Student Stories

Lorenzo Talbot-Foote

I don’t use failure as a dirty word, because each failure is an opportunity to grow.

Asher Goldfinger

Asher Goldfinger SEAS’19

Xi Bovell CC'18

Xi Bovell CC’18

Pawel Maslag GS'18

Pawel Maslag GS’18

Joi Anderson SEAS'18

Joi Anderson SEAS18

Andy Zhao CC'20

Andy Zhao CC’20

Michelle Page GS’19

Michelle Page GS’19

Siddharth Singh CC'20

Siddharth Singh CC’20

Maryam Hassan

This, Too, Shall Pass

I have been very lucky to find the support system I have here at Columbia, but I never would have found it if I didn’t ask.

Maryam Khaled Hassan CC’20

Jason Walker

Transferring and Transitioning to the Ivy League

The most important resource for me has been the people I surround myself with, whether faculty or peers.

Jason Walker GS’20

Amaris Benavidez

Finding Your Groove

“We all live, learn and grow together, and the onus is on all of you to support each other as you go through this journey.”

Amaris Benavidez SEAS19

Columbia Live Well | Learn Well

Supportive Friends and Career Reconstruction

“They are so supportive in offering a sense of stability, and sort of a rock on which to lean through troublesome times and times where I'm feeling a little anxious about being here at Columbia.”

—Lisa Davis GS’23

I think it’s incredible that the program here at Columbia and the wonderful staff provide students with opportunities to share their work and form a community. 

Alex Zhang CC’20

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Finding Where You Belong

They're always my support channels and they've been so helpful through everything, really making me feel like Columbia is a place where I belong.

—Nicki Felmus CC’18