The SRP organizes the incoming students into three cohorts: Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences. This year, GSAS will hire two GSMs to lead each of the three cohorts. Along with teaching weekly seminars on research, methodologies, and presentation skills, the GSMs will be responsible for attending cultural events, staffing dinners, building a supportive intellectual and interpersonal community, traveling to national conferences, and completing student- and self-assessments. GSMs will also work closely with faculty in mentoring and supporting the undergraduate scholars. The undergraduate SRP participants are required to present their research at two events: the on-campus Columbia Research Symposium and the Leadership Alliance's National Conference in Stamford, CT.
The SRP runs from June 5 through August 5, 2017. Participation also includes a mandatory orientation for Graduate Student Mentors on May 23, and participation in the Columbia and Leadership Alliance symposia. Compensation for this position is $3,000.
Being a GSM is a wonderful opportunity to develop mentoring skills, cultivate productive teaching and advising practices, support young scholars, and attain experience in programming events for students. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Isabel Geathers, Assistant Dean for Academic Diversity, at email@example.com
All applications are due by March 10, 2017. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview by March 24, and final selections will be announced by April 7, 2017.