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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Change Your Resume to Attract Opportunities You Want

By Debra Feldman '74PH of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
This article originally appeared on JobWhiz.

Too often executive resumes are designed to push data out to a general employer audience, a job search method that is rarely effective. Rather, I suggest creating a presentation promoting past achievements that demonstrate to a decision maker the skills, talent, passion, etc. to address the challenges important to that hiring decision maker. A resume is a sales tool. We've been told that successful sales presentations do not talk about product features but focus on satisfying the buyer's needs and addressing the buyer's challenges. As marketing collateral, a resume and related correspondence, should not focus solely on the candidate's attributes, but should deliver information to prove how the product/candidate satisfies the buyer's/employer's needs.

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