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Give back to Columbia Business School by volunteering: it'll maximize both your personal and professional relationships within the alumni network while strengthening the value and effectiveness of events, clubs, and other alumni initiatives.
Alumni who are part of the Ambassador Program help Columbia Business School increase the size and quality of its program by interviewing applicants and recommending prospective students in more than 50 countries.
Volunteering can also help expand your skills. As a club leader you will plan and coordinate student trips and events, while taking part in your reunion committee gives you an opportunity to take mini-courses and network with other alumni. You may also want to consider coming back to Columbia as an event speaker to share your expertise with students.
We welcome you to volunteer with our alumni clubs. As a volunteer, you can help plan industry programming, coordinate activities and student trips, facilitate young alumni events, or serve as a liaison for the Career Management Center. If you are interested, please visit the Alumni Clubs page and click the location of the club nearest you, where you'll find details on who to contact.
If you are interested in being a guest speaker or a panelist and would like more information, please contact Alumni Relations at email@example.com.
Become a Mentor
- Mentor JD/MBA Students
The mentorship program is designed to provide our students with the opportunity to have one-on-one connections with alumni in order to promote the pursuit of careers in business and/or law. For alumni, mentoring reinforces their relationship with the school and provides connections to emerging talent.
To apply to become a mentor, complete the application form on the website for the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy.
- Mentor Students Interested in Real Estate
Pairing first-year MBA students who have demonstrated interest in real estate with a young alumnus in the industry, the program fosters networking and promotes the pursuit of careers in real estate. The mentor-mentee relationship is designed to last for the entire period of a student’s studies at Columbia Business School.
If you are interested in serving as a student mentor please email Tricia Philip-Rao, Assistant Director, Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate.
Nonprofit Board Leadership Program
The Nonprofit Board Leadership Program (NBLP) at Columbia Business School provides an opportunity for alumni serving on nonprofit boards to reconnect with the School while also providing a valuable resource to the nonprofits with which they are affiliated. The program matches currents students with alumni for a year-long engagement. The students learn about nonprofit board service by attending board meetings, and, in turn, conduct a consulting project for the benefit of the nonprofit organization. The alumni serve as mentors to the students and the projects and are invited to NBLP opening and closing receptions as well as additional networking events.
For more information about NBLP, please contact Gwen Shufro ’06, Director of NBLP, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-854-5426.
Each year, we are delighted to welcome alumni back to Columbia Business School for a weekend of reconnecting with old friends, networking, and mini-courses. All alumni of the MBA and EMBA programs who are celebrating their first, fifth, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, and 50th years, as well as those members of the Platinum Classes who have already celebrated their 50th, are invited to Reunion weekend. Please e–mail email@example.com if you would like to get involved in your class’ Reunion efforts.