Your Weekly Low Down | March 16, 2018

A history of women at Columbia, an alumnae artist's exhibit tops the Mets, and an alumnus shares his journey from Columbia to a career in medicine: here's the latest news from your Columbia alumni community.

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Renowned Plastic Surgeon Shares How Time at Columbia Set Stage for Career

If it wasn't for his father convincing him to check out Columbia at the last minute, Dr. Michael Jones—a 1990 Columbia College and 1994 Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons alumnus—would have been a Hoya.

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History of Women at Columbia

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Recently we told you all about Winifred Edgerton Merrill, the first woman to receive a degree from Columbia University. In honor of Women's History Month, we'd like to celebrate a few Columbia women who were first graduates of their respective Schools or who took the lead in founding some of Columbia's undergraduate and professional Schools. Read on for a short list of the Columbia women who made academic history.


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Your Weekly Low Down | March 9, 2018

Read on for the latest news, events, and ideas from your alumni community.

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Is That Exciting Offer a Bad Career Move?

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine '93BC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
This article originally appeared on Forbes and

In the excitement of getting an offer, many smart, talented professionals ignore warning signs that a bad career move may be up ahead. A smart, talented professional (in HR no less) made a job switch that she regrets, having overlooked five bright red flags that were made apparent during the hiring process. This new job came with a significant title and salary bump, and she rationalized that this potentially bad career move was actually a good move, that she could manage through the worrisome items once she joined. This absolutely could be true — roles, colleagues, and company strategy change over time. But if you are considering a job where doubts have already surfaced, go in with your eyes wide open. Here are five warning signs that a potential new job is a bad career move.

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Your Weekly Low Down | March 2, 2018

Read on for the latest from your Columbia alumni community.

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5 Stress Reducers for Work and Life

Alumna Lynn Berger '84TC, '90TC, of the Columbia Career Coaches Network, offers her top tips on stress relief for the office and home. 

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Your Weekly Low Down | February 23, 2018

Here's the latest from your Columbia alumni community:

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She Opened the Door: 1,000 Take Part in First Columbia University Women's Conference

On February 9-11, 2018, more than 1,000 Columbia alumnae, faculty, students, and staff gathered on the Morningside campus for She Opened the Door, the first University-wide women's conference.

"She Opened the Door" is a tribute to Winifred Edgerton Merrill, the first woman to receive a degree from University, opening the door for women to gain admission to Columbia's graduate and professional Schools at a time when co-education for women was under heavy debate. 

Whether you were unable to attend the conference, or would like to relive the inspiring moments from the weekend, check out the powerful She Opened the Door photos here, and keynotes and session videos below:

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Fahad Ahmed ’17BUS Set to Launch Second Season of 'Why CBS' Podcast

On the podcast Why CBS, host Fahad Ahmed '17BUS talks to students, faculty, and alumni about their experiences before, during, and after Columbia Business School. Launched in the fall of 2017, it is the new and official podcast of the Business School.

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