New Event guidelines are in bold.
All members of organizations hosting multiple events through the CMC or through student clubs are asked to clearly convey to students that they are not asked or expected to attend all events to be considered for employment.
Recruiting activities exclusively for second-year students can begin on September 9, 2013.
Recruiting events of any size planned through the CMC or with student clubs may not be held during exams. Events involving eight or more students held on campus or off campus, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, informational interviews, case competitions, case preparation sessions, office hours, coffee chats, and corporate presentations, may not be offered during vacation periods. Events planned or approved by the School, such as study tours, may be held in exception to this rule.
Event blackout dates:
Companies should request student RSVPs for lunch presentations and evening off-campus events. Companies may request RSVPs for evening on-campus presentations; however, for events planned by the CMC, RSVPs must come through COIN and may not be directed to the company. For catering purposes, it is advisable to reduce RSVP numbers by 20 to 25 percent.
Please keep in mind that some venues might have capacity limits. By assisting companies with RSVPs, Columbia Business School and the Career Management Center take no responsibility for compliance with University, federal, state, or city laws including those involving venue capacity.
Pre-interview dinners are generally not allowed. Exceptions may be made for companies outside the tri-state area. Please consult Natalie Rios  or your account manager  about your company's circumstances.
Sell Days should never conflict with academic commitments and are therefore best held on Fridays or Saturdays. Additionally, firms may not invite students to sell days or other post interview events until after offers are extended.
Students note that sign-in sheets at major events create delays in entering. Instead of sign-in sheets, we encourage your firm to provide students with a card to complete and drop off later during the event. This will speed students' entry to the event and still allow interested students to receive follow-up information from your firm. Student clubs may develop their own rules about sign-in sheets at events they plan.
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 call Director of Employer Relations Bruce Lloyd  at 212-854-8687.