Five Lame Excuses Keeping You from Making a Career Change

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

I recently posted on Forbes about five lame excuses keeping you from making a career change, and it was based on justifications I hear over and over again from people who say they aspire to do something new but don't follow through to make this happen. You probably know the popular excuses – I don't know where to start, I can't afford the pay cut, it's too late, I don't have enough time, it won't work out anyway – that doom people before they even try.

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Your Weekly Low Down | April 13, 2018

Read on for what's new this week across your Columbia community.

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The Doctor's Office


Nuclear war. Jimmy Kimmel. Lionel Richie. What do these things have in common? Dr. Irwin Redlener. Columbia's Acacia O'Connor takes you inside the doctor's office on this episode of The Low Down.

Redlener is director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at The Earth Institute, co-founder -- along with Paul Simon -- of Children's Health Fund, a professor of health policy and management, and professor of pediatrics at Columbia University's Irving Medical Center. He works the biggest of big issues: from hurricanes and the refugee crisis to access to health care and education. He recently wrote a memoir, The Future of Us, published by Columbia University Press.

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Change Negative Thoughts That Limit Your Success

By Melody Wilding '11SW of the Columbia Career Coaches Network

Why do some of the most intelligent people sabotage their own success? It all goes back to unconscious everyday thoughts, also called cognitive distortions, first identified by psychologists Aaron Beck and Dr. David Burns.

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Your Weekly Low Down | April 6, 2018

Check out the latest news and events from your Columbia alumni community.

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How to Decide What LinkedIn Invitations to Accept

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

At a recent workshop, I was asked for strategies to decide what LinkedIn invitations to accept. This notion of networking attention as a limited resource inspired my latest post for Forbes on guidelines for deciding how to spend your networking time. I wanted the workshop participant (and would want this for my readers too!) to think more broadly about networking, not just LinkedIn.

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Four Alumni Named to Crain's "40 Under 40" List

Each year, Crain's New York Business recognizes 40 individuals under 40 who are making their mark on the city through their pioneering work in science, journalism, entrepreneurship, and more. 

This year, four Columbians made the prestigious list. Learn more about them below.

(Images courtesy of Crain's.)

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Your Weekly Low Down | March 30, 2018

Check out the latest news and events from your Columbia alumni community.

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Alumni Make Forbes' '30 Under 30' Asia List

Three alumni secured a coveted spot on Forbes' "30 Under 30" Asia list. According to the publication, the list, currently in its third year, seeks to recognize "young innovators and disruptors" who are "driving change across this diverse region." 

Read on to learn more about the Columbians featured on the list. Congratulations!

Images courtesy of Forbes.com.

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The Man Behind the Meals: The Low Down Sits Down with Chef Mike

On the latest edition of The Low Down podcast, Columbia University's Acacia O'Connor spoke with everyone's favorite chef, Michael DeMartino of Columbia Dining, about his cooking beginnings, what he loves about his job, what his last meal would be, and the special thing he does for students during his impressive commute.

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