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Recruiting events include any informational or social events held on campus or off campus: breakfasts, lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, informational interviews, case competitions, case preparation sessions, office hours, coffee chats, and corporate presentations, whether they are open to all students or by invitation to eight or more students.
Recruiting guidelines apply to events planned by either the CMC or student clubs. The CMC cannot guarantee conflict-free dates or times.
All members of organizations hosting multiple events through the Career Management Center or through student clubs are asked to convey a clear message to students indicating that they are not asked or expected to attend all events to be considered for employment.
Please see Presentation Calendar for specific date and time options for your pre-recruiting presentations as they pertain to the on-campus recruiting process.
On-Campus Corporate MBA Recruiting Presentations
The CMC will schedule one presentation per class year for each company participating in on-campus recruiting. Companies recruiting both first- and second-year students may elect to offer one joint-year presentation for both groups. Companies with multiple divisions or office locations should plan to have one firm-wide presentation representing all divisions and locations to ensure effective calendar management and fairness among organizations. Most corporate presentations take place from September 9 to November 11, 2013, but may be scheduled until December 6, 2013. The blackout dates apply.
Venues may be in Columbia Business School classrooms, University-controlled facilities, or venues adjacent to campus. Events in University spaces are held by contract with the venue and are subject to its terms and conditions. Neither Columbia Business School nor the Career Management Center is responsible for contracts with venues outside Columbia Business School Classrooms, or for catering contracts within classrooms.
Events in Columbia Business School classrooms or Columbia University-managed facilities may not be available until 15 minutes prior to the event. Please plan catering and setup accordingly.
Firms are encouraged to upload materials to COIN for student access before events to minimize the amount of printed material.
If you are new to recruiting at Columbia Business School or have not been able to yield a high number of attendees at past events and are interviewing on-campus for full-time or internship positions, you may want to consider participating in the CMC's Career Forum in lieu of a standalone corporate presentation.
The forum, which will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. EDT, offers firms an opportunity to meet many students in an informal and interactive "career fair-style" setting prior to application deadlines.
- Events to be held off campus, including dinners and cocktail receptions, may be scheduled only on Thursdays after 7:30 p.m. or on certain Fridays during the day until November 8, 2013. These events must be approved by the CMC so that event dates are not overbooked.
- Student clubs should not plan off-campus evening events until November 11, 2013. Off-campus events planned by clubs may take place any evening after 6:30 p.m. (so students with classes ending at 5:30 p.m. have time to travel) from November 11 to December 6, 2013, excluding blackout dates. Please inform the CMC of your plans for advisory purposes.
- Based on student feedback, the CMC encourages firms to hold off-campus events near campus whenever possible. A list of neighborhood venues is available upon request.
- The CMC cannot guarantee any conflict-free times for invitation-only events.
Recruiters must advise Natalie Rios (212-854-8224) of plans to hold off-campus events, including dinners and cocktail receptions, so that event dates are not overbooked.
Office Hours / Coffee Chat can be requested through COIN, however, CMC does not guarantee on campus space availability. Additionally, CMC cannot manage sign ups; companies must provide sign up instructions in their event request. COIN is used for publicity only.
While Columbia Business School recommends alcohol-free events, the School allows beer and wine at events held on campus. Hard liquor is not allowed at events planned by the CMC or student clubs that take place on campus or in surrounding venues. For more information, please contact Bruce Lloyd, Director of Employer Relations at 212-854-8687.
In late March, the CMC hosts a networking night event for companies who recruit on a just-in-time basis and/or do not have other on-campus presence. Please contact Dan Gabriel (email@example.com) for more information.
MBA Career Days
MBA Career Days is a unique online recruitment events platform from MBA-Exchange.com that connects you to the most suitably qualified candidates for your job vacancies. MBA Career Days focuses on specific themes for its events to ensure that employers can hire the people they need quickly and easily. Employers like you provide important feedback to MBA Career Days on the kinds of events they want, linked to the types of jobs that are most critical to fill. Each event focuses on a specific candidate profile such as internal consulting, industry sectors such as logistics and energy and /or countries and regions like China and Brazil in order to connect the most relevant MBA students and alumni to high-quality employers across the world.
Using MBA Career Days online, you can engage with potential recruits from their desktops. It enables you to post a corporate profile, make online presentations, join webcast discussions, and engage in online discussions and chats. These events use the latest internet technology to enable you to reach, attract, engage, and select the right candidates and schedule your interviews as easily and as quickly as possible. The bottom line is that MBA Career Days gives you the power to find the right people at the right time without having to leave your office.
Find out more and sign up at www.mbacareerdays.com
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