Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Stanford MBA Future Leaders Program

This program is a three-day residential event hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business and corporate sponsors in the San Francisco Bay Area that introduces college students from diverse backgrounds to an MBA education and post-MBA career opportunities. Details on the application process and criteria for selection are available at the Stanford MBA Future Leaders Program webpage. 

Applications are due 17 March 2016.

I hope that you will take some time to help us identify candidates who would be interested in applying for this program by sharing this with your club members and networks. I have enclosed a flyer about the Stanford MBA Future Leaders Program for distribution.

About the Program
Students will experience life as a Stanford GSB student as they live on campus, participate in the classroom, engage in various innovation and leadership activities, and gain exposure to the GSB and Bay Area communities. 

The inaugural Stanford MBA Future Leaders Program will take place at Stanford GSB from 11-14 August 2016. Costs for transportation to and from the program (including airfare), as well as lodging and food for program participants, will be covered.

To be eligible for this program, students must be a US citizen or permanent resident entering their junior year in college, and have completed their sophomore year by June 2016. Dual US-citizens are welcome to apply. Students do not need to be in a business or business-related major to apply to the program. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) majors are encouraged. Students who would add diversity broadly defined to the business school and business communities are particularly encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • African American, Hispanic American, Native American, and LGBTQ students
  • First-generation college students
  • Pell-grant eligible students
  • Students with other work and life experiences that may add a distinct perspective


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Summer RA Position with ASEP!

The Resident Assistant serves as a community builder, leader, role model, and peer helper. The RA is responsible for maintaining an emotionally and physically safe and secure environment for all students. Modeling respect for diverse backgrounds, opinions and beliefs is a key feature of the RA position. 

JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Attend all training and program planning sessions, including all‑day and evening sessions.
  • All training sessions are mandatory and are scheduled throughout the week of Monday, June 27th — Friday, July 1st.
  • Assist with Opening and Closing of the residence hall for the entire day and evening on Tuesday, July 5th,  Thursday, August 4th, and Friday, August 5th.
  • Share weekday, night, and weekend on‑ duty responsibilities on a rotating basis with other RAs.
  • Communicate daily with the full-time administration regarding student nightly activities.
  • Complete evaluations and administrative details after the program.
  • Attend staff meetings each week.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Applications are due Friday, February 19th at 11:59pm.

Summer Office Assistant Position with ASEP!

The Office Assistant serves as a support for the ASEP Pre-Collegiate and Collegiate offices during the summer program.  The Office Assistant is responsible for maintaining an organized work environment, while supporting the full-time staff with administrative tasks. The Office Assistant also supports the program and students by modeling respect for diverse backgrounds, opinions and beliefs.

JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Attend all training and program planning sessions, including all‑day and evening sessions.
  • All training sessions are mandatory and are scheduled throughout the week of Monday, June 27th — Friday, July 1st.
  • Assist with Opening and Closing of the residence hall for the entire day and evening on Tuesday, July 5th,  Thursday, August 4th, and Friday, August 5th.
  • Assist in organizing all recreational, social, and academic events.
  • Help maintain and organize records and databases.
  • Assist in the upkeep of bulletin boards and other promotional areas.
  • Help maintain order in the computer lab/book library.
  • Perform administrative office duties (answering phones, filing, desk coverage) Assist with update of promotional and recruitment brochures.
  • Attend staff meetings each week.
  • Complete evaluations and administrative details after the close of the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Applications are due Friday, February 19th at 11:59pm.

Summer Residential Teaching Assistant Position with ASEP!

The Collegiate and Pre-Collegiate programs are looking to hire students for it's 5 week summer program, as Residential Teaching Assistants for Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (Statistics, Calculus & Pre Calculus). Our Residential Teaching Assistants receive a stipend, housing and meals for the duration of the program, including training. 

Residential Teaching AssistantThe Residential Teaching Assistant serves as an academic assistant as well as a community builder, leader and role model. The Residential TA models respect for diverse backgrounds, opinions and beliefs. 

JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Attend all training and program planning sessions, including all‑day and evening sessions.
  • All training sessions are mandatory and are scheduled throughout the week of Monday, June 27th — Friday, July 1st.
  • Assist with Opening and Closing of the residence hall for the entire day and evening on Tuesday, July 5th, Thursday, August 4th, and Friday, August 5th.
  • Complete evaluations and administrative details after the program.
  • Attend staff meetings each week.
  • Other duties as assigned.
To apply please go to https://barnard.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7OnyNc4X1st2G33

Applications are due Friday, February 19th at 11:59pm.

Summer Opportunities with BEAM!


Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics: Summer Counselor/TA Positions

This summer, change the lives of talented middle school students from underserved backgrounds.

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, is seeking undergraduate students or recent graduates to be counselors and TAs for summer programs that give everyone a chance to excel in mathematics.  You may work at one of our residential programs (with housing and transportation provided) or our new non-residential program in New York City.

As a Counselor/TA, you will have both an academic and non-academic role:

  • Create a vibrant social experience for kids who are discovering for the first time that there are other people who like doing mathematics,
  • Be a role model and mentor to the students,
  • Supervise students and run activities each day for them to relax and socialize, and
  • Help kids learn amazing new math by guiding them through challenging problems, assisting the faculty, and giving feedback to students on their work.
At our residential sites, you'll also live with students in college dorms and mentor them through the process of living away from home.

We're looking for counselors who have a lot of initiative and maturity, who will inspire the students to do better, and who are good at math. The camp's academics will be challenging to everyone, with courses on topics such as combinatorics, number theory, problem solving, graph theory, game theory, and more, so you'll get plenty of chance to stretch your mathematical muscles.  (You do not need to know these specific topics to apply.)

All counselors must be available for July 6 through August 3 (the residential program) or July 8 through August 6 (the non-residential program). You will have a chance to take time off, but this is a very intense experience and you should be prepared for it!

The residential program will take place at two sites, Bard College and a second site TBD, both located about 2-3 hours outside New York City. Food, housing, and transportation are provided.  The non-residential program takes place in New York City, and provides breakfast and lunch.  Salaries range from $2600-$3000 for first-time counselors.

For more information and the application, contact us at info@beammath.org or visit our website at www.beammath.org.

Succeeding in Biology Workshop

Are you enrolled in Bio 1000 or Bio 1500 this semester? 

If so, please plan to attend our annual Succeeding in Biology workshop with Professors John Snow and Diana Heller on Tuesday, February 16th at 2:00pm in room 225 Milbank.  
Your Biology faculty will suggest effective strategies for success in Biology (lectures, exams, lab). 
Refreshments will be served! 

Please send an email RSVP to asep@barnard.edu.

HI USA's Travel Scholarship

HI NYC is excited to offer 20 $2000 travel scholarships to local Pell-qualified youth in NYC age 18-30! The deadline is fast approaching (March 4th).

They will be discussing the scholarship, and how to make study abroad a reality, at their upcoming Study Abroad 101 Workshop THIS FRIDAY February 12th at 5pm at HI NYC hostel (891 Amsterdam Ave).

Thank you for helping us diversify the demographic of travelers abroad!

To apply, or to learn more information about the program, please contact Ellie Moore, Education Program Coordinator for Hostelling International NYC at education.newyork@hiusa.org

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Become a Barnard Speaking Fellow!

Love speaking? Looking to develop your speaking skills and use your voice for empowerment? 

The Speaking Fellows are specially trained Barnard students who work with speaking-intensive courses and other academically centered programs, helping students improve their presentation and class discussion skills.  The program requires Speaking Fellows to be among Barnard’s best public speakers, and to have strong leadership and teaching abilities. We aim to cultivate and empower the speaking culture at Barnard by teaching students to be reflective about what they say and how they say it. Applications are due March 4th.

Requirements: First-Year or Sophomore standing. 
Questions? Email Daniela Kempf at dkempf@barnard.edu
#saywhatyoumean

CWBS 12th Annual Women's Business Leadership Conference: Powered by You

Date: Sunday, February 28th
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Low Memorial Library


The Columbia Women's Business Society invites you to attend the 12th Annual Women's Business Leadership Conference, "Powered By You." The conference aims to connect undergraduate students to successful women in a variety of business fields and to inspire them to achieve their own professional goals in the future. Through two keynote addresses, career panels, and networking portions throughout the day, conference attendees have a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the most inspiring women in the corporate world.


This year's distinguished keynote speakers will be Sallie Krawcheck, Co-Founder and CEO of Ellevest, and Christina Lee, COO for Banking, Americas at Barclays in New York. The conference will also host six panels including Sell Side Finance, Buy Side Finance, Consulting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship/Social Enterprise and Technology. After the panels, there will be time to network and to meet our inspiring panelists one-on-one.


For more information, check out the conference website and Facebook Event!

Tamer Fellowship

Are you seeking financial support for your social impact summer internship? Join us on February 3rd to find out about the Tamer Center Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship Program, a unique and exciting funding opportunity for students working full-time over the summer at organizations making social change in the world. Come hear from past fellows about their experiences, as well as more details around guidelines for students, qualifying organizations, and the internship itself.
Date: Wednesday, February 3rd
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Mehler Parlor, Elliot Hall
RSVP: Email Adeline at AdelineMedeiros@barnard.edu
For compete details, including application materials, please visit the website.

Open Discussion: Diversity at Barnard

Please join faculty and students for an open discussion on the future of diversity on our campus. Last semester both students and faculty expressed deep concerns in the face of disturbing incidents at Yale and the University of Missouri. Those concerns continue and we would like to begin a direct conversation between faculty and students on how we can work together to more concretely address the issues of diversity (which we conceive broadly to include race, ethnicity, gender, class, ability, and sexuality, among others) we confront on our campus.

Please spread the word among students and faculty and join us for a frank conversation on Monday, February 8th, 5-6:30pm in Held Auditorium, Barnard Hall. An agenda for the conversation is below.

Agenda:

1. Taking stock: Why are we here?
- priorities
- lines of communication
- mutual support
- coordination

2. Aspirations: What do we want to achieve?
Q: If there is one thing you could change that would impact diversity at Barnard, what would it be?

3. Updates: What's been done so far?
Reporting from students and faculty on conversations with BC administration.

4. Bridging the gap: How do we get from what's been done to what we want to achieve?

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Monica L. Miller
Associate Professor of English
Faculty Coordinator, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF)
Barnard College
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027