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Congratulations to the our newest alumni in the Class of 2020!

Your undergraduate years at Columbia College were just the beginning of a lifelong relationship with the school, your friends and a community of remarkable, accomplished individuals, who will support, advise and be a resource for you throughout your journey.

Alumni 101

Learn the basics about your new life as a Columbia College Alum! Study up and you’ll be set for life.

Clubs and Groups

Columbia College Young Alumni is an active community for graduates from the last 10 years.

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Discover the power of your Columbia College network.

Students and alumni can use our online program to develop long-term mentoring relationships or short and informal connections that can enhance their network and resources.

Your 53,000 New Best Friends

Don’t leave behind the best part of having gone to Columbia— the people. When you visit the Alumni Directory, you can stay in touch with friends and classmates and create new connections in the community as you start your career, move to new cities or pursue your passions.

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Take three easy steps to get going:

  1. Visit the CCAA Connect Page
    Visit the CCAA Connect page where you can find a variety of ways to connect throughout Columbia College and the University.
  2. Update your Profile and Find a Classmate
    • Log in to the Columbia Alumni Community
    • On the menu bar at the top of the page, click My Profile to update your personal and professional information (add a professional picture if you are looking for a job!). Make sure to include internships to build a full picture of your experience.
    • Click Alumni Directory to search for fellow alumni. Do a simple search by someone’s name or an advanced search where you can filter by field of work, company, location and more.
    • Send someone a direct message by clicking Send Message on the right hand side of their profile. Ask about their company, their career path and or professional insight. Be respectful of alumni and use your outreach wisely to make meaningful connections. Do not "cold call" people for jobs.
  3. Follow Us on Social
    Follow us so you can hear the latest news, see photos of what’s happening and be a part of our community conversation.

If you have questions email us at ccalumni@columbia.edu.

Wherever You Go

Whether you stay in NYC or head to West Hollywood, there are alums you can connect to, learn from and reminisce with about College Walk. Meet some of our Regional Ambassadors, who are available to answer questions about their region!
Baltimore
Neil Parekh CC'15
Neil Parekh
Class of 2015

MAJOR
Financial Economics

COMPANY
T Rowe Price

FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP
The Bun Shop

EMAIL ADDRESS
nparekh2015@gmail.com

Boston
Erik Nook
Class of 2012

Major
Psychology

Company
Clinical Psychology PhD student at Harvard

Favorite Coffee Shop
Crema Cafe in Harvard Square

Email Address
ecn2114@columbia.edu

Chicago
Carolyn Braff
Class of 2007

Major
Urban Studies and Spanish Language & Literature

Company
Gatorade

Favorite Coffee Shop
Tie between Floriole in Lincoln Park and La Colombe in Bucktown.

Email Address
carolyn.braff@gmail.com

Dallas
Emily Tang
Class of 2006

Major
East Asian Language and Cultures

COMPANY
BCD Travel

Favorite Coffee Shop
I don't drink coffee! But my favorite gourmet fajitas are at Uncle Julios.

Email Address
elt2002@columbia.edu

DC
Alan Freeman
Class of 1993

Major
Political Science

Company
Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Favorite Coffee Shop
Filter

Email Address
amf9@columbia.edu

Los Angeles
Courtney Wilkins CC'07
Courtney Wilkins
Class of 2007

MAJOR
Urban Studies, specializing in Sociology

COMPANY
Pomona College

FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP

Sip & Sonder

clw2102@columbia.edu

Atlanta
Jennifer Hsia
Class of 2006

Major
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Company
NRG Energy, Inc.

Favorite Coffee Shop
Fellini Caffe

Email Address
jsh256@yahoo.com

DC
Nairi Balian
Nairi Balian
Class of 1988

Major
Middle Eastern, South Asian & African Studies

Company
Haverford

Favorite Coffee Shop
Busboys and Poets in Takoma, DC.

Email Address
ncb11@columbia.edu

Miami
Rachel Altman
Class of 2006

Major
Environmental Biology

Company
Executive Director - Miami Waterkeeper

Favorite Coffee Shop
Panther Coffee

Email Address
rachel@miamiwaterkeeper.org

San Francisco
Kevin Zhang CC'14
Kevin Zhang
Class of 2014

MAJOR
Economics – Political Science

COMPANY
Bain Capital Ventures

FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP
Tea drinker here! Last time I had an "amaaazing" moment with tea was at Réveille Coffee Co.

EMAIL ADDRESS
kz2169@columbia.edu

Philadelphia
Pooja
Pooja Agarwal
Class of 2002

Major
Economics - Philosophy

Company
Associate General Counsel - University of Pennsylvania

Favorite Coffee Shop
La Colombe Fishtown

Email Address
agarwal.p@gmail.com

Stay Involved at Columbia

Class Correspondents

The class correspondents are alumni volunteers who foster relationships between classmates and the College, writing the Class Notes column for our alumni magazine, Columbia College Today (CCT). They also keep you up to date on exciting news and upcoming events and programs. Email your news to your class correspondents today!

Current Class CorrespondentS
Class of 2020 class correspondents will be announced in July 2020.

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Volunteer and Participate with Columbia College and Our Community

You still have an active role in the present and future of Columbia College. Learn about opportunities to participate and volunteer through the CCAA to strengthen our community and school.

Class of 2020 Reunion Committee
Next summer, Columbia College will welcome back members of Class of 2020 to celebrate their first Columbia reunion. Class volunteers work in partnership with Alumni Relations staff to create a fun weekend where alumni can connect, learn and enjoy.

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE
If you're interested in being part of the Class of 2020 reunion committee, email Eric Shea, Senior Director of Alumni Relations, at eric.shea@columbia.edu.