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e-Newsletter | March 2019
Community Corner
CASP student staff tabling at the SRS Job Fair (PC: CASP Office)
Greetings 

We are coming close to the end of the quarter. Deadlines for financial aid and on-campus housing are coming up, as well as opportunities for the summer. We wish you all the best for finals and remind you to take care of yourself physically and mentally.

Congratulations to our February newsletter contest winners who received a CASP notebook and portable charger Didn't get a chance last month?  Make sure to read through the entire newsletter for more opportunities to win CASP swag.

Visit the CASP day-to-day calendar of events to keep up-to-date with CASP events, resources, and other opportunities.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at casp@ucsd.edu, (858) 534-8366 or stop by the CASP office on the 5th Floor of the Student Services Center (suite #555).

TopIn this issue you will find:

CASP EVENTS, REQUIREMENTS, AND INFORMATION:
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS: 

MATH AND WRITING SUPPORT:


(858) 534 - 8366
5th Floor Student Services Center, Suite #555



ImportantDatesIMPORTANT WINTER QUARTER DATES



Friday, March 15th


Instruction ends

CASP Study Jam taking place from 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM at the CASP office (Student Services Center, #555)

Saturday, March 16th - Saturday, March 23rd


Finals Week

Saturday, March 23rd


Winter Quarter ends

Sunday, March 24th - Wednesday, March 27th

Spring Break


Wednesday, March 27th


Spring Quarter begins

Friday, March 29th


César Chávez Holiday - All offices and campus closed


Monday, April 1st


Instruction begins

Friday, April 12th


Deadline to add a class/change grading option

Friday, April 26th


Deadline to drop a class without a "W."  Please visit college academic advising office for more information regarding drop deadline.





Friday, May 10th


Deadline to drop a class with a "W." Please visit college academic advising office for more information regarding drop deadline.


Monday, May 27th


Memorial Day observance - All offices and campus closed

Wednesday, June 4th


CASPgrad Celebration - If you are a graduating student, come to receive your CASP graduation medallion and celebrate!


Friday, June 7th


Instruction ends

CASP Study Jam taking place from 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM at the CASP office (Student Services Center, #555)

Saturday, June 8th - Friday, June 14th


Finals Week

Friday, June 14th


Spring Quarter ends

Saturday, June 15th - Sunday, June 16th


Commencement Weekend

CASPHiringCASP IS HIRING FOR SUMMER 2019 AND NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR
CASP is hiring for the summer and next academic year!

 Interested in being part of the team? Click here to fill out our interest form. We'll make sure to send you an email to let you know once our applications are available.

All our positions will be posted on Hanshake.

Questions? Contact us at casp@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-8366

SpringOLCSPRING QUARTER OLCs

The Spring Quarter CASP OLC Registration will be available for the 2018 Cohort soon. Make sure to keep an eye out for when our registration goes out and sign up for a time!

As a reminder, CASP students of the 2018 Cohort must register and attend a CASP OLC for Winter and Spring as part of their CASP eligibility requirements. For any questions regarding CASP requirements, please click here.
 
Questions? Contact casp@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-8366

FROSHInductionCASPCALLING VOLUNTEERS FOR CASP 2019 INDUCTION CEREMONIES
Would you like to give back to the CASP community and help us welcome incoming freshmen and transfer CASP students? Do you want to share your experience as a CASP student with incoming admitted students, and their families?
Then keep reading below!  

WHAT: Volunteer Opportunity for CASP Students
WHY: Because the CASP community needs you :)
WHEN: 
Freshman Induction Ceremony - Monday, April 22, 2019 from 2:00 - 8:30 p.m. (if you provide your own transportation, you only need to be available from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.). Click here to volunteer!
Transfer Induction Ceremony -  Friday, May 17, 2019 from 12:00 - 6:30 p.m. (two 3-hour shifts will be available during sign-up) Click here to volunteer!

 
Questions? Contact casp@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-8366

StudyJamCASP WINTER STUDY JAM
Join us at our Quarterly CASP Study Jam and extended hours!

Questions? Contact casp@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-8366

CASPgradSAVE THE DATE - 2019 CASPGRAD CELEBRATION
linkedinCASP ALUMNI - JOIN OUR LINKEDIN GROUP
fafsaRENEW YOUR FAFSA


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for all students.
 

For any questions or concerns regarding your FAFSA/CA dream application, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship office at finaid@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-4480.

SummerSessionSUMMER SESSION PREVIEW OF CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE



Preview of Courses is updated frequently. This is only a guide, and not the final list of Summer 2019 courses.
Course titles appear in their format from the Schedule of Classes. For complete course names, course descriptions, and prerequisite requirements, please refer to the  UC San Diego Course Catalog .


UCSDCommencementUC SAN DIEGO COMMENCEMENT - CAPS AND GOWNS AT THE BOOKSTORE
It's time for cap and gowns!
CONGRATULATIONS to our Triton class of 2019! 

Starting March 6, you will need to register at commencement.ucsd.edu. Once you complete your registration, you will be prompted to visit The Bookstore's  Grad Central page for your cap and gown options. 

Visit the Bookstore for  Grad Fair, May 7-9 from 10am - 5:30pm  each day. This is the time to pick up your cap and gown that you have pre-ordered. If you haven't pre-ordered, don't worry, you can purchase them on the spot. 

GRAD FAIR SPECIAL : purchase a Silver, Gold, or Platinum Triton Grad Pack before the end of Grad Fair (May 9) and receive an  ADDITIONAL $15 off !

Grad Nite, May 8 from 6pm - 9pm , is your time to celebrate. Join the Bookstore on the red carpet with all the Grad Fair vendors, PLUS free food, lots of free giveaways, music from our friends at UCSD DVC,
a free photo booth by  Mission Photo Booth, a decorate your grad cap station, and meet King Triton! It's a fun evening just for you!

LinkedInWKSHLINKEDIN WORKSHOP AT THE CROSS-CULTURAL CENTER
TranslationalMedicineTRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE DAY
WarrenCookieWARREN COLLEGE PRESENTS: COOKIE COMA
Take a quick break with cookies, pizza, and conversations!  Catch up with other first gen students, or meet new friends, and get to know some of the Warren staff.

When :March 7, 
12:00-1:30 pm
Where: Warren Student Lounge in EBU3B


EFestWestE-FEST WEST 

ASME's Engineering Festivals (E-Fests) are regional events for engineering students that include design competitions, career development workshops, access to thought leaders and innovators in various engineering fields, and networking opportunities. E-Fests also extend beyond the in-person events and provide online content, resources and a community that enables students to foster innovation, network with key players in the industry, connect with peers and celebrate engineering!


SpringBreakSPRING BREAK CLOSING



Due to the sPRING Break, certain dining facilities will be closed and/or have reduced hours of operation. Please refer to  hdh.ucsd.edu  for more information as to what dining halls will be impacted.

CommencementSpeakerAPPLY TO BE AN ALL CAMPUS COMMENCEMENT STUDENT SPEAKER


The All Campus Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. at RIMAC Field. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

This year's commencement is inspired by All Campus Commencement keynote speaker, Madeleine Albright, who shattered the glass ceiling to become the first woman to serve as secretary of state and an icon of American diplomacy. Former Secretary of State Albright is a testament to the positive impact that collaboration, discovery, and public service can have on our global world-strengths shared by our Triton community.

The allotted time for the speech is five minutes. Well-received speeches are often personal reflections on the educational and communal experience at UC San Diego that inspire graduates to continue living the UC San Diego philosophy out in the world.

The Commencement Student Speaker Selection Committee will review applications and invite candidates to present their proposed speech in person.

Click here to fill out the required form, answer all questions, and check that you meet the requirements.

Long Answer Questions (page 3)
  • Describe your involvement in extracurricular activities and/or community service during your time at UC San Diego.
  • Identify any awards or recognitions you have earned while you were a student at UC San Diego.
  • Share an experience at UC San Diego that had a profound impact on you and why.
  • Personal statement: Indicate your reason for wanting to represent your class as student speaker of the UC San Diego 2019 All Campus Commencement.
Requirements
  • Good academic standing throughout your time at UC San Diego.
  • Must file for your degree/graduation and plan to walk in June 2019.  
ChavezCelebrationCÉSAR E. CHÁVEZ UC SAN DIEGO CELEBRATION


In celebration of the life and achievements of César E. Chávez and in conjunction with the California State holiday, UC San Diego presents a month-long series of events.

César E. Chávez (born César Estrada Chávez, March 31, 1927 - April 23, 1993) was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW). President Barack Obama proclaimed March 31 as César E. Chávez Day in the United States, with Americans being urged to observe this day with appropriate service, community, and educational programs to honor César E. Chávez's enduring legacy of nonviolent social change and service to others. Although March 30th is not a federal holiday, California observes César E. Chávez Day by closing schools and state offices.


p2pconferencePEER2PEER CONFERENCE
xicancgradXICANX/LATINX GRADUATION SIGN-UPS
TritonKTRITON 5K -  APRIL 7TH, 2019
Join Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and 3,000 fellow students, alumni, staff, faculty and friends for a 3.1 mile adventure through the heart of campus-past iconic campus landmarks like the world-renowned Geisel Library and the Stuart Collection's "Sun God" in support of student scholarships.

All ages are welcome to participate in the Triton 5K. Please note, that only the top male & female finishers in the listed age ranges will be considered for an award.

CASP is getting a team together! Interested in joining the team? Or want a promo code for a free registration? 
E-mail Ria Rodriguez at m4rodriguez@ucsd.edu

For more information, visit 5k.ucsd.edu 

GenderClinicFREE NAME AND GENDER-MARKER CHANGES CLINIC
Free clinic for transgender and non-binary individuals seeking name and/or gender-marker changes on official documents. 
 
Based on recent demand, the LGBT Resource Center is going to pilot having the Clinic twice monthly for the first part of the year - the second Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of the month for January through March.  
 
2019 dates:
- March 12th and 27th. 




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SLSDISCOVER THE LAW PROGRAM WITH STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES
Discover the Law is a legal education program comprised of a series of 39 workshops on law-related topics.  It is designed to educate students about their rights and responsibilities, inform them about different areas of law, provide tips on how to jump start their career whether in law or another profession, and teach practical ways to stay savvy and safe.


This is a great opportunity for students thinking of applying to law school, but students need not be considering a career in law to participate. Discover the Law is not offered for academic credit.


You may wish to participate in Discover the Law because:

* By attending just four of the 39 workshops on 33 different topics, you will earn a certificate that demonstrates your commitment to learning more about the law and law-related issues.
* You will gain practical knowledge that will help you avoid legal problems.
* You will enhance your resume or graduate school application.
* You will get to connect with professionals and other students interested in law and law-related topics.
* It's free, and you don't have to leave campus to participate!


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taxworkshopFREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS
ColumbiaSchoolSUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIP AT COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL
 
Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2019 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and introduces the interns to the world of business research.  Under the guidance of Columbia Business School's leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, and data analytics.  This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all majors are encouraged to apply. 
 
The internship program is designed for undergraduate students at the end of their sophomore or junior year and first year Masters students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Most of the top interns have gone to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Management, Operations Research, and Data Science. Many have been selected to join CBS as full-time Research Associates or admitted to one of CBS' PhD programs.

All prospective interns must have the following qualifications:
  • Enthusiasm for research, intellectual curiosity, and excellent communications skills
  • The ability to learn new concepts and tools and apply them to your projects
Skills for Quantitative Projects
  • Most Economics, Finance, and Accounting (and economics based management and marketing) projects require:
    • Strong background or major in econometrics and statistics
    • The ability to run regressions using statistical packages such as STATA or R
  • Quantitative projects in Management, Marketing or DRO require:
    • Background or major in mathematics, computer science, or engineering
    • Strong programming background (C/C++, Python, R, or Matlab, etc.)
  • Some projects may require the ability to do text processing using Python or Perl familiarity with basic machine learning algorithms
Skills for Behavioral projects in Management or Marketing
  • Interest in behavioral experiments - background or major in Psychology
  • Knowledge of SPSS, some projects may require knowledge of Python or R
The program runs from May 28, 2019 - July 26 or August 2, 2019 (end dates to be determined).  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.

To apply, please fill out the application form at the following website:  https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/pre-doctoral-research/summer-research-internship

The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2019.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


CORECAFE2019 CORE QUE LLUEVA CAFE SCHOLARSHIP

Chicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE) recently announced this year's scholarship opportunity. It is open to undocumented high school/GED graduates who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. This scholarship aims to support the dreams, hopes and aspirations of college bound undocumented students so that they can earn their college education.

Here are the eligibility requirements:
  • Must be an undocumented student (DACA students are eligible).
  • Must be or will be a high school/GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the 2019-2020 academic year.
            • Note: "Due to limited funds, current college students who have already graduated high school or received their GED are not eligible."

               
The Application Deadline is March 2, 2019.  For more information, please visit the official website by clicking here.


latsOASIS LATS SERVICES
 
 CHECK OUT THESE WRITING WORKSHOPS AT OASIS!


 OnlineTutoringTEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS - ONLINE TUTORING
 
The Teaching + Learning Commons are pleased to announce that their Online Tutoring program is now active for Spring Quarter!

 Tutors will be available for  Math 3C, 10A, 10B, 10C, 20A, 20C, 11 and 18 and Chemistry 6B and 6C tutoring.

For more information, please  click here  or visit their website and  commons.ucsd.edu .

writingWRITING HELP
Need help with a writing project? Want to be sure you understand the assignment? Want to talk through your ideas or get a second opinion on whether your point is coming across clearly? 
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub ("Writing Hub") can help!
 
Located in the Geisel Library, the Writing Hub offers every UC San Diego student free one-on-one help with any writing project-from cover letters to lab reports, research papers to grant proposals. Visit the Writing Hub to meet with a supportive, well-trained peer writing mentor who will help you gain perspective on what works and what can be improved in your writing.
 
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub | writinghub.ucsd.edu |  writinghub@ucsd.edu
 
Visit  http://writinghub.ucsd.edu to learn more

AcadToolsTOOLS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
CASP SWAG
Want a chance to win CASP swag? 
TWO CASP pullover sweater   are this month's prize for student newsletter readers.

Want to claim one? Send us an email at  casp@ucsd.edu  with the subject line "CASP Newsletter Winner" and answer the following question in the body of the e-mail:

Name the hometown of TWO of our CASP professional staff.

Please send us your response and sweater size to casp@ucsd.edu.

 We'll notify you if you're a winner!   THE FIRST TWO RESPONDENTS WILL WIN A CASP PULLOVER!

We'll send you an email with a confirmation saying we have your swag ready for pick-up at our office. 

CASPsnapsCASPsnaps
Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize winner; Author of The Warmth of Other Suns: An Epic Story of America's Great Migration at the UC San Diego 17th annual Black History Brunch
(PC: CASP Office)

In Celebration of Black History Month,  campus and community members were invited to participate in the UC San Diego 17th annual Black History Brunch. All proceeds gained from the brunch were directed to fund scholarships for  student academic success.

Thank you to Isabel Wilkerson, a uthor of  The Warmth of Other Suns: An Epic Story of America's Great Migration and her wonderful address about the importance of migration in the history/herstory of the United States of America. 

Wilkerson's book reminds us of the freedom that many families chose and fought for during the Great Migration of the 20th century, and the impact it has had to our present day.