Congratulations to our newest alumni, the Class of 2021!
Your undergraduate years were just the beginning of a lifelong relationship with Columbia College, your classmates and a community of interesting, accomplished individuals who will support you, advise you and be a resource throughout your journey.
Welcome to the Columbia College Alumni Association
As a graduate of Columbia College, you’re now part of the community of 52,500-plus College alumni around the globe who are members of the Columbia College Alumni Association. The CCAA is proud to be your point of connection to the College going forward. Through the CCAA, you can access extended support from the College, tap into its vibrant alumni network, and stay connected to alma mater and one another.
We’ve gathered the many resources and benefits available to you as a CC grad, and they’re all in one place for easy access. Scroll through to see the ways in which the CCAA, the College and the University will support you as you transition into alumnihood.
Stay Connected to Alma Mater
Return to Campus for Homecoming and Reunion
Reunite with classmates at two of our most treasured annual traditions: Homecoming in the fall and Columbia Reunion in the spring. Save the date for June 2022, when you’ll celebrate your first reunion!
Don’t Miss Out: Update Your Preferred Contact Information
Stay in the loop and don’t miss out on College updates, invitations to Reunions and more! If you’re not planning to use your Columbia email going forward, update your personal email address.
Follow Us on Social Media
Already nostalgic for the view from Low Steps or the feeling of ordering your favorite item at JJ’s or The Hungarian Pastry Shop? Stay connected to your College community by reliving your favorite moments and places from your time on Morningside Heights while discovering opportunities to keep in touch with your classmates and friends.
Check out Columbia College Today
Stay in the know about the ways College alums are literally changing the world!
CCT’s print magazine will arrive in your mailbox three times a year, so make sure your address is up to date, and check out the online articles anytime!
Leverage the Alumni Network
Odyssey Mentoring Program
The Odyssey Mentoring Program gives you exclusive access to thousands of College alumni who have volunteered to support young alumni. When you join Odyssey, you can search by industry, region, interest and more, and message alumni in the network to ask questions about your career interests, hear about their post-College paths and learn from their insights.
Odyssey 1:1 Mentor Match: Opening on July 12
This July, sign up to be matched with an alumni volunteer based on shared interests. You’ll connect for a 30-minute phone or Zoom conversation where you can discuss career exploration, grad school, transitioning to life after college, moving to a new city and more. Expanding your Columbia network has never been easier!
Columbia College Young Alumni
CCYA is an active community of College alumni who have graduated in the past 10 years, so as a member of CC’21 grad, you’re automatically in! Through CCYA, you’ll have access to networking opportunities, social events and chances to stay involved with the College.
Columbia College Women
CCW is a dynamic community of alumnae who champion women at the College and the University. The group hosts events throughout the year that amplify women’s voices and provides networking and mentorship opportunities.
Columbia Alumni Association Regional Clubs and Shared Interest Groups
Distinct from the Columbia College Alumni Association, the University-wide alumni association has regional alumni clubs across the U.S. and around the world as well as a range of Shared Interest Groups. Check out the full list to get involved.
Columbia Alumni Association Directory
Distinct from the Columbia College Alumni Association, the University-wide alumni association Online Alumni Community allows you to search for and connect with Columbia alums from across the University.
Access Lifelong Professional and Career Development Support
Attend an Upcoming Professional Development Event
Recession-Proofing Your Career
Tuesday, June 15 | 7–8 p.m. EDT | Zoom
Learn how to stand out in the job search process; how to stay positive in the face of uncertainty; and how fellow alums’ experiences as recent grads led them to where they are today. Featuring alumni panelists who graduated during the 2008 financial crisis.
Launching an Entrepreneurial Venture During Uncertain Times
Tuesday, June 22 | 7–8 p.m. EDT | Zoom
Interested in starting your own business? Learn from alums who have done it! They’ll share strategies, advice and stories about how to succeed with a new venture, and how to stay positive and be resilient in the face of uncertainty.
Navigate Your Job Search with a Career Counselor
The Center for Career Education offers individual career counseling appointments for all College alumni, no matter your interests, goals or areas of study. A counselor can help you explore career paths, create a job search, develop search materials including resumes and cover letters, practice for interviews and more.
Tackle the Law or Med School Application Process with a Pre-Professional Advisor
Pre-law and pre-health advisors are available to meet with you one-on-one and can provide help and support throughout your search and application process.
Jump-Start Your Career Search
Explore LionShare: Columbia Job and Internship Opportunities Database
Tap into CCE’s Career Search Resources.
Take the Beyond Columbia Survey.
Enjoy Columbia Perks for Life
Keep Your Columbia Email
CUIT allows Columbia College graduates to retain their Columbia email address and access LionMail for life. No action necessary!
If you’re not planning to continue using your Columbia email address, please update your personal email so you can receive updates and invitations from the CCAA.
Access the Columbia Libraries and Online Databases and Journals
Columbia Libraries offer lifelong reading and borrowing privileges for College alumni, as well as access to online databases.
Check out other lifelong benefits through the Columbia Alumni Association
From exclusive discounts to CAA Arts Access, to access to the libraries and the Columbia Alumni Center, the CAA offers Columbia alumni a wide range of benefits.