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Past Events

Date:
Oct 02, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, William and June Warren Hall, New York, NY
Speaker(s):
Denis Leff, BIM Development Manager, Samsung C&T
Date:
Jun 30, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Havemeyer Hall
Room:
309
Speaker(s):
Kent Jobe of IBC Groups, Luke Falk of the Related Companies
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:
May 22, 2012 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
417
Speaker(s):
Lauren Yarmuth, Faculty, Columbia University Construction Administration Graduate Program and Principal, YR&G

This presentation explores the current state of sustainability in the business environment including how it relates to policies, building design and operations, marketing and messaging, internal culture, and more. With a specific focus on opportunities for businesses and for individuals in the work force, we discuss best practices, anticipated trends, and critical tools and skills to stay relevant in a changing business climate.

Date:
Feb 29, 2012 - 6:30 p.m.

In this video presentation, panel participants examined the similarities and differences in how private companies and large institutions manage the green building process. From the actual construction, to submitting projects for certification, topics included mitigating the impacts of air, dust, noise, and emissions within existing communities, as well as the latest best practices for building in a green and sustainable manor.

Date:
May 22, 2008 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
William F. Foley, Amy Norquist

Green roofs offer many benefits in urban areas, from aesthetic to environmental to practical. They help minimize the effects of pollution, reduce the urban heat island effect, improve energy efficiency, and provide a natural oasis in the urban jungle.

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