There are numerous benefits to being a Columbia Business School alumnus, including access to a dynamic network of 41,000 alumni worldwide. Below find a list of some additional benefits available to alumni. For questions, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Office of Alumni Relations directly at email@example.com or 212-854-8815.
Almost every week, there is an alumni event you can attend to learn about a specific industry or to network with like-minded Columbia Business School graduates. To attend a professional conference, explore the Conferences webpage. To check out upcoming events in New York and around the world, please visit the Calendar section of the site.
E-mail lists are a channel for networking with alumni from your class year as well as those with similar interests and in a wide range of industries. To join an e-mail list, go to Network section of the site, select e-mail lists and choose the lists to which you would like to subscribe from the various drop-down menus.
Your lifetime e-mail is a permanent forwarding address that enables alumni to keep in touch with one another as they move and change jobs. A non-Columbia e-mail address is necessary in order to receive and respond to your forwarded e-mail. This can be updated in your Alumni website profile upon graduation.
This online database allows alumni to search for networking contacts by name, class year, program, location, company, industry, job function, and more. You can also use the advanced search option for more detailed searches.
With its job database and résumé upload tool, the Alumni Career Services website is an invaluable tool for any job search. Post a Job is a convenient place for employers to advertise job openings, while Job Search allows alumni to explore current job postings by keyword, company, industry, function, and more. There are also lists of career coaches and other job-search tools. You can also search and subscribe to the School’s quarterly Alumni Career Services E-Newsletter.
The School’s social networking platform, which can be accessed by going to the Network section, enables you to tap into the knowledge and expertise of the Columbia Business School global alumni network. Features include targeted searches, tagging, photo feeds, and links to other networking profiles.
As part of the alumni community, you’ll receive the School’s alumni magazine and e-newsletter, Hermes, the School’s research publication, Columbia Ideas at Work and event updates via e-mail, so be sure to keep your lifetime e-mail forwarding address up-to-date. To request print versions of Hermes and Columbia Ideas at Work, please adjust your publication options within the News section. To add a class note, please click on the post a class note link within the News section.
Stay involved with Columbia Business School as an Alumni Ambassador or EMBAssador. Help refer future EMBAs, interview prospective students, reach out to admitted students, and attend or host admissions receptions around the world.
Alumni may audit Columbia Business School classes for free (with administrator approval). You can also continue the learning process through our top-ranked Executive Education programs; alumni and up to four colleagues receive a 25 percent tuition benefit for any one-week program.
In addition to visiting the library, where you can access more than 300 databases of business, economics, social sciences, humanities, and science information sources and more than 7.5 million volumes of print material, alumni can use the Libraries’ Alumni Gateway to remotely log in to databases that provide access to the full text of more than 4,800 journals and newspapers.
Stay involved with the School and share what you have learned beyond the classroom by attending student conferences and networking receptions, speaking at student conferences and volunteering to mentor students through our Columbia Career Network. You can also update your Alumni website profile’s account settings to accept connection requests from students and sign up to have your profile appear on student searches of willing alumni mentors.
Participants in select Executive Education programs receive many of our alumni benefits. For information on these resources and whether or not you are eligible, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.