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Former Columbia career advisor prepares to take 33rd Ward aldermanic seat

Former Columbia career advisor prepares to take 33rd Ward aldermanic seat

May 17, 2019

Former Columbia internship and career advisor Rossana Rodríguez Sánchez will be sworn into office May 20 as alderman for the 33rd Ward, becoming the sixth Democratic Socialist to join the City Counci...

Internships can be minefields for unsuspecting students

Internships can be minefields for unsuspecting students

April 26, 2019

Marley Molkentin, junior multimedia photojournalism major, had trouble getting paid for a recent internship after she “stupidly didn’t sign any type of contract.”  During her time at Columbia, Molkentin gained...

Iconic screenwriter discusses networking, persistence in virtual talk

By Emma Kaden

February 26, 2018

Persistence has been a hallmark of screenwriter Norman Steinberg’s career, starting in the ‘60s when he regularly tried to make of famed comedy writer Mel Brooks his mentor when he'd run into Brooks at a New York City coffee shop. Brooks repeatedly brushed him off and finally, to get rid of him, handed Steinberg a business card and said, “Call this guy.”That guy was the producer of “Get Smart,” which as Steinb...

Protests break out in Puerto Rico as frustration grows

‘One Day at a Time’ shows continued success in new season

February 5, 2018

While Congress debated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and immigration policies, Netflix released its second season of “One Day at a Time” Jan. 26, a comedy about a lively Cuban-American ...

2017 Alumni discussed their success in finding jobs after college. Students asked questions about how to find jobs in their fields. 

Alumni give students insight on how to achieve success

October 2, 2017

Achieving careers, balancing internships senior year and adjusting to the work-life after graduation were all part of the stories told by 2017 alumni at “Alumni Panel: Don’t Worry, I Was in Your Shoes Last Year,” a Q&A event hosted by the Career Center. The panel, held ...

South Korea emerging as democracy’s dark horse

Turns out, you can pick your family

By Arabella Breck

March 13, 2017

A president embroiled in accusations of bribery, coercion and abusing their authority was impeached March 9. President Park Geun-hye made history as South Korea's first female president in 2013. However, her preside...

On-campus jobs are popular students because of their flexible schedules, according to Cindy Allen, student assistant at the Learning Center.  

Columbia debuts job fair for on-campus work

September 19, 2016

The first job fair for on-campus jobs held Sept. 15 allowed students to meet faculty from 14 college departments and discuss employment opportunities.Student Employment, now housed in the college’s Ca...

Erik J. Friedman, officially appointed as the Associate Dean of Career Development and Industry Relations for Columbia’s Career Center on Sept. 7, will be responsible for establishing the new center’s goals for helping students.

New director to lead Career Center, students toward success

September 12, 2016

Erik J. Friedman was appointed as associate dean of Career Development and Industry Relations as Columbia’s Career Center enters its inaugural semester, according to a Sept. 7 email from Vice Presi...

The Center for Black Music Research will be more closely integrated with the curriculum and the library and will introduce archival material to students as a source of inspiration for creative works, according to CBMR librarian Janet Harper. 

Center for Black Music Research to fortify resources through curricular merge

April 4, 2016

After layoffs and other downsizing measures, the Center for Black Music Research will be smaller and be combined with Columbia’s library, archives and curriculum, according to Senior Associate Provost...

The cast of “Everybody Wants Some!!” attended a screening of its film during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at The Paramount Theatre March 11 in Austin, Texas. 

‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ brings party to Chicago

March 28, 2016

The upcoming film “Everybody Wants Some!!,” conceived by Academy Award-nominated writer and director Richard Linklater, was shown to a near-capacity audience March 15 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 ...

To focus more on career outcomes, the college is merging the Portfolio Center and the Student Employment Office with the internship program June 1. 

Career Center to merge job programs for better service

February 15, 2016

The Portfolio Center will merge with the internship program and the Student Employment Office, forming the new Career Center June 1 to create a centralized career development system. “This is a big, diff...

Departments merge to offer one-stop shop for career needs

By DerekKucynda

September 7, 2009

In order to better serve college students affected by the economic downturn, Columbia has combined its career resources on campus with one goal in mind-to prepare college graduates for the workplace.By bringing together different departments such as the Portfolio Center and the Office of Student Employment, students now have a unified career resource organization called Career Initiatives, said Tim Long, director of the P...

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