Columni – the alumni association of the IAM
A network that allows you to remain connected with more than 600 other graduates after completing your course, the opportunity to take part in exclusive panel discussions and a gateway to discovering where former fellow students are now working: Columni provides all this and more.
Columni was founded in 2003 as the alumni organisation of the IAM. Its members are graduates of the IAM, i.e. past students who have successfully completed the BA in Communication, the MA in Organisational Communication, the MAS in Communication Management and Leadership or a CAS course.
Columni aims to create added value in the professional everyday lives of IAM graduates and does so by offering expert presentations on current topics, a job portal and a quarterly who-is-who. The association also organises a number of social events, which not only strengthen the Columni network, but also provide alumni with an opportunity to socialise and exchange ideas and experiences in a relaxed atmosphere and to remain in touch with each other. Columni maintains close contact with the IAM and the ZHAW. Columni is a specialist area of ALUMNI ZHAW and a founding member of UAS SWITZERLAND, the umbrella organisation of graduates of Swiss universities of applied sciences.
More than 600 members, communications professionals and journalists have created an active network which covers the whole of Switzerland.
All further information can be found on the ALUMNI ZHAW website (in German) under the specialist area Columni.
Columni Executive is a section of Columni and brings together the graduates of the IAM’s continuing education courses. The section was founded in late 2005.
Columni Executive’s purpose is to promote contact between former participants of IAM continuing education courses and to maintain their contact with the IAM and its programme directors. All Columni Executive members are automatically also Columni members (the two bodies share the same articles of association).
Columni Executive offers its members a number of concessionary fee rates on IAM continuing education courses, thus providing them with an incentive for the lifelong learning that has become indispensable for professional success.