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    TAMID chapter brings business opportunities to students

    The TAMID chapter at Queens College is in its second year and continues to provide real-world business experience to students. The club is open to all applicants and, if accepted, students are given the opportunity to interface with Israeli-based start-ups seeking entry into the United States consumer market. Members of TAMID gain access to a worldwide network of students, companies and business leaders. “TAMID is looking to give its 20 to 25 members the opportunity to consult with real world companies. There are companies doing really cool things in Israel and they want to do business here in the U.S, we are in a unique position to help them do…

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    Queens College Jewish Organization Hillel

    Hillel, an organization on campus that provides services for the Jewish community at QC, received the outstanding campus award in December. Located in room 206 of the Student Union, Hillel offers prayer service, computer access, lectures, bible readings and even video games for students to enjoy. Access to internships, scholarships and jobs are also available through the Queens College Career Services department. The executive director at Hillel is Uri Cohen. Cohen has been a part of Hillel for over four years. The previous director was Rabbi Moshe Shur, who served as director for 32 years. “I feel so fortunate to be director at Hillel,” Cohen said. “Receiving the Hillel Outstanding…

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    NABA helps students with business opportunities

    During the 1960s, many black accountants felt there were not enough promotions for them in the corporate world. However, in 1969, nine people decided to create NABA to help members network and challenge discrimination. Forty-six years later, there are more than 20,000 members with chapters set up at over 150 colleges and cities across the country, including at Queens College The QC chapter was inactive for many years but returned in November 2013. Kevin Lee, a senior and vice president of the club, said NABA was a vital organization to have for students. “[The] chapter was re-established two years ago by Nigel Barker, current president of NABA QC, and me…

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    Spotlight on CERRU: The Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding

    CERRU is a non-partisan organization that facilitates cross-cultural events to enhance understanding across the Queens College community. “Queens College is an incredibly diverse campus, often cited as the most diverse campus in the country. Unfortunately that doesn’t mean everyone comes together and engages with each other naturally, often times people stay in their own groups,” Associate Director Sophia McGee said. “CERRU is supposed to provide a space to bring people together, to engage with each other and also to discuss difficult issues that are affecting us on campus and in the community.” CERRU’s events create a safe outlet for students to voice their opinions and hear the voices of others. They discuss topics such as issues…

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    Club Spotlight on QC Environmental Club

    Queens College’s Environmental Club is a student-run organization focusing on making the campus more eco-friendly and introducing the benefits of sustainability both on and off campus. It was founded in 1998, said the QC website, and their main initiative is to spread awareness and make the world more livable, both for today and for future generations. President Nicole Smith, Vice President Lisa Darrigo and Treasurer/Secretary Leah Goodman currently run the club. Their slogan is “Think Global Act Local.” “We are a group of young students in a generation that needs to take action now. We have the ability to use our voice to make a difference and spread awareness about…