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Past Events

Date:
Mar 07, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library
Speaker(s):
Reverend Vivian Nixon, Executive Director of College and Community Fellowship (CCF) and Columbia University Community Scholar
Date:
May 16, 2016 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus
Date:
Nov 14, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fairchild Hall
Room:
601
Date:
Oct 29, 2014 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Havemeyer Hall
Room:
309
Date:
Jan 24, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Edith Updike

Most cover letters are formulaic and boring. Applicants are too afraid of offending to risk standing out. And in an era of automated screening, one can legitimately ask: Do cover letters even matter?

This seminar offers reasons why standing out in a crowded labor market is more necessary than ever. Attendees will gain insights on the roles and goals of a good cover letter and how to use audience insight to showcase themselves to greatest effect. Through analysis of cover letters that worked, they will come to a fresh understanding of pitching strategy and learn to distinguish elegant flourishes from cheap gimmicks. The workshop will demonstrate the core principles of persuasive writing to help applicants attune themselves successfully to a range of readers and provide them with a framework for taking calculated risks in their professional prose as they seek employment.

Date:
Jan 12, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall

The 25th-annual Actuarial Career Day, produced by the Actuarial Society of Greater New York, will provide firsthand industry information for those interested in an actuarial career. Attendees will be able to learn about permanent employment and internship opportunities, and to speak with practicing actuaries, obtain literature, and submit résumés. Major insurance organizations and consulting firms will be represented and there will be ample time for informal, one-on-one discussion. Complimentary refreshments and lunch will be served.

Date:
Nov 26, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House

A panel of admissions directors from Columbia’s schools, including the School of Professional Studies, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia Business School, the School of International and Public Affairs, and Teachers College, will discuss the attributes they seek in successful applicants to these and other top-tier programs.

Date:
Feb 27, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House

A panel of admissions directors from Columbia’s varied schools, including the School of Professional Studies, Columbia Business School, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and School of International and Public Affairs, will discuss the attributes they seek in successful applicants to their top-tier programs. Topics include academic requirements, advice on writing stand-out personal essays, and creating a desirable application package.

Date:
Oct 03, 2012 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House

Learn from admissions directors at various Columbia schools what top-tier graduate schools are seeking in applicants.