Events

Columbia College is in Chicago, but our alumni are all over the United States. Check out what’s coming up in your area.

Some types of events you can expect:

  • Networking
  • Career development
  • Happy hours and/or mixers
  • Screenings
  • Sports outings
  • location for Columbia College Chicago - Hokin Hall

    Chicago Alumnae Entrepreneurs Panel

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 06:00 PM
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    In celebration of Women’s History Month, we invite you to attend an engaging panel discussion with Columbia College Chicago alumnae entrepreneurs. Our panelists represent a variety of industries and will share stories of their professional journeys. Come learn some insider tips on how to start your own business and join the conversation about the importance of entrepreneurship in today’s business climate.

    After the discussion, greet our panelists and connect with your fellow alumni during a complimentary reception.

    Featured Panelists:
    Alexandra Eidenberg ’05

    Founder and Board President of Mom+Baby,
    Co-founder and President of The Insurance People
    Sheila Rashid
    Fashion Designer and owner of Sheila Rashid Brand
    Cayla Weisberg ’09
    Partner at InvestHER Ventures
    Additional panelists to be announced.

    Alumnae Entrepreneurs Panel
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    6-7 p.m. Panel Discussion 
    7-7:30 p.m. Reception


    Columbia College Chicago 
    Hokin Hall 
    623 S. Wabash Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60605

    Register Now
  • location for Jukin Media

    Los Angeles Alumnae Entrepreneurs Panel

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Register Now

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    In celebration of Women’s History Month, we invite you to attend an engaging panel discussion with Columbia College Chicago alumnae entrepreneurs. Our panelists represent a variety of industries and will share stories of their professional journeys. Come learn insider tips on how to start your own business and join the conversation on the importance of entrepreneurship in today’s business climate.

    After the discussion, greet our panelists and connect with your fellow alumni during a complimentary reception.

    Featured Panelists:

    Niéna Drake ’02
    DJ & Emmy Award-Winning Producer/Writer
    Alyson Granaderos '04
    Make-up Artist
    Lara Marie Schoenhals ’08
    Co-Author of the New York Times bestseller White Girl Problems,
    Actress, comedian and creator of Sexy Unique Podcast
    Nadine Velazquez '11
    Actress (Flight, SIX, Ride Along 2)

    Alumnae Entrepreneurs Panel
    Wednesday, March 29
    7-9 p.m.

    Jukin Media
    5764 W. Jefferson Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90016

    Register Now
  • location for CNN-Atlanta

    Atlanta Alumni Reception

    Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 06:00 PM
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    Attention Peach State alumni! Please join fellow alumni and Columbia College Chicago’s President, Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, for a special Atlanta Alumni Reception at CNN. The evening offers a wonderful opportunity to socialize with friends and make new connections with other creatives who once called Chicago home.

    Attendees will enjoy beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres and an exclusive behind the scenes tour of CNN.

    Hosted by John Davies ’88, Director of Operations, CNN

    Host Committee:
    Lalo Alvarez '01 
    Brooke Boncimino '14
    JZ Cole '08
    Tyrone Edwards '82
    Susan Fore '99
    Maria Layus '02

    Atlanta Alumni Reception
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017
    6-8 p.m.
    CNN-Atlanta
    190 Marietta Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA 30303

    Due to building security, pre-registration is required.

    RSVP deadline: April 3, 2017

    Register Now



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    CAAN Connect: Chicago

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM
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    Networking is more than meeting people with a common interest; it’s about meeting the RIGHT people who can help open doors and offer honest tailored insight. Where can you find these individuals?

    Alumni look no further, make incredible insider connections by attending *CAAN Connect: Chicago, a night of fast-paced, industry networking. This exclusive event offers Columbia College Chicago alumni an opportunity to get one-on-one time with industry professionals that are normally impossible to meet.

    Who could you meet? Film professionals, advertising executives, creative recruiters and more will join us. Meetings will be scheduled to best suit what you’re looking for or your current industry.

    You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to make industry connections. 

    CAAN Connect: Chicago
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    6-8:30 p.m.

    Columbia College Chicago 
    Stage Two
    618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor
    Chicago, IL 60605

    $15 Registration- Includes one-on-one networking meetings with industry professionals, beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

    Limited space is available. Register today to secure your spot!


    *Columbia Alumni Association & Network

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  • location for Angel City Brewery

    LA Alumni Social

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 07:00 PM
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    Join us in the Arts District, as Los Angeles area alumni gather at Angel City Brewery! This creative space promises to be a wonderful venue for socializing and catching up with your Columbia College Chicago friends. Don’t miss the opportunity to also network and make new connections. You never know who you’ll meet.

    LA Alumni Social
    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    7-10 p.m.

    Angel City Brewery
    216 Alameda St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    $10 Registration - Includes 1 drink ticket and appetizers

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