October 2016


New CAAN President Michael Wojcik Reflects on Lifetime of Development

Columbia Alumni Association & Network President Michael Wojcik ’96 talks with us about his work with the Red Cross and the goals of his presidency.
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In Fly Away, Rashid Johnson Keeps the Focus on Race

The New York Times recently covered Fly Away by Rashid Johnson ’00, an exhibition at Hauser & Wirth’s Chelsea gallery that includes works in painting, sculpture and installation.
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LGBTQ Alumni Panel

In honor of LGBTQ History Month, please join alumni of many disciplines and identities for a Q&A on their experiences pursuing creative careers. Get real and honest answers about how they see their identities affecting, intersecting or integrating with their success and goals. American Sign Language interpretation and refreshments will be provided.

Cosponsored by Development and Alumni Relations, Residence Life, Career Center and LGBTQ Culture & Community

5:30–7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Columbia College Chicago
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Columbia Weekend 2016

Join fellow alumni and friends at Columbia Weekend! Kick off the weekend at our Friday Welcome Reception for alumni, parents and friends and spend the rest of the evening exploring the Wabash Arts Corridor. Saturday features a special President’s Luncheon, an afternoon Alumni Social and the magical Halloween Parade.

Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016
Columbia College Chicago
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Columbia Alumni Filmmakers Night: Chicago

Calling all alumni independent filmmakers, fans and those looking for an entertaining night out! Join us for an evening of short films made by talented Columbia College Chicago alumni. Following the screening, there will be a filmmaker Q&A and time to network with fellow alumni and friends.

Interested in showcasing your short film? Apply here by October 19, 2016. (Shorts must be 30 minutes or less. Any non-English language films must be subtitled in English.)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
6–8:30 p.m.
Columbia College Chicago
$10 Admission
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Creativity: Philosophy Meets Hollywood

How can you make creativity a central part of your career path? The Asma brothers—Stephen Asma a Professor of Philosophy at Columbia and Dan Asma ’92, a Hollywood entrepreneur—will show you through movie trailers, virtual reality, video games and more on how the work place is full of opportunities to make creative choices.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:30–8 p.m.
Columbia College Chicago
$10 Admission
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Save the Date: LA Alumni Pre-Holiday Party

November 2016
Los Angeles, CA

Save the Date: Chicago Alumni Holiday Party

December 8, 2016
Chicago, IL


Career Transitions Center Program: Over 40 and Hired

Were you unable to attend the Career Transitions Center Program: Over 40 and Hired event? No worries, we have you covered. Click the link below to view the evening in full. CTC’s tips, strategies and real-life examples can give you a competitive edge as you navigate career transition. The CTC also covered the use of informational interviews, positioning and the outreach skills critical to all job seekers.
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Chicago PR Career Day—Plan Your Future in Public Relations

At Chicago PR Career Day you’ll hear tips on launching a successful career, meet senior leaders and recruiting coordinators, and learn about career paths, opportunities and skills important to employers. Seating is very limited so register early.

Friday, October 28, 2016
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Columbia College Chicago
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Save the Date: Alumni Resume Workshop

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Columbia College Chicago


Old Brand New: Columbia College Chicago Launches a Brand Strategy

Keep an eye open for the college’s new brand strategy, which features a refreshed wordmark and vivid color palette. The brand honors our past, captures the excitement of our present and offers aspirations for our future.
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On the Radio: Two Alumni Showcase Their Talents on Columbia’s New Radio Ad

For the new advertising campaign, Columbia didn’t have to look far for talent. The radio ad involved more than 24 members of staff, faculty, students and alumni—making for a truly collaborative effort.
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You shop. Amazon gives.

Did you know that when you shop at smile.amazon.com, 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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