July 2016 Columbia Connection


Nicole Vasquez Redefines the Workplace

Nicole Vasquez (BA '07) sees her innovative coworking space The Shift as the future of collaboration and productivity.
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Keanon Kyles Sings his Success

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.
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Top 10 Reasons Alumni Give Back

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.
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Young Alumni Social

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
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New York City Alumni Record Store Crawl

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
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Alumni Summer Soiree at The Second City

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
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Alumni Outing Dodgers vs. Cubs Game

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!

11:05 a.m., Pre-game party on the Loge Terrace
1:05 p.m., Game time
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Dodgers Stadium
Los Angeles, CA
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Career Transitions Center of Chicago

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.
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Save the Date

CTC Program: Over 40 and Hired
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6 – 8 p.m.
Columbia College Chicago

Subscribe to Hot Jobs Newsletter

Sign-up to receive Hot Jobs, a monthly selection of jobs, internship, and career and recruiting opportunities curated by the Career Center and delivered to your inbox.
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Sign Up for Free Financial Literacy Counseling

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.
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DEMO Wins CASE Gold Award

Hooray! DEMO's issue 23, celebrating the alumni magazine's 10th anniversary, won the 2016 CASE Gold Award in the Special Issue category.
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