September 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Barnard College
3009 Broadway
New York
NY 10027
Columbia School of Social Work


About This Event

The Office of Career Services and Leadership Management, Office of Alumni Relations, and Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Student Life at Columbia School of Social Work is excited to host its inaugural Communities of Color Roundtable Networking Event on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Barnard College!

Please join us for a fun evening of mingling with some of our distinguished alumni of color from various concentrations and careers. This will be a great opportunity to expand both your knowledge base and network of contacts within a safe and supportive community, whether you are seeking to learn about potential career paths or hear their unique perspectives, insights, and advice as professionals of color in the field. The list of featured alumni can be found here.

Event Details:

  • Date: Monday, September 24, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm (check in at 6:30 pm; main event at 7:00 pm)
    Note: Students who arrive after 7:00 pm will not be allowed entry.
  • Location: James Room (4th Floor), Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
  • Suggested attire: business casual

What to Expect:

The event will be similar to that of “speed-networking.” Students will have the opportunity to meet with alumni at designated tables and engage in three rounds of 15-20 minute group conversations. Following the three rounds, there will be 30 minutes of informal, open networking to provide students and alumni additional time to connect with one another.

All those who identify as students of color are welcome to participate! Please RSVP by Monday, September 17.

About This Featured Guest Alumna

Trélan Nicole Holder, MS, LCSW, is a skilled psychotherapist with extensive years of counseling experience in mental health and human services. Trélan attained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Clark University, her Master of Science Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cardozo Law School. Additionally, her clinical pursuits include: a postgraduate certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy training from the NYU Institute for Psycho-analytic Education. Trélan is an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work and the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.