EAFIT maintains strong links with its graduates thanks to the work of the Alumni Center, which accompanies those former students in their personal, professional, and business development processes. Many graduates have used the center’s services to find career opportunities.
The Friends of EAFIT Corporation – an entity independent of the university – also offers alumni other opportunities and benefits. This organization brings alumni together and fosters closer ties among graduates and between these former students and the university. This is a way to ensure constant two-way feedback and a sense of belonging to their alma mater among alumni.
Members of the EAFIT community and the general public have at their disposal the School of Law’s Legal Counseling Office, which provides legal advice to people from low-income sectors (strata 1, 2 and 3).
Counseling is offered free of charge in the areas of civil, family, labor, criminal, and administrative law. School of Law professors serve in an advisory role, but students in their 10th semester who already have completed their professional practice requirements are the ones who handle the cases.
The Mediation Center is a mechanism that provides access to justice for individuals who are unable to afford an attorney, obviating the need for traditional legal proceedings.
Both the Legal Counseling Office and the Mediation Center offer service to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
In 2014, the Mediation Center received Icontec’s NTC 5906 certification, which is awarded in conjunction with the Justice Ministry’s Alternative Methods for Conflict Resolution Division.
This division, made up of a team from the Public Accounting Department, provides basic support to SMEs, microbusinesses, employees, alumni, and student entrepreneurs, offering consulting in the areas of accounting and finance, costs and budgets, taxes, internal control and auditing, and projects.
The university’s activities are communicated to the EAFIT community, the city, the country, and the world through the institution’s various media outlets for different publics: the Institutional Web Portal, El Eafitense magazine, the News Agency, the Somos bulletin, the Entrenos intranet, the student and alumni channels, the social networks, and the Revista Universidad EAFIT scientific journal, among others.
The Nexos newspaper, which is led by one of the university’s student groups, is yet another news source. Likewise, the university has academic and scientific journals such as Ingeniería y Ciencia, Ad-Minister, Coherencia, Ecos de Economía, Forum Doctoral, and the EAFIT Journal of International Law.
EAFIT also reaches out and connects with its different publics through a permanent lineup of events in different areas that are organized by the institution’s academic and administrative divisions and the Communications Department.
Thanks to the high quality of these activities, the university has become a venue for major municipal, national, and even international events.
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The Sol y Melón health-food snack bar offers a range of healthy options, such as salads, juices, and low-calorie products. Cafeterias, stationery stores, and other establishments, as well as a bank and ATMs, are located in different parts of the Medellín campus.
The Plastics and Rubber Institute, located on the north side of campus, is one of the country’s leading research centers in the area of plastics and rubber. Its activities include the training of technicians, engineers, and experts; applied research; and technical consulting for the processing of these materials.