June 2016 Columbia Connection


Dustin Erikstrup Builds Community in Chicago's Boystown

As director of events at Northalsted Business Alliance, Dustin Erikstrup (BA '07) organizes huge celebrations like the annual Chicago Pride Fest.
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Diane Dammeyer Fellowship Awarded to Ervin A. Johnson

Ervin A. Johnson (BA '12) received the Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues, a new post-graduate fellowship that partners Columbia with anti-poverty organization Heartland Alliance.
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Apply for the 2016-2017 CAAN National Board

We want you! Help lead our thriving alumni community by applying for the 2016-17 CAAN National Board.


Milwaukee Alumni Reception with President Kwang-Wu Kim

It’s not too late to register for the Milwaukee Alumni Reception! This Thursday, Brew City alumni and Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim will reconnect with fellow alumni and friends over beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres.
5:30-7 p.m.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
The Iron Horse Hotel
Milwaukee, WI
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2016 CAAN Connect

Our ninth annual CAAN Connect speed-networking event offers the chance to rub elbows with hard-to-meet entertainment industry professionals. Don't miss this opportunity to make insider connections and take your career to the next level!
6-10 p.m.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Writers Boot Camp at Bergamot Station
Santa Monica, CA
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Save the Date: Young Alumni Reception

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden
Chicago, IL

Save the Date: Dodgers vs. Cubs Game

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


Career Transitions Center of Chicago

Need help navigating your career path? Columbia College Chicago has partnered with the Career Transitions Center of Chicago (CTC) to offer our alumni a discounted 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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Alumni Resume Workshop

Have your evening free tomorrow? Polish up your resume and make your biggest accomplishments shine with the help of Columbia's Career Center! At the Alumni Resume Workshop, you'll get tailored advice from our career coaches on updating your resume.
6-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Career Center
Columbia College Chicago
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Subscribe to Hot Jobs Newsletter

Sign-up to receive Hot Jobs, a monthly selection of jobs, internships, 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 recently 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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2016 Commencement Leaves Graduating Students Inspired

The class of 2016 enjoyed a host of student performances and dynamic speeches at this year's commencement ceremonies.
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Manifest's Memorable 2016 Festivities

Manifest grows every year—and 2016 was no exception! More than 2,000 graduating students showcased their work throughout the daylong urban arts festival. 
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Bill Wolf Elected Board of Trustees Chair

At the final board meeting of the 2015-16 academic year, Bill Wolf was elected as chair of the Board of Trustees, succeeding Richard Kiphart.
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