Skills Building Workshops
This workshop series aims to provide general-skills practice and conversation around developmental areas often seen in both academic and non-academic settings. This includes, but is not limited to networking, conflict resolution, and team dynamics.
GS Story Consultations
This opportunity allows you to meet one on one with a GS Student Life staff member to discuss your GS story and the strategies for sharing it in an effective and dynamic way. We will discuss how you might share it in different contexts or tailor it to something specific you have in mind.
The GS Mentor Program pairs specially-trained continuing undergraduate and Postbac Premed students with incoming students on the basis of several criteria including majors or premedical tracks, interests, and backgrounds. Mentors meet with their mentees at regular intervals throughout their first semester to fulfill the following objectives:
- Assist students as they adjust to Columbia and college life by providing general advice, assistance, and support as well as sharing their own transition experiences
- Assist students in developing social networks throughout the Columbia community via social gatherings, University events, club meetings, etc.
- Provide information and resources for becoming involved in extra-curricular clubs, organizations, activities, and sports
- Provide guidance to students in starting initiatives, projects, charities, etc.
Application Deadline: Friday, September 22
If you have any questions, email [email protected].
The School of General Studies Student Leadership Awards are given to individuals that have distinguished themselves with their dedication to leadership and service to the School of General Studies and/or the Columbia University community.
Alumni Key Award
Awarded to a graduating senior and student completing the Postbac Premed Program for exceptional academic achievement and a demonstration of ongoing commitment to leadership and service to the School of General Studies community. The Alumni Key Award is officially conferred at the School of General Studies Class Day ceremony and the Postbac Premed Class Day ceremony.
Awarded to a graduating senior who shows exceptional leadership and Columbia spirit as exemplified by Bill Campbell '62CC, '64TC. The Campbell Award is officially conferred at the School of General Studies Class Day ceremony.
Dean’s Citation Award
Awarded to a graduating senior and student completing the Postbac Premed Program who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to outstanding leadership and service to the School of General Studies community throughout their academic tenure.
Awarded to a select group of students who have made outstanding contributions through their dedication to leadership and service to the School of General Studies and the Columbia University community.
Change Agent Award
Awarded to a select group of students who have made impactful contributions through their dedication to equity, inclusion, and social justice to the School of General Studies and the Columbia University community.
Awarded to students who have distinguished themselves this academic year with a dedication to service and leadership within the School of General Studies and/or the Columbia University community.
Honorary Owl Award
Awarded to a student from Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Barnard College, or any Columbia University graduate school who has made a contribution to the School of General Studies community through their leadership and service this academic year.