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Houston: Alumni Holiday Party
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Houston: Alumni Holiday Party
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Houston and the Columbia University Club of South Texas
Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Club House at River Oaks District Apartments, 4444 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Cost: $30 for Columbia alumni; $50 for Columbia alumni plus a partner; $40 for additional guests.

Please join the Columbia Business School Alumni Club and the Columbia University Club of South Texas for our annual holiday party. Let's enjoy an evening with food, drinks, and friends. Please bring your partner/spouse (special pricing) and friends are welcome as well! Parking is free with an optional valet option. There will also be a silent auction with items that are great for holiday gifts


We look forward to seeing you there!


If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail Dan Carter ’07 at dcarter07@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Philippines: Economic Forum and Networking Reception
RSVP is required by November 29. To register for this event, please click here. 

Philippines: Economic Forum and Networking Reception 
Presented by the Columbia Alumni Association of the Philippines in collaboration with Columbia University's School of International Public Affairs (SIPA) and the SIPA Program in Economic Policy Management
Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (registration starts at 4 p.m., and networking reception at 6:30 p.m.)
Executive Business Center, 5-Storey Building, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, A. Mabini St., Malate, Manila 

Columbia Business School alumni and guests are invited to join the CAA club for an economic forum on Philippine Prospects and Investment Opportunities Under the Duterte Administration. followed by a networking reception. The opening keynote speaker will be BSP Governor Amando Tetangco, Jr. Other presenters include: 


	
Mr. Zeno Abenoja SIPA ’09, Director, Department of Economic Research, BSP
	
Ms. Pia Bernadette Roman Tayag SIPA ’00, Director, Inclusive Finance Advocacy, BSP
	A panel of distinguished Columbia alumni


If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail CAAPH at columbia.alumni.ph@gmail.com.
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Jingle & Mingle: Pan B-School Holiday Mixer
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Pan B-School Holiday Mixer
Presented by the pan-India business school alums of Columbia, Harvard, INSEAD, Kellogg, LBS, Stern, and Wharton
Friday, December 9, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. onwards
Lawns of Aqaba, Peninsula Business Park, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Cost: Free starters til 10:00 p.m.

The pan-India business school alums of Columbia, Harvard, INSEAD, Kellogg, LBS, Stern and Wharton are having a joint holiday mixer! We hope to see everyone there.
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Seattle: Year-End Party 2016
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Seattle: Year-End Party 2016
Presented by the Columbia Alumni Association of the Pacific Northwest
Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by Bob André LW72 in Magnolia, Seattle, WA (address provided upon registration)

Cost: $20 for CAA dues-paying members, or $25 for non-members

Columbia Business School alumni are cordially invited to join CAA members on Saturday for our annual year–end party, hosted by CAA club treasurer, Bob André! This is a great opportunity to connect with local Columbia alumni, share holiday cheer, and enjoy delicious food and top-notch wines (donated from Bob’s personal cellar).

The party also serves as the club’s annual meeting to elect new board members. The positions open for election are president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, membership chair, and website coordinator.

Please e-mail Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Seattle club leader Scott Shapiro '99 at sshapiro99@gsb.columbia.edu with any questions.
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Westchester: Holiday Happy Hour
Westchester: Holiday Happy Hour
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Rye Grill & Bar, 1 Station Plaza, Rye, NY

Cost: No cost to attend; simply pay for whatever beverages you order. We'll ask you to pitch-in $15 (cash only) for sliders or other hors d'oeuvres.

The CT/ Westchester Committee is hosting a holiday Happy Hour in Rye on December 14th. Join us at the downstairs lounge at the Rye Grill (look for the long table near the bar to the left as you enter), just as we've done for past happy hours at this popular historic venue. No need to RSVP, come join us when you can.

If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail Dean Gamanos '67 at deanGWS@gmail.com.
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Los Angeles: LA-MBA Holiday Party
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Los Angeles: LA-MBA Holiday Party 
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Los Angeles
Thursday, December 15, 2016, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Gibson Guitar Showroom, 9350 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

Cost: $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Cost includes appetizers, open bar, and entertainment.

Columbia Business School alumni and guests are invited to join the Los Angeles MBA (LA-MBA) Club and its member MBA alumni associations to a holiday celebration and mixer at the Gibson Guitar showroom in Beverly Hills.

Food, open bar and entertainment will be provided in an exclusive creative space. Live music performances will be presented by Planet LA Records featuring Daniel Jimenez Afanador, Katie Ferrara, Charles McDonald, and special guests. The showroom offers private areas where guests can mingle and network, or listen to the live music on the main stage.

Please dress in festive attire. Free parking will be available after 5 p.m., in the Beverly Hills city garage across the street from the showroom entrance. Guests are also welcome to bring canned food or unwrapped toys which will be donated to Urban Compass for the holidays. Guests that make a donation will be eligible to win prizes from our event partners.

If you have questions about this event, please contact the CBS Alumni Club of Los Angeles at jboppana07@gsb.columbia.edu.
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January

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San Francisco: Alumni and Student Networking Reception
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San Francisco: Alumni and Student Networking Reception
Presented by Columbia Business School’s Office of Alumni Relations and Career Management Center
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WeWork Transbay, 535 Mission Street, 14th Floor, San Francisco, CA

Cost: No cost to attend.

Please welcome current Columbia Business School students to the San Francisco Bay area by joining us for a special networking reception during the School’s annual west coast student trek. Student organizers include: the Green Business Club, Energy Club, Healthcare Industry Association, Technology Business Group, and Venture Capital Club.

Regina Resnick, associate dean and managing director of the Career Management Center, Mark Horney ’97, assistant dean, leadership of Learning and Development, and Jennifer Merchant ’01, senior associate director of Career Education and Advising, will also be in attendance and will provide brief remarks.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumniclubs@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Los Angeles: Alumni and Media Management Student Reception
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Los Angeles: Alumni and Media Management Student Reception
Hosted by Omelet Media and presented by the Columbia Business School Office of Alumni Relations, the Career Management Center, and the Alumni Club of Los Angeles 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Omelet, 3540 Hayden Ave, Culver City, CA

Cost*: Free of charge for CBS alumni and guests
*Appetizers and drinks will be served

Please welcome current Columbia Business School students to Los Angeles by joining us for a networking reception during the Media Management Association’s annual trek to LA. Tricia Baione ’09, director of Career Education and Advising at the Career Management Center, will be in attendance and provide updates from the School.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact alumniclubs@gsb.columbia.edu.
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San Francisco: Alumni Reception at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
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San Francisco: Alumni Reception at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Sponsored by MTS Health Partners and the Columbia Business School Office of Alumni Relations, in collaboration with the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program 
Wednesday January 11, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
JW Marriott, Level III Restaurant Bar, 500 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Cost: Free for Columbia Business School alumni and guests; includes hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine.

Columbia Business School alumni and guests are invited to kick off the new year by joining us for a reception and networking event during the 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Whether you are traveling to attend the conference or live locally, it will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with old classmates and new friends. Bunny Ellerin, director of the Columbia Business School Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program, will be in attendance and provide updates from the School.

Thank you to our event sponsor, MTS Health Partners.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Mike Ludwig ’12, at ludwig@mtspartners.com.
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Melbourne: Australian Open Tennis Alumni Evening
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Melbourne: Australian Open Tennis Alumni Evening
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Melbourne
Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Melbourne Park, Grass & Grain restaurant, and Margaret Court Arena

Cost: $155 AUD plus booking fees

Please join your fellow CBS alumni and friends for an evening at the Australian Open Grand Slam Tennis! Tickets are limited for this special alumni event. We have secured a private "Behind the Scenes" tour, a three-course sit down dinner at the sold out Grass & Grain restaurant, Category 1 seats in the newly refurbished Margaret Court Arena, and all night access to Champions Bar. This is certainly going to be an evening not to be missed. The agenda for the afternoon and evening is:


	4:00 p.m.: Behind the Scenes Tour
	5:00 p.m.: Grass & Grain Dining
	7:30 p.m.: Tennis on Margaret Court Arena followed by night session access to Champions Bar


We will start our evening with a "Behind the Scenes" tour hosted by Tennis Australia's Head of Hospitality, Enda Cunningham. We will have unparalleled access on our private tour and we will discuss the player experience, the $1 billion ongoing redevelopment of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks precinct and the future vision of our city's own world-class Australian Open as it expands to becoming an engrossing two-week festival celebrating tennis and all that Melbourne has to offer. Tennis Australia has kindly donated the tour to our group (normally valued at $75pp).

After working up an appetite on tour, we will be rewarded by one of the favorite dining experiences on site at Grass & Grain, a bustling New York-style steakhouse. Located on the city side of Margaret Court Arena, Grass & Grain offers casual dining with river views where we will enjoy some of the finest local produce from the three-course set menu.

Following our meal, we will take a short stroll to experience some of the best tennis on offer at the Australian Open from our hand-selected, category 1 seats at Margaret Court Arena. It will be Day 4 of the first Grand Slam of the 2017 tennis season, where will see first-hand the form and fitness of the present and future stars of world tennis as they battle to reign supreme.

Tennis Australia has also kindly donated complimentary access to Champions Bar (valued at $25pp) where you can drink, eat and relax in comfort throughout the evening.

If you are interested in the event please book as soon as possible as tickets are limited.

Please e-mail Andrea Burgess '08 at aburgess08@gsb.columbia.edu if you have any questions.
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Refresh, Restart, Rebuild: Return to Work Boot Camp
Refresh, Restart, Rebuild: Return to Work Boot Camp


Date: Friday, January 27

Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST

Location: Conference Room, 33 W 60th ST, 10th Fl, New York, NY 10023

Cost: $300


Launch your job search and formulate a realistic approach for re-entering the workforce. Learn how to communicate your value to the marketplace, develop an understanding of job search fundamentals while building your confidence.  Returning to work involves a major shift in how one relates to their career; this workshop will help you to design and execute an effective job search strategy.

This day-long workshop will focus on:


	Self-Assessment
	Developing your pitch
	Professional branding
	
		Resume
		Cover Letter
	
	
	Networking 101: Becoming the Maverick
	
		Leveraging the CBS Alumni directory
		Using LinkedIn for the Job Search
		Email outreach correspondence
	
	


Agenda

8:30 - 9:00  Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 Introductions

9:30 - 11:00  Values, Motivation, Big picture Job Search Framework

11 - 11:15 Break

11:15 - 12:15 Self -Assessment

12:15 - 12:45 – Lunch 

12:45 - 1:45 Pitch 

1:45 - 2:45 Networking 

2:45 - 3:00 Break

3:00 - 4:00 Branding: LinkedIn, Resume 

4:00 - 4:30 Consulting/Independent Contractor

4:30 - 4:45 Wrap up 



 
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February

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Preparing Yourself for Board Service
Preparing Yourself for Board Service


Would you like the opportunity to hear directly from search professionals who help companies plan board recruitment policies?  If so, you should register to catch Gregory Lau (Head of the Board Advisory Practice, RSR Partners), Anthony Goodman (Member of Board Effectiveness Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates), Raj Kalra ( Chief Financial and Administrative, David Lynch Foundation, CBS Career Coach, and CBS alumna) and Allan Grafman (Board Director who has served on Audit, Compensation, Governance and Nominating committees and is an SEC qualified ‘financial expert’ and media authority) and CBS alumnus) in a lively and current panel discussion about what boards look for today, how to get noticed by a board, and how to be successfully considered for a boardroom seat. The panel moderator will be Karen Greenbaum (President and CEO of AESC).

This event offers you a chance to learn:


	Valuable insight on the skills and experiences you should seek to position yourself as an interesting board candidate
	How the push for board diversification could mean earlier opportunities for service than ever before
	The recruitment criteria behind real-life examples of successful board searches


Date: Thursday, February 9th

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Location: Black Rock, 55 E 52nd St, 11th Fl Room D-E

Cost: $30


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Mexico City Centennial Showcase
Mexico City Centennial Showcase
Monday, February 13, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The St. Regis Mexico City, Paseo De La Reforma 439, COL. CUAUHTÉMOC, Mexico City

We invite you to join fellow alumni, current students, renowned faculty members, and School leaders for Columbia Business School's Centennial Showcases in Mexico to celebrate the School's 100-year anniversary. Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, will reflect on the remarkable history of this institution and look ahead to its exciting future, sharing predictions about what is in store for management education and business at large.

The celebration of the Centennial will continue through 2016. This event is part of a 15-city global Centennial Showcase series hosted by Dean Hubbard. 

The Columbia Business School Centennial is a special opportunity to engage with the School's global network, connect over shared traditions, and celebrate the launch of our second century of success at the very center of business. For more information on the Centennial, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu/centennial.

Please save the date, registration information is forthcoming. If you have any questions, please e-mail alumniclubs@gsb.columbia.edu.
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Sao Paulo Centennial Showcase
Sao Paulo Centennial Showcase
Thursday, February 16, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo, Avenida das Nações Unidas, 13301, Sao Paulo, Brazil

We invite you to join fellow alumni, current students, renowned faculty members, and School leaders for Columbia Business School's Centennial Showcases in Brazil to celebrate the School's 100-year anniversary. Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, will reflect on the remarkable history of this institution and look ahead to its exciting future, sharing predictions about what is in store for management education and business at large.

The celebration of the Centennial will continue through 2016. This event is part of a 15-city global Centennial Showcase series hosted by Dean Hubbard. 

The Columbia Business School Centennial is a special opportunity to engage with the School's global network, connect over shared traditions, and celebrate the launch of our second century of success at the very center of business. For more information on the Centennial, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu/centennial.

Please save the date, registration information is forthcoming. If you have any questions, please e-mail alumniclubs@gsb.columbia.edu.
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March

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Executive Search Panel and Cocktails: Columbia Business School Alumni
Executive Search Panel and Cocktails


Experienced Professional Career Management in partnership with BlueSteps and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), invites you to join us for a lively panel discussion featuring professionals from top retained executive search firms who will discuss their work and the current landscape in their areas of sector/functional coverage.

Also in attendance will be alumni from the Johnson Cornell University, Kellogg School of Management, London School of Business, and NYU Stern School of Business. After the panel discussion, there will be time for open networking.

Date: Thursday, March 16th

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Location: TBD

Price: $30

Wine, cocktails, beer and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

 
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Executive Search Panel and Cocktails: Johnson Cornell University
Executive Search Panel and Cocktails


Columbia Business School's Experienced Professional Career Management in partnership with BlueSteps and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), invites you to join us for a lively panel discussion featuring professionals from top retained executive search firms who will discuss their work and the current landscape in their areas of sector/functional coverage.

Also in attendance will be alumni from the Columbia Business School, Kellogg School of Management, London School of Business, and NYU Stern School of Business. After the panel discussion, there will be time for open networking.

Date: Thursday, March 16th

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Location: TBD

Price: $50

Wine, cocktails, beer and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

 
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Executive Search Panel and Cocktails: NYU Stern School of Business
Executive Search Panel and Cocktails


Columbia Business School's Experienced Professional Career Management in partnership with BlueSteps and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), invites you to join us for a lively panel discussion featuring professionals from top retained executive search firms who will discuss their work and the current landscape in their areas of sector/functional coverage.

Also in attendance will be alumni from the Columbia Business School, Johnson Cornell University, Kellogg School of Management and London School of Business. After the panel discussion, there will be time for open networking.

Date: Thursday, March 16th

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Location: TBD

Price: $50

Wine, cocktails, beer and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

 
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Executive Search Panel and Cocktails: Kellogg School of Management
Executive Search Panel and Cocktails


Columbia Business School's Experienced Professional Career Management in partnership with BlueSteps and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), invites you to join us for a lively panel discussion featuring professionals from top retained executive search firms who will discuss their work and the current landscape in their areas of sector/functional coverage.

Also in attendance will be alumni from the Columbia Business School, Johnson Cornell University, London School of Business and NYU Stern School of Business. After the panel discussion, there will be time for open networking.

Date: Thursday, March 16th

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Location: TBD

Price: $50

Wine, cocktails, beer and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

 
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Executive Search Panel and Cocktails: London Business School
Executive Search Panel and Cocktails


Columbia Business School's Experienced Professional Career Management in partnership with BlueSteps and the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), invites you to join us for a lively panel discussion featuring professionals from top retained executive search firms who will discuss their work and the current landscape in their areas of sector/functional coverage.

Also in attendance will be alumni from the Columbia Business School, Johnson Cornell University, Kellogg School of Management and NYU Stern School of Business. After the panel discussion, there will be time for open networking.

Date: Thursday, March 16th

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Location: TBD

Price: $50

Wine, cocktails, beer and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

 
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