Keanon Kyles (BA '10) works as a janitor at ABC7 to fuel his real passion—opera singing—and his hard work is paying off. This summer, he'll perform a lead role in a production of La Boheme in Glasgow, Scotland. Read more
Why do you give? Our list highlights the biggest inspirations for alumni generosity. From formative faculty to believing in creativity, this top 10 countdown sums up the many reasons to support Columbia. Read more
Did you graduate between 2004 and 2016? Come celebrate summer in the city at our Young Alumni Social. Enjoy beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres while watching the annual Crosstown Classic baseball game. Whether you're a Cubs or Sox fan, we all have one thing in common—our Columbia College Chicago pride!
6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden Chicago, IL Register now
Summer in the city is best when it’s spent with your fellow Columbia alumni! Join us at New York’s official Record Store Crawl and spend a day escorted by bus to some of the city’s greatest record stores and bars while being serenaded by Brooklyn’s Heliotropes. Hosted by alumnus Dick Joseph (BA ’14), Label Services Representative at Warner. Alumni receive 50% off the crawl. Use COLUMBIA50 at check out.
11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016 New York City, NY Register now
Join us as Columbia College Chicago alumni take over The Second City! Start your uproarious evening at the alumni reception with President Kwang-Wu Kim, where you’ll enjoy beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres while sharing laughs and catching up with fellow alumni. Then, grab your seat for The Second City 104th Revue: Fool Me Twice, Déjà Vu.
6 – 8 p.m., Reception 8 p.m., Fool Me Twice, Déjà vu Show Tuesday, August 16, 2016 The Second City Chicago, IL Register now
Take yourself out to the ballgame! Watch the Cubs and Dodgers face off while reconnecting with fellow Columbia College Chicago alumni. Enjoy Preferred Loge section seats, early stadium admission and a pre-game party!
Columbia College Chicago has partnered with the Career Transitions Center of Chicago (CTC) to offer our alumni a discount rate on career assistance. CTC offers relevant professional development opportunities, one-on-one and group sessions with career coaches and much more. Read more
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CTC Program: Over 40 and Hired Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6 – 8 p.m. Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago has partnered with SALT, a free program created by nonprofit American Student Assistance (ASA). SALT offers one-on-one financial literacy counseling that can help you put together a loan repayment plan and make smart financial decisions when it comes to your education. Read more