The Benefits to Volunteering During a Career Transition

Alumna Lynn Berger '84TC, '90TC, of the Columbia Career Coaches Network, weighs in on the benefits of volunteering during your job search or career transitions.

As a New York City-based career counselor and career coach who has worked with many individuals over my career, I have witnessed great things from volunteering, on both sides of coin.

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Building and Strengthening Your Professional Networks

At Columbia Alumni Leaders Weekend, held at the University in October, Eric Horwitz '90CC, Kris Ishibashi '78BC, '82BUS, and Sasha McDowell '09SIPA, '09SW, of the Columbia Career Coaches Network, spoke with alumni on how to build your professional network to strengthen your career and business connections.

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Columbia Alumnus Damon Rich Speaks on MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

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When Damon Rich '97CC found out he was a recipient of this year's MacArthur "Genius" Grant, he couldn’t believe it.

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An Alum's Inside Look at the World of Career Coaching

By Joshua Spodek '93CC, '96GSAS, '99GSAS, '06BUS of the Columbia Career Coaches Network 

Spodek shares valuable insight from his job as a career coach and details the real value in working with the Network to better your career.

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Your Weekly Low Down | October 20, 2017

Check out Columbia Giving Day and Homecoming highlights and more, in this week's Low Down roundup.

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The Future Is...the Society of Women Engineers


     Minah Kim '17SEAS                        Erin Vaughn '19CC                    Rebecca Murray '18SEAS                 Colette McCullagh '17SEAS

In this episode of The Future Is..., we hear from some young Columbians—a group of students (and some now young alumni) who together lead the Columbia chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Minah Kim '17SEAS, Colette McCullagh '17SEAS, Rebecca Murray '18SEAS, and Erin Vaughn '18CC talk about their work on campus, what engineers watch on Netflix, and the head start they have on mentorship.

The secret to their success? Even their free time is useful: these girls' idea of a fun time is taking free classes on iTunes U!

SWE is an international organization with professional and collegiate chapters around the world. The student chapter at Columbia provides professional development opportunities, serves as a support group for women engineers on campus, and conducts community outreach to introduce local high school and middle students to engineering. Learn more about SWE on their website and Facebook page.

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Your Weekly Low Down | October 13, 2017

Here's what's new in your alumni community.

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An Insider's Guide to Nailing the Interview

By Julia Harris Wexler '84TC, '14BUS of the Columbia Career Coaches Network 

Hello world!

Here I am! I'm amazing and talented and smart, but I'm not getting my dream job.

How come? Here's what you need to know:

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Columbians Named 2017 MacArthur Fellows

Of the 24 inspiring individuals who were named this year's MacArthur "Genius" Grant Fellows, four are Columbians—including three alumni! Learn a bit more about them below.

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Mindfulness: Thoughts from a Seasoned Coach on Managing Stress

Alumna Dorothy Doppstadt '93SOA, of the Columbia Career Coaches Network, writes on mindfulness.

"The problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them." -Albert Einstein


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