Your Weekly Low Down | December 9, 2016

Here's the latest from your Columbia alumni community.



  • Alisa Weilerstein '04CC is an accomplished cellist known for her emotionally resonant performances and her technical precision. The Low Down featured a recent CAA Arts Access interview with Weilerstein—read it here.

  • What makes a strong leader? On College and Law alumna Sheena Wright's first day at work as the first female President and CEO of United Way of New York City, Hurricane Sandy hit. She went right to work, mobilizing volunteers and assisting victims of the storm, demonstrating her strong leadership abilities from the very first moment on the job.

    As the keynote speaker at the 2016 Columbia Alumni Leaders Weekend, Wright shared her views on the four traits of strong leaders and encouraged listeners to be bold and smart. The Low Down has her talk, here.

  • Columbia Career Coaches Network's Melody Wilding '11SW shares with The Low Down five signs you're about to make a bad career decision.

  • A panel of Columbia alumni, who are experts in health and fitness, held a robust discussion this week about health and wellness at the Jerome Greene Performance Space in New York City. Columbia Journalism School student Francis Carr reported on the discussion for The Low Down.

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  • Don't forget: The CAA is offering a special 20% discount code to the CAA Shop this holiday season. Use the promo code HOLIDAY20 at checkout (until 12/26/16).