November 2017

Did you know #GivingTuesday is just around the corner? Join your fellow alumni as they give back on November 28!  


A Thousand Words
Five Photography alumni reflect on their time as student workers at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Lauren Truelock ’07 and Former Student Sidne Hirsch’s Shoe Company Helps Hundreds of Women
Healing Heels strives to empower and support women battling cancer.
Alumnus Lands News Anchor Job at 22
Joshua Short ’17 was featured in DNAinfo after becoming the Sunday morning news anchor for WNDU-TV in Northern Indiana.
Want to win $1000? Enter the Written Image Screenwriting Prize
Written Image is a screenwriting prize awarded to Cinema and Television Arts students and recent alumni.
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DEMO Magazine
Check your mailboxes for the newest issue of DEMO, which includes RuPaul’s Drag Race star Shea Coulee, WWE professional wrestler Aiden English, director of Kong: Skull Island Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and tons more. All the stories are online, too!


Pregame the Holidays
It’s that time of year again—the Pregame the Holidays party is here! We’ve gathered some of the best entertainment industry alumni groups together to host one big event where you can connect with industry professionals from all over LA.
Recent Event Photos
Dinner with 12 Strangers: Los Angeles
Chicago Alumni Social
Niena Drake '02 Semester in LA Alumni Roundtable
Nike Garment Reconstruction Workshop with Former Student Sheila Rashid
Dinner with 12 Strangers: Chicago


Over 40 and Hired
Are you a seasoned professional navigating the challenges of career change? This event is a fantastic opportunity to learn real-world strategies that can help you during this important career transition.  

Look Like a Pro: Branding Yourself Online
Online or in person, how you present yourself reflects your professionalism. In this workshop, we’ll review best practices for branding yourself and explore how to promote both yourself and your creative work. Presented by Dirk Matthews '02, associate director of the Career Center.



Columbia In The News: Highlight Reel 2016-17
Watch highlights from the Columbia faculty, staff, students, and alumni who made headlines in 2016-17.  

Columbia College Chicago Photography Professor Named 2017 MacArthur Fellow
Dawoud Bey has been honored for his exceptional accomplishments in the field of photography.  

School of Graduate Studies Alumni Referral Program
As a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, there is no one who better understands the impact of our immersive and arts-oriented education than you. With the new Graduate Studies Alumni Referral Program, you can help a family member, friend, or colleague start working toward their creative passions and, ultimately, join you as part of our beloved alumni network.

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