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Working with Student Clubs
The CMC helps clubs manage their calendars, keep a level recruiting playing field, and minimize conflicts. Student feedback consistently indicates a preference for fewer events; each event should include a robust number of company representatives to maximize student-company interaction.
Companies planning to hold events with the clubs listed below must request event dates through the CMC.
- Black Business Students Association (BBSA)
- Columbia Women in Business (CWIB)
- Investment Banking Club
- Management Consulting Association
- Marketing Association of Columbia (MAC)
- Sales & Trading Club
Note: CWIB and BBSA have sponsorship requirements that must be met. For more information, please contact respective club leaders.
To propose a club-related event for the above clubs in the fall, request a company event in COIN and choose “High-Volume Club Event” to indicate a preferred and alternate date and time, as well as the content of the event. The administration will consult the School-wide calendar and ensure there is capacity for the event, then enlist relevant club officers to manage the relationship for that preapproved event. Clubs will have the discretion to decline certain events or impose limits on the number of events each company can hold. This is in response to calendar and event overload during key academic periods and to foster an equal opportunity to meet candidates.
To propose an event with other clubs at the School, you may reach out directly to relevant club officers, a list of which is available here.
Companies may begin booking events with all clubs on June 16, 2014. All clubs, including those mentioned above, must have their fall on- or off-campus events on the School’s event calendar by October 1, 2014. Club events planned after that date must be approved by the administration on a case-by-case basis.
Tip for financial services recruiters: Schedule evening
presentations with senior management before
November 7, 2014, so as not to conflict with targeted off-campus events.
Club Event Times
Please review the presentation calendar to plan events on behalf of students. To avoid onflicts, it is best to avoid these times when planning student club events. Contact Natalie Rios, assistant director of recruiting events, for more information.
During a typical week in the fall, clubs will be able to plan events at the following times:
- Breakfast: ending before 8:45 a.m. (on campus) or 8:15 (off campus) to allow students to travel to 9 a.m. classes
- Select lunch periods (12:30 to 2 p.m.) on Tuesdays and Thursdays (on-campus only)
- Early evening: from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. (on-campus only; firm end time due to other evening events)
- Late evening: after 9 p.m. (except Thursdays)
- Anytime on Fridays (after October 10, 2014, for first-years)
- Clubs may not include first-year students in any corporate or “educational” events sponsored by companies until September 22, 2014. Before this date, events must be for second-year students only.
- Targeted invitation-only off-campus events for banking and consulting may be held from November 10– December 5, 2014. Companies will be able to hold one invitation-only event during this time and this event must be requested through COIN. After requesting the event, companies will work with the CMC to find the best possible date for events.
- Events may not take place during blackout periods.
Industry-focused club and affiliation conferences can give a firm great visibility among interested students. For general information about conferences, contact student club officers or the Office of Student Affairs at 212-854-4191.