Doctors Without Borders Information Session – Thursday, April 4

The Mailman School invites students from Physicians & Surgeons, Nursing, Social Work, TC, and SIPA to attend a special presentation with Doctors Without Borders(MSF) on Thursday, April 4 from 11:30 am – 12:50 pm at the Medical Center Campus, Physicians & Surgeons Amphitheater 7, at 630 West 168 Street, 7th floor. (NOTE: The 1 train is not stopping at 168th Street; the A/C train is recommended).

Register (Non-Mailman Students from the select schools noted above)

Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization, serving as global first responders to emergencies, epidemics, and natural disasters. They will be on campus to provide information about career opportunities including jobs, paid internships, and volunteer positions in NYC and abroad, including:

International/Field Positions (all prefer 2 years’ experience and French or Arabic fluency):

  • Physicians (especially pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, Ob/Gyns and psychiatrists); Surgeons (especially general, trauma, obstetrics, pediatrics, burn and reconstruction)
  • Registered nurses and nurse practitioners (especially nurse midwives and OR nurses)
  • Technical logisticians
  • Water & sanitation specialists
  • Mental Health Specialists (especially clinical psychologists at the PhD level, Clinical Social Workers, and licensed mental health professionals)
  • Epidemiologists
  • Human Resources Administrators
  • For details regarding their field-based opportunities, visit:
    https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/careers/work-field

NYC-Based Paid Internships (summer deadline 4/17), working on areas including:

  • Access Campaigns, Vaccines campaign, HIV/TB Policy, eHealth Unit, Epicentre, Field Partnerships, Medical & Operations Research
  • Communications, Digital Marketing, Editorial and Multimedia, Marketing, Medical Editing, Press, Social Media, Video Editing
  • Fundraising, Corporate & Foundations, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Public Events, Grants
  • HR/Recruitment Outreach, Training, Finance, IT
  • For details regarding their summer internships, visit:
    https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/careers/work-us-office/office-internships

Tamer Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship Program Open for Applications!

Are you working at an organization with social or environmental value this summer? You may be eligible for the Tamer Center Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship Program!

The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise provides financial support to graduate students engaged in summer internships with social and environmental value. You may be eligible to apply if:

  • You are a non-graduating student (currently in year 1 or 2 of a graduate program )
  • You will be working at a social venture or a social or environmental entrepreneurship-focused organization which is less than 7 years old (or solely dedicated to social enterprise)
  • Your internship is 6-10 weeks long, full-time, and concludes on or about August 31

For complete guidelines, please visit the Tamer Center’s website or contact them at: tamersesf@gmail.com

APPLY TODAY! They have two remaining rolling deadlines – April 1 and April 15th – and will accept applications as long as they have funds available.

Click here for a more detailed flyer.

So You Attended the MSW Job Fair — Now What?

Kudos to those who braved the crowds to meet and connect with employers at last week’s MSW Job Fair! We hope you were able to walk away with valuable information about potential opportunities you could pursue post-graduation. Here are a few follow-up steps to take, now that the fair is over:

  • Get organized. Jot down what you learned about your target organizations, including recruiter contact information (if provided), open opportunities, and sought after skills and attributes not explicitly stated on their websites.
  • Update your marketing material. Incorporate information and feedback you received from the recruiters, and ensure that your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile reflect the qualifications they’re seeking.
  • Follow up. Did the recruiters ask you to send them your resume or submit your application online? Make sure to do so and also send a follow-up email to thank them for their time and to reiterate your interest. You can also try to connect with them on LinkedIn. (NOTE: Not all recruiters accept requests.)
  • Reflect on the experience. Take a moment to assess how you think you managed the experience. Did you feel prepared? What did you do well? What could you have done better? For tips on improving for the future, feel free to schedule an appointment with the Career Services team.
  • Keep the momentum going. Job fairs are a great way to make connections and learn about openings, but your search should not end there. Take advantage of on- and off-campus recruitment events, including the Site Visit to Fresnius Kidney Care on March 29, and networking opportunities, such as the Networking Night at the Columbia Club on April 4, to gain additional leads and insights.

Susan Witte Selected as Provost’s Senior Faculty Teaching Scholar

From the Office of the Dean:

…CSSW Professor Susan Witte has been selected as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Provost’s Senior Faculty Teaching Scholars in recognition of her outstanding achievements in both teaching and research.

Dr. Witte is a scholar whose classroom pedagogy integrates issues of power, race, oppression, and privilege (PROP). She joins an increasing number of adult educators who are asking students to critically analyze and challenge dominant culture and structures, and to study social work through the lens of anti-oppressive practice. She challenges herself and her students to make authentic efforts at personal and professional exploration of the role that all “isms,” but particularly racism, play in how we construct our curriculum and the utility and relevance of this material to professional development.

The Provost’s Senior Faculty Teaching Scholars initiative aims to develop a cohort of senior faculty who will each have the opportunity to create a vision and plan for supporting, changing and innovating the culture of teaching and learning within their own department or school and across campus. In partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Provost’s Senior Faculty Teaching Scholars may choose from a range of teaching and learning initiatives and I look forward to seeing Dr. Witte work both within the school and across the Columbia graduate community to explore the integration of issues of PROP, “isms,” and beyond throughout our curricula.

Congratulations to Dr. Witte on this achievement!

MSW Job Fair App Now Available

We’re excited to share that the MSW Job Fair App is now available! Download it to your smartphone today to get a head start on your job fair planning: iOS | Android

This app will allow you to:

  • View the most up-to-date list of employers
  • See descriptions of each organization and opportunities available
  • Search for employers that match your preferences, based on method or field of practice
  • Identify employers that offer clinical supervision, OPT employment, or visa sponsorship
  • Find every employer’s table on an interactive map (coming soon)*

You can also find tips on how to prepare for the fair and take notes of your conversations on the day of.

*Please note that the employer list and map will not be printed on the day of the fair. You can view the full list of employers on the main MSW Job Fair Student Registration page.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session | Wednesday, April 3

Representatives from the Institute for International Education (IIE) will be on campus to discuss the 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Student Program on Wednesday, April 3 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in Havemeyer 309.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Learn about different award opportunities, what’s required of a successful application, and what’s new for the upcoming cycle. Columbia’s Fulbright Program Advisors will also be on hand to meet students and answer questions. The information session is open to graduate students of all levels. No RSVP is necessary to attend.

Read more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program here.

Program Overview

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details.

Qualifications

Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.

Competitive applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.