Have you ever heard the age-old complaint that Columbia doesn’t have a tight-knit community? The Odyssey Mentoring Program was founded on the belief that Columbia College students and alumni do want to support one another, share stories and encourage one another’s success, thus creating a stronger and tight-knit community. The College has more than 50,000 alumni working in a variety of careers and leading varied types of personal lives. The Odyssey Mentoring Program connects alumni to students and alumni to alumni in a dynamic and user-friendly way for long-term mentoring relationships or short and informal connections.

Alumni can use the community to network and make connections. Students can use the community to get answers to questions, discuss challenges or opportunities, and exchange stories about the Columbia experience.

Whether making a choice about a major, internship and/or career track, or considering career transitions, graduate school opportunities and/or basic life choices, both alumni and students can now join in and choose their Odyssey.

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"I believe that our alumni are one of the greatest resources that Columbia College has. I want students to be able to learn from their extraordinary and diverse experiences."

— Dean James J. Valentini