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Media Studies Colloquium: Dr. Anusha Shrivastava, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism

April 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Details

The Media Studies Department of Ashoka University would like to invite you to another colloquium on Getting Hired: Getting Noticed: How to get over the weirdness of the COVID job market” by Dr. Anusha Shrivastava, Director of Alumni Relations at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The session will be held on April 14 at 1:30 pm IST.

Please find the details of the session below:

Speaker: Dr. Anusha Shrivastava

Day: Wednesday

Date: April 14, 2021

Time: 1:30 – 2: 30 pm IST

Where: Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/98971859094?pwd=Y0lRRWZ6QWs5bVBJVnRXV1JRM1FNZz09

About the Speaker:

Dr. Anusha Shrivastava is a higher education professional, responsible for relationship-building. As the Director of Alumni Relations at Columbia University’s Journalism School, Dr. Shrivastava designs and directs the alumni relations program, overseeing connections among the school’s 12,000+ alumni, stationed all over the globe.

With a strong track record in training students and handling alumni relations, Dr. Shrivastava has spent the previous six years at Columbia’s Statistics department, the largest in the U.S. with over 700 students. As a lecturer, Dr. Shrivastava has taught a course on professional development, covering topics including digital presence, negotiation and mentoring. To recruit students, Dr. Shrivastava has traveled overseas and helped organize virtual admissions events. Heading the team that edited graduate students’ resumes and cover letters, Dr. Shrivastava has organized more than 60 events a semester, including mock interview sessions, alumni panels and employer meetings.

For over 20 years, Dr. Shrivastava was a business reporter in television, print and newswires in the U.S., Canada and India. Most recently, Dr. Shrivastava was at The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones in New York, where Dr. Shrivastava covered global foreign exchange and credit markets.


Dr. Anusha Shrivastava, Director of Alumni Relations at Columbia University’s renowned Graduate School of Journalism talks to us about how to overcome the strangeness of the current pandemic job market and get noticed to land that job. Dr. Shrivastava will cover how to boost your digital presence, master remote interviews, network efficiently and tell you what works during an interview and what doesn’t. COVID-19 has not stopped hiring, in fact hiring is booming in some sectors. Companies and organizations are looking for graduates and the bosses in zoom boxes are just ‘weirded out’ as you in this peculiar process. This is an interactive session with Dr. Shrivastava and if you are in the job market, going to be in the job market, or thinking of being in the job market – this engagement cannot be missed!image (2)


April 14
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Zoom/FB Live


Department of Media Studies