Columbia Business School (CBS) this week announced that it will launch a new networking initiative this fall designed to better connect MBA and EMBA students with complete the CBS network, including alumni, faculty, staff, executives-in-residence and more.
Called the Columbia Career Network (CCN), the new program is designed to capture every opportunity for students to interact with alumni and other industry leaders in a single place, creating a one-stop networking shop for the entire school.
Developed in partnership by the Dean’s Office, the Office of Alumni Relations, the Career Management Center and the Office of Student Affairs, the CCN will track and list every occasion in which alumni are scheduled to visit campus to share their expertise and advice with students. Presented in an industry-specific way, this new resource is designed to streamline the networking process for CBS students and ensure that they know about and can take advantage of all opportunities to tap the resources of the extended CBS community.
CBS will launch the new CCN initiative during Orientation 2010 with an official Columbia Career Network Kick-Off. As part of this kick-off event, incoming MBA and EMBA students will be invited to meet alumni, peer advisors, career service staff members and faculty representing a wide array of industries, including consulting, finance, healthcare, investment management, marketing and branding, media and telecom, real estate, social enterprise, and venture capital and entrepreneurship.