Published in TC Today - Volume 31, No. 2
Swap Some Wit and Wisdom With TC Students
Share your valuable academic and career experience with the next generation of TC students. The College offers alumni opportunities to get involved at every stage of a student's journey, from recruitment to career counseling.
Alumni Admissions Ambassadors
Alumni can participate in information sessions for prospective students, held across theU.S. and throughout the world, and call or send congratulatory letters to admitted students living near them. Because of the positive experience she had as a doctoral student at TC, Barbara A. Macaulay (M.A., Adult and Continuing Education, 1992; Ed.D., Adult Education, 1995), Alumni Council member-at-large and Chief Academic Officer of UMassOnline, hosted a combined admissions information session for prospective students and an alumni reception in Boston last fall. "I'd like to help others put their degrees to good use," Macaulay says.
New Student Experience
Led by Mitchell Barlas (M.A., Organizational Psycho-logy, 2000; Ed.M., Educational Administration, 2001), Chair of the Alumni Council's Student Relations Committee, the Ambassadors welcome new students to orientation in the fall, provide information on the Alumni Council and give students a sense of how alumni are involved in the life of the college. "We share our experience of life after graduation," Barlas says. "It's a way of completing the picture."
Career Panelists and Mentors
Throughout the academic year, Career Services holds several panels focusing on topics such as charter schools, the nonprofit sector and entrepreneurship. Becoming a Career Services contact or mentor are two more ways to serve today's students. For more information, visit the alumni section on the Career Services Web site at www.tc.columbia. edu/careerservices/detail.asp.