Events 2006

September 16, 2006
EMPA "Welcome Back" Wine and Cheese (
Social Event)
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Room 1501 IAB

The EMPA Forum would like to welcome you (or welcome you back) to the EMPA Program. Join us on the 15th floor for drinks and snacks after class Saturday, September 16th. Mingle with current students, and alums who have survived the program. Saturday, September 16th, 2006 5:00pm-7:00pm, Room 1501, International Affairs Building All current EMPA students are invited to event. No need to RSVP – just come ready to relax.

September 12, 2006
SIPA Alumni Happy Hour at Providence

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: Providence (formerly LeBar Bat)
West 57th Street (between 8th and 9th Ave)
For more information, please visit

Join us at the September SIPA Alumni Happy Hour at Providence as we celebrate the upcoming Fall season in New York and the last few months of SIPA's 60th Anniversary!! Dean Anderson will be there to join you for a drink and SIPASA will sell our popular SIPA t-shirts. Please come celebrate the new academic year with Tuscan appetizers and cocktails.

As always, Alumni Relations is generously subsidizing a significant portion of our Happy Hour, but remember to arrive early as free food and drinks are limited. Be sure to check in with Alumni Relations when you come in, and bring your business cards for networking purposes. As always, this event is open, so please feel free to forward to friends and colleagues.

Also, check out the SIPA 60th Anniversary website for detailed information on the upcoming 60th Anniversary Alumni reunion in New York at

June 29, 2006
A Summer Kick-off Happy Hour for EMPA'ers (Social Event)
Time: 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Location: The Heights Bar & Grill 2867 B'dway

Dear EMPA Alums: Start your holiday weekend early. Join the EMPA Forum for A Summer Kick-off Happy Hour Thursday night, June 29th, starting at 7:00pm The Heights Bar & Grill 2867 Broadway, between 111th and 112th Streets, second floor (Current EMPA Students will join us after their evening

March 4. 2006
Successful Career Transitions
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: Room 1501 IAB
Topic: Environmental Policy
Co-sponsored by the EMPA Forum and the SIPA Office of Career Services

Program Description

The EMPA Program provides students with the opportunity to develop new skills, strengthen existing ones, and make connections with classmates working in a wide variety of sectors and positions. In those brief moments between classes and work, we all think about what comes next. Many of us begin our studies with the desire to move in a new direction, a desire that is informed and shaped by our coursework and the people we meet while in the program. We may dream about a new position within our current organization or a transition to an entirely new field or sector.

But how do we make that transition? What strategies can we use to make the most of our coursework and our degree? What do we do to maximize the knowledge and skills we bring with us from past jobs and our coursework? How can we convince someone to take a chance on us in an environment beholden to experience and averse to risk?

At this lunchtime event, we will begin to explore the challenge and the opportunity of career transition together. Hear strategies for success from a speaker with more than 25 years of experience in career counseling and recruitment. Second year students and alumni can jump start their search immediately by meeting with representatives from SIPA’s Office for Career Services for personalized career counseling and resume review.


1:00pm-1:15 pm -
Arrive and grab a boxed lunch
1:15pm-2:15 pm -
Strategies for a Successful Career Transition
Presentation by Richard Kurz, Director, Graduate Student Career Development, Center for Career Education, Columbia University
2:15pm-2:30 pm - Discussion & Questions
2:30pm-4:00 pm - Personalized Career Transition & Resume Coaching; Second year EMPA students are EMPA alums are invited to meet with representatives of the Office of Career Services for resume review and personalized career counseling.

To RSVP for the lunchtime event please email:
Brigid Lang at
To sign up for a career counseling slot (approximately 30 minutes) email: Ms. Bobbie Cappiello at:

February 15, 2006

Time: 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Location: Room 1501 IAB
Come to the information session
Topic: A tribute to Mry Robinson
A tribute to MARY ROBINSON Professor in Professional Practice, and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the occasion of the publication by the of a volume of her speeches entitled A Voice For Human Rights Mary Robinson 15th Floor, School of International and Public Affairs Building (SIPA) 420 West 118th Street (just off Amsterdam Ave) Refreshments will be served and copies.

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