GSA Newsletter Oct 4th

Your weekly GSA newsletter.

Welcome to Week 6 — Shanah Tovah – Happy New Year

 Header image courtesy of Lem Morrison

News . . .

The GSA voted on 4 new members to the Board.  Varatharaajan Vengadesan – VP, John Romano – Academics Chair, Vicki Michaeli – Socials Chair, Justin Simmons – SPA/Weissman Liason.

Scholarship Opportunities

CPA excel will be offering scholarships. Students may register for a scholarship here.

Students must be taking at least one accounting course to win. Recipients will be announced on December 5th. Awards include:

· 1 Grand Prize – $2,500 Cash Scholarship + CPAexcel Video GoldMedal Course ($1,690 value)

· 5 First Prizes – CPAexcel Video Gold Medal Course ($1,690 value)

. 25 Second Prizes – CPAexcel Online Video Self Study Course($1,335 value)

Overwhelmed by all the events on campus.  Watch the google event calendar on the GCMC.

Upcoming Events . . .

October 5 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm NVC 14-220


Mid-Size Accounting Firm Panel
Representatives from EisnerAmper, Friedman, Marcum and ParenteBeard will discuss their firms and you will have the opportunity to network with their recruiters, and business line professionals, many of whom are Baruch alums. RSVP at Zicklin Careerlink

October 6 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Library Conference Center 7-750


RSM McGladrey Information Session

Join us for a panel discussion, Q & A session and round-table speed networking with representatives from the 5th largest public accounting firm.

DRESS: Business attire. RSVP at Zicklin Careerlink

October 11 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm NVC 14-245


SEOC Job$mart Career Hour – Risk Management: The Evolution of Risk Management Functions

Baruch-Executives on Campus’ Job$mart Career Hour Program along with the Baruch Accounting Society will be hosting Risk Management Executives: former PwC partner, Jack Pullara; Director of Internal Audit at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, Laurie Scofield; and  former assurance partner at BDO Seidman LLP, Philip Terenzio.

EOC’s Job$mart Career Hour brings students and executives together to discuss career-related issues and topics and to assist students in gaining a greater knowledge and understanding of the various industries and organizations. If you have any questions, please email Jacqueline McLoughlin. Open to all students. Please invite your classmates!

Also visit Job$mart calendar and EOC Website.

October 13 8:30 am – 10:30 am


Societas-Meet a mentor


Each student will be paired with a mentor for a one-on-one mentoring for 15minutes. During this time you can ask any career related question you might have to the mentor. Our mentors are senior level managers and partners fromdifferent industries. In order to match you up with a mentor, please send us

your resume. Seats are limited so RSVP today. Click here.

October 14, 21, 28 & November 4th 2:30 – 4:30
Do You Have What It Takes?

The GCMC and EOC are proud to partner with Daniel Choi of Credit Suisee to host a four-part series on Defining Success in the  workplace for those in the Zicklin Graduate Business program in their final year before graduating. Apply by Sept 30th via Zicklin CareerLink under “Jobs” tab.

October 17th & 18th 8:45 pm: Rose Nagelberg Theatre, NVC-B3

The Graduate Arts Association is holding auditions for their fall concert event. We are looking for talented performers, artists of all types and a creative backstage crew. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
Contact Daniel Seda (President & Director) for more information.

October 18 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: NVC 14-245

EOC Job$mart Career Hour – Brand yourself for success – Part 2
Do you feel nervous to speak in front of recruiters and professionals? Do you know how to prepare your personal pitch and sell yourself during your interview? Have you built your personal brand? DIANE BARANELLO will share with you some useful tips for building your personal brand. Come to network with industry professionals and our officers. RSVP via CareerLink under event.

October 19th, Wednesday 9-10 pm: Hairy Monk

Come meet the other editors and contributors to the blog over a few cold ones at our “executive conference room” at the Hairy Monk.  The blog is a unique opportunity to make your voice heard, to get yourself noticed and to hone your writing.  Contribute your experience and opinions.  Here are some sample topics: Write in your native tongue and english to show off how diverse and international Baruch is; Write about a class or professor who influenced you or an instructor who shouldn’t be; Opine about the graduate experience; Share and compare your favorite watering holes; Expose what’s wrong at Baruch.

To paraphrase (with a boost) the words of the inimitable philosopher Bruce, Bust outta class, get away from those fools and come learn more from a 3-minute song (and from the bottom of glass) than you will ever learn from school.

October 19 12:30-2:00 pm NVC 14-250

EisnerAmper Information Session

Learn about the firm, their practice lines, and meet their recruiters, business professionals and Baruch alums. DRESS: Business attire. RSVP at Zicklin Careerlink.

October 23rd, 24th & 25th 7:30 pm BPAC 55 E 25th


A Festival of 5 Short Plays Celebrating the LGBT Community by Marjorie Conn, Jack Dyville, Mark Eugene Garcia, Penny Jackson, Duncan Pflaster.

To purchase tickets call the box-office @ (646) 312-5073.

October 26 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm NVC 14-220


GSA Social
Come enjoy the company of your fellow students and future colleagues.  Mingle with friends and meet new ones. Relax with drink specials or just chill.

November 9 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm 2nd floor lobby NVC

Grant Thornton Information Table
Stop by and meet the Grant Thornton campus recruiter, Matt Mendes. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Through member firms in 112 countries, including 50 offices in the United States, the partners and employees of Grant Thornton member firms provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients around the globe.

November 10 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 2nd floor lobby NVC

Mentor for a morning
RSVP on Zicklin CareerLink prior to Oct. 18th to receive executive bios and rank your mentor meeting preference. All majors are welcome! Executives from a variety of industries will be in attendance.

Got news? or an event to publicize. Share it with us.   Send the GSA VP, Varatha Vengadesan an e-mail with your events and details.  It will be in the next weekly newsletter.

Got Talent?  The header image (and more!) of this e-mail is a showcase for you to show off your art or imagery.  Send your artwork and we will put it in header for all to see with your name.

Pick of the Week

Rubin Museum Project


The project funds a membership that permits all Baruch students, faculty, staff and alumni to visit the Rubin Museum of Art for FREE. The Rubin Museum of Art is located at 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011. Click here to view hours of operation.

Follow the GSA onFacebook. Come to the next meeting on Tuesday, Oct 18th. Contact Leon Fischman, President, to be sure you are on the agenda.

The independent voice for graduate students at Baruch. Subscribe now and stay informed.  Build your on-line presence with a post. “If I am not for myself, who will be? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” -Hillel

Can you feel the shadow of your future? Looking for a new position, a change in your career or just better interviewing skills?  Explore what the GCMC has to offer and setup appointments today!

The clock is ticking. Your job search\career change will take time. Take charge today.

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