The Young Alumni and Student Relations team is excited to support your club’s efforts to connect with the alumni network. The team is a valuable resource for developing student-alumni partnerships, planning conferences, and strengthening the alumni network.
Conferences are wonderful learning and networking opportunities for both students and alumni. Below you will find a preliminary list of conferences for the 2012-2013 academic year. Check back here for more information about the conferences throughout the semester.
|Social Enterprise Conference||Friday, October 5, 2012|
|Black Business Students Association Conference||Friday, October 26,2012|
|Healthcare Conference||Friday, November 2,2012|
|Marketing Association at Columbia Conference||Friday, November 16, 2012|
|Energy Symposium||Friday, November 30, 2012|
|Columbia Women in Business Conference||Friday, February 1, 2013|
|Columbia Student Investment Management Association||Friday, February 1, 2013|
|Odyssey||Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, 2013|
|Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference||Friday, February 15, 2013|
|Media Management Association||Friday, February 22, 2013|
|African Economic Forum||Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 2013|
|Retail and Luxury Goods||Friday, April 5, 2013|
|Greater China Society||Friday, April 5, 2013|
|I + CBS||Friday, April 5, 2013|
|Latin American Business Association||Saturday, April 13, 2013|
|Commodity Club||Friday, April 19, 2013|
|India Business Conference||Saturday, April 27, 2013|
|Family Business Club||To Be Determined|
|Israel Business Club||To Be Determined|
Alumni often serve as conference keynote speakers and panelists. Recent participants include:
|Name||Title and Company|
|Shad Azimi ’04||Founder and Managing Director, Vantera Capital|
|Russel Carson ’67||Co-Founder and General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe|
|Lakesha Cash ’10||Director, Jalia Ventures|
|Peter Cohen ’93||Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group|
|Waziri Garuba ’09||Associate, GHG Americas, Evolution Markets, Inc.|
|Mukul Gulati ’05||Managing Director, Zephyr Management|
|Trevor Gurwich ’98||Vice President and Portfolio Manager, American Century Investments|
|Christopher Hunt ’89||Managing Director, Riverstone, LLC|
|Pearlena Igbokwe ’92||Senior Vice President of Original Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.|
|Erika Irish-Brown ’98||Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Bank of America|
|Jonathan Keidan ’07||Senior Vice President, Mendeley|
|Jim Kim ’04||Partner, Khosla Ventures|
|Kelly Leach ’99||Vice President, Dow Jones|
|John Martin, Jr. ’94||Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Time Warner, Inc.|
|Arthur Minson ’97||Executive Vice President and CFO, AOL, Inc.|
|Stephen Murray ’89||President and CEO, CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC|
|Kristin Peck ’99||Executive Vice President, Pfizer Inc.|
|Jonathan Rappe ’06||Associate Director of Portfolio Management, EcoSecurities|
|David Samra ’93||Managing Director, Artisan Partners Holdings LP|
|Manish Tandon ’04||Director if Strategic Marketing, USA Network|
Alumni Relations works with student clubs throughout the conference-planning process. When planning a conference, student organizers should contact Alumni Relations for support identifying and coordinating keynote speakers, panelists, and award winners.
Alumni Relations can also provide information on corporate sponsorship and logistical advising. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student club officer training takes place each April and provides tips and resources for engaging with the alumni network. If your club requires assistance acquiring alumni speakers, establishing networking relationships, or strengthening alumni attendance at a club event, please contact Marisa Totino at email@example.com.
This PowerPoint presentation highlights important information for conference organizers.