In the spirit of the new year, deepen your involvement with the Columbia alumni network.
You can also become an alumni leader by giving back to the University with your expertise, time, or thoughts as a volunteer.
- Volunteer to review resumes online for 1 hour (Jan 19)
- Connect your social networks and be a ColumbiaSOCIAL ambassador
Many of our talented Columbia alumni leaders already have put these into practice. Read on for advice from CAA Board members on how to make the most of your relationship with the University.
Happy New Year!
"Here's a New Year’s Resolution for 2016: Find new and exciting ways to support Columbia University and its divisions and affiliate schools and to include Columbia in your personal and professional travels and endeavors.
Examples abound. Hire a current student for the summer or permanently. Offer an internship or serve as a mentor. Participate in your local club activities or join a Shared Interest Group (SIG). Attend a reunion. Deliver a guest lecture. Speak at or attend a networking event. Attend an intercollegiate athletic contest. Reach out to your school's Alumni Director about how you can get more involved.
I am confident you will find the experience very satisfying and rewarding."
-Brian Krisberg '81CC, '84LAW, P: '18CC
Chair, Columbia Alumni Association (CAA)
"We're students for just a few years, but we're alumni for a lifetime. In 2016, promise to explore the vast Columbia network beyond College Walk. Share advice with a recent grad. Invite another alum to a Columbia event. Join your local Columbia club."
-A'Lelia Bundles '76JRN
Vice Chair, Columbia University Board of Trustees
Vice Chair, CAA Board of Directors
Co-Chair, CAA Strategic Planning Committee
CAA Nominating Committee
"To all alumni who have not been to a Columbia Alumni event recently – Make 2016 the year you go to a Columbia Alumni event in your area. Whether it is a professor speaking, a happy hour/networking event, an athletic contest or an event organized by Columbia Arts Access, I guarantee you will enjoy it. All regional alumni clubs strive to have a broad range of activities for all interests and are creating alumni communities throughout the world. If you come to a Boston area alumni event, I will see you there."
Best wishes for 2016.
Roar, Lion, Roar.
-Stephen Kane '80CC, '83LAW, P: '08CC
President, Columbia Alumni Association of Boston
CAA Associations and Clubs Committee Member
Columbia Alumni Leaders Planning Committee Member
Alumni Representative Committee (ARC) Member
"Aim high, be bold, and make the most of the CAA alumni network!"
-Sharon Liebowitz '91GSAPP
Chair, CAA Columbia Alumni Leaders Planning Committee
CAA Nominating Committee Member
Strategic Planning Committee Member
"In order to work smarter and and not harder, you have to develop a process and delegate."
-Roxann Sherri Smithers '99CC, '02LAW
President, Columbia Club of Atlanta
Chair, CAA Associations and Clubs Committee
Columbia College Alumni Association
"I encourage all Columbia alumni to attend an alumni event in the new year. You will be amazed as to what awaits you -- an enlightening experience with amazingly talented people."
Clyde "Skip" Rankin '74SIPA, '75LAW
CAA Honors and Prizes Committee
CAA Nominating Committee
CAA Strategic Planning Committee
Law School Board of Visitors
Law School International Advisory Council