In 2008, the School launched the Columbia Coaching Program, which connects full-time MBA and Executive MBA students with alumni practitioners for career advising. Twenty-seven alumni coaches currently participate in the program, offering guidance on a broad range of business areas and enabling the Career Management Center to help students refine their long-term professional goals. The percentage of students taking advantage of the program has increased by approximately 20 percent each year.
“I really enjoy working with students to determine the best career paths for their individual interests, skills, and previous work experiences,” says Jennifer Anderson ’01, COO of Slated and an independent consultant. “I remember how useful I found similar conversations when I was determining my first job out of Columbia.”
Alumni interested in becoming coaches are invited to contact the Career Management Center at email@example.com for more information.