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Workshops & Seminars

The following workshops and seminars, known as CU: Connections, are the product of collaboration between multiple Columbia University offices and aim to provide invaluable information and support as you, the Class of 2016, prepare for life after graduation.

Events and dates will be added below as workshops are confirmed. 

Apartment Hunting in NYC

Thursday, February 18, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 569

Are you looking to live in NYC after graduation? Would you like to learn the best way to search for an apartment? If so, then come to this presentation from Karen Stone, a licensed real estate salesperson.

STA Travel After Graduation

Thursday, February 25, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Alfred Lerner Hall, Broadway Room

Would you like to travel the country or the world after graduation but before you begin your career? Learn about popular student destinations, traveling on a budget, and the benefits of traveling the world from an STA Travel representative. 

College on a Budget Workshop

Thursday, April 7, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 569

Representatives from Financial Aid will be reviewing common concerns for budgeting along with major components  of a credit report. With loans to repay, apartments to rent, and trips to book, it is important to understand and devise a plan to budget your funds to help keep you grounded! Insomnia Cookies will be served. First come, first served!  

Columbia College Young Alumni Coffee Chat

Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Columbia Alumni Center: 622 West 113th Street (between Broadway and Riverside)
RSVP REQUIRED – Space is limited so please only RSVP if you are confident you can attend.

Join us on Saturday, April 9, at the Columbia Alumni Center (622 W 113th) for "Coffee Chats with CCYA." Recruiting tips, industry insights, making the most of your undergrad experience - you’ll have a chance to talk about it all with our young alumni. CC students only. All class years are welcome!

Student Loan Workshop for Graduating Seniors

Tuesday, April 12, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Alfred Lerner Hall, Broadway Room

The process of loan exit counseling and figuring out your loan repayment can be long and confusing, but very necessary to ensure you understand why you should not default on your loans after graduation. Join representatives from Financial Aid to learn more about exit counseling and loan repayment! Insomnia Cookies will be served. First come, first served! 

Business Dining Etiquette Lunch

Friday, April 15, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Bernheim & Schwartz 2911 Broadway New York, NY 10025
IN-PERSON RSVP REQUIRED*

Sure, you've thought about proper interview etiquette, but have you given any consideration to  the importance of dining etiquette in the professional world? Join us for a Business Dining Etiquette Lunch with Patricia Fitzpatrick, a professional etiquette dining coach from The Etiquette School of New York, and learn how to dine like a pro during the appetizer portion of the meal, through the entrée, and finally dessert.

*All RSVPs will be collected in person in Lerner 515 during April 6-8 during the hours of 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.. A conditional refundable fee of $10 will be collected to hold your space and will be returned to you upon arrival to the restaurant on the day of the event. If you are unable to make the event, the $10 fee will not be refunded. Space is limited so please only RSVP if you are confident you can attend.

College on a Budget Workshop II

Thursday, April 21, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 569

If you missed the first one, be sure not to miss the second offering of this workshop where representatives from Financial Aid will be reviewing common concerns for budgeting along with major components of a credit report. With loans to repay, apartments to rent, and trips to book, it is important to understand and devise a plan to budget your funds to help keep you grounded! 

Alumni Representative Committee (ARC) Info Session

Interested in interviewing prospective Columbia students once you graduate? Join the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for an informal information session to learn more about the ARC and how to get involved.

Commencement Countdown

until graduation!

2016 Ceremony Dates & Times

Engineering Class Day (SEAS)
Monday, May 16, 2016
5:00–7:30 p.m.

Columbia College Class Day
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

University Commencement
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Procession begins at 9:30 a.m.