Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Ruth Samson-Lefkowitz and Charles Lefkowitz, special
programming is offered each semester for seniors only.
These Senior Forums address issues that seniors imminently face such as graduate school plans, alternative career options, budgeting, housing, student loan repayment, fostering a Jewish identity, and getting involved with the local Jewish community after college.
Saturday, October 17th or Saturday, October 24th, 4:30 p.m.
A Senior Get-Together With Dean Schwartz
Dean Schwartz is pleased to invite you to her home for s'eudah shlishit on the either
October 17th or October 24th. Enjoy delicious snacks and informal conversation with the Dean of List College. Please RSVP to Jill, letting her know which of the two dates you will attend. We can accommodate only about 20 each time.
Tuesday, November 10th, 7 p.m.
Questions for Recent Alumni: Job Search, Alternatives to 9-5 Work, and Everything Else Our Alumni Experts Can Share
This session is facilitated by recent List College graduates who are successfully forging career paths, attending graduate school or finding their way after a post-college gap year. Find out what they did just after graduating! Ask how they found apartments, stayed involved in the Jewish community, saved a little money, or asked their new boss to leave early on Fridays. This is your chance to ask it all of trusted alumni who have "been there, done that!"
Tuesday, March 23rd, 7 p.m.
Money, Money, Money!!
This two-part session will focus on everything that you will need to know about money once you are out of college.
First, learn about consolidating and repaying your student loans. JTS's director of Financial Aid will answer all of your questions about loan consolidation, payments, and deferral. The second part of the evening will be an informative session about managing your budget and understanding your pay stubs. In the past, this session has been facilitated by a List College board member, who is a CPA, as well as JTS's director of Finance. This session breaks down everything from paycheck withholdings to why it's never too early to start saving for retirement. It will also address different ways to include tzedakah in your annual budget.
Tuesday, April 13th, 7 p.m.
Putting It All Together
What does Mishna have to do with sociology? How does computer science relate to liturgy? And how can you take what you've learned and apply it to life? This session will give you an opportunity to reflect on your time in List College and make connections between your learning at List, your learning at Columbia Barnard and everything else that you have done in the last four (or five!) years. We'll talk about how to transfer your learning to your post-college life and how to be the Jewish leader and informed citizen that we promised you would become.