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Columbia College Chicago

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618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60605

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Event registration will close Thursday, April 13 at 5 p.m.

Networking is more than meeting people with a common interest; it’s about meeting the RIGHT people who can help open doors and offer honest tailored insight. But where can you find these individuals?

Alumni look no further!
Make incredible insider connections by attending *CAAN Connect: Chicago, a night of fast-paced, industry networking. This exclusive event offers Columbia College Chicago alumni an opportunity to get one-on-one time with industry professionals that are normally impossible to meet.

Who could you meet? Film professionals, advertising executives, creative recruiters and more! Meetings will be scheduled to best suit what you’re looking for or what industry you work in.

You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to make industry connections.

Featured *Industry Professionals:

Brian Caunter '06, Filmmaker

Brittany Collett '12, Senior Account Executive, Edelman Communications Firm

Amanda Corbett Jacobs, Associate Producer and Client Relations at The Colonie

Cindy Dababneh '08, Executive Producer - Creative Services, McDonalds Corporation

Erica Daniels, Managing Director, Victory Gardens Theater

Hannah Ferdinand '07, Producer - Fox Business Network

Drew Ferguson '95, Executive Vice President - Ogilvy Public Relations

Mary T Foxgrover, Director of Creative Recruitment and Resources, We Are Unlimited

Daniel Gerzina ’13, Editor, Eater Chicago

Keir Graff, Executive Editor, Booklist Publications

Kati Hammon '15, Assistant Account Executive, MSLGROUP PR/ Communications

Joseph Hernandez '09, Reporter/Writer, Food & Dining, Chicago Tribune

Anita Jenke, Executive Director, Career Transitions Center of Chicago

Matt Kuttan '93, Advertising Professional with 20+ years

Alex Perry, CEO - Right Way Signs

Tom Rovak '85, Film Senior Colorist / Post Production Supervisor

Erik Schmudde '05, Creative Executive, Infinitum Nihil production company. Film/TV Writer

Vicky Wang, Sofar Sounds music events

Heather Youkhana '11, PR Manager at LaSalle Network

Professionals from Chicago Creative Coalition (C3) will be in attendance to meet with our alumni. Learn more about who C3 is at

Additional Industry Professionals to be announced.

Business attire required.

CAAN Connect: Chicago
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
6-8:30 p.m.

Columbia College Chicago
Stage Two
618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605

$15 Registration - Includes one-on-one networking meetings with industry professionals, beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Please Note: If you wish to register a guest, that guest must be paid for AND meet with each panelist WITH YOU. This event is strictly for Columbia College Chicago alumni.

*CAAN= Columbia Alumni Association & Network
*Industry professionals are subject to change at any time

All registration fees and donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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