This is part 2 in a 3-part series on career transitions. Click here to listen to part 3.
A change can only happen when you decide to take a chance. Career coach Eric Horwitz '90 CC will share stories about his several career shifts and provide ten takeaway tips on the necessary steps you need to really embrace a career transition. Transitioning to a new career requires a mixture of faith, courage, inspiration and support. The end results are exciting and unpredictable. And like the quote from the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, "Everything will be alright in the end if it isn't alright it's not the end."
This is part 1 in a 3-part series on career transitions. Click here to listen to part 2.
The opportunity to switch a career path might happen when you least expect it. If you are on the cusp of making a transition, get inspired by hearing a personal story about an alumnus who shifted from being a Wall Street finance professional to an emerging entrepreneur in the automotive industry. In this episode, Bill Haney '81 SEAS (Chief Risk Officer of FlexPath Capital Inc) shares what it was like to make a change out of necessity and shed light on the reality of being a self-starter.
Every year, Forbes publishes their 30 Under 30 list -- a curated selection of the year's innovators and game-changers across 20 different industries, from media to social entrepreneurship.
We know that Columbians are precocious and inspiring - both things that this list celebrates - and so are naturally well-represented among the year's young standouts. Even the editor of Forbes 30-under-30 list is a Columbia J-school grad.
Presenting the Class of 2016: 600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents in 20 different sectors.
-Caroline Howard '01JRN
Forbes 30-under-30 editor
Read on to see more outstanding young Columbians recognized this year. And if you know of any who we left out, please help us update the list by e-mailing the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) at email@example.com.Read more
Steve Blank, Senior Fellow for Entrepreneurship at Columbia, will speak on January 12 on "Hacking NYC: Beyond the Rise of the NYC Startup Ecosystem."
The current state of New York City's entrepreneurship ecosystem is widely considered a modern marvel.
Blank, along with Executive Director, Columbia Technology Ventures Orin Herskowitz, will discuss how much of this success can be attributed to former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, how has this progress evolved under Mayor Bill de Blasio, and how NYC compares to other startup hotspots including Silicon Valley, Boston, and Tel Aviv.
RSVP for the event here and read some top business insight for the new year from Blank's previous Columbia talks:Read more
It's hard to remember a time before apps. And yet, that time was...only 8 years ago!
Ever since they first emerged in 2008, app popularity hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. As of June 2015, over 100 billion apps have been downloaded from the Apple App Store. It's not that surprising, considering all that apps can do. Nowadays, you can use apps to do something as challenging as learning a new language, something as mindless as popping virtual bubble wrap, and everything in between.
Columbians have been contributing the app store catalog since it began. But, ever since the Columbia Startup Lab opened in 2014, it seems as though app development by Columbians had really taken off. Whether you're looking to train your palate, help children in need, give your dog an online presence, or all of the above, there’s an app for that. Here are our favorite apps from Columbia alumni (in no particular order):
In the spirit of the new year, deepen your involvement with the Columbia alumni network.
You can also become an alumni leader by giving back to the University with your expertise, time, or thoughts as a volunteer.
- Volunteer to review resumes online for 1 hour (Jan 19)
- Connect your social networks and be a ColumbiaSOCIAL ambassador
Many of our talented Columbia alumni leaders already have put these into practice. Read on for advice from CAA Board members on how to make the most of your relationship with the University.
Happy New Year!Read more