BY FRANCIS CARR '18JRN
In many ways, 2016 was a year for the books, including the annals of the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA).
This year, Columbia alums made history while making unprecedented scientific discoveries, winning prestigious medals, awards, and board appointments, and causing havoc in the world of television game shows.
Here are just 10 of our favorite Columbia alumni achievements from 2016, in no particular order.Read more
We often like to talk about how our alumni reach grand heights in their successes and go far in their contributions to society. And not many have gone quite as far as Business School alum Timothy Kopra '13BUS. That is...as far as outer space.
Kopra is a NASA astronaut with not one but two space trips on his resume. He has lived on the International Space Station for a total of 244 days, completing three spacewalks and Instagramming with captions like #citiesfromspace and good night from @ISS. Once he got back to Earth, he visited Columbia to speak with students about engineering, teamwork, and what he looks for in an aspiring astronaut.Read more
By Julia Bonem '87BC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
So, you've pushed back your keyboard and attended events to make new connections. Great start, since networking is the #1 way to find a new job and build professional relationships! But, how do you most effectively follow up with those who can help you land your next role or grow your business?Read more
BY FRANCIS CARR '18JRN
Caitlin Margaret '11SW, a Brooklyn-based holistic life coach, moved back to the United States in July from India, where she'd lived and worked for five years following her graduation from Columbia School of Social Work.
BY SHANNA CRUMLEY '18SIPA
On Sheena Wright's first day at work as the first female President and CEO of United Way of New York City, Hurricane Sandy hit. She went right to work, mobilizing volunteers and assisting victims of the storm, demonstrating her strong leadership abilities from the very first moment on the job.
By Melody Wilding '11SW of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
Originally published on Forbes.com
Most of the choices we make every day are simple and straightforward: what to wear to work, what to eat for lunch, whether to go to sleep at a reasonable hour or stay up watching Netflix. They don't cause much stress or inner conflict.Read more