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The School’s policies and guidelines help you plan your recruiting efforts at Columbia Business School.

Class attendance and academic commitments must take precedence over all other interests competing for students’ time. It is therefore essential that recruiters show flexibility in scheduling recruiting events and interviews around students’ academic obligations. Recruiting events include any informational or social event held on or off campus-for example, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, informational interviews, and corporate presentations-whether open to the general student body or by invitation.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) applies to any school that receives federal funding, including Columbia. The Student Directory, is for the use of students, faculty, and staff of the University only; it is illegal for recruiters to have access to this information. Students in the resume book have consented to have their resumes made available to recruiters. This book is intended for the use of recruiters only; it is not available to every requestor outside the School.


Failure to comply with Columbia Business School recruiting policies may have a negative impact on an organization’s recruiting efforts at the School. Applicants are sensitive to issues of discrimination in the hiring process, and failure to adhere to acceptable interview practices can seriously damage a company’s reputation among students, alumni, faculty, and administration.

Organizations found to be in violation of School policies may no longer be permitted to recruit on campus. Please visit the compliance page for full details. Likewise, students are expected to adhere to a given set of policies. We endeavor to work with all parties to ensure a constructive recruiting process.

Please make sure that all interviewers who will be meeting with our candidates are made aware of these acceptable interview practices.

As a liaison between students and employers, the Career Management Center handles all issues involving behavior regarded as unprofessional. We expect both students and companies to adhere to the highest possible ethical standards. Should any problem arise, please direct your concerns to Bruce Lloyd, Director of Employer Relations, at 212-854-5471.


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

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