SAO to the OCS in the IAB

SIPA, like most organizations, is not immune to acronyms and slang.  The title for this entry might sound like a line from a rap song. It would not be uncommon to hear something like the following around our building:

“After I got out of my SAO appointment I had to drop by OCS to talk about my EPD project and integration of my APEA work.  Then I had to get to the penthouse of IAB and for my PMF meeting and you know what that’s like during rush hour.  To top it all off, the elevator was lit up like a Christmas tree.”

Translation . . .

“”After I got out of my Student Affairs Office appointment I had to drop by the Office of Career Services to talk about my Economic and Political Development project and integration of my Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis work.  Then I had to get to the 15th floor of the International Affairs Building and for my Presidential Management Fellows meeting you know what that’s like during the change between classes.  To top it all off, every single button in the elevator had been pressed meaning we would have to stop on all floors on the way up.”

Speaking of OCS, they send out a weekly newsletter and here are just some highlights from the recent edition:

OCS Highlights of the Week

  • • Need help funding your internship abroad? Let OCS help you! See page 4 for more details.
  • • Please share your employment news with OCS by using our new Report a Hire feature on SIPAlink.

See page 3 for details.

Dean’s Breakfast Series: Chris Osborne,

CEO of Troika Dialog USA

The Dean’s Office and the Office of Career Services announce the sixth

in a series of breakfast and career conversations with prominent professionals.

Please join us for breakfast and a career conversation with

Mr. Chris Osborne, CEO of Troika Dialog USA, and Dean John

Coatsworth on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 from 8:00 to 9:00am in 1501

IAB.

Overseas Security and Abduction Prevention

(OSAP) Seminar

Back by popular demand, the SIPA Office of Career Services presents

The MASY Group’s Overseas Security and Abduction Prevention

(OSAP) Seminar for students of International/Public Affairs, Business

and Journalism who are destined for Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflict

or high risk areas. Space is limited. The event will take place in the OCS Conference

Room on Thursday, April 15, 2010, from 2:00 to 3:00pm.Register on

SIPALink and please send a 50 word e-mail statement of need to:

jpy2103@columbia.edu by Monday, April 12, 2010.

Social Media: Networking to Advance Your

Career

Topics include:

– The differences between “personal” and “business” social media.

– Engaging your business network using social media.

– Business networking net-iquette.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

151 East 25th Street , 7th Floor

(between Lexington and 3rd Ave.)

Registration 5:00 PM

To RSVP:

Please go online to www.baruch.edu/spa and click on the event

Sponsored by the Baruch College Alumni Relations Office,

SPA Alumni Committee, and SPA Career Services Office.

SIPASA Happy Hour, Sponsored by OCS

SIPASA, OCS and the Alumni Relations Office invite you to your final

happy hour on Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Come grab one last drink,

network, and share your work experience and your future plans in NYC,

DC, and beyond! In preparation for the happy hour, please provide us

with any of your past experience and your career plan that you wish to

share by completing the form through this link:

http://www.sipa.columbia.edu/ALUM/networking

Chris Hill MPA Internship Grant

SIPASA is pleased to honor the life of former MPA student, Christopher

Hill, with a scholarship fund for continuing MPA students undertaking

public interest summer internships with government or nonprofit organizations.

Christopher died in March 2000, while still studying at SIPA,

after a courageous battle with cancer. Christopher’s friends and family

created and funded the first year of the scholarship. MPASA fundraised

to continue the scholarship in subsequent years. SIPASA took over this

scholarship in 2007 with the merger of MPASA into SIPASA. The Dean

of SIPA continues to match any funds raised by students for this scholarship.