The Office of Alumni Relations offers a number of career-related services to help meet some of your professional needs. These opportunities can help to market your skills to potential employers and give you opportunities to network.
Columbia College Chicago alumni can take advantage of the following services:
Take advantage of a number of networking events, workshops, and webinars. View the list of upcoming events
or check out the FREE arts management workshops
available through AEMM's partnership with the Arts & Business Council of Chicago.
ColumbiaWorks Job Board
Degreed alumni have access to ColumbiaWorks (separate login) and jobs are posted in the to the LinkedIn Columbia Alumni Association & Network (CAAN) group.
ColumbiaWorks- is a service for current students and degreed alumni to find employment opportunities.
- NOTE: The log-in system for ColumbiaWorks has been recently updated. If you have accessed the system in the past, you may need to register again to receive your new log-in information.
- To receive notifications of new jobs posted on ColumbiaWorks, simply login, search for the position types you are looking for (full-time, part-time, freelance, fellowship, and/or volunteer) and hit search. Then click on "Email me new Jobs for the Search."
LinkedIn - providing the largest professional network in the world, the Columbia Alumni Association & Network (CAAN) has a strong presence on the site. By connecting to the alumni group, you can contact other alumni members directly. Jobs are also posted to the site by group members and representatives of the college.
Career Transitions Center of Chicago (CTC)
Columbia has partnered with CTC to provide expert career services, mentorship, a number of free workshops and resources, as well as discounted fees on career-related counseling.
As an alum, you have access to the Open Computer Labs
and have some privileges at the Columbia College Chicago Library
. To utilize these services, you must show your Alumni Card and a valid state ID. If you have not received one, you can obtain an Alumni Card
Want to Become a Teacher?
Columbia College Chicago's Education Department
offers graduate degree programs that are designed for the “career changer”—those
who have earned a Bachelor’s degree, have often entered the workforce,
and have now decided to focus their energy and interests on the
education of children and youth.
Check out their program offerings
for more information.