Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Say hello to the new Technology VP of the rugby club. The existing Tech VP is going to be taking a position on the GBA Board (GBA is sort of like student council for the whole school, only unlike high school they actually do stuff :) and I was asked to take over for him. Sounds like the main job will be for me to continue the development of a team website that will allow the alums to keep up with the current team, and also to facilitate networking. The site is being built by a third party and should be done soon, and I'll be transitioning things from the existing VP over the rest of the year.

I'm also thinking of running for some sort of VP position within the Technology Business Group. Since I plan on going back into the tech sector in some capacity, I think it will be a good way to keep up with the industry and also leverage some of my industry contacts. This one will require a vote of the existing membership, however, so I better start working on my candidate statement!

By the way, on a broader note, if you are thinking of coming to CBS, keep in mind that there are a HUGE number of leadership positions available. Every club has numerous leadership positions and there are plenty of opportunities to participate and hone your leadership and organizational skills. There is really something for everyone and everyone can (and is encouraged) to get involved. It's especially great for those who haven't had formal management experience before coming to school. Basically, you have a low risk environment in which to hone your skills. Can't beat that!

2 comments:

Mike said...

Hey man I appreciate your blog, it has been informative for Columbia's J-term. I just have a few questions. When did you apply in the application process? I know it is from late April until October 11th. Do you think it would make sense for a J-term hopeful to apply as early as possible in the application cycle? Also, I know that each J-term class is roughly 190 students. Do you know roughly how many applications they receive for the J-term each year. Also, do you think admission chances are better for the J-term or early decision in the fall? Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it.

J-Term Johnny said...

Let me try to tackle these one by one:

When did you apply in the application process? Do you think it makes sense to apply early?

I was a reapplicant and had originally applied for Fall 2006 admission. I got my reapp in a couple months before the deadline. Since CBS does rolling admissions, I have to think applying earlier in a round will help you.

Also, I know that each J-term class is roughly 190 students. Do you know roughly how many applications they receive for the J-term each year. Also, do you think admission chances are better for the J-term or early decision in the fall?

I don't know how many apps are received in for J-term. However, they are planning on going down to 2 J-term clusters starting next year (until they complete the new campus in Manhattanville) so that 190 number I am guessing will go down.

Regarding chances being better for Fall vs J-term, I can't be sure. I have heard from a couple folks that it might be, but they were not CBS admissions folks so I can't be sure.