March 2017


ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS


Alumnae Recommendations: What to Read and Watch for Women’s History Month
Three alumnae share their success stories and recommend artistic projects created by women.
 
America Reframed: 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green
Ronit Bezalel MFA '99 premiered 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green on PBS last month. The film details the effects of replacing Chicago’s public housing high-rises with condominiums. Follow the link above to view the full film.
 
Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues
Calling all socially-minded photographers: April 1 is the deadline to apply for the Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues—which includes a $25,000 stipend.
 
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DEMO Magazine
DEMO magazine’s latest issue is now available online! Check out features about the alumni producing huge music events, working behind the scenes on FOX’s hit show Empire and much more.


ALUMNI EVENTS


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
Columbia Alumni Filmmakers Night
Are you a filmmaker, a movie buff or just someone looking for a night out? Join us for a Los Angeles screening of alumni-created short films. A Q + A and time to socialize will follow the screening.
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
Alumnae Entrepreneurs Panel
Happy Women’s History Month! You’re invited to a Columbia alumnae entrepreneurs panel discussion in either Chicago or Los Angeles. Panelists representing a variety of industries will share stories of their professional journeys. After the discussion, meet our panelists and connect with your fellow alumni during a complimentary reception.
 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
Atlanta Alumni Reception
Please join fellow alumni and Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim for a special Atlanta Alumni Reception at CNN. The evening offers a wonderful opportunity to socialize with friends and connect with creatives who once called Chicago home.
 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
Chicago CAAN Connect
Take your career to the next level—make insider connections by attending Chicago CAAN Connect, a night of fast-paced industry networking. This event offers one-on-one time with hard-to-meet industry professionals including film professionals, successful entrepreneurs, advertising executives, creative recruiters and more. Meeting schedules will best suit which industry you work in.
 
Save the Date

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017
LA Alumni Social
Los Angeles, CA

FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017
Manifest Alumni Party
Chicago, IL

SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017
Cubs vs. Dodgers Game
Los Angeles, CA
 

CAREER AND NETWORKING RESOURCES


THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017
Interview to Win/Career Launch for New Grads
There’s still time to register! Take your career to the next level at this Career Transition Center of Chicago event benefiting both new and established alumni looking to stand out at their next interview. Can’t attend in person? Register for the event to receive the live stream information.
 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 and THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
Columbia College Chicago's 2017 Job and Internship Fair
Meet recruiters from top businesses at Columbia’s 2017 Job and Internship Fair. Employers recruiting for part-time and full-time jobs and career-building internships are looking to hire degreed alumni. Resumes required for entry.
 
 

CAMPUS NEWS AND EVENTS


Karen Loop Named Associate Dean of Los Angeles Programs
Cinema Art and Science Associate Professor Karen Loop joins the School of Media Arts Dean’s office as the new Associate Dean of Los Angeles Programs.
 
Why We Need 'truth talk' Now
English Department Assistant Professor Nicole Spigner writes on the impetus for Columbia’s 'truth talk' series and the need to address police brutality as a community.

 

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