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Save-the-Date: Alumni Weekend 2022

We are excited to announce that we are planning to hold Alumni Weekend on campus in 2022! Please put a hold on April 29-30. We will share details on events, reunion class activities and networking opportunities in the next few months.

While we will welcome all classes on campus, we will have special celebrations for the classes with milestone reunions. We will also celebrate the reunion classes that missed out on getting together during the pandemic.

If, however, public health protocols force us not to meet in person, we will switch to a virtual celebration.

Save-the-Date: Giving Day on 10/20/21

Please mark your calendar for Columbia Giving Day! On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, Columbians everywhere will come together to support their favorite schools, programs, and causes. 

What is Columbia Giving Day?

Each October, thousands of alumni, students, parents, friends, neighbors, faculty, and staff unite for 24 hours of giving back. You support the Columbia schools, programs, and causes that you care most about, so more of our students, faculty, and researchers can turn knowledge into action, working for the world and with the world.

We hope you will support the next generation of journalism students by making a gift to the Journalism Annual Fund on Columbia Giving Day. We’ll be sharing more news on Giving Day soon! If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Helton ‘99 at cynthia.helton@columbia.edu

LinkedIn Alumni Group

Given that we are part of a very special group — alumni of the J-School — we must stay connected! One way to do this is via a closed LinkedIn alumni group where we can talk about journalism and journalism-adjacent fields, awards, book launches, job leads and events of interest. If you aren’t already a member of this group, be sure to join today! 

We will admit only Columbia J-School graduates so please update your LinkedIn profile to reflect the fact that you are an alum.

Columbia Journalism Alumni | Groups | LinkedIn

Let Us Know What You're Up To

Update your contact information here to receive up-to-date announcements. Join the Alumni Community for a directory of other graduates. Questions? Email us at jalumni@columbia.edu.

Alumni Resources

Career Development

If you are looking to update your skills or find a new job, or you've just published a book or have a job change, you will find many resources through your J-School and Columbia University association. They include:

  • JobNews: Log on for a list of opportunities, including jobs, fellowships and freelance gigs maintained by our office of Career Development. JobNews also includes career resources, including resume and cover letter guides, job-hunting resources, and more,
  • Additional resources, including recordings of past events. Deadline Calendar, events calendar, and more.

To explore these resources, you’ll need your UNI.

In addition, go here to tap into the network of J-School alumni:

Don't forget to look for us on Twitter or Facebook.

Up your skills through the J-School's Professional Development program. Learn about immersive, specialized training for nondegree students offered here at the J-School or at our partner campuses around the globe.

Books and Job News: Have you written a book or have a new job or job change that you’d like the alumni community to know about? Tell us for inclusion in the monthly J-School alumni newsletter, which is emailed to all alumni, by emailing us at jalumni@columbia.edu. You can also submit details about your new book for inclusion in Columbia Magazine, published quarterly by the University’s Office of Alumni and Development, by emailing them at magazine@columbia.edu.

Alumni Board

The Alumni Board is the official link between graduates and the school's faculty, administration and current students. Board members are alumni who are willing to give of their time to help the Alumni Office come up with ways to engage graduates worldwide through programs and services.

See the current board members.

Give Back

As an alum, you can support the future of journalism in many ways:

Hire a Journalism School Graduate 

As an alum of the Journalism School, your achievements build over the years. Many alumni take the opportunity to “pay it forward” as mentors or hiring managers to the next generation. If you are a hiring editor or producer and want to interview Journalism School students for jobs and internships, please contact the Career Development Office, post a listing on our JobNews board or attend our annual Career Expo, the biggest of its kind at any journalism school.

Support the Journalism School

Learn how your donations can extend the mission of the Journalism School. 

Mentor a Current Student 

Through the mentor program, we give you an opportunity to help a current student get a handle on different aspects of the industry and form a professional relationship with a working journalist. The program is currently being revised. 

 

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