Internship Opportunity – PROJECT:2040

We are glad to announce the start of the PROJECT:2040  Fellows Program that matches talented Black and Latino engineering students with Silicon Valley start-ups for summer internships, providing them with insight, networks, and support to ensure their successful participation in the high tech innovation economy.  PROJECT:2040 is looking to recruit 5-10 students for the 2012 summer program.

For students who are interested in applying, please contact Alison Desir at  Talented students may also apply directly through the application website:

Click the link below to view a summary document that gives some background on the program and its founders as well as information about the 2012 summer application process.

Summary document: PROJECT: 2040

More information is available on our website,



1/21 – Los Angeles – BAC Networking, Art, and Wine at the Getty Center

Event Title:  Los Angeles: BAC Networking, Art, and Wine
Date:   Jan 21, 2012
Time:   6:30PM – 9:30PM
Location:   The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Meet at the entrance of the West Pavilion, Plaza Level no later than 6:50 p.m 

Description:   Let’s meet over wine and art at the Getty! We’ll take a stroll atop the city of LA as we network and explore all that the Getty has to offer. Bring your love for the arts as well as your business cards for this very tasteful event.Admission is free, cash bar. Parking is $10 after 5 p.m. All Alumni Welcome.

Registration link:

Questions, contact Courtney Wilkins at





11/5 – Los Angeles – Alumni Mixer






Dear Los Angeles Columbia Community,

Many of you have expressed excitement about having an event that would bring Columbia Alum from across the Los Angeles Area together.  After some careful planning and hard work, we are pleased to announce our first event!

We ask that you join us for a great evening to connect, reconnect and/or let loose with fellow Columbia Alums.  The first 15 people to arrive will be given free drink tickets to get the evening kicked off right.  Below you can find information about the venue and a map of the location.  Friends of Columbia Alums are welcome!  We hope to see you there!

Event Details
Saturday, November 5, 2011
7PM – 10PM
Ugo Wine Bar – 3865 Cardiff Ave., Culver City, CA 90232

Ugo Wine Bar, located in historic downtown Culver City, offers a unique and sybaritic experience for discerning wine enthusiasts and casual diners alike.

For additional information, check out our Facebook event page or contact Courtney Wilkins,


LA Event: 12/13 – Holiday Drinks in Santa Monica

Join the Black Alumni Council and the Black Ivy Alumni League (BIAL) for some holiday cheer at Bodega Wine Bar in Santa Monica.

The year is coming to an end but it’s never too late to meet new friends and network.6:00pm – 9:00pm

Bodega Wine Bar

814 Broadway

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Bring your business cards and a cheerful heart as we celebrate the holiday season over a great glass of wine. See you there!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


11/22 – Los Angeles Holiday Bowling Party – Lucky Strike Lanes, L.A. Live

Join the Black Alumni Council of Columbia University (BAC) and the Black Ivy Alumni League West (BIAL-West) for a great holiday kickoff!

Welcome the season by joining your fellow alumni for a few frames at LA’s newest destination spot, Lucky Strike at L.A. Live Downtown!

Lucky Strike Downtown features 18 bowling lanes, 12 plasma screen TVs (to watch your favorite Sunday games), and a drink and food menu that’s sure to satisfy. Tweny percent of all proceeds will go to BIAL-West for future events, so be sure to mention us at the door!

Click here to RSVP

For more information on this event, contact Vanessa Anderson ’07BC at

For more information on the BAC contact Courtney Wilkins ’07CC at

Co-sponsored by BAC and Black Ivy Alumni League



November 22
4–8 p.m.

Lucky Strike Lanes @ L.A. Live
800 W. Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles