Your GSA Newsletter! Week 7 – 3/13


Your weekly GSA newsletter.

Welcome to Week 7!!
 Header image courtesy of George Selinksy.
Baruch Escalators
News . . .
Fast Pitch Competition!  Pitch your best business concept for: Wealth (e-commerce, retailing business services, advertising), Education & Health (classroom collaboration, teaching aids, educational gamification, sports, diagnostics), Enjoyment (social networking, gaming, entertainment of all kinds).  Pitch can be made by a team or an individual.
March 23rd: Executive Summary template
April 16th: 2-minute video pitch
May 15th: 5-minute pitch final presentation
$2,000 awarded in each category.  An additional $2,000 prize will be awarded to the best student pitch.
To enter the competition, visit here and receive a promo code for free access to developer API’s from AT&T.
Opportunity for SPA Graduate Student to serve as a Representative on the SPA Curriculum Committee:  The School of Public Affairs Curriculum Committee is a subcommittee of the Faculty Senate.  The committee works to review and make recommendations on proposals for adding, expanding, deleting or modifying programs and courses.  This is a great opportunity to interact with faculty and other school officials, to influence SPA course and program development, and to experience higher education administration in action.  The committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 12-2pm.
If you are interested, please contact the current representative Betsy Conrad.

Baruch College’s Financial Aid Office is now on Facebook and Twitter! Join for up to the minute posts and resources relating to financial aid.

Develop and keep your edge with our essential reads via the @gradbaruchian Twitter feed. Follow us and sip from the firehose articles.

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

Upcoming Events . . .

March 13 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, NVC 14-245

Job$mart Career Hour – Global Opportunities

Speaker: Geoff Milton, Partner, C.I.S. LLC

Executives on Campus Executive Geoff Milton will discuss the opportunities around the globe for students along with how to juggle career, school, and family.

Click here for more information!

March 14 5:00pm – 6:00pm, 151 East 25th Street – Seventh Floor (Room 750)

CIA Information Session

Learn about the exciting positions available right now within the National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency.  RSVP on the Baruch College School of Public Affairs – Career Services website here.


March 14  8:45pm, NVC 2-125

MPA Club: March Meeting

We’ll be discussing upcoming club officer elections and many other semester events.


March 16  7:00pm – 10:00pm, NVC Multipurpose Room 1-107

IGSA Holi Utsav 2012

The Indian Graduate Students Association cordially invites everyone to celebrate the “Festival of Colors” along with fellow Baruchians and Alumni.  Come dressed in your favorite colors to enjoy an evening of music, dance and authentic Indian food!  Gear up for some fun games and get cheered by your classmates!  Please feel free to bring a guest with you to share all the fun.

Limited space available.  Please RSVP before 4:00pm Thursday, Mar 15th.  You need to bring your Baruch ID and your registered guest needs a photo ID to gain entry at the event.

For questions please contact Hiten Jain.  RSVP here!


March 20 8:00 am – 11:15 am

Mentor For a Morning

Executives on Campus in conjunction with GCMC and Starr Career Development Center are hosting Mentor For a Morning. This is an opportunity for students to meet with EOC executives to gain insight into various industries, ask career related questions and develop professional relationships.

RSVP (Zicklin & Weissman students) at the Zicklin Career Link (The event is listed under workshops) by Feb 27th.

For future events and details visit Job$mart, EOC and Mentor For a Morning websites or contact Jacquline McLoughlin.


March 20 12:00pm – 2:00pm, NVC 1-107

Sustainable Business Club of Baruch: Opportunities in Microfinance

Please join our distinguished panel as we explore the opportunities in growing this field: a field that includes immense financial and social opportunities in microcredit, risk-assessment, and impact investing.  Speakers are from the US Department of Treasury, Women’s World Banking, Mission Markets, ACCION USA, and more…

Registration/Lunch: 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Panel/Q&A: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

To register, click here!


March 23  6:00pm – 9:00pm  Newman Library, Room 750

SPA Alumni & Graduate Student Networking Social

The Baruch School of Public Affairs, MPA Club, and SPA Alumni invite all Baruch SPA Alumni and and current Graduate Students to come enjoy wine and refreshments while mixing and mingling at this great networking opportunity.  This event is FREE and registration information can found here.


March 28 10:00am – 2:00pm, Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas

Women for Hire: NYC Career Expo

Included in this free hour event – i) Power Seminars: Tips and tricks on acing a challenging job search, ii) Mentor Match: Candid advice from another professional in the trenches, iii) Perfect Pitch: Nail your quick intro to wow everyone you meet, iv) Resume Reviews: Instant feedback on this all-important document, v) The Interview: Experts will evaluate job seeker’s interview skills, vi) Engaging Employers: Access to the people who’ll get you in the door & vii) Exceptional Connections: Phenomenal talent to trade ideas and lead.


March 30

Internship and Independent Study

Today is the last day to register for Graduate Internship and Independent Study courses. 


April 6 to April 15

Spring Recess

A great time to catch up or read ahead!!  Enjoy your holiday!!


April 19  5:30pm – 8:30pm  Baruch Performing Arts Center, Engelman Hall, 55 Lexington Ave (Vertical Campus)

BCAA: Managing Your Career in Today’s Competitive Marketplace

Please join the Baruch College Alumni Association  (BCAA) for an informative 1-hour panel discussion presentation “Managing Your Career in Today’s Competitive Marketplace” with executive corporate alumni professionals.  Gain career insights, personal experiences, and industry trends.  Great pre and post networking opportunities.  Refreshments will be served!  Free for students!

Contact BCAA today @ (646) 660-6080 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (646) 660-6080      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or e-mail us here to register your attendence.  Ticket purchases available via Mastercard, Visa, Check, Money Order, and Cash.  Ticket Deadline April 13th.


April 24  8:00 am – 11:15 am

Mentor For a Morning – School of Public Affairs

Executives on Campus are hosting Mentor For a Morning. This is an opportunity for students to meet with EOC executives to gain insight into various industries, ask career related questions and develop professional relationships.

RSVP here (For SPA students only)  by March 25th.

For future events and details visit Job$mart, EOC and Mentor For a Morning websites or contact Jacquline McLoughlin.


May 7  6:00pm – 8:00pm

Association of International Business: Spring Alumni Reception

The Association of International Business has scheduled its Spring Alumni Reception for Monday, 7th at 6pm.  To RSVP and for information on location, please follow this link.

We look forward to seeing you there!

May 9  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Information & Technology Building, 151 East 25th St, Rackow Conference Room 7th Room

Executives on Campus: Mentors Appreciation Cocktail Party!

We welcome the entire Executives on Campus Community, including all of our mentors in the Baruch College EOC program, to take part in this appreciation event.  Please bring your current and former mentees!

Got news? or an event to publicize? Share it with us. Send the GSA VP, John V. Romano, 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.
GSA News
Follow the GSA on Facebook. Come to the next meeting on Tuesday, Mar 13th. 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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