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Graduate Student Association Message

Fellow Graduate and Professional Students,

Please join me in congratulating our 2019-2020 Graduate Student Association officers:

  • President: Anna Cofie
  • Vice President: Nick Vera
  • Treasurer: Moutoshi Saha
  • Graduate Council Representative: Jennifer Mandelbaum

These individuals will take office on May 1st.

 I also invite you to take part in Graduate Student Appreciation Week activities. A list of events is below, and you’ll find the full schedule attached.

  • April 1: Creating an Impactful Poster workshop and Cake and Punch with Dean Addy
    April 2: Chair Massages and Start Smart Salary Negotiation and Financial Literacy workshop
    April 3: Professional Headshots and Cooking Class: Southern Staples
    April 4: Yoga at Davis Field, Graduate Student Mental Health Round Table (*organized by the Black Graduate Student Association and Graduate Student Association), and Mentoring Matters workshop
    April 5: Data Visualization workshop with Ann K. Emery
    April 7: Columbia Fireflies Event at Segra Park (*organized by the Graduate Student Association)

 Lastly, the past week was a difficult one for our Carolina community, and it’s important that we check in with one another. Please also know that counseling and other mental health services are available to help. The counseling center is open throughout the week from 8am to 6pm. You can also reach 24/7 counseling services by calling 803-777-5223. If you feel in danger, call 911 or the USC Police Department at 803-777-4215.

Jennifer Mandelbaum

President, Graduate Student Association