Top 20 Alumni Checklist

  1. Stay connected with CBS! Make sure your information is up to date in the alumni directory.
    Keep your contact information up to date in the alumni directory so that you can receive updates from the school and event invitations. Plus, stay in contact with fellow alumni and current students by making sure your information is in the directory!

  2. Stay in touch on social media channels
    Follow CBS on social media to keep up to date with the school and catch fun events!
    Columbia Business School Linkedin
    Columbia Business School Facebook
    Columbia Business School YouTube
    Columbia Business School Twitter: @Columbia_Biz
    Columbia Business School Instagram: @Columbia_Biz

  3. Miss your professors? Audit a class!
    Need a refresher, miss your professors, want to take that course you missed during your time as a student? Audit a class! More details on the auditing process can be found here.

  4. Join your 1st year reunion committee
    Excited to return to campus and celebrate your 1st year reunion? Look out for an email at the end of this summer to join your reunion committee!

  5. Join an alumni club: Did you know that there are over 80+ alumni clubs worldwide?
    Connect with your fellow alumni in our domestic clubs, international clubs, and affinity groups to expand your network and attend Columbia Business School alumni events.

  6. MBA only Initiative
    Volunteers will assist in evaluating candidates through assessment of their interviewing and communication skills, the quality of their work experience, and the match of the applicant with Columbia Business School.

  7. Mentor a 2nd year student via CBS Hub
    A new resource for students and alumni, the platform is designed to encourage meaningful connections with Business School colleagues who want to share their wisdom. Visit CBS Hub to find out more.

  8. Take a class on Alumni Edge
    A new lifelong learning initiative to support the career development of alumni, this series of programs represents some of the School's most popular courses and mirrors the lessons that our current students are taught in the classroom today.

  9. Have leftover bidding points? Use them towards the cost of an Executive Education course.
    Any leftover bidding points can be put towards the cost of an Executive Education course. To find out more about courses and the process email execed@gsb.columbia.edu.

  10. Activate your account on My CBS
    Be on the lookout for more information soon about MyCBS, Columbia Business School’s newest online alumni community!

  11. Attend Reunion weekend
    We are excited to welcome you back to campus for Reunion next April! Save the date, and lookout for more information about signing up in January 2021.

  12. Join the Women’s Circle
    This initiative serves to cultivate an engaged and supportive community among alumnae, faculty, and students; strengthen partnerships between women business leaders and Columbia Business School; and celebrate the philanthropic leadership and collective impact of alumnae. Membership includes special invitations to salon receptions with current faculty, industry conferences, and networking events throughout the year. For more information visit the Women’s Circle page.

  13. Set up your email forwarding
    You will have 90 days after graduation to set up a forwarding address for your GSB email. After that time your GSB email will no longer have inbox or send capabilities.

  14. Visit the Columbia Alumni Center
    Visit the Columbia Alumni Center at 622 W. 113th Street. Specifically designed for alumni use, the center includes a lounge, library, seminar room, and courtesy office. Swing by to check our yearbooks, explore your university alumni benefits, and enjoy free coffee!

  15. Host a Uris Plugged or Virtual Hangout
    Interested in connecting with student? Contact Lauren Miliawan at lam2277@gsb.columbia.edu for more information on hosting a Uris Plugged or Virtual Hangout session.

  16. Visit the Alumni website
    Now that you are have graduated, you have alumni access to the alumni website. Take a look around and find out more about your alumni benefits.

  17. Submit a class note
    Share your success, marriages, commitments, births, and career transitions with fellow alumni! All class notes are published on the Alumni website.

  18. Take advantage of your access to CBS Career Management
    Both on-line resources and live coaching are available to you.

  19. Hire CBS!
    If you seek top talent as your career progresses, consider posting a job on the CBS job board; and use the job board to find new opportunities.

  20. Get your alumni ID card at the Library Information Office in Butler 201
    Free with photo ID, your alumni card is valid for 6 years and provides access to any library on campus. Borrowing privileges are $30 a month. Most resources remotely available through the CU Libraries will remain active to students for 6 months after graduation (11/30/20). After that point, alumni will still have remote access to resources listed here or you can visit the campus libraries in person to access resources. For more information on your alumni library privileges, click here.

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