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Upload job descriptions in COIN before your corporate presentation in the fall or one month before the position's application deadline, at the latest.
Best Practice: Upload job descriptions to COIN as early as possible before
your company presentation and be very detailed regarding
the position’s function, requirements, location, and work
authorization to ensure that you receive the most prepared
candidates. If job descriptions are uploaded late (less
than one month prior to the application deadline) or are
ambiguous, companies may be disappointed in application numbers.
Application Due Dates
Applications must be solicited through COIN for all position
companies will recruit for on campus. Companies may require additional means of application if they wish; this information
may also be communicated to candidates through COIN .
Application deadlines generally default to 9 a.m. ET one week
before the invitation-list due date.
interviews occurring January 12–16, 2015, application due
dates will be determined by the CMC.
- Investment banks may either:
- Hold interviews Monday, January 12, 2015, with
second rounds Thursday, January 15, or later.
- Hold interviews Tuesday, January 13, 2015, with second
rounds Wednesday, January 14; Friday, January 16; or
later. (Preferable for recruiters travleling internationally.)
- First-round interviews for marketing and consulting
functions may begin Wednesday, January 14, 2015.
- Investment management and all other industries may begin
interviews Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
- Off-campus first-round interviews (any industry) may
take place on Fridays beginning January 16, 2015, or on
Tuesday, January 20.
- Recruiters must advise the CMC of plans to hold offcampus
first-round interviews to avoid significant
recruiting conflicts. This notice must include the number
of candidates seen and the duration of interviews.
Second Round interviews:
- Second-round interviews for industries other than
investment banking may begin Thursday, January 15,
2015, and continue daily.
- If candidates are required to travel to other cities
to interview, your organization’s policy on travel reimbursement should be clearly outlined in advance.
- Students may not be invited to, or be asked to commit to,
second-round interviews before first-round interviews
- Second-round interviews are scheduled
directly between the candidate and the company.
- Recruiters may not hold second-round interviews on the
same day as first-round interviews.
- Students should be offered at least one alternate day
for second-round interviews and may not miss academic
commitments to interview.
- Students should not be expected to interview outside
of the New York area on class days (Monday through
- Companies choosing to interview students on Friday
evenings or Saturdays must be prepared to accommodate
students who request an alternate day for religious reasons.
Interview Blackout Periods
During interview blackout periods, firms should not offer
formal interview schedules. Students should not be
asked to interview during exam periods. There are also
event blackout dates to keep in mind when planning your
- March 9–22, 2015 (midterm exams/spring break)
- April 30–May 15, 2015 (last day of classes/final exams)
Offers for Summer Internships
- Offers may be extended after 5 p.m. ET on Friday, January
16, 2015. Firms may not invite students to sell events or
other post-interview events until an offer has been extended.
- Offers must remain open until at least February 20, 2015,
or for a minimum of two weeks from receipt of a written
offer, whichever is later.
- Interviews for fellowships or scholarships that include
the offer of a summer internship must not take place
until January 12, 2015. Offers must be left open in their
entirety until at least February 20, 2015.
- No offers should be extended at conferences or expos.
- Offers for fellowships should also follow these guidelines.
- The fundamental terms of an offer must remain unchanged
until the expiration date, although incentives encouraging
students to commit before the deadline are permitted, so long
as incentives are small relative to the overall value of the offer.
- Hiring organizations should inform students of their status
and/or timeline for decisions within two weeks of their
interviews, regardless of outcome.
- Please request permission from your new hires to allow you
to report their employment status back to the School. This
will allow the CMC to report more complete numbers as
we prepare our annual Employment Report and to properly reflect your success at the School.
- The rescinding of a verbal or written job offer, unless done
under extenuating circumstances such as unforeseen
business conditions or egregious student behavior, is a very
serious violation of Columbia Business School recruiting
policy and will be handled accordingly. Delayed start dates
of an extended period may be considered rescinded offers
as well. Sanctions against firms in violation of this policy will
be considered on a case-by-case basis. Any organization
considering rescinding an offer or delaying a start date
should first contact Bruce Lloyd , director of employer
- Students who accept offers verbally or in writing and then
renege on that commitment have violated recruiting policy
and the Columbia Business School Honor Code. Sanctions
will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will include
disciplinary action, which may result in the suspension of
recruiting privileges and/or a requirement to appear before
the Dean’s Disciplinary Committee.
Click here for Full Time Offer Policies.
The School will not publicize fellowships that are awarded
prior to matriculation and require a summer internship
following the candidate’s first year. CMC policies apply to
neither candidate nor company in cases of internships or
other agreements resulting from prematriculation fellowships
or other events.
Applications from matriculated students for fellowships that include a summer internship may be solicited after Monday,
September 22, 2014. Associated interviews and offers for
jobs coupled with these fellowships must adhere to CMC
interview and offer policies. Those job offers must be held
open in their entirety until at least Friday, February 20, 2015.
Pre-interview Dinners and Sell Days
Pre-interview events the night before interviews are generally
not allowed. Exceptions may be made for companies outside
the New York metropolitan area. Please consult Natalie Rios ,
assistant director of recruiting events, or your firm’s account
manager about your company’s circumstances.
should never conflict with academic commitments and are
therefore best held on Fridays or Saturdays. Additionally,
firms may not invite students to sell events or other postinterview
events until offers have been extended.