Your Weekly Low Down | September 30, 2016

Go for a (fun) run, learn career tips from fellow alumni, and be inspired by Columbia President Lee Bollinger's recent writing—don't miss the latest from your Columbia alumni community:

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President Bollinger: The No-Censorship Approach to Life

Last week, Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger '71LAW published "The No-Censorship Approach to Life" in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Reflecting comments he made at fall Convocation, President Bollinger lays out how the University lives by First Amendment principles and how students today grapple with ideas.

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Columbia Alums On Careers

One of the primary goals of a college education is undoubtedly how to land the "perfect" career. Here are some of the things Columbia alumni had to say regarding job-searching and the important aspects that should be considered in choosing--and staying in --the right career. 

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Alumni Artists: Filmmakers Douglas Tirola '92SOA and Ramin Bahrani '96CC

The story of an institution that inspired a comedy revolution. A modern-day parable set during the 2008 housing crisis. On paper, these two films would most likely not make for the smoothest double feature. However, the films Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: the Story of the National Lampoon and 99 Homes share a commonality: Columbia-affiliated directors.

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Your Weekly Low Down | September 16, 2016

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Photoshopping Your Career Is a Career Search Killer

By Eric Horwitz '90CC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network


I hear it all the time. I have three interviews next week: one Skype, one phone, and one in person. What should I wear? What questions will they ask? If I get the job, how much should I ask for? Do I really want these jobs? Maybe I don’t want any of them.

 

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An Alumni Reflection from the Paralympic Games

Jason Rizzi '14SPS gives fellow alumni an inside look at the 2016 Paralympic Games. 

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On Leadership

medal.pngThis episode is a little different. In honor of a marquee event that the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) has coming up in October, we decided to gather some thoughts from prominent Columbia alumni about leadership. What it means to them, what makes a good leader, and how Columbia has contributed to the ability to lead. These are some of the many questions that alumni will consider when they attend the annual Columbia Alumni Leaders Weekend on October 7-9.

The weekend is a time for Columbia’s top alumni volunteers and leaders to convene and brainstorm exciting forms of alumni engagement and new ways of developing the next generation of volunteer leaders. Jam-packed with panel discussions and breakout sessions, it is the ultimate opportunity to meet and interact with Columbians from across the University and around the globe.

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Your Weekly Low Down | September 9, 2016

Check out some exciting upcoming events, interesting alumni profiles, and cool CAA swag in this week's Low Down round-up. 

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Featured Alumni: Interview with Lena Gershkovich '11BUS

Lena Gershkovich '11BUS currently serves as the COO of CultureHorde, a private arts club that makes accessible New York culture via partnerships from leading cultural institutions. At CultureHorde, Lena helps run the day-to-day business, focusing on event-curation, business strategy and partner relationship management. Before joining CultureHorde, Lena worked as a marketing professional on the agency, brand and media sides of the industry with companies such as Coca-Cola, L'Oreal, MetLife and Viacom. Lena's engagement with Columbia is not new; when Lena was pursuing her MBA, she was a member of the Columbia Business School community, served on the board of The Marketing Association of Columbia and Follies, and served as a Peer Advisor and Hermes representative. Along with her MBA from Columbia, Lena received her BA with honors from New York University.

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