Thursday, June 28, 2007

Summer recruiting in full swing

Summer recruiting is in full swing here at CBS and many of the larger firms are coming in to do informational interviews. For example, here's Goldman's docket of events coming up:

Women's MBA Event
Featuring keynote speaker Suzanne Donohoe, Managing Director, Investment Management Division
Tuesday, July 17th, 2007, 6:30pm
Downtown Association, 60 Pine St, New York, NY 10005

Goldman Sachs Presentation for J-Term Students
Corporate Presentation and Interactive Interview Skills Workshop
Wednesday, July 18th, 2007, 5:45pm
Room 208, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School

Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Europe Dinner
Targeted dinner for students interested in fulltime opportunities in Europe
Wednesday, July 18th, 2007, 7:30pm

Group Investment Banking Informational Interviews for J-Term Students
Friday, July 20th, 2007
Goldman, Sachs & Co. 85 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004

Citibank was here within the last week to discuss their management rotation program, and Blackstone's M&A advisory group came about 2 weeks ago to talk about opportunities with their division.

Dun & Bradstreet is also coming in soon to discuss their management rotation program, courtesy of the Graduate Management Association at CBS.


Patricia said...

Hi J-Term Johnny! As a J-Termer is there a lot of recruiting that goes on and is it possible for a career switcher with minimal experience in a new field to get a job after the program? Do you have the option to get an internship? Do you get to share in the career services with the 2 year MBAers? Phew, that was a lot of questions. If you get a chance to answer them, I'd greatly appreciate it! =)

John Gannon said...
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John said...

Patricia --

There have been alot of summer recruiting events, and I know from other past J-termers that career switching is possible.

However, you may have to work a harder than a Septemeber term person since you won't have a full-time internship in the industry you're seeking to enter. Some J-term folks are doing part-time internships in the areas they wish to enter.

We use the same career services office as the rest of the school and have the chance to interview for the exact same jobs. In fact, there are summer programs career services puts on for the J-termers, so you're not missing out on that, either.