The GSAS Alumni Association works with Columbia's Office of Alumni Relations and Development to create events that will nurture the relationship between the alumni body of GSAS and the school. Events may involve former students, current students, and faculty, but the overarching goal is to foster a sense of community among constituencies that have the graduate experience at Columbia as a shared interest and concern. Graduate education can be a solitary experience because of its intense nature, and the cultivation of a sense of commonality among current students, alumni, and faculty is a salutary corrective to that tendency.
Graduate students consistently express a desire to have more contact with alumni; alumni, in turn, wish to know more about the intellectual and social dimensions of graduate life at Columbia. To satisfy both wishes, the GSAS Alumni Association has inaugurated a partnership with Columbia's Center for Career Education (CCE) and with the Graduate School to provide opportunities for such contact to take place in a variety of formats and venues. We will keep you informed of those and may even ask you to contribute your experience and knowledge to one of these activities. If you feel that you have an especially telling or significant career trajectory that current students may find instructive please let us know by contacting GSAS Alumni Relations at email@example.com.
Upcoming GSAS Alumni Events
Saturday, June 1, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
General Studies Lounge, Lewisohn Hall (3rd Floor), Morningside Heights Campus
Columbia has the largest veteran population among its Ivy peers. Meet some of these interesting alumni during a brief program led by Professor Richard Betts followed by a reception. All alumni and guests are welcome.
The Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) invites you to join fellow alumni, newly admitted and current students, and University administrators, including James Valentini, Dean of Columbia College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education, and Jeanette Takamura, Dean of School of Social Work, in East Asia this June.
Tuesday, June 18
Tuesday, June 25
- Hong Kong
Friday, June 21
Thursday, June 27
Saturday, June 29
Columbia Networking Events
Networking Breakfasts and Evening Events are hosted monthly for CU Alumni. Please see the calendar for updated information regarding these events.
Thursday, May 23, 8:15 - 10:00 a.m.
Columbia Alumni Center.
Alumni Career Development Webinar Series
Wednesday, May 29, 12-1 p.m.
Robert Hellmann, Career Consultant and Professor at New York University, www.hellmannconsulting.com
LinkedIn is now an essential tool for job-seekers and career-advancers; those who are well versed are reaching their career goals more quickly. Career Coach and Author Robert Hellmann will go beyond the basics to show you advanced techniques in leveraging LinkedIn to build your network, research job prospects, contact people, and get meetings and interviews. We will also briefly touch upon Twitter and other social media tools.
You will learn about specific strategies, techniques and resources that you can use immediately to help you reach your career goals!
For more information on GSAS Alumni Resources, contact Ambareen Naqvi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-851-2177.