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Our community is only as strong as the sum of its parts. With this in mind, the BBSA works to strengthen ties with over 34 classes of BBSA alumni by hosting a variety of events in conjunction with Columbia Business School’s African-American Alumni Association (4A). These events include a current student and alumni cocktail reception, mentorship program and a networking reception held in the spring. The purpose of these events is to strengthen the BBSA’s connection with the alumni by encouraging the exchange of career advice and professional mentorship.

Recent Events

Alumni Mentorship Program Kick-Off Event

The Alumni Mentorship Program pairs current BBSA members with BBSA alumni who have similar career interests, professional affiliations and personal aspirations. Alumni critique students’ resumes and conduct mock interviews. In addition, mentors will provide guidance and insight on academic preparation and professional development. There will be a kick-off event in September to introduce mentors to their mentees and a closing event to be held in mid-April. BBSA alumni mentors will have the opportunity to highlight the merits of their respective organizations prior to the start of the academic year. The event will be hosted by the BBSA in conjunction with the African-American Alumni Association (4A).

Columbia Business School Alumni Reception at the 2009 National Black MBA Conference

This year’s Columbia Business School Alumni Reception at the National Black MBA Conference will be held on Friday, September 25th, 2009 in New Orleans.. The event will be hosted by the BBSA, The African American Alumni Association, Columbia Business School Admissions and Alumni Relations.

Future Events

Alumni Networking Nights

The BBSA will host two Alumni Networking Nights in October 2009 and February 2010. These events are intended to strengthen the bonds between current students, alumni and students admitted to the class of 2012.