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Mary K. in Band

Mary K.

From the Lions Mouth: 
“Columbia's community is a collection of smaller communities that come together to create an environment that supports students to pursue whatever they’re passionate about. You can find your niche among people with similar interests, but at the same time, everyone comes together for big campus-wide events like Columbia Community Outreach, Homecoming and the Varsity Show. ”
My Columbia Day: 
  • 9:00 a.m.

    Listen to the Romantic composers, including Schubert and Berlioz, in Music Humanities.

  • 11:00 a.m.

    Examine the differences between short-run and long-run competition in Intermediate Microeconomics with Professor Susan Elmes.

  • 2:00 p.m.

    Meet with an advisor in the Center for Career Education to discuss my internship at Impact Carbon, where I researched the way that environmental organizations estimate the sustainability of forest resources.

  • 4:10 p.m.

    Challenge myself with Introduction to Computer Science in Java, where we’re learning how to program different types of algorithms.

  • 8:00 p.m.

    Meet with the Peer Health Exchange, an organization that teaches health workshops to teenagers. As co-coordinator, I manage the Columbia branch, which is the largest in the country. Last year, we taught workshops to over 1500 ninth-graders in New York City.

  • 9:00 p.m.

    Meet up for practice with the Columbia University Marching Band. We play at all Columbia football games, both home and away. It’s a great way to show Columbia spirit and have fun.