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How to Recruit Columbia MBAs?

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The Career Management Center looks forward to partnering with you to develop a recruiting approach that meets your needs. Whether you are seeking to hire one MBA or 40, our goal is help you efficiently identify and evaluate candidates who will be a good fit for your organization. We want your recruiting process to be as efficient as possible, with satisfying results for both recruiters and candidates.

Recruiting Strategies

The optimal recruiting strategy for your organization depends upon the number of MBAs you are trying to recruit, the type of position(s) you are seeking to fill, and the timing of your hiring needs.

On-Campus Recruiting

This approach is geared toward companies that are prepared to make offers several months in advance of the new hire's start date. Interviewing second-year students for full-time opportunities typically begins in October or November and offers are extended by December. Organizations with later recruiting needs can also come onto campus to interview second-year students during the spring semester.

Interviews for first-year students for summer internship opportunities begin in January.

Job Postings

Companies hiring a small number of MBAs, or are not able to come to campus, are typically better served by an approach that is less structured than the formal on-campus recruiting program. Applications can be collected via email to the hiring company, held within COIN, (The Career Opportunity Information Network, our online job board) or through a company's website.

  • Full-time and Internship Positions

    Companies can advertise opportunities using the job posting form found on our recruiters site, COIN, the Career Opportunity Information Network. Interested candidates and recruiters correspond directly to schedule their off-campus interviews. Please contact us if you are interested in meeting your candidates on campus.

    If you have a position that is particularly appropriate for Executive MBA students, please contact Michael De Lucia.

  • Part-time Positions

    Many full-time MBA students are interested in working part-time during the school year. Part-time jobs should be submitted through our online job posting form which is found in COIN. Please be sure to indicate whether the posting is intended for current students or alumni. Including salary information is strongly encouraged for part-time positions.

Résumé Collection

At your request, the Career Management Center will collect the résumés of students interested in applying for a specific position. Please contact Mark Jordan for more information.

Résumé Book

The Résumé Book is an excellent way for companies to proactively identify students whom they are interested in meeting by searching through an online resume database. Click here for more information.

Resume books are available for 1st and 2nd year students, EMBA students, MS students and alumni.


Submit Requests for On Campus Recruiting

We are now accepting requests for 2014-2015 On Campus Interviews and Presentations.

Review key dates and policies here.

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Contact your account manager or the CMC with any questions.

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Career Forum

If you are new to recruiting at Columbia Business School you may want to consider participating in the CMC's Career Forum

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You can participate in a Career Forum in lieu of a standalone corporate presentation if you are interviewing on-campus for full-time or internship positions. It offers firms an opportunity to meet many students in an informal and interactive "career fair-style" setting prior to application deadlines.

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Hiring Internationally?

It’s easier than you might think to hire international students in the United States. The CMC has created a guide to help you through the process.

Read the Guide >

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2013 Employment Report

Learn more about the diverse career paths of our MBA students.


Experienced-Level Recruiting

Target a diverse group of professionals with 5-10 years or experience or more.

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Masters of Science Recruiting

Connect with students who are focused on either Financial Economics or Marketing.

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2014-15 Recruiters Guide

Review our 2014-2015 on-campus recruiting policies.


Campus Map and Directions

Campus Map

Columbia Business School is in Uris Hall, located behind Low Library in the center of campus.