Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) / Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) Career Series


Greetings from the Office of Multicultural Affairs!

The Columbia Mentoring Initiative in conjunction with Columbia Career Services is excited to announce a new career series. The Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is a program administered through the Columbia Office of Multicultural Affairs and is an inter-generational, identity based mentorship program that connects first years with returning students (Upper-Class Mentors), and all students with alumni.  This year the topics will be the Not-for-Profit sector [with special attention to Social Justice and Advocacy], Communications & Media and in the Health Care Professions. The talks will feature alumni of color, International alumni, and those who identify as LGBTQ as panelists. It is our hope that they will further engage Columbia students involved in CMI and other OMA programming as they think critically about their career and the resources available to them.

We are looking for alumni interested in being on one of our moderated panels. We would ask you to discuss the successes and challenges that you have faced in the professional sphere and how you have negotiated issues of identity in the workplace. Listed below are the dates and topics for the series. Each panel will conclude in a Q&A session with our students as well as a social mixer, giving our students a chance to meet with the panelists and other alumni for additional dialogue.

If you are interested in potentially being on such a panel, and have at least five years of professional experience in the field please send a short bio to and CC’ The next panel is going to focus on Careers in the Non-Profit Arena, with special attention to Social Justice and Advocacy.

Wednesday, February 8th  6-7:30                 Careers in the Non-Profit Arena [with special attention to Social Justice and Advocacy]
Wednesday, March 7th  6-7:30                      Careers in Communications and Media
Wednesday, April 18th  6-7:30                      Careers in the Health Care Field

Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to hearing from you!

For more information about Columbia Mentoring Initiative please email the 2011-2012 Black Family Tree Chair, Kelicia Hollis, at and CC’