Summer Colloquium 2021 Programming
For Summer 2021 Beyond Barnard is working in collaboration with staff, faculty, alumnae, students, and employers to provide programs and event on a range of themes. Summer Colloquium represents an effort to provide supportive resources to students, alumnae, and Barnard's most recent graduates regardless of their professional and intellectual ambitions.
Beyond Barnard's intention with Summer Colloquium is to foster (a) opportunities to learn tangible professional skills and explore multiple paths; (b) networking connections with alumnae, faculty, staff, and peers; and (c) virtual experiences that could be added to one's resume and that could help attendees track their development during summer 2021.
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Join Beyond Barnard staff for an introduction to Summer Colloquium 2021 — our second annual summer-long series dedicated to professional skills development and opportunities to connect with peers, alumnae, and staff. We'll share tips and resources on getting the most out of your summer, whether you’re working, studying, volunteering, resting… or still formulating your plans. There will be ample time for questions, and the session will be recorded.
Professional success is not as easily quantifiable as it is in school, and sometimes what it takes to be deemed successful at work is the antithesis of what it took to crush it in the classroom. As such, it is important to set up new - and realistic - expectations for yourself as you transition from school to work. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to define and develop your understanding of professionalism, and come up with strategies to be successful on your own terms. Consider what it means to bring your authentic self to the workplace and learn to identify resources that can help you navigate the world of work.
July 20, DEI Employer Conversation
August 5, End of Summer Panel: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Join us for an end-of-summer conversation in preparation for the coming academic year. We'll talk about where we've been together, and where we think we'll be going in the next nine months.
It's *never* too early or too late to start the search for a job. Members of the Class of 2021 can still benefit from learning about best practices related to career exploration, job documents, networking, interviewing, and negotiation. Join Beyond Barnard advisors Alexa Hammel, Amanda Dye, and Lindsay Granger-Weaver for an hour-long introduction to best practices for landing interviews and pursuing a job.
June 8, Networking as an Alum
Networking is key not just to job searching, but career development and advancement, and professional networking can differ from networking as a student. Now that you’ve graduated, learn new skills to help you tap into the Barnard network as an alum! This workshop will discuss networking via Barnard Connect and LinkedIn, in-person networking, and building your professional relationships in general.
Once you have a job offer, what do you do? When it comes to salary and benefits negotiation, knowledge is key. Learn effective methods for researching the salary range for the positions you are looking for, as well as strategies and effective language for approaching these important conversations. We'll also look ahead to asking for a raise and negotiating other perks and benefits, once you're in the job.
May 19, Fellowships Info Session
Fellowships come in all shapes and sizes, and can provide financial support for travel, study, research, and special projects. Join us for this overview of various types of fellowship opportunities, guidance in identifying fellowships that best fit your goals, and tips for the application process.
May 20, Fulbright Info Session
The Fulbright Program provides awards for a year abroad engaging in graduate degree study, independent research, creative/arts projects, or teaching English. This information session will review the different types of awards, program details, and the application process.
How can you best plan and execute an effective job search or career shift during the uncertain job market caused by the COVID-19 pandemic? Whether you are currently looking for a new position, or thinking about future steps, Beyond Barnard has advice and best practices to stay positive and focused as the economy emerges from the pandemic. From revising your resume, to strengthening your network, to negotiating your salary, get up to date steps on making a change that works for you.
6/2: Beyond Barnard Open House
6/2: Workshop: Finding the Ideal Career For You
6/2: Reunion Advising
All summer 2021 applicants to health professions programs are welcome to join the Prehealth Secondary Application Summer Forum. Meet with Dr. Amanda Dye, Health Professions Lead at Beyond Barnard, and join with peers to discuss application-related questions and workshop responses to secondary applications. Come with questions, or just to listen—the Summer Forum is an open, free-form space to talk about the often-stressful application process and tap into our collective knowledge!
Note that the Pre-Health Secondary Application Summer Forum consists of four sessions. Feel free to register for any or all sessions!
All events take place from 12PM-1PM.
Even though law school admissions is (almost) all about the numbers, the personal statement is key to providing admissions committees with the context behind them. This document is critical to tying together the narrative of your application, and making a compelling case for acceptance. It is also really hard to get right! Attend this event to learn more about what it takes to write a successful personal statement for law school, and get more insight into how to approach this document with regard to the other application essays. No drafts required!
Plus, check out our 2020-21 Programming on law school prep!
An internship is not only an opportunity to gain experience. Rather, it's a chance to build networks, develop your portfolio, and assess your fitness to a given organization and career field. How do you set effective goals in your internship, establish professional relationships with colleagues, distinguish your work, and take the next step after an internship is over? Join us for a three-part summer-long series.
How do you set goals and start tracking your progress toward them in an internship? How do you navigate a new professional space and what can you hope to expect from your relationship with a supervisor? Learn how to approach these questions and much more as we trace your first few weeks through an internship.
You're halfway through (or more) through your internship. Take time to reflect on the experience so far, and plan to finish out strong. Throughout the second half of your internship, think about how you will work with your supervisor on tracking your goals, connect with colleagues in your workplace, and broaden your network as you start to think about next steps.
The conclusion of an internship is a great time to think about your experience, connect with your colleagues about your progress throughout the summer, and decide how you can stay in touch. It's also a moment to reflect on how your goals have changed (and how they may have stayed the same!). Maybe you'll get a "return offer." Maybe you will have to consider other options. No matter your situation at the conclusion of an internship, it's important to take stock and think about next steps. Make the most of the conclusion of your internship productive!
In addition to taking advantage of one-on-one advising at Beyond Barnard, we encourage students and alumnae alike to check out previous webinars on a range of career and job search skills. From resumes and career exploration, to a range of panels on graduate school, and more, Beyond Barnard webinars can help you get informed at your own pace!
- Career Exploration Toolkit Introduction
- Planning a Job Search
- Resume Best Practices
- Cover Letter Best Practices
- Success in Virtual Interviews
- The FLI Job Search
Grad School Spotlights and Series:
- MFA Programs
- Master's Programs in Social Work
- Humanities and Arts Graduate School
- Social Sciences Graduate School
- Making Sense of Graduate School in STEM fields
Again, check out all of Beyond Barnard's recorded events on our YouTube page. Can't find what you're looking for? Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barnard College Summer Astroparticle Colloquium Series 2021
The Astroparticle Summer Colloquium Series at Barnard College consists of a series of lectures and seminars given by scientists on a diverse array of research topics. The goal of these lectures is to introduce the student to cutting edge research happening in the fields of physics and astronomy. In 2021, the colloquium series will be held online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The program will run from June 10 to July 30 with talks held at 1 PM EDT on Thursdays. Lectures will be 40 min long to allow enough time for discussions after the talks. Speakers will also discuss their career paths and their journeys into the world of physics and astronomy. Speakers will come from a diverse set of STEM careers.
The Barnard Astroparticle Summer Series is complementary to the Nevis Labs REU summer lectures that will be held from June 10 to July 30, weekly at 1PM EDT on some Tuesdays. The Nevis REU series consists of talks followed by a “virtual” (hybrid or remote-only) lab visit, where scientists will showcase their day-to-day work/activities. We invite students to join the Nevis REU Series this summer and take advantage of the 1 PM talks on Tuesdays and Thursdays to be exposed to a rich and diverse set of scientific research in physics and astronomy.
Please fill in the following form if you would like to participate. This step is necessary in order for you to receive a Zoom link invitation. (Please note that you have to register just once for the entire series).
Title: Astroparticle Physics: Cosmic Mysteries & Introduction to the Barnard Summer Colloquium Series
Speaker: Reshmi Mukherjee (Barnard College, Columbia University)
Readings: The following CERN Courier articles are good background reading:
- Cherenkov Telescope Array is set to open new windows
- A New Way to Study High Energy GammaRays
- Supernova remnants accelerate cosmic rays
(This talk will be held jointly with Nevis Labs REU Series)
Speaker: Daniel Savin (Columbia University, Nevis Labs)
June 22 (Tuesday talk: Note special day)
Title: What water tanks in Mexico can tell us about powerful particle accelerators in the universe?
Speaker: Henrike Fleischhack (NASA & Catholic University of America)
Title: Hunting for ghost particles at the South Pole
Speaker: Anna Frankowiak (DESY, Germany)
- DESY Press release: Ghost particle from shredded star reveals cosmic particle accelerator
- DESY Press release: Breakthrough in the search for cosmic particle accelerators
- A Nature article: A tidal disruption event coincident with a high-energy neutrino
Nevis Labs REU Lectures
Title: RARAF (The Radiological Research Accelerator Facility)
Speaker: G. Garty (Columbia University)
Title: Searching for exotic physics with an underground cryogenic detector (CUORE)
Speaker: Reina Maruyama (Yale University)
- Is the neutrino its own antiparticle?
Nevis Labs REU Lectures
Title: Unraveling the MAGIC VERITAS about H.E.S.S.'s discovery: CTA to the rescue!
Speaker: M. Capasso (Barnard College, Nevis Labs)
- Cherenkov Light: Explain it in 60 seconds
- The Cherenkov Telescope Array: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVpxbcMeXog
- Two mirrors and a new camera for a sharper view: the Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope: https://www.cta-observatory.org/project/technology/sct/
Title: Mapping highly energetic messengers throughout the Universe
Speaker: Sara Buson ( University of Würzburg)
- Neutrinos Linked With Cosmic Source for the First Time
- What is it like to stare down the barrel of a black hole? Blazars explained
- Multimessenger observations of a flaring blazar coincident with high-energy neutrino IceCube-170922
An excellent review article for those who wish to explore in depth: Astrophysical Sources of High-Energy Neutrinos in the IceCube Era
Title: Recent developments in photodetection for Astroparticle Physics
Speaker: Francesco Giordano (Università degli Studi di Bari, INFN - Bari)
- Find out what a Silicon Photomultiplier is and how it works: https://hub.hamamatsu.com/jp/en/technical-note/how-sipm-works/index.html
- HERD, the High Energy cosmic-Radiation Detection facility (1/2): https://agenda.infn.it/event/17801/contributions/99234/attachments/67259/82608/Gargano_V0.pdf
- HERD, the High Energy cosmic-Radiation Detection facility (2/2): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168900220308731?via%3Dihub
Title: Story of Escape: A Gamma-ray Photon's Extragalactic Journey
Speaker: Amy Furniss (Cal State East Bay)
Title: A graduate student's life building a novel dual-mirror telescope
Speaker: Deivid Ribeiro (Columbia University)
- Live feed from Arizona - Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope
- Detection of the Crab Nebula by the pSCT!
- See a youtube video of the pSCT being built
Nevis Labs REU Lectures
Speaker: J. Gonski (Columbia University)
- A new map of the standard model
- Why do matter particles come in threes?
- ATLAS: The making of a giant
Title: Ghostly Beams: The wonderful world of accelerator neutrinos
Speaker: Anne Norrick (Fermi National Accelerator Lab)
As has been the tradition, the closing lecture is given by a Barnard College alumna. Anne Norrick, postdoctoral research associate with the NOvA experiment, and Barnard alum will tell us about her research and her path to science.