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Executives in Residence
Building Relationships With Business Leaders
Among the first of its kind when it was founded nearly four decades ago, the Executives in Residence Program at Columbia Business School integrates senior executives into the life of the School. Current executives in residence include experts in areas ranging from media and investment banking to private equity and management, drawn from such companies as Goldman Sachs and McKinsey.
A hallmark of the program is one-on-one counseling sessions in which executives advise students on their prospective career choices. Retired or semiretired, these seasoned leaders also teach classes, participate in student-run conferences, and organize informal lunches for groups of students with common interests, among many other activities.
While the School hosts hundreds of business practitioners as visiting lecturers and conference participants each year, executives in residence maintain uniquely deep, long-term relationships with the School.
"If you can generate a positive trajectory, you can start to get buy-in and support, and that makes other opportunities possible. To get a venture off the ground, you really just have to start." #CBSalum Drew Patterson's ’06, CEO of Room 77, advice to other entrepreneurs. http://bit.ly/CBSPatterson
@D_Chesnut of @sapientnitro on leading with empathy. http://t.co/eEaikEtHWy
“You might or might not actually believe in the cause of a protest, but you do it because three of your friends who are all very close to each other are doing it, and you are all doing it in service to that relationship.” Professor Dan Wang on how friends can influence your decision to join groups and events. http://bit.ly/CBSinfluence
Congratulations to the
Class of 2014
Best of luck to all of you from the entire Columbia Business School community.
Moving forward, Columbia Business School’s online alumni community will be a resource for you that incorporates social networking technology and enables you to tap into the vast pool of knowledge and experience you share, while keeping in touch with the School.