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  • Fall 2012 Orientation

    Office of Graduate Student Affairs

    254 Engineering Terrace (Mudd) * 500 West 120th Street * (212) 854-6438

    Engineering your success…

  • Table of Contents

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    Page 2

    PAGES 3-9 Orientation Schedule

    PAGES 10-13 Student Services Information

    PAGES 14-15 Administration and Department Contacts

    PAGES 16-17 On and Off-campus Dining Options

    PAGES 18-33 EGSC & School Sponsored Activities

    PAGES 34-35 New York City Activities

    PAGE 36-37 EGSC Listserv Instructions & Elections

    PAGE 38 Campus Map

    PAGES 39-40 Academic Integrity

    PAGES 41-43 Notes

    PAGE 44 EGSC Interest Meeting

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Miller Theater at 2960 Broadway (Dodge Hall at 116th Street)

    10:30-11:15 Registration – Miller Theater

    (Dodge Hall, Ground Entrance at 116th &

    Broadway)

    11:30-12:15 Welcome Address

    Donald Goldfarb, Interim Dean Soulaymane Kachani, Vice Dean of Academic Programs

    Alum, Bill Bocra, ’99, M.S.

    Tiffany Simon, Associate Dean, Graduate Student Affairs

    12:15-1:15 Getting Started at Columbia Engineering:

    An Introduction to University Student Services

    This introduction will provide the necessary resources for graduate students while providing a brief overview of

    student services. Topics such as , health services, SVR

    registration, resolving registration holds, establishing an

    email account, and other important services and issues

    will be discussed.

    1:15-1:25 Engineering Graduate Student Council (EGSC)

    Welcome Address

    Andrew Kang, EGSC President

    1:25-1:35 Academic Integrity & Community Standards

    1:35-2:05 Public Safety

    3:00-5:00 Havana Central Happy Hour Meet „N Greet

    (2911 Broadway, between 114th and 115th streets)

    Page 3

    Free time! Want Suggestions?

    1. Dining Options? See pages 16-17

    2. Social Activity? See pages 18-35

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Location Determined by Department

    Students will pick up their ID‟s with their Academic Departments _________

    Department Time Location

    Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics 9:00 a.m. 200 Mudd

    Biomedical Engineering (Engineering Terrace) 10:00 a.m. 351 Mudd

    Chemical Engineering (Department lobby area) 10:00 a.m. 811 Mudd

    Civil Engineering (Conference Room) 11:00 a.m. 611 Mudd

    Computer Science PhD orientation 10:30 a.m. 453 Mudd

    Computer Science MS orientation 10:00 a.m. 501 NCB

    Earth & Environmental Engineering 10:00 a.m. 924 Mudd

    Electrical & Computer Engineering (Rotunda) 9:30 a.m. Low Library

    IEOR (MSOR/IE August 27th) 9:30 a.m. Davis Aud.

    IEOR (MS & PhD August 27th) 3:00 p.m. 309 Havemeyer

    Mechanical Engineering 9:30 a.m. 227 Mudd

    Time & Room location subject to change, please inquire with department.

    4:00-6:30 EGSC‟s “Dis‟Orientation Social” at Dave & Busters

    Join your fellow students for free food, games, and happy hour! The Engineering Graduate Student Council invites you to “Dis’Orientation,” our annual end of orientation celebration. The

    event will take place at Dave & Buster's at Times Square 234 W. 42nd St (between 7th and 8th Ave).

    Page 4

    Most of the day is an opportunity to meet and mingle with faculty, staff, and

    fellow students in your respective departments. You will also learn about

    advising, course selection, and registration. Please meet your department at the

    time/location listed below. Please be on time!

    Free time! Want Suggestions?

    1. Dining Options? See pages 16-17

    2. Social Activity? See pages 18-35

  • Thursday, August 30, 2012 Davis Auditorium, Between Amsterdam and Broadway

    (412 CEPSR)

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    10:00-11:00 Navigating New York

    This session offers information and “New Yorker tips” on

    how to navigate the NYC public transportation system,

    including buses, taxis and the one and only NYC metro.

    11:00-11:30 Engineering Library Resources

    The engineering library is a great resource to all graduate

    students. Come to this session to learn more details about

    various electronic reserves and databases.

    11:30-12:00 Center for Career Education

    This is your opportunity to learn about the many resources

    for students in preparation for graduation (job search,

    resumes, and industry contacts). It is never too early to start

    planning!

    12:30-1:00 Get Involved!: Developing a Network for Women at

    Columbia Engineering The Society of Women Engineers Graduate Student Group (GradSWE) & Women in Computer Science (WICS)

    invite you to get involved! Come learn more about what

    these graduate societies are about, their upcoming events,

    and ways to participate in these organizations and the

    Columbia community as a whole. This event will feature

    an information session with a brief Q & A led by Grad

    SWE and WICS student board members.

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    Free time! Want Suggestions?

    1. Dining Options? See pages 16-17

    2. Social Activity? See pages 18-35

  • Thursday, August 30, 2012 Davis Auditorium, Between Amsterdam and Broadway

    (412 CEPSR)

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    1:00-1:30 Meet & Greet Lunch for Women in Engineering

    Enjoy pizza and refreshments with the members of

    GradSWE & WICS student board members.

    1:30-2:30 Women at Columbia Engineering Panel

    A panel on graduate student life, career paths, and

    managing it all. Graduate students, post doctoral fellows,

    and faculty members will provide their words of wisdom on

    life at Columbia Engineering. This session will feature the

    unique perspectives of eight different women with an

    extended time for Q & A.

    2:30-3:30 Surviving New York: Current Student Panel Session

    This session covers tips and information on how to survive

    in NYC as a student. From dining, to shopping, to

    managing your finances, current students will discuss the

    ins and outs of becoming a New Yorker on a student

    budget!

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    Free time! Want Suggestions?

    1. Dining Options? See pages 16-17

    2. Social Activity? See pages 18-35

  • Thursday, August 30, 2012 Davis Auditorium, Between Amsterdam and Broadway

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    3:30-5:30 Current Student Information Session (Carleton Lounge)

    Join in on a session with current students for an open

    discussion – learn the tricks of the trade, and “information

    they wish they knew then that they know now.”

    6:30-7:30 “If I knew then what I know now,” Alumni Panel

    Not sure how to navigate the job search? Want to know

    insider tips on the graduate SEAS experience? Hear directly

    from alumni who went from graduate SEAS to great success

    in their industries. Panelists include, Bandar Alturkmani

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