Upcoming Events:

(1)Business in the Auto Industry: Mercedes-Benz

Where: Lerner 569
When: Friday, April 11 at 5pm-6pm
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Business in the Auto Industry: A Talk with Rasheq Zarif, CC ’03, Senior Manager at Mercedes-Benz

Come learn about how to work in the automotive industry from the business side! Rasheq Zarif, CC ’03, will join MBA to talk about his experience working for Merdeces-Benz. He’ll discuss internships, career paths for engineers, and how to get into the auto industry. All are welcome, and food will be served!


(2)Business School 101: Harvard 2+2, Stanford and More

Where: Lerner Broadway Room
When: Thursday, April 3 at 6pm
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What are your plans after graduation? How can you prepare now? Are you interested in applying to business school, but unsure about how to leverage your background and experience on your application? Are you having trouble explaining why you are the right fit for deferred enrollment programs (Harvard 2+2, Stanford, etc.)?

Please join Forbes Business School and Entrepreneurship expert Shawn O’Connor in a strategy session to answer such questions and more. As a Harvard JD/MBA and Stratus Prep Founder, Shawn O’Connor has a decade of experience in admissions, and has helped hundreds of clients gain admission to the nation’s top law and business schools.

Please RSVP using the link below:

Dinner will be provided.



Past Events (2013-2014)

Business in Paris: HEC Summer School Info Session

Interested in business & Paris? Join MBA for a information session with HEC Paris, a leading Business School in Europe, to learn about the HEC Summer School Program in Inclusive and Social Business. This 2-week program in June includes focuses on social entrepreneurism and business models that address poverty — just outside of Paris! An HEC rep will present, and food/drinks will be served!



Teach For America – Panel Discussion

Where: Hamilton 517
When: Wednesday, March 5 from 8:00pm – 9:00pm
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Interested in business? Interested in education? Join us for…
Enterprise in Education: How entrepreneurs are helping solve big issues in the education space.

Join us for panel discussion of educators, leaders in industry, and graduate business students. Hear their perspectives on how business acumen and strategic problem solving are being applied to help revolutionize classrooms, fight educational inequality, and provide greater access to early childhood education.

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BlackRock: Asset Management 101

Are you looking for exposure in the asset management industry? Are you wondering what the asset management industry is actually about and how it’s different from other industries? Ever thought about pursuing a career in asset management?

The Multicultural Business Association invites you to join representatives from BlackRock for a workshop on “What is Asset Management?” Come learn the basics of asset management from the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock.

Don’t miss out! Pizza will also be served.



Columbia Start-Up Conference 2014

Columbia Multicultural Business Association and The Columbia Columbia Daily Spectator are proud to present: Columbia Startup Conference 2014!

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Looking to launch your own startup or break into the industry?

Come hear from successful founders and CEOs of the biggest recently successful startups and multi-million dollar companies. The founders will describe the decisions that they made, the obstacles that they overcame, and the changes that they experienced as their company took off.

Want to meet the CEOs and Founders in a private networking dinner after the conference? Spaces are limited! Sign up here:

The Columbia Startup Conference will be held on Saturday, March 8th from 1 – 3:30 pm and it is open to all students.

The conference will feature speakers including:
-Christopher Altchek, co-founder of Policy Mic
-Tom Brown, co-founder of Grouper
– Maxine Bédat, co-founder of Zady
-Nick Panama, co-founder of Cantora Records
-Josh Miller, co-founder of Branch
-Paul Berry, founder and CEO of RebelMouse
– Lee Hnetinka, co-founder and CEO of Wun Wun (What you need, When you need it)
-Alexis Tyron, co-founder and CEO of Artsicle
-Jon Stein, founder and CEO of Betterment
-Pau Sabria, co-founder and CEO of Olapic


If you want to have your resumes given to the sponsors/recruiters, fill out this google form:


How to Trade Stocks & Bonds – collaboration with CFIG

Where: TBD
When: Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
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Take it from the Wizard of Omaha, Warren Buffet, “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” So join MBA, CFIG, and Lionfund this Wednesday to learn How to Trade Stocks and Bonds.

Led by Michael Hansen, president of CFIG and Managing Director of Lionfund, this event will cover the ins and outs of trading and will have you leaving ready to take the market by storm. Perfect for all experience levels, this event is sure to be useful to anyone interested in trading stocks and bonds.


Bank of America Interviewer Tell All

Where: TBD
When: Friday, November 15 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm
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Please join Bank of America Merrill Lynch representatives from Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Sales & Trading, and Research to learn about our internship opportunities and to get tips on how to ace the interview.

There will be ample time to ask questions and learn how your background and experience can help you succeed in the finance industry, not to mention how to package that to ace your interview.

To RSVP, please drop your resume at in pdf format, naming the file Last, First.pdf i.e. Smith, John.pdf

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Société Générale Site Visit

When: November 15, 12:30pm-2:30



Venture for America Information Session

When: Tuesday, November 19 from 8-9 PM
Where: Hamilton 303
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Interested in entrepreneurship right out of college? Come see a presentation by Venture for America, a business training and recruitment organization modeled after Teach for America. The event will feature COO Eileen Lee, CC ’05. Free food will be served!


J.P. Morgan Diversity Networking Event
When: Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Where: Lerner Satow Room
Come meet J.P. Morgan representatives from across the bank and learn about our diversity programs.



Professional Attire 101 with 7 Regent Lane
When: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Where: Lerner 569
Ever feel confused about what to wear to an interview? Unsure of what business casual even means? Then come to Professional Attire 101 with 7 Regent Lane and get your questions answered. Custom suit sizings and discounts are available.Columbia Flyer-page-001


Amazon Non-Tech Presentation

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HSBC Graduate Development Program Info Session

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September 17th, 6pm-7pm
Lerner Broadway Room

Join us as we host representatives from HSBC. Come learn more about HSBC and what’s helped it become one of the world’s largest banks. Highlighted will be their Finance Graduate Development Program, which commences its recruitment process this fall. Over the course of two years, the program places its members through four rotations within different finance sectors with the goal of enhancing HSBC’s global capabilities. Following the presentation, managers and current members of the Finance Graduate Development Program will speak of their experiences, and then do a Q&A session where students can network.


MBA General Body/Interest Meeting

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September 16th, 2013 from 9-10PM
Hamilton 303

Interested in Business? Whether you want to be the next Warren Buffett, Elon Musk, or Rupert Murdoch, Multicultural Business Association is the organization for you. Come to Hamilton on September 16th at 9PM to meet to board, hear about upcoming events, learn how to get involved, and board applications. This a great chance to meet the board. Food will be served. Global Education. Career. Network. Service. MBA.


MBA Presents: Networking Night

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September 15th, 2013 from 5-8PM
Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall

Ever feel like the Activities Fair didn’t do us pre-professional students justice? Then come to the MBA Networking Night, which aims to serve as a congregational opportunity for freshman to network with like-minded peers, upperclassmen, and business/entrepreneurship based student organizations and have a good time! Representatives from the Center for Career Education (CCE) will also be present. Presentations and Meet & Greet with Representatives from several business organizations on campus, including: Columbia-China Law Business Association (CCLBA), Columbia Financial Investment Group (CFIG), Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE), Columbia Women’s Business Society (CWBS), Economics Society, Multicultural Business Association (MBA), Spectator Business Division, and more!

For those of you interested in business, here’s a great chance to meet like-minded freshmen and upperclassman who can help you find the best opportunities for you to explore. Bond with other business-savvy individuals and have fun at the same time.


Business of Sports
Lerner 568
April 24, 8p.m.

Are you interested in learning more about Business in Sports? Thinking about attaining a summer internship in sports business or working in the industry after graduation?

Join the Multicultural Business Association for a round table discussion with Ms. Ishwara Glassman Chrein, the Director of Operations & Strategy, IMG Consulting and US Business Development for the International Management Group (IMG). Ms. Chrein has 7 years of experience working in the sports business industry with IMG, a world leader in global sports, entertainment and media business. Ms. Chrein will discuss her experience in sports business working for an industry giant like IMG and how she was drawn to the industry after her work in the financial industry. There will then be ample time for a question and answer with Ms. Chrein, so please bring questions!

RSVP here


The Business of Love: A Conversation with the Entrepreneur Behind DateMySchool 
April 1

Date My School is an online dating service for college students that was founded by two columbia business school graduates. While you’ve likely seen their posters, billboards, and other advertisements around campus, the two founders will be coming to speak about their experiences as entrepreneurs and what they have learned. If you have any interest in entrepreneurship, internet start ups, or potentially working for DMS, please come by to this event.


Marketing 101: The Marketing Process with DDB
April 16 

Interested in marketing? Want to know what a day in the life of a marketing executive is like? DDB is one of the top international agencies that has worked with clients ranging from Campbell’s to L’Oreal to McDonald’s. Now, executives from DDB will sit down at Columbia to discuss marketing in the 21st century, including the challenges and differences in marketing due to new mediums. Joining us are Rebecca Rehder, Account Director; Mary Bakarich, Brand Planning Director; and Minerva Garcia, Director of Diversity/Human Resources Manager.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow
March 26

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is looking to recruit diverse sophomores (African American, Hispanic, and Native American students graduating in 2015) for its next Career Prep class. The program provides opportunities for students interested in careers in Finance, Business and Consulting.


Stratus Prep: Business School 101
March 27


Boutique Management Consulting
March 12

Representative from Simon-Kucher and Partners and Oliver Wyman held a panel on management consulting and the differences between working at a larger firm versus a boutique.


Simon-Kucher & Partners: 

When: January 30th 6pm-8pm

Where: Satow Room

During this info session, we would like to share more about the company and explain the types of projects we work on. Additionally, we would like to meet interested candidates and describe what we are looking for. Consultants who are recent graduates will also be available to answer any questions about their work experience or the firm culture.

Target Audience: Juniors
Suggested Attire: Business Casual
Resume: it is always good practice to have your resume on-hand. Employers may request one.

This is the list of Simon-Kucher employees who will be joining:

1. Alex Jones (Columbia)
2. Kerry Wu (Columbia)
3. Lisa Sun
4. Michael Chan

Contact: Emily Kueffner, Recruiting Manager (


Science and Tech in NYC
March 6


How to Trade Stocks
February 27

Have you ever wondered what the stock market is really about? These days every fourteen year old seems to be risking it all to ride the ups and downs of the market. If the words ‘bear’ and ‘bull’ have no meaning to you besides the fact that they are animals, then this event is for you!

This presentation will teach you the basics of how to trade stocks. For those more experienced attendees, we will have two members from Lionfund, LLC, Columbia’s own investment group, detail more specifics and present their organization and how to trade effectively. Refreshments will be provided.


Venture for America
February 6


New York School of Finance – Invest Banking Interview Prep
January 23

The New York School of Finance will be coming to Columbia to provide students the opportunity to learn about IB Interviews. The schedule was as follows:
– Behavioral questions – i.e. how best to dig up your personal story and hone it towards “Why Investment Banking?”.
– Core recent Investment Banking interview questions – Learn not only the answers, but the underlying concepts behind these questions. Go beyond interview guidebooks in this intimate group training.
– Case Studies – Recent case studies given by bulge bracket banks


OECD Better Life Index
November 27

Speaker: Anthony Gooch, Director, Public Affairs and Communication Directorate, OECD
Moderated by José Antonio Ocampo, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
How do we track and measure quality of life beyond the traditional economic indicators? Join us for a conversation about the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Better Life Index, an interactive tool that allows you to see how countries perform according to the importance you give to each of the 11 factors that contribute to a better life.


BCG Summer Internship Recruiting Session
November 15, 2012


Wells Fargo 
October 22, 2012

The Multicultural Business Association of Columbia invites you to join representatives from Wells Fargo Securities for an Investment Banking 101 workshop to learn about the role of an investment banker, what to expect as a summer analyst, what to expect from the interview process, and how to prepare for the technical questions.


BCG Info Session
September 26

Students wait in line before the start of the BCG event. Photo © Natasha Bhatia

MBA invited the Boston Consulting Group to Columbia to hold an information session on the leading management consulting agency, the recruiting process for full-time positions for seniors and graduate students, and offering over a hundred of our members a chance to network with recruiters and learn more about the consulting industry during the crucial time in the recruiting process.


Leaders in Investment Banking
September 22-23

500 students attended the Leaders in Investment Banking conference held by MBA. Photo © Natasha Bhatia

MBA partnered with Leaders in Investment Banking to invite over 500 students from Columbia, NYU, and the surrounding areas to a 2-day Investment Banking workshop, designed to help students break into the field of investment banking. During the packed weekend, our students learned about key information pertaining to IB, sitting in on workshops on how to build a resume, training for both technical and behavioral portions of IB interviews, networking, cold calling and emailing, cover letters, personal marketing, and info sessions.


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