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Graduate Student Advisory Council Newsletter

GSAC Announcements

Plenary Meeting Schedule


January 17
February 14
March 7
April 4
May 2

Meetings will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm in Room 201 in the Casa Hispanica (612 West 116th Street). All are welcome!

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Awards and Elections

Chinweike Okegbe Service Award

GSAC is currently accepting nominations to the Chinweike Okegbe Award. The Chinweike Okegbe Service Award (formerly GSAC Service Award) is presented annually to two graduate students (Masters or PhD) and one non-student for service to the Columbia graduate community, with a special emphasis placed on their support of the Graduate Student Advisory Council. Recipients may only receive the award once. The award was established as the GSAC Service Award in 2015, and became a named award in honor of Dr. Chinweike Okegbe in 2016. The Chinweike Okegbe Service Award is awarded at the final GSAC plenary meeting of the year, traditionally in mid-April. The steering committee of GSAC selects the recipients of the award (and are thus ineligible to receive the award during their term). All current Columbia graduate students are welcome to place nominations by contacting members of the steering committee with letters of support.

Submissions can be made here

GSAC Steering Committee Elections
We are current accepting nominations for the the GSAC Steering Committee Elections. All steering committee applicants must attend the April plenary meeting, during which elections will be held. The plenary meeting is on Tuesday, April 4 from 6:30-8:00 pm in Room 201 of Casa Hispanica (612 West 116th St).
Please submit the application by Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Applications can be made here
 
Events

Upcoming Cultural and Sports Events

Toronto Raptors vs. NY Knicks
April 9, 12:00 pm Buy tickets

Benjamin Clementine  - Carnegie Hall
April 13 Buy tickets

GSAC: Night at the Bar - The Speakeasy at The Gin Mill

When: 23 March 2017 - 8-10pm
Where: The Speakeasy at the Gin Mill - 442 Amsterdam Avenue between 81st and 82nd street
What: Event will take place at The Gin Mill in the Downstairs Speakeasy. Tickets will go on Sale Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 12pm, Noon. For $10 you will have unlimited drinks including: Well Drinks (Basic Liquour Mixed Drinks), Well Beer, Bottled Beer, Draft Beer, Wine, Soda, Juice, (Top-Shelf Liquors, pitchers and shots - not included). We will also have a BeerPong Table set up! Please bring your School ID and a Government ID (21+). Students are allowed One Guest Each and must remain with their guest.  Also PLEASE bring Cash to Tip our Bartenders!
Buy tickets here for only $10.

GSAC: UPenn and Columbia Universities Student and Young Alumni Mixer - Open Bar

When: 1 April 2017 - 7-10pm
Where: The DL Rooftop - 95 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002
What: UPenn and Columbia are joining forces for our first annual Student and Young Alumni Mixer! UPenn will be transporting their graduate students from Philadelphia to NYC for the Day, after they enjoy NYC throughout the day, we will be hosting a Social Mixer with Columbia and UPenn Young Alumni! Enjoy a 2 hour open bar from 7-9pm and cash bar from 9-10pm on the Rooftop. For $10 you will have unlimited drinks including: Well Drinks (Basic Liquour Mixed Drinks), Well Beer, Bottled Beer, Draft Beer, Wine, Soda, Juice, (Top-Shelf Liquors, pitchers and shots - not included). Please bring your School ID and a Government ID (21+). Also PLEASE bring Cash to Tip our Bartenders!

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE

GSAC & EGSC Annual Poker Tournament

When: 5 April 2017 - 7-10pm
Where: 750 CEPSR - 530 W 120th St, Engineering Building
What: Join EGSC and GSAC in their annual Poker tournament! Play for a chance to win a $100, $50, $25 Gift card. Further information in the weeks to follow.

GSAC: The Book of Mormon - On Broadway

When: 3 May 2017 - 7pm
Where: Eugene O’Neill Theatre - 230 West 49th Street
What: We will be offering Tickets to the Broadway Production of The Book of Mormon. Tickets will go on sale in April on Eventbrite. The cost for students is $45. Students must present their Student ID when they pick up their Tickets outside the theatre. Tickets can be picked up before the show between 6:30-6:50pm outside The Eugene O'Neill Theatre (directions will be sent closer to the day of the event). Failure to show up during this time will forfeit your ticket.
Tickets will go on sale in the upcoming weeks.

GSAC: The Parlour Summer Party

When: 12 May 2016 - 8-11pm
Where: The Parlour - 250 W 86th Street
What: Event will take place at The Parlour in the upstairs Living Room. Tickets will go on Sale in April. Event includes: unlimited Beer, Wine, Soda and Juice for 3 Hrs, Chips and dip served all night, $5 special drinks served for the duration, Music played all night, Hot Appetizers to be served, (Top-Shelf Liquors, pitchers and shots - not included). Names will be checked when you arrive and you will receive a wristband. Please bring your School ID and a Government ID (21+). Guests are invited to come, but students can not buy them a ticket - guests can pay for their own drinks at the bar.  Also PLEASE bring Cash to Tip our Bartenders! If you want to attend for Free email gsac.social@columbia.edu to volunteer for part of the event.
Tickets will go on sale in the upcoming weeks.

ClearView Healthcare Partners Information Session

ClearView will be hosting an information session for PhD and post-doc candidates interested in full-time positions on March 1, 2017 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in the Carson Auditorium (CRC Building Lower Level) at Rockefeller University (1230 York Avenue), with an informal networking session to follow.
 

ClearView Healthcare Partners is a premier life sciences consulting firm with offices in Boston and New York City serving clients in the biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics spaces.  We provide world-class strategic decision-making support across a wide range of business issues.  Our goal is to inform actionable recommendations that allow companies to achieve their business objectives.

At ClearView, you will have the opportunity to lead projects and develop a broad range of expertise, skills, and connections that will serve as a foundation and springboard for your career.
 
Qualifications:
We are seeking motivated individuals who plan to graduate in the spring or summer of 2017 with a PhD in the life sciences or an MBA.  A successful entry-level Consultant candidate will meet the following requirements:
Undergraduate or Master's degree in the life sciences
PhD in the life sciences or MBA
Demonstrated interest in business
Strong written and oral communication skills in English
Enthusiasm for working collaboratively in a dynamic, team-based environment
Demonstrated leadership abilities
Highly analytical approach to solving complex problems
 
If you are interested in an enriching professional experience within the life sciences, we welcome your application.  We are currently accepting applications from PhD, MBA, and postdoc candidates through March 19, 2017 for the Life Sciences Strategy Consultant position to begin in summer or fall of 2017 (e.g., MBA or PhD students entering their last year of study).  If selected, candidates will be invited to interview in March/April of 2017.
 
To apply, please submit your resume, inclusive of your GPA, and a cover letter.  If you are currently working full-time in a consulting position or in the life sciences industry, please apply through our separate application portal for experienced applicants.
 
We will be having an information session for candidates interested in full-time positions on March 1, 2017 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in the Carson Auditorium (CRC Building Lower Level) at Rockefeller University (1230 York Avenue), with an informal networking session to follow.
 
To Apply: visit website
Or email: andrew.kang@clearviewhcp.com

Information Session: March 1, 2017 at 5:30 PM EST in the Carson Auditorium (CRC Building Lower Level) at Rockefeller University (1230 York Avenue)

Application Submission Deadline:  11:59 pm EDT, March 19, 2017

Interviews Being Held: March and April 2017
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Getting involved with GSAC

If you would like to become involved with GSAC, please consider becoming a Department Representative. Department Representatives are a department’s voice on GSAC. They serve as voting members of the plenary (steering committee members are nonvoting), in addition to serving on committees where much of the policy and decisions are deliberated and GSAC’s plans are executed. Many GSAS departments do not currently have a representative. See here for a list of vacant positions.

March 20, 2017
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