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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.

Columbia College Young Alumni(CCYA) Coffee Chat

Saturday, February 20, 10:00 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.

Interested in meeting young alumni? Sign up for the semester's first Columbia College Young Alumni (CCYA) Coffee Chat on Saturday, February 20. Join CCYA at the Columbia Alumni Center to grab a free coffee and chat with a recent alum about preparing for recruiting season, marketing yourself and developing your brand, interviewing skills, maintaining a positive student-life balance, etc. Young alumni attending come from a range of backgrounds, representing everything from Wall Street to the media industry, start-ups to the corporate world, and graduate students from business, law, and medicine.

STA Travel After Graduation

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. 

Senior Budgeting Workshop

Representatives from Financial Aid will be sharing tips and answering questions on how to best budget yourself after graduation.  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 after graduation! 

Business Dining Etiquette Lunch

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.

Managing Your Student Debt 

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! Food and refreshments provided.

Alumni Representative Committee (ARC) Info Session (with Insomnia Cookies. Mmm.)

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.