December 2016



Angel Simmons Finds Meaning in Giving

Angel Simmons ’09 gives back through a huge number of Chicago outreach organizations and charities.
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Being Heard in a Male-Dominated Industry

Dominique Anders '03, who has spent 10 years as a television co-executive producer, director and writer, talks about making it in the predominantly male entertainment industry.
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Bittersweet Drive, a Duo Born of Kismet

James Bence ’12 and Molly Robison ’12 met on their first day of freshman year in 2008. They didn’t just become friends—they started the folk band Bittersweet Drive and forged a rich artistic partnership.
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Creating Branded Content That Sells

What’s the best way to promote your content across print or digital platforms? Join us for a panel discussion about branded content in today’s ever-changing world, including advice on balancing different platforms and speaking to multicultural audiences. The event will be hosted by Trustee Luis de la Parra '95, senior vice president, Partner Solutions, Univision Communications Inc.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
6:30–8 p.m.
Univision Communications Inc.
New York, NY
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Dallas Alumni Social

Calling all Lone Star alumni! Columbia College Chicago is coming to Dallas in January. Join us for a fantastic evening of reconnecting with old friends and building new connections. Don’t miss this opportunity to reminisce, network and socialize with other creatives who once called Chicago home.

Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:30–8 p.m.
The Parlor
Dallas, TX
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Save The Date

Dinner with 12 Strangers
Early 2017
Los Angeles, CA
Photos from the Dinner with 12 Strangers: Cinema Arts and Sciences event

2017 Oscar Viewing Party
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Los Angeles, CA


Career Programming Resources

Did you miss one of our previous career development events this past year? No worries, we have you covered. Check out the Career Programming Resources page on the alumni website for PowerPoint presentations, event recordings, resume samples and more from our recent career development events.
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Build Your Professional Network

Join the Columbia College Chicago Alumni LinkedIn group. The group is open to all Columbia alumni and former students looking to start discussions, view creative job postings and network with fellow alumni.
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Subscribe to Hot Jobs Newsletter

Sign up to receive Hot Jobs, a monthly selection of jobs, internships, and career and recruiting opportunities curated by the Career Center and delivered to your inbox.
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A Chance at Change

Three Columbia students reflect on their experience before and after voting in their first presidential election.
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President Kim Appoints 2016-17 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee is comprised of individuals whose experience and expertise ensure a wide range of perspectives to advance diversity, equity and inclusion at Columbia College Chicago.
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You shop. Amazon gives.

Did you know that when you do your holiday shopping at, Amazon will make a gift to Columbia College Chicago? AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: same products, same prices, same service—plus .5 percent of your purchase will go to your alma mater. Click below for more details.
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