The Low Down Goes to the Opera

The Cagliari Opera House, one of Italy's most renowned opera companies, presented the first modern rendering of the opera in the Rotunda of Columbia's Low Library. In this episode, The Low Down's Acacia O'Connor takes you on a trip to the opera with the works of Lorenzo Da Ponte, the author of Mozart’s most important opera librettos, and the first professor of Italian at Columbia.

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Your Weekly Low Down | August 31, 2018

Although the summer is winding down, there is a lot happening in your Columbia alumni community! Read on for the latest.

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Overcome the Dark Side of a Career Transition

By Kris Ishibashi '78BC, '82BUS of the Columbia Career Coaches Network

New beginnings can be exciting. You're making a transition in your career and you’re reasonably sure that this shift is the right next step for you. The only problem, and it's a big one, is that you're having a hard time getting yourself motivated to get going.

 

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The Highlights: President Bollinger's 2018 Convocation Address

On August 26, 2018, Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger '71LAW delivered a message to the newest class of Columbia students in his Fall Convocation Address. Read on for some of the highlights and check out a transcript of his full remarks here.

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Become a Savvy Part-Time Professional

By Lynn Berger '84TC, '90TC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network

As we progress in our careers and lives, we begin to truly understand what motivates us and how we can make the best choices. For many of you, this includes the option of part-time work. Why not try to have it all—work and a life?

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Seven Ways to Use the Summer to Advance Your Career

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine '93BC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
This article originally appeared on SixFigureStart.com

My latest Forbes post covers how to use the summer to keep your job search going, but you can also use the summer to advance your career. With the longer days and often slower work pace, summer is an opportune time to turn your focus on career goals outside of your day-to-day work. Here are seven ideas for tapping into summer's unique advantages to advance your career:

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Your Weekly Low Down | August 3, 2018

Read on for the latest happenings in your Columbia alumni community.

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Your Weekly Low Down | July 20, 2018

Here's what's new and upcoming in your Columbia community.

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Disengagement is a Workforce Crisis: How to Solve It

By Rosemary Bova '71SW of the Columbia Career Coaches Network

Disengagement has become a crisis in the American workforce—from top managers to hourly employees. Its impact is felt from personal to global levels. I offer a proven GPS that can change the course of this crisis and completely eradicate it.  

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How Safe Is Your Job? Test How Valuable You Are To Your Company

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine '93BC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
This article originally appeared on SixFigureStart.com

I get a lot of questions about job security, as more anxiety stems from economic disruption due to trade wars or technology disruption due to AI (artificial intelligence) and other innovations. In my latest Forbes post, I tackle the AI question and share five strategies to thrive in the AI workplace. But whether it is AI, trade wars, or some other disruption that changes your job, the best job security comes from being more valuable to your company by being there than by leaving.

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