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College of Arts and Sciences

A&S students can network with alums over winter break

By: Catherine Gorey
A&S Communications
December 5, 2018

A series of events for Arts & Sciences students this winter break offer the chance to connect and network with alumni in finance, healthcare, government and policy, law, and media.

The meet and greets are organized by the A&S Career Connections Committee (ASCCC). Established in 2010 to assist with enhancing alumni-student connections within the College, the ASCCC aims to help students progress in their career development through exposure to possible career fields by connecting them with alumni.

Natasha Liebel ‘92, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Columbia University, Valegos College of Physicians and pediatric director of diabetes at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University has participated in ASCCC for four years.

“I think it is great for students to hear how people in a profession got to where they are and how careers are often developed not in a straight line but often take different turns.” she said. “Also to understand how in the medical profession there are so many different career options with a medical degree.”

Rachel Becker ‘92, who works alongside Liebel as a clinical assistant of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell, says the ASCCC events give students important insight to what the professional world is like.

“We hope that these events give students a better perspective on what their professional lives can look like at the end of their training,” Becker said. “We also try to give them advice on what to focus on to achieve their goals. We have been expanding our committee and hope to give the students greater exposure to various careers in healthcare.”

This year’s  events are offered in New York City and Washington, D.C. in January 2019. Space is limited and students must register on Handshake. Funding for travel expenses is available for Arts & Sciences students.

The event schedule is as follows, and will be updated as registration becomes available:


Jan. 8, Noon-2 p.m. Goldman Sachs Office
200 West St, New York, NY


Jan. 10, 6-7 p.m. Cornell Weill Medical Center
525 E 68th St, New York, NY

Government and Policy

Jan. 7 6:30-8:30 p.m. Deloitte
1919 North Lynn St, Arlington, VA


Jan. 9 6:30-8:30 p.m. NBC
30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY


Thursday Jan. 10 6:30-8:00 p.m. Thomson Reuters
3 Times Square 30th Floor, New York, NY