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.

Class Listservs and Regional Listservs

Every Journalism School graduating class since 1942 is now linked via an email listserv, a great way to connect with friends, share information, plan reunions, swap job leads, and debate ethics in journalism. The Journalism School has created listservs by region and class. To join a listserv or to change your email address, complete the Update Contact Information form.

Computer Discounts

The Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), in partnership with GovConnection, Inc., now offers Colimbia alumni discounted computers (notebooks, desktops, and tablets) and peripherals.
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The University-wide Alumni Directory helps you stay connected with alumni from all Columbia schools. You can access the directory here. You will need your UNI and password to log in. If you don't know your UNI or password, please go to the log-in help page.

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 and the Bard Athletic Club.
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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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