CDE - Community and Development Engagement
CDE department aims to promote the cooperation and communication between CUCSSA and other student associations. Committed to be the umbrella organization, CDE works to strengthen the bond among the Chinese student organizations of Columbia Business School, Columbia Law School, Teachers College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and School of International and Public Affairs. Meanwhile, CDE also expands cooperation with mainstream American associations in order to deepen mutual understanding and create an exchange platform. CDE also strengthens the contact between CUCSSA and administrative departments of Columbia University and establishes and maintains long-term contact with the trustees, professors, and visiting scholars of Columbia University. CDE’s objective is to gain support and recognition from the university and maintain friendly relationship between CUCSSA and various NPOs in Greater New York City to develop new cooperative areas.
BCO - Business and Career Opportunity
BCO aims to promote the business and career opportunities for students. Through building up a strong partnership network, BCO connects CUCSSA with adequate resources to support its operation. Career activities organized by BCO, such as job fair, career forum, and networking salon, give students competitive edge and advanced career information. BCO has two sub-unions, a start-up club and Columbia Chinese Alumni Association. Every year, BCO will holds a start-up competition to facilitate the conversation between student entrepreneurs and mentors. The alumni association aims to build up a strong bond between current students and alumni.
MPR - Media and Public Relations
MPR is in charge of social media and the public relations of CUCSSA. MPR's duty includes but not limited to story writing, event coverage, platform management, BBS management, and video shooting & editing, graphic & poster design. MPR also aims to build strong media relations with students and scholars in Columbia University, as well as maintaining relationships with media, institutions, non-profit organizations and key industry influencers. Another MPR's objective is to initiate activities that help shape the CUCSSA image and to coordinate the work with other departments. We are also in charge of crafting strategies for crises of any sorts and tackle issues when crises happen.
SCA - Social and Cultural Affairs
SCA's main duty is to plan and arrange for various kinds of culture related student events and activities.Our mission is to promote cultural diversity on Columbia campus as well as to deliver the rapid growing and changing Chinese culture to non-Chinese students.Our events and activities such as culture forum, art salon and new year gala not only serve students on campus, but have also been spreading out to people from the greater New York area.We also play our part in the New Year Gala as the directing team, which is mainly in charge of the art creation and illustration part of the night. We have been trying our best to deliver a creative, renovated performance to all of our audiences at the night of the most important date in a year.
The CUCSSA secretariat is an internal supportive department which functions as the central department to facilitate communication and cooperation among all CUCSSA departments. It is responsible for the finance of CUCSSA, including annual budget setting, event budget review, fund application, and financial reimbursement, etc. Keeping records of meetings and training of all CUCSSA departments and managing archives and related event documents of CUCSSA are also secretariat's main objectives. Secretariat department is also in charge of ordinating human relations among departments and assessing internals’ performance in order to perfect the structure and the operation efficiency of CUCSSA.