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Tips and Resources

As a recent graduate of Columbia College, you know how to make small talk about Homer, name-drop “Gregorian chants” and even (gasp!) swim three laps in Uris Pool. But what about those "life skills" that some 20-somethings are still trying to figure out?

Below are a few tips from young alumni to give you a leg up in the real world. Be sure to check out upcoming events to keep you in the loop, too.

Cliff Massey CC'10

How to Get a Car

Cliff Massey CC’10 experienced the challenge of buying a car a few years ago when he moved cross-country to Los Angeles to earn a master’s. Here are his tips for getting a set of wheels.

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Making the Most of Meetings

Zila Acosta-Grimes CC’11, LAW’15 knows that meetings are an inevitable part of entering the work force, and they’re likely very different than the meetings you were familiar with in college. Here are her tips to help you make the most of your next meeting.

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Network Like a Pro

Gairy Hall CC’11, BUS’16, Management Associate at J.P. Morgan, provides a few tips on what he wishes he knew about networking when he graduated from the College in 2011.

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Caitlin de Lisser-Ellen CC'16

Apartment Hunting Basics

Caitlin de Lisser-Ellen CC’16 is no stranger to the apartment hunting process. Here she offers her tips on finding the right apartment for you.

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Klancy Miller by Tara Donne

Cooking Solo on a Budget

Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef and author Klancy Miller CC96 demonstrates how to prepare pappardelle and beef ragù — or what she calls You're in Love Pasta.

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More tips from alumni coming soon!

Got an idea for something you'd like to see here? Contact Michelle Martin, Assistant Director, Student-Alumni Programs.