Anusha Shrivastava to Lead Career Services | Columbia Journalism School

Anusha Shrivastava to Lead Career Services

I am pleased to share with you that Anusha Shrivastava, Ph.D., will be the new Associate Dean for the Office of Career Development. This is her second stint with this office: she left The Wall Street Journal in January 2013 to work with our Career Services team, helping manage the largest Career Expo at the time.

In 2015, she moved to the Department of Statistics at Columbia, where she led career development and alumni relations for about six years. The Journalism School, which she graduated from in 2002, beckoned, and she returned as the Director of Alumni Relations in February 2021. In her time here she has engaged with the School’s 15,000+ global alumni through organizing Alumni Weekends, a Global Day of Journalism, several Book Talks featuring alumni speakers, creating closed LinkedIn groups based on career paths, a monthly Alumni Newsletter and weekly drop-in hours. Most recently, she organized two events introducing Dean Jelani Cobb.

She is connected with alumni via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, given her philosophy that our J-School network is the most powerful in the world and we should use every tool to stay in touch. Our alumni are also potential employers and Anusha plans to tap into this network to share job leads with our current J-Schoolers.

Before coming to Columbia, Shrivastava spent more than 20 years as a business reporter in television, print and newswires in the U.S., Canada and India. Her reporting experience includes The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones in New York City, where she covered credit markets and global foreign exchange and won five Dow Jones awards for breaking news on the financial meltdown during the credit crisis. She also worked as an on-air reporter for BBC World's India Business Report in New Delhi, and a web editor at The Globe and Mail in Toronto. 

Shrivastava earned her doctorate in international relations from the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. She served three terms as president of the South Asian Journalists Association and is currently an adviser to its board. She is also the faculty adviser for the [email protected] student group at the J-School.

John Haskins