Monday: April 4th, 2011

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Dear GS students:

Student Council elections are coming up! Watch the exciting race for the council's 8 core positions, make sure you read the candidates' campaign statements, and most importantly: vote!

GSSC Events
1. Debates for GSSC Elections
2. Finance & Economics Panel
3. Major/Concentration Meet & Greet
4. Journalism & Media Panel
5. Inter-Campus Pirate Treasure Hunt
6. More Upcoming Events

Columbia Events
Careers in Human Rights Panel
GS Students: Navigating the NYC Rental Market

Additional Hoots
GSSC Elections!
Call for Student Entrepreneurs
GS Gala Tickets
GSSC on Facebook

Did you know...?



GSSC Events*

1. Debates for GSSC Elections

At these public debates, the Executive Board candidates will share their ideas about the Student Council, and present themselves to the GS student body before next week's elections. For more information, please email gsscelections@columbia.edu.

Date: Tuesday, April 5
Place: Satow Room, Lerner Hall
Time: 7:30 p.m.


2. Finance & Economics Panel


Network with GS alumni working in finance and economics! 
This is an informal, intimate panel discussion, presented to you by GSSC and the GS Alumni Office as part of the GS Lunch & Learn Series. Alumni will share their professional experiences and industry insights, and answer questions about careers in finance and economics.

Date: Tuesday, April 5
Place: Alumni Welcome Center (622 W. 113th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam)
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Price: Free!
RSVP: Appreciated but not necessary. Register online.


3. Major/Concentration Meet & Greet

Early registration is just around the corner! 
Come and enjoy free pizza while talking to GS students who will share their (good and bad) experiences with classes you're interested in, and inform you about the best ways to get through them in one piece! They will answer your questions about specific classes, studying and homework strategies, or even living in New York over the summer.
For more information, visit Facebook.

Date: Wednesday, April 6
Place: GS Lounge
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Price: Free!


4. Journalism & Media Panel


Network with GS alumni working in media! 
This is an informal, intimate panel discussion, presented to you by GSSC and the GS Alumni Office as part of the GS Lunch & Learn Series. Alumni will share their professional experiences and industry insights, and answer questions about careers in media.

Date: Thursday, April 7
Place: 610 Lewisohn Hall
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Price: Free!
RSVP: Appreciated but not necessary. Register online.


5. Inter-Campus Pirate Treasure Hunt


Part interactive game. Part theater. Part murder mystery. Part scavenger hunt. 
To win great prizes, form a team, fly your colors, secure a map and pirate hat, and match wits with pirates who will help (or hinder) you in your quest to uncover buried treasure and find a murderer. The first 50 students will receive a custom Columbia pirate hat, and food and beverages will be provided after the hunt. 
For more information, visit Facebook.

Date: Friday, April 15
Place: Low Steps
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.


6. More Upcoming Events


For information on more upcoming events, please visit GSLounge.com, which features a full events calendar. We look forward to welcoming you at our events!

* If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Kelly Braga (VP of Student Life) at kjb2156@columbia.edu at least 24 hours before the event you would like to attend, and we will be happy to make special accommodations for you.



Columbia Events


Careers in Human Rights Panel

Human rights professionals will discuss their current work and previous professional experiences, and offer insights and advice to students interested in pursuing a career in human rights.
For more information, visit Facebook.

Date: Thursday, April 7
Place: 707 (Lindsay Rogers Room) International Affairs Building
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
RSVP: Appreciated but not necessary. Contact Angelica Hoyos at ach2150@columbia.edu.


GS Students: Navigating the NYC Rental Market

At this workshop, GS students will receive valuable advice about the search for and the renting of apartments, apartment sharing, and many other aspects of the NYC rental market.

Date: Tuesday, April 12
Place: 212D Lewisohn Hall
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
RSVP: Register online.



Additional Hoots


GSSC Elections!

Electronic ballots will be open from Monday, April 11, at 10:00 a.m., through Wednesday, April 13, at 10:00 a.m. Intercouncil Election Day will be held on Low Plaza, where students will be able to cast their votes, receive a free Columbia water bottle, and see performances from Columbia student dance groups. The link to the ballot will be emailed out on the morning of Monday, April 11.


Call for Student Entrepreneurs


GSSC will be hosting a reception with a notable keynote speaker, a panel of professionals and academics, and a showcase of GS entrepreneurs and businesspeople, geared toward learning and networking in diverse areas of the business world. We are currently seeking GS students with entrepreneurial experience to participate. To get involved, contact Josh Lewin-Jacus (First Year Class President) at jal2239@columbia.edu.
For more information on the Symposium, visit Facebook.

Date: Friday, April 29
Place: Faculty House
Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


GS Gala Tickets


Since the GS Gala: The Black & White Ball sold out quickly, we ask everyone who would like to sell his or her Gala ticket, and everyone who would like to be placed on a wait list to purchase a ticket if one becomes available, to contact Marita Wright (Social Chair) at maw2181@columbia.edu.


GSSC on Facebook

Join GSSC on Facebook, and we will keep you posted about all upcoming events!



Did you know...?


New high-capacity electronic staplers, sponsored by GSSC, were recently installed in the GS Lounge!


For questions or comments, please contact Katrin Nusshold (VP of Communications) at kn2232@columbia.edu.

Only 4 more weeks of classes!