marts is an experienced mentor, a Radical Honesty™ coach, and meditation teacher. She is co-author (with Raven Dana) of The Book of How: Creating the Life You Want. She is an expert speaker and workshop leader with a lively personality and sense of humor.

Questions? Concerns? Please email Caroline Patenode at

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Successfully Navigating a Career Fair, But Didn’t Know to Ask.

Part 1: Workshop on the Fundamentals

Date: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Time: 6:00p – 7:30p
Location: Havemeyer Hall, 7th floor lounge
 – 30 min presentation on the key take-away points
 – 1 hr mock career fair to practice with board members and Columbia alumni as mock employers
Part 2: Professional Head Shot Service
Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014
Time: 1:00p – 4:00p
Location: 602 NWC Building
Cost: $8 in-advance; $10 walk-ins (no refund) 
You will reserve a spot within a 20-min window
during which your photos will be taken, NOT a 20-min private photo shoot.
Reserve your spot! Photographer will take 3-5 photos for you, and you’ll review the photos before they are sent to you via email.
Please arrive 5 minutes early to sign in.
Business attire is highly recommended. Due to expected high demand, photographs will be first-come, first-served.
All are invited regardless of gender. Please direct questions to Haoqian Chen at

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