GSA Weekly Newsletter Oct 17


Your weekly GSA newsletter.

Welcome to Week 8!

Header image courtesy of Lem Morrison
News . . .

 425 Book Club Project,founded by Professor Regina Bernard-Carreno (Assistant Professor,  Black and Hispanic Studies Dept,  Baruch College), is an organization that is dedicated to fostering and promoting the idea that through the model of a book-club, young people will begin, learn, and love to read for leisure. Your donation of $5, $10, $15, or $20 will help them buy new books for teens and keep them involved in 425 Book Club Project throughout the school year. Their involvement will keep them connected to reading, off the street and safe during after school hours, and provide them with the information they need in order to be knowledgeable citizens within our society.

Please contact Maryanne Ravenel at to see how you can donate and for more information about 425 Book Club Project, please click here
PricewaterhouseCoopers xTREME Tax Competition 2011
Teams of 5 students (2 sophomores – enrolled in the first accounting course, 1 junior – accounting major, and 2 others including seniors or graduate students) work together to build a case based on a particular business issue and present their findings to a group of PwC professionals.You may form your own team or sign up individually and be assigned to a team!To participate, please email Zeljko Sockovic with your team’s or individual information including the following:
1. Your first and last name
2. Student status (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student)
3. Major
4. Baruch email address
5. GPA (optional)
All the teams will meet with PwC on October 20th, club hours, to go over the structure of the competition. This meeting should take no longer than 1 1/2 hours and PwC will provide lunch or snacks. The teams will have two weeks to prepare for the final competition on November 4th.
For more information click here.
Annual Career Conference
The Advertising Women of NY is hosting their annual Career Conference, and would love to see consistent student involvement from our School (from both women and men).

Click here for more info, and to register by November 4th.

They will offer discounts to groups that register with 10 or more students in one packet on their website.

If your club is planning to attend with a group, after you’ve registered, please send an email to the GCMC inbox, so that GCMC may share your names with the office that liaises with AWNY.

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

Upcoming Events . . .
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 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm: Newman Conference Center 151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor, Room H 750

Mitsui & Company (U.S.A.) – Lunch-time Forum XCVI – Investment Banking In An Uncertain World
Speaker: Philip Vasan, Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Credit Suisse.

Sandwiches & drinks served.

October 18 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: NVC 14-245
EOC Job$mart Career Hour – Brand yourself for success – Part 2
EOC’s Job$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 Claendar and EOC Website.

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 12:00-2:30 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 20 8:30-9:30 pm NVC 3-216

Food Matters at Baruch – General meeting

Guest Speaker – Emily Dubner, Founder, Baking For Good.

Join us for our second meeting of the year. We’ll discuss about our upcoming fall panel, as well as our guest speaker. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP at the event page in facebook.

October 23, 24 & 25 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 25 12:00 pm – 2:30pm NVC 14-220
The David Berg Foundation Series on Ethics and Accountability – Privacy, Data Mining and Business Ethics
Join us for the fourth seminar in the David Berg Foundation Series on Ethics and Accountability at Baruch College! This luncheon discussion will examine the balance between corporate data mining and the individual’s right to privacy.
The program will feature Ken Dreifach, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Office of Rapleaf and Justin Brookman, Director, Consumer Privacy Project, Center for Democracy & Technology. Mr. Dreifach and Mr. Brookman will discuss how personal data is used, and what limits should be placed on its use by companies, politicians and other organizations. They will draw on their regulatory, professional and advocacy experiences working with online companies and the data industry.
Click to register online.
For more information on the speakers and registration please click here.

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.
The After-Party following the Oct 26th Social gathering will take place at Arctica Bar, located on 3rd ave between 27th and 28th st. The lower deck has been reserved from 10pm, and specials will include $4 beers and $6 wines and cocktails.

November 2 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm Library Building 7th Floor

Zicklin Leadership Series
Lunch 12.15-12.45 pm
Presentation 12.45-1.45 pm
Speaker: Thomas V.Milroy, CEO – BMO Capital Markets

November 4 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Annual Direct/Interactive Marketing Student Career Forum
DMEF have partnered with Microsoft Advertising to plan an entire day of great presentations at their mid-town Manhattan offices. There will be presentations and involvement from key Microsoft executives as well as marketing executives from other companies and agencies in the direct/interactive marketing sphere.
For more info and registration please visit DMEF Student Career Forums.

November 8 12:00 – 1:30 pm NVC 14-250

JP Morgan Chase: Finance Associate Leadership Program Info Session
Learn more about the JPMorganChase Finance Associate Leadership Summer ’12 Internship Program.  This is a Chief Financial Officer track program.  Meet Joe Bonocore, Treasurer, JPMC and Baruch alums from this Program. Click here to RSVP on Zicklin CareerLink!

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
Meet an executive in a 45 minute 1-on-1 mentoring session to:
– Discuss your career objectives and set developmental goals in your field of interest

– Put soft skills to the test through a career focused dialogue

– Discuss industry trends and challenges

– Identify possibilities centered around success

– Gain insight on how to transfer your skills into a new industry

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
American Cancer Society
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – Sunday, Oct 16
The BCAA will be hosting a team of all interested Baruch alumni at the Annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk to raise funds in support research and finding a cure for breast cancer. Join our team to make a difference in the world around you while networking with your fellow alumni and representing your alma mater! For more information please contact Lori Benathen, Executive Director, BCAA at             (646) 660-6070       or via email.

Click here to register or to make a donation!

Follow the GSA on Facebook. Come to the next meeting on Tuesday, Oct 25th. 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
Great (and free) tunes are now on offer at the Graduate Baruchian. Check the main page for playlists via Spotify created by your fellow students.
Got a team project and need raw data? 
Send your survey link (e.g. survey monkey, qualtrics, etc) to the Graduate Baruchian.  We have a new Survey Point page just for surveys by Baruch grad students and affiliates.  Now you can reach beyond your network and get great data for your project.
Develop and keep your edge with our essential reads via the @gradbaruchian Twitter feed.  Follow us and sip from the firehose articles.

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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