The first step to managing your career is self-assessment. By better understanding what you value and what you’re good at, you can target the path that best fits you and evaluate opportunities as they present themselves. There are a number of tools available to help you get there. And we can help. View the tools and resources available.
Research can help you determine what’s feasible and target the best industries or functional areas for you. Even if you decide your ideal will be difficult to reach immediately, there are likely to be alternatives out there that can further your long-term career goals. The following page highlights multiple resources by industry.
As a Columbia Business School alumnus, you have a leg up in showcasing your skills, knowledge, and capabilities, to potential employers. Tap into these resources to take full advantage. As you embark on this process, remember to be thoughtful and strategic as you position yourself alongside other job seekers. The tools listed on the next page provide guidance and support.
Alumni Career Services offers alumni complimentary interview preparation. Schedule an appointment to practice your interview skills.
On-going professional development is an important part of everyone’s career. To this end, Columbia Business School offers you the option to audit classes at no cost. Alumni also receive a 25 percent tuition benefit on Executive Education programs lasting up to seven days. These hands-on programs are designed for executives looking to address specific business challenges and develop the leadership skills necessary to succeed. Programs are taught by some of CBS’s most popular professors. Finally, if you wish to engage a professional or executive coach to further support your career progression and success, we have a list of referred executive coaches available.
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