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Office of Alumni Affairs

A Welcome Message from Laila Maher

Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs


After graduation, the Office of Alumni Affairs provides more than 7000 alumni artists, creators, and leaders with meaningful opportunities to stay connected with the School of the Arts, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), and one another through alumni programming, benefits, a monthly newsletter, and collaborations with CAA Arts Access.


The Artists’ Resource Center (ARC), also part of our Office, is a portal containing specially curated funding opportunities and career resources for students and alumni at the Columbia University School of the Arts. Available exclusively to School of the Arts students and alumni, the ARC is host to a database of more than 1,100 grants, scholarships, residencies, and other funding opportunities for artists. The ARC also contains resources for professional artists, from financial and legal services to grantwriting tips and information about joining guilds and unions.


We are the best place to go when you’re not sure what to do or whom to ask your question. Ultimately, the most important thing we do is support and advocate for our students during their time at the School and into their lives as alumni.

Alumni Benefits + Services


Columbia alumni have access to a wide variety of benefits and resources. Our goal in Alumni Affairs is to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in your professional and personal lives. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at if you need more information about any of these services.


Click below to find out more about the different types of benefits and services:








Jobs, Funding and More


Artists’ Resource Center

The ARC is a portal containing specially curated funding opportunities and professional resources for artists. Access is restricted to School of the Arts alumni and students.


ARC Mailing List

Join this mailing list to receive regular notices of job and internship postings, as well as other professional opportunities.


Center for Career Education

Connect with a counselor at CCE, browse jobs and internships on LionShare, participate in professional development webinars, and much more.


Columbia University Libraries

Alumni have lifetime reading privileges at the Columbia Libraries. Visit the library in person for access to Columbia’s database subscriptions, including Foundation Center.


Columbia Venture Community

Columbia Venture Community (CVC) is a private community for Columbia students, alumni and employees interested in all aspects entrepreneurship.


Vault Career Insider

Use (which has a partnership with Columbia) for jobs, careers, top employers and education programs, job search advice, salary info, job listings, employee message boards, and surveys.


Transcript Requests

Request a copy of your transcript from the University Registrar here.


Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) Resources and Benefits


Columbia Alumni Association

Connect with the broader Columbia University community, join a regional club or a shared interest group, and find out about alumni events in your area.


Columbia Alumni Center

Alumni visiting Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus can stop by the Center to catch up on the latest University news, check e-mail and use free wi-fi, explore alumni benefits and electronic resources, or just have a cup of coffee.


Columbia Alumni Association on LinkedIn

Connect with over 35,500 Columbia alumni via LinkedIn. To join the Columbia alumni group automatically, get a Columbia e-mail address and set it as your default LinkedIn address. (You can also click to join without a Columbia address, but it will take up to five days to be approved).


University-wide Alumni Events Calendar

Find out about Columbia events around the world.


Regional Clubs & Shared Interest Groups

Find a Columbia community in your area through a regional club or a Shared Interest Group, and start your own Shared Interest Group!


Cafes Columbia

Join monthly discussions led by Columbia University faculty, focused broadly on the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.


Podcasts & Online Seminars

Explore Columbia content on iTunes U, YouTube, and Columbia Interactive.


Take Columbia Courses

Audit classes through the School of Continuing Education, get a discount on Executive Education programs, and learn more about the Columbia Lifelong Learners Program.


Columbia Club

Located at 15 West 43rd Street, the Columbia Club aims to provide a social and cultural community for Columbia university alumni, students, faculty, and staff.



Columbia Alumni Online Career Services Overview



Discounts for Columbia University Alumni


Columbia University Press

Columbia alumni get 30% off any CUP title in stock. Use ALUM as the discount code upon check-out.


Alumni Computer Discounts

The Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), in partnership with GovConnection, Inc., now offers Columbia alumni discounted computers and peripherals.


Alumni Fitness Discounts


Insurance Programs for Alumni

There are several insurance programs available for Columbia Alumni, including Life, Auto, Home, and Long Term Care.


Columbia Alumni Association Healthcare Discount Card

New: Up to 75% savings on prescription drugs and up to 50% on laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging procedures through the new CAA Healthcare Discount Card.


TheaterMania Gold Club

Broadway, Off B’way, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, comedy, dance, drama, concerts, and more for only $5.00 a ticket. How? Theaters and producers need to fill up seats with excellent, attentive audiences to help build buzz and word of mouth. TheaterMania's Gold Club offers School of the Arts alumni an exclusive 40% discount to join: $59 for an entire year! (regularly $99). To redeem the special rate, visit



Professional Resources for Artists


New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)


NYC Performing Arts Spaces


Los Angeles Culture Net listserv


Fractured Atlas


Listings Project (housing & workspace for artists)



Job Search Websites


LionShare (Columbia Jobs Database)


New York Foundation for the Arts Classifieds




Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)


Chronicle of Higher Education


TV Jobs


California Arts Council


Chicago Arts Resource


Creative Hotlist


Media Match


Variety Media Careers


Entertainment Careers


Media Bistro


Upwork (Freelance)


Freelance Writing Gigs


Whisper Jobs