CBS opened a brand new world where life is an adventure with limitless opportunities, including relocating 20 years later to Madagascar and VC/PE investing in the Indian Ocean and Africa!
Very simply put: CBS opens doors, i.e. you don’t have to call, they call you.
CBS not only has some of the very best world-class faculty members but also the potential to surpass other competitors. CBS stands for quality, professionalism, and respect.
You can always change and keep learning while you’re working, and I think you don’t need to have that one big idea as soon as you’re out of Columbia.
If you’re focused and if you can zero in on a goal, you can really get what you’re looking for. Not necessarily on the first try, so stick with it.
Work very, very hard during the next five years. I think the next five years are going to be crucial for the rest of your careers.
This networking thing never goes away, you really have to constantly work on it.
I’ve gotten a lot out of my MBA experience subsequent to my graduation. I think it’s a lifetime experience if you choose to pursue it, and it can become even more meaningful if you do.
Stay involved, stay in touch. I can tell you that the MBA experience doesn’t stop with the two years that you’re up on 116th street.
Any major company in the world, any country, lots of governments… it just doesn’t matter. The Columbia Business School alumni are everywhere. It’s really an amazing thing.