Columbia Journalism School

Benefits & Services

There are an assortment of benefits and services offered to Columbia Journalism School alumni, including access to career resources, discounts on computers, insurance, and a lifelong Columbia e-mail address. Stay in touch, update your profile, and sign up for class and regional listservs.

Audit Classes

All University alumni are welcome to audit courses through the School of Continuing Education. The Auditing Program provides adults not currently enrolled in college with the opportunity to attend selected lectures drawn from the University's offerings in the arts and sciences during the academic year.
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Career Resources

You can access JobNews, a database of journalism jobs and internships that is regularly updated by the Office of Career Services. The J-School Career Services Office has compiled a list of online resources where you can find guides and advice.

Keeping in Touch

Take advantage of the power of your J-School network through the new Alumni Community. Check out the expanded alumni profiles, search functions and networking capabilities of this new communication portal. You can use it to update your own information, or to find other J-School grads from any year. If you have not used it before, start here. You will need your Columbia ID, or UNI. If you don't know your UNI or password, please go to the log-in help page. If you need help with your UNI, please contact the Columbia Alumni Center at 877-854-ALUM (2586) or, for international callers, 212-851-7830. Or email them at Look for your class year by going to GROUPS at the top of the page.  

Computer Discounts

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

Alumni email forwarding is a free service that combines the convenience of a single lifetime email address with the flexibility to change Internet service providers.
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Financial Products

  • Insurance
  • The Columbia University Visa and Master Card
  • Preferred CD and money-market deposit account rates
  • Financial products

Libraries and E-Resources

Alumni with degrees or certificates from the University may receive reading privileges at campus libraries. Contact the Library Information Office for more information:
Library Information Office
Room 201 Butler Library
(212) 854-7309

Graduates have electronic access to a selected group of databases via the University libraries, including the full text of newspapers and magazines, business publications, and medical journals. Click here to find out more and to register for access.

M.S. Projects and M.S. Theses

The most recent five years of M.S. projects and M.A. theses are available in the Journalism Library, but anything older than five years is available in Lehman Social Sciences Library. Bound volumes of Master's projects and theses do not circulate--they must be read at the library. Audio/video projects on CD/DVD are available to circulate.

More information is available on the Journalism Library website.

Recreational & Fitness Facilities

Membership is available to alumni at the Dodge Physical Fitness Center.
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Request Transcripts or Replace a Diploma

To obtain an official Columbia transcript or to replace a lost diploma, see Transcript information.

UNI Information

Change your password, and see what's available online. Your UNI (University Network ID) is your lifelong key to alumni resources.
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Columbia Alumni Arts League (CAAL)

Receive discounts to more than 60 cultural organizations and attend exclusive cultural events with fellow alumni.

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