Columbia alumni in Milan held their first event on September 23rd, which was focused on getting to know each other while enjoying an apéritif.
We are please to share a group picture. The alumni who attended, from left to right in the picture, are:
Angelo Gazzoni (‘19 CBS DBLP), Anna Morrione (‘21CC), Arrigo Rizzoli (’13SPS), Rana Sartawi ( ‘11MPH) Diana Wade( ‘06BC, ‘10SOA), Sara Sciuccati (‘16GSAPP), and Lorenzo Da Pra Galanti (‘97LAW). Guido Giovannardi (‘10LAW) also attended, however, is not on the picture.
Diana Wade, Sara Sciuccati, and Rana Sartawi organized the apéritf and are now in-charge of the monthly Columbia alumni networking in Milan. This meet and connect event and was held at Terrazza 12 (zona San Babila) where fashion, history, and creative drinks come together at the top of the Brian & Barry building. It was a stylish, yet cozy atmosphere, with an amazing view of the iconic Duomo.
This event gave fellow alums from different horizons but with a common bond an opportunity to meet and share their stories from NYC and from their new lives in Italy. Topics ranged from developments in technology, international business and trade, comparing neighborhoods in Milan, and debating the best beaches, mountains, and lakes in Northern Italy.
The Milan ambassadors also discussed with alumni in Northern Italy what they would like CAA to offer in terms of speaking and social events. We will strive to offer events on a regular basis in order to create opportunities for fellows to meet and connect . A monthly networking cocktails will be one of our many initiatives. Stay tuned to be informed about our next events and if you know other Columbia fellows in Italy, encourage them to sign up to our mailing list to receive the newsletter.