Networking is essential for career and professional success, no matter where you are in your journey. Take advantage of the following tools and resources exclusive to the CSSW community to grow and leverage your network.

You can also find a sample list of membership organizations and professional networks in Career Connect’s Document Library within the Professional Associations folder.

Networking Sites and Tools

CSSW Student and Alumni LinkedIn Group (managed by the Office of Alumni Relations) – group designed to help you connect with fellow students and alumni, build your professional network, and learn about different opportunities shared by the community

Online Alumni Community (managed by the Columbia Alumni Association) – tool to search for, connect with, and message CSSW alumni
NOTE: Alumni have expanded access across schools, degrees, graduation years, regions, interests, and more

Additional Alumni Networking Tools (managed by the CAA)

LinkedIn Learning Tutorials on Searching for Alumni (open to students and alumni with LinkedIn Learning subscriptions)

Columbia School of Social Work LinkedIn Alumni Tool – resource to research and identify alumni and their career paths

Career Services LinkedIn Page – general informational page for CSSW career services

Columbia Branded Business Cards for Students – business card order form for Columbia students

For Alumni Only

Columbia Alumni Association Network LinkedIn Group – group designed to help you connect with fellow alumni from across the university and build your professional network

Tamer Center for Social Enterprise’s Alumni Ambassadors Network – groups designed to connect alumni working in the social enterprise space and provide a forum to discuss relevant issues in their area of expertise
NOTE: Some groups are exclusive to and/or target Columbia Business School (CBS) alumni specifically; however, there are few that are open to non-CBS alumni with shared interests, backgrounds, and expertise

Columbia Branded Business Cards for Alumni – discounted business card order form for Columbia alumni

Networking Hour | Alumni Events Around the World – networking events exclusive to Columbia alumni from schools across the university