HCIA Events

The Columbia Healthcare Industry Association organizes several events over the course of the school year in order to provide students exposure to industry insights, networking opportunities, and career mentorship. 

Past events include:
• Speaker and Panel series with professionals spanning the various healthcare segments
• Networking Events with professionals, alumni, professors, and other students
• Career Mentorship between 1st and 2nd year students

2012 - 2013 School Year Events


Kick-off and Career Education Event
September 11, 2012
12:30 - 2:00 PM in Uris 330

Interested in getting involved in the fastest growing industry? Learn more about HCIA, upcoming events, and how you can get involved. Professor Cliff Cramer will provide an overview of the healthcare industry and more specific information on major healthcare companies that recruit at Columbia. Learn about the role that these companies play in the healthcare system, the career opportunities they’ll be offering, and the recruiting process.

Cliff Cramer,
Director of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program, and Adjunct Professor, Management Division, Columbia Business School

Alumni Networking Happy Hour
September 19, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 PM at Segafredo

Meet us for drinks to socialize and network with Columbia Business School alumni in the healthcare industry and other healthcare-interested students.

HCIA Sponsored School-Wide Happy Hour
September 27, 2012
Meet fellow healthcare students and learn more about the Healthcare Industry Association at this HCIA sponsored School-Wide Happy Hour.

Career Supercharger Panel
October 2, 2012
6:45 to 10:00 PM in Uris 142
The HCIA makes an effort to invite panelists with diverse backgrounds, including pharmaceuticals and medical device executives, consultants, and bankers, who can offer unique and candid perspectives not only on keys to charting a successful career in healthcare but also the state of the industry. Each panelist will be asked to spend 5-10 minutes briefly commenting on an industry-specific issue and the “lessons learned” along their career path that would be useful for MBA students.  Networking with panelists will follow after the event.

Columbia Business School 9th Annual Healthcare Conference -
"Catalysts for Change in a Fractured Healthcare System"

November 2, 2012
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM at New York Marriott Marquis
Columbia Business School's annual healthcare conference which attracts over 500 industry practitioners and students from Columbia and other top-tier professional schools.  Featuring Keynote Speakers:

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D. - President, Rockefeller University
Laura Forese, M.D. - President, COO, CMO, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

To find out more information:  Columbia Business School 9th Annual Healthcare Conference

HCIA 1st Year Student Interview Preparation
November (Date TBD)
2nd year students with previous work experience in the healthcare industry will present interviewing tips and hold mock-interviews for 1st year students interested in pursuing healthcare industry related internships.

HCIA End of Year Holiday Happy Hour
December (Date TBD)
Meet us for drinks to celebrate the end of the semester and socialize with fellow HCIA students.