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Recent graduates are invited to get involved with the alumni network as soon as possible following graduation.
Your local alumni club serves as your gateway to connect with the broader alumni network. No matter which program you have graduated from, we hope you will remain an active member of Columbia Business School’s alumni community for years to come.
Young alumni are especially encouraged to stay actively involved with the School, as they can provide current students with invaluable insight on navigating campus life and offer a recent “real world” perspective on the transition from student to alumnus.
Ways to Get InvolvedAlumni Clubs
Columbia Career Network
Columbia Forever Week and Young Alumni Happy Hour Reunion Committee
Social Networking with Current Students
Student Clubs and Conferences
There are more than 75 alumni clubs around the world, so no matter where you work, live, or travel the Columbia Business School network is there for you. Young alumni are especially encouraged to get involved with their local alumni club. These clubs are led by talented volunteers who organize a variety of stimulating professional and social events, which provide alumni with many opportunities to exchange ideas and network with peers. To learn more, please contact Michelle Santoro at email@example.com
The Columbia Career Network is an initiative to strengthen and build upon the School’s extensive global community. It serves as the umbrella identifier for every instance where students will have the opportunity to engage and leverage the Columbia Business School network — including with alumni, faculty members, staff, Executives-in-Residence, and others who are dedicated to the industry and career education of our students.
All alumni will be considered members of the Columbia Career Network and are strongly encouraged to respond to all calls and e-mails from inquiring students, even if just to postpone a brief conversation until it is more convenient.
Columbia Forever Week, organized and sponsored by the School’s student-run Alumni Committee, gives alumni the opportunity to return to campus for various events, including Young Alumni Happy Hour, and offers current students early exposure to the alumni network. The Alumni Committee is focused on building community among second-years, easing the transition from active student to active alumnus, and further strengthening the School’s alumni network.
1st and 5th year reunions are among the best attended class celebrations. If you are interested in serving as a reunion committee member for your 1st or 5th year class’s reunion efforts, please contact Megan Shaughnessy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connecting with students provides recent graduates the opportunity to give back to the School by sharing experiences and expertise, which, in return, enhances and strengthens the Columbia Business School network.
If you’d like to make yourself available for current students to contact you with questions about the industry you work in, your career path, or your perspective on how to make the most of the MBA experience, please take a moment to edit your social networking account and switch the default setting so that students are able to contact you.
Young alumni are also encouraged to keep in touch with the student clubs they were involved in as students. Columbia Business School boasts more than 100 active student clubs and associations. Throughout the academic year, alumni are invited to attend and/or participate in a number of programs hosted by student clubs, including conferences and panel discussions.
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Alumni Events 2014: Mark Your Calendars
Reunion Weekend is the biggest alumni event of the year. Last year, 2,400 alumni and guests returned to campus to reunite with friends, network with classmates, and attend panel discussions on top business trends.
Annual Dinner 2014
The Annual Dinner brings together alumni, friends, corporate sponsors, and guests in an evening of support for Columbia Business School. Each year, the event raises more than $3 million in unrestricted support.
Pan-Asian Reunion 2014
Celebrate Columbia Business School’s global alumni network and thought leadership at the 2014 Pan-Asian Reunion in Singapore, featuring a two-day symposium on emerging business trends with discussions led by preeminent faculty members and alumni leaders.