Highlights from the last 2 years
Tour of iRobot
March 12th @ 5:30 pm
This rare opportunity to get a glimpse into one of the world's most innovative consumer robotics companies will be hosted by fellow CBS alum Violet Chen '19 and her colleague, a product manager who is a real iRobot veteran (has been there for 22 years).
We will have a tour of the iRobot museum, a view of the futuristic iRobot products on the horizon, and a brief overview of the iRobot vision. Many of you have asked if children may attend this event, and the answer is YES! Please purchase guest of alum tickets for them.
Location: 8 Crosby Drive, Bedford, MA 01730, in the Visitors Area
Date: March 12th, 2019
Breakfast with David Sherman, Metropolitan Real Estate & Martin Zieff, Alcion Ventures
November 9th @ 7:30 am
We are excited to welcome to Boston David Sherman, Co-Founder, President and Co-CIO of Metropolitan Real Estate and the Chair of the real estate investment committee at Carlyle Investment Solutions. In addition to leading his firm that invests globally with over 100 real estate managers, David has been an active member of Columbia community and serves as a Co-Director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate.
David is joined by Martin Zieff, Co-Founder of the Boston-based real estate private equity firm, Alcion Ventures, for an informal dialog over breakfast on November 9th, 2018 at 7:30 am.
David and Martin will share their thoughts on a variety of topics ranging from trends in global real estate, to practical challenges of fund formation, to insights into capital raising. More so, this is an opportunity to converse in a casual setting with two of the most accomplished industry professionals who have equal success in both, real estate investing and establishing thriving private equity investment platforms.
Worldwide Alumni Club Event: An Evening with Jeremy Kagan '99, Managing Director of the Lang Center
Date: September 26th at 6:00 pm
Location: Brightcove, 290 Congress St., Boston, MA 02110
For WACE 2018, we're delighted to have Jeremy Kagan '99, the Managing Director of the Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, join us for an evening of discovery and to give us an update on the school's progress on facilitating entrepreneurship.
Jeremy will present:
What CBS is doing at the Lang right now, on campus
Alumni resources and thoughts
Local CBS Entrepreneurs and VCs are requested to attend as feedback on how CBS can support the Boston community would be appreciated.
Last but not least, attendees will be given the option to sign up for office hours with the Lang Center, either remotely or something similar.
This event is FREE for CBS alums; however, signing up for the event is required in order to have your name on the attendee list at check-in. Sign up here.
Special thanks to Mike Green '04 for hosting. Refreshments will be served.
WATERFRONT JAZZ NIGHT
Boston Harbor Hotel | August 29th | 5:30pm
Join us for the 3rd annual waterfront jazz night, on the evening of August 29th, to enjoy the best of summer in Boston - fantastic water views, a live band, and great company. Over 40 alums and guests attended last year.
The Boston Harbor Hotel runs its signature "Summer in the City" program on the waterfront and that evening presents Mike Dutra with his Strictly Sinatra Band.
The Columbia Business School Club of Boston has reserved outdoor tables for alums and their guests. Appetizers will be served. Click here to RSVP.
Date: August 29th at 5:30pm
Location: Harbor Walk Terrace at the Sea Grille, Boston Harbor Hotel
Cost: $20/alum or guest
Columbia Summer Sunset Soiree
Lawn on D | July 13th | 6-8pm
Summer is in full swing! What better way to spend it than with fellow CBS alums?! We are joining the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) for one of their July events: Summer Sunset Soiree at Lawn on D on Friday, July 13th. We hope to see you there! See below for more information.
Meetup at Lawn on D
Join us for a casual get-together at Lawn on D this summer! In addition to great conversation with Columbia alumni, you will enjoy live music, lawn games, a cash bar/food and more. Click here to learn more about Lawn on D.
Friday, July 13 | 6 PM - 8 PM EDT
Lawn on D, 420 D St, Boston, MA 02210
Boston Residential Development Boom
Boston Properties, Prudential Center
June 27th @ 5:30pm
The Columbia Business School and the MIT Alumni Clubs of Boston invite you to a joint event, an evening dedicated to a currently hot topic of “Boston Residential Development Boom”.
Whether you are a real estate professional, a wealth advisor, a private investor, an individual homeowner, a landlord or a renter, please come and hear our panel of leading developers and industry experts discuss current market trends and outlook.
Our esteemed speakers are Andrew Montelli, Founder of Post Road Residential, David Gillespie, VP of Development at AvalonBay, as well as representatives from Carpenter & Company and the The Collaborative Companies. The panel will be moderated by Sean Kelly-Rand, Managing Partner at RD Advisors.
Some topics to be debated are current and forecasted condominium pricing, supply and demand for rental and condominiums in core and new markets, increasing interest rates and other risks on the horizon.
5:30 – Networking
6:00 – 7:00 – Panel presentation
7:00 – 8:30 – Networking
Hosted by Boston Properties in the Marketing Suite at the Prudential Center, 111 Huntington Avenue (Mall Level), Boston, MA 02199.
Cost: $20/alum, $25/guest
An Evening with Professor Hitendra Wadhwa
Wed, May 16, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Merrill Lynch, 100 Federal Street, Baum Conference Room 16th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
We're delighted to invite you all to join us for an evening with Professor Hitendra Wadhwa as he delves into the learnings he will be including in his upcoming book and engages us in the practice of authenticity in life and leadership. We hope that you will be able to join us for what is sure to be a thought-provoking evening with one of Columbia Business School's most popular professors. Refreshments will be served. Special thanks to Lei-Choon Ong '97 for hosting us at Merrill Lynch. Please enter via the Congress Street entrance (between High Street and Franklin Street) as the usual Federal Street entrance is closed for renovation.
Incidentally, in addition to speaking with us during the evening, Prof. Wadhwa is also the keynote speaker for this year's mentorship graduation (past representatives include Dean Hubbard and Prof. Bruce Greenwald) and will be hosting the mentors and mentees for a private graduation breakfast on the 16th as well!
Columbia Business School Career Resources for Alumni Event
Wednesday, April 4th, and Thursday, April 5th
Considering a career transition, looking for a new job, or returning to work after a break? As an alumnus, you have access to Columbia career services for life. Please join us for an informative evening with the leaders of the Experienced Professionals Career Management office at Columbia Business School to learn how to:
Assess your current career interests
Research the market
Leverage the CBS network
Enhance your professional brand
Tom Monaco, Executive Director, and Nancy Farina Johnston, Senior Associate Director, will facilitate the overview session on Wednesday night and will be offering complimentary individual coaching on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Suggested topics for discussion include job search strategy, reviews of marketing materials such as resumes and LinkedIn profiles, mock interviews, or career management topics regarding your current role.
Wednesday, April 4th
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Individual coaching appointments at 45-minute intervals. Capacity of 6 alumni.
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Networking
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Overview of Alumni Career Management
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Networking
Thursday, April 5th
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Individual coaching appointments at 45-minute intervals. Capacity of 10 alumni.
WHERE: Workbar Back Bay, 399 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116; the closest MBTA station is Arlington.
COST: FREE for CBS Alums, $25 for
Columbia Newton Networking and Pub Night with our friends at the Columbia Alumni Association of Boston and Barnard Club of Boston
DATE: Thu, March 15, 2018
TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: Union Street, 107 Rear Union Street, Newton, MA 02459
This annual event in Newton brings alumni from all Columbia schools together for a night of networking and fun with the Columbia Alumni Association of Boston, CBS Club of Boston, and Barnard Club of Boston.
Food will be provided along with a cash bar. Union Street is a short walk from both a municipal parking lot and the Newton Center stop on the Green Line's D Branch.
Climate Change: A Race Against Time...An Evening with Prof. Bruce Usher
DATE AND TIME: Tue, December 19, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
LOCATION: BNY Mellon, One Boston Place, 201 Washington Street, 15th Floor Board Room, Boston, MA 02201
Catastrophic climate change is inevitable at the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, growth in greenhouse gas emissions is likely to slow significantly due to a convergence of cost-competitive renewable energy and advanced electric vehicles. Even in the absence of government policies, the renewable energy and electric vehicle sectors are experiencing dramatic growth resulting from favorable economics. The key issue is whether this will occur quickly enough to avoid the worse effects of climate change.
Join the CBS Alumni Club of Boston and Prof. Bruce Usher for a fascinating discussion. A networking reception will follow the talk and refreshments will be served.
The Future of Medicine, with David Epstein '87
DATE AND TIME: Tue, October 17, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
LOCATION: Flagship Pioneering, 55 Cambridge Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02142
We live in a new technology era. Not just mobile communications, self-driving cars, and artificial intelligence but an era of multiple biological scientific breakthroughs which will allow us to live longer and hopefully better lives. Join us for an engaging evening with fellow CBS alum David Epstein '87 as he shares his insights about this exciting time in health and wellbeing.
WACE 2017: Reception at the Millennium Tower Owner's Lounge
DATE AND TIME: Mon, September 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
LOCATION, Millennium Tower, One Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110
We're excited to be hosting a networking reception for WACE 2017 at the exclusive Millenium Tower, courtesy of fellow CBS alum and Millennium Tower resident, Hamid Benbrahim '07.
Food will be catered by the private restaurant dedicated to residents, Mina at the Tower. Wine and beer will also be provided.
Due to fire code limitations, there are only 30 spots available for WACE 2017. As we expect this event to sell out quickly, we are limiting the number of tickets that can be purchased to one per CBS alum, and one per guest of a CBS alum.
We hope that you'll be able to join us for what is sure to be a memorable evening!
Waterfront Jazz Night at Boston Harbor Hotel (8/30)
DATE AND TIME: Wed, August 30, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
LOCATION: Harbor Walk Terrace at the Sea Grille, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Join us on the evening of August 30th to enjoy the best of summer in Boston - fantastic water views, a live band, and great company. Over 40 alums and guests attended last year and many of them remarked that we should make it a regular event!
The Boston Harbor Hotel runs its signature "Summer in the City" program on the waterfront and that evening presents Mike Dutra with his Strictly Sinatra Band.
The Columbia Business School Club has reserved outdoor tables for alums and their guests. Appetizers will be served.
CBS Alumni Club of Boston Event: Artful Business with Greg Stone ('84)
DATE AND TIME: Wed, June 14, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: Workbar Cambridge, 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
What does Michelangelo have to do with marketing? What can you learn about branding from Botticelli? Greg will share proven techniques to add punch to your promotional strategies -- with a lot of help from great artists and writers.
This interactive workshop is based on his acclaimed book Artful Business: 50 Lessons From Creative Geniuses, which offers a toolkit of tips for the “thinking manager” seeking new ideas or strategies.
Come and delight your eyes with sumptuous, colorful masterpieces. In the process you will learn how to see in a new way and to find inspiration from unlikely sources.
An Evening with Bruce Greenwald
DATE AND TIME: Wed, May 17, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
LOCATION: Fidelity Investments Boston, 245 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
The Columbia Business School Club of Boston is thrilled to host Professor Greenwald, whom the New York Times has called "a guru to Wall Street's gurus", for an evening discussion about the Financial Crisis, where we are today in relation to it, and the path forward.
This event is not to be missed. We hope you will be able to make it!
About Bruce Greenwald:
Professor Bruce C. N. Greenwald holds the Robert Heilbrunn Professorship of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia Business School and is the academic Director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing. Described by the New York Times as "a guru to Wall Street's gurus," Greenwald is an authority on value investing with additional expertise in productivity and the economics of information.
Greenwald has been recognized for his outstanding teaching abilities. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Columbia University Presidential Teaching Award which honors the best of Columbia's teachers for maintaining the University's longstanding reputation for educational excellence. His classes are consistently oversubscribed, with more than 650 students taking his courses every year in subjects such as Value Investing, Economics of Strategic Behavior, Globalization of Markets, and Strategic Management of Media.
Women's Week 2017
Re-entering the Workforce after an Extended Absence: An Evening with Carol Fishman, CEO of iRelaunch
WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 6PM to 8PM
WHERE: Merrill Lynch at 100 Federal Street on the 16th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
In honor of the 6th Annual Columbia Business School’s Women’s Week, we are delighted to host an evening with Carol Fishman Cohen, the CEO and co-founder of iRelaunch www.iRelaunch.com.
This event is for women looking for concrete ways to return to the workforce after a long hiatus, and also for those considering leaving the workplace for a period of time. We expect an engaging and thought-provoking conversation during this intimate gathering.
We are honored Carol has accepted our invitation to speak to our Club. iRelaunch works with employers to create programs for hiring professionals returning to work after a career break, and provides strategies for relaunching individuals to resume their careers.
Wed, March 8, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Hedging Political and Currency Risk in Today's World
Location: Santander Bank, 28 State Street, 16th floor, Boston, MA 02109
The election of Donald Trump as president has disrupted America's relationships with both its allies and enemies. Given how unprecedented Mr. Trump's approach to diplomacy has proven to be -- both since his election and subsequent to his inauguration -- the longer-term implications of his presidency are of interest in all corners of the globe.
Two veteran prognosticators of foreign affairs -- Bob Savage and Daniel Wagner -- will offer their views on what we may expect in the short and long-term as a result of the Trump presidency, both politically and economically. Mr. Savage -- with a lengthy history at the very top of the foreign exchange trading arena -- has a distinguished track record of making accurate calls in that rather unpredictable domain. Mr. Wagner -- a cross-border risk management expert, author, and journalist -- was one of the few commentators to predict that Mr. Trump would win. Join us for what promises to be an engaging and thought provoking evening.
February 1, 2017
Culture, Creativity, and the Innovation Imperative: An Evening with CBS Marketing Professor, Gita Johar
Hosted at BNY Mellon
What is creativity, why is it important and how can you cultivate it? How do you create a culture in which creativity thrives? Why does creativity and innovation thrive in some countries more than in others? In this talk, Professor Johar will draw on scientific research on creativity to define the term and to share her ideas on the essence of creativity and innovation. She will discuss ways to enhance creativity in your personal and professional life. Finally, Professor Johar will introduce principles that can help you nurture the creativity of those around you.
A networking reception will follow the talk and refreshments will be served.
Gita V. Johar (PhD NYU 1993; MBA Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 1985) has been on the faculty of Columbia Business School since 1992 and is currently the Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business. She served as the school’s Senior Vice Dean from 2011 to 2014.