Round Up 4/23
Monday, April 23, 2012
1. Final Milvets Meeting of the Semester (Event, Thursday)
2. SPI Walk for Life 5K (Event, 5/5)
3. JWT Golf Tournament (Event, 8/8)
4. Tough Mudder (Event, 10/20)
5. Barclays (Internship, Summer)
6. Google Resume Workshop (Development, June)
7. Student Mentorships (Volunteer)
This Thursday we invite all Columbia Milvets and their guests to our final meeting of the semester! Food, drinks, and commeraderie to be had by all at Haakon's Hall (119th and Amsterdam Ave). We will also be presenting awards to the groups and individuals who have supported us throughout the last academic year. Please come out and show your thanks!
Thursday, April 26th, 8pm sharp!
SPI's annual Walk for Life in Riverside Park on May 5th will support their work to fund, develop, and implement groundbreaking suicide prevention projects in the United States and worldwide. This year's Walk will help fund projects preventing suicide among veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars among others.
The 5K walk winds through Riverside Park's gardens on the shores of the Hudson River. A light breakfast and conversation precedes the walk at the Boat Basin Café, a few blocks south of the starting point for the walk. Please join us to show your support for SPI's unique, high-impact projects to prevent suicide. Updates to the event schedule and timeline will be made on the Facebook event page.
The Walk is free to join and non-vets are welcome to participate. Please consider joining or donating to Team Milvets if you are able!
JWT, the largest advertising firm in North America, is putting together a golf tournament in August to raise money for the troops/veterans served by the Monmouth Mental Health Association in Monmouth County, NJ. They are looking for 4 members (active duty or vets) from each service branch to play for free on August 8th at Sun Eagles Golf Course in Ft. Monmouth NJ. They are looking specifically for post-9/11 vets in their 20s, but any vet may apply. Applicants do not need to be experienced golfers; all skill levels are welcomed.
Note, the event is free, but players will have to provide their own transportation to and from the course.
4. Tough Mudder
Are you tough enough? Check out the video and find out!
In order to help foster a greater understanding and sense of community on campus, 25 Milvets have been challenged to partner with 25 non-veteran Columbia students for the race.
- Teams must register through Milvets before May 1st (no exceptions).
- Teams must submit a short bio (1 paragraph each) to TM Registration explaining why you are "tough mudder" type of person.
- If you would like to participate with a randomly selected partner from the Columbia community, please send your bio to TM Registration* and include that in subject line.
Still need a summer internship? Barclays has specifically reached out to the Columbia Milvets to apply to their paid summer internship in the Wealth and Investment Management Division. This relatively new department within Barclays offers a wonderful opportunity for veterans to get hands on experience in finance. They are seeking self-motivated and entrepreneurial minded individuals for these positions. Below are the links to their website and application page. Please enter the reference number 48371 to apply.
Note, you may have trouble entering the number and accessing the page with an Apple computer, but it will definitely work with Windows software and/or Google Chrome.
Apply with reference number here.
This event is tentative, dependent upon the number of interested candidates! You must complete this short survey to express your interest! Please only do so if you are able to attend the event!
Each workshop is tentatively scheduled for the week of June 8-15 for 10-20 student veterans. It will be a half day event and includes a lunch paid for by Google. More details will be provided if there is enough interest to host a workshop.
Remember your first days at CU and how beneficial it would have been to have a fellow Milvets to guide you? This fall you will have the opportunity to mentor an incoming student veteran. Show him/her which classes to take, where to hang out, and what it means to be a part of our great community of veterans.
You will be the first point of contact the incoming Milvet will have at GS. Often times this will occur even before they arrive at orientation. You will have the unique opportunity to share their experiences and advise them as they transition into Columbia life.
Click here to register as a mentor.
April 23, 2012