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The Office of Career Services and Leadership Management is excited to announce its new partnership with Impactpool (previously UNjobfinder), a comprehensive career platform devoted to providing the best possible support to people who want to pursue a career within mission-driven organizations. Through the Academic Partnership Program, CSSW students and alumni may now access premium features of their site for FREE!

Impactpool’s resources include a robust database of opportunities from hundreds of international organizations, such as those within the United Nations Systems and influential Intergovernmental and Non-Governmental organizations around the world, and online career content, including articles, webinars, news, podcasts, and guides that provide a wealth of information and insight on different career pathways and hiring processes.

You can claim your free “Impactpool Fellowship” account by going to our Impactpool page:

Professor Zhao from Beijing University of Technology (BJUT) Shares Insights on Social Work Education and Career Paths in China

The Office of Career Services and Leadership Management, in partnership with the China Center for Social Policy, were pleased to welcome Professor Liqin Zhao, Department Chair of Social Work, College of Humanities and Social Sciences of Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), to lead a presentation on social work education and career paths in China. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the evolution of social work education, the growing demand for social workers with the rise of social and economic changes in China, and the various opportunities and career paths they can pursue.

Thank you to Professor Zhao and the entire delegation from BJUT, including Deputy Dean Jianguo Hu, Yuzhou Xing, Faculty Member, and Chenting Song, Faculty Member, for joining us, as well as CSSW Professor Qin Gao, Director of the China Center for Social Policy for coordinating the presentation.

2018 Social Enterprise Conference | Friday, November 30

This headline event provides a unique opportunity for you to tap into the vibrant ecosystem of capital for social impact. They have a diverse line-up of over 40 speakers who will be sharing how they are changing the way they think about how capital is sourced and used to generate sustainable solutions to global, systemic challenges through the lens of business, philanthropy, impact investing, social entrepreneurship, and more.

Make sure to catch their keynote speakers, who will share best practices and how they engender new ideas surrounding the intersection of capital and society.

Friday, November 30, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027

Student Tickets $50
General Admission $150

Keynote Speakers

Joel Greenblatt Caroline Roan ’00 SIPA Darren Walker 
Managing Partner
of Gotham Capital
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility at Pfizer Inc; President of Pfizer Foundation President of the Ford Foundation

Sources of Capital

Private Equity Investments in Impact Investing

  • Chris Cozzone, Senior Vice President, Double Impact at Bain Capital Double Impact Fund
  • Brian Dunlap, Head of Technology Investing at TPG / The Rise Fund
  • * Stephanie Kater, Principal at The Bridgespan Group
  • Elizabeth Seeger, Director, Sustainable Investing at KKR

Opportunity Zones + Community Development Financing

  • Ron Moelis, CEO + Founding Partner of L+M Development Partners
  • * Lynne Sagalyn, Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor Emerita of Real Estate at Columbia Business School
  • Chris Slevin, Legislative Director at The Office of Senator Cory Booker

Intergenerational Wealth Transfer + Millennials Driving Impact Investing

  • Ghislain Gouraige, Jr., Senior Vice President, Wealth Management at UBS
  • * Tami Kesselman, Chief Impact Strategist & Alchemist of Aligned Investing Global
  • Abigail Pohlman, Vice President at Goldman Sachs
  • Anna Raginskaya, The Blue Rider Group │ Private Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley

Foundations with Impact Focused Portfolios

  • Bob Bancroft, Vice President of Finance for Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • Preeti Bhattacharji ’14BUS ’09CC, Vice President of Integrated Capitals at Heron Foundation
  • Shuaib A. Siddiqui, Director, Impact Investing at Surdna Foundation
  • * Lily Trager, Director of Investing with Impact
    at Morgan Stanley

Uses of Capital

Trends in Social Impact Real Estate Development + Affordable Housing

* Thomas Campbell ’09BUS, Managing Member
of Thorobird Companies
Hugh R. Frater ’85BUS, Chairman of VEREIT / Shift Capital
Muzzy Rosenblatt, CEO & President of Bowery Residents’ Committee
Lauren Zullo, Director of Sustainability at Jonathan Rose Companies

Capital Deployment for Scaling Social Ventures

  • Jessie Gould, Founder of Ox Verte
  • Alex Husted, Co-owner of HELPSY
  • * Julius Mokrauer, Managing Director / Fund Manager at Serious Change, LP
  • Peter Neiman, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Amalgamated Bank

Sports Philanthropy

  • Eric DiMiceli, Director, Social Responsibility at National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Olga Harvey, Vice President, Community Impact at Women’s Sports Foundation
  • JoAnn Neale, Chief Administrative & Social Responsibility Officer at Major League Soccer
  • * Ben Schornack, NYC Program Officer at Laureus Foundation

Clean Energy + Renewables

  • Peter Davidson, Co-founder and CEO of the Aligned Intermediary (AI)
  • Manish Kumar ’11BUS, Managing Director, Energy Storage at The AES Corporation Nate McMurray ’10BUS, Vice President, Divestiture & Portfolio Strategy at EDF Renewables North America
  • * Bruce Usher, Co-Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise; Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director; Professor of Professional Practice

* Moderator of the panel

Click here for full program details.

Presentation on Social Work Education and Career Paths in China | Tuesday, November 13

Join us for a conversation with Professor Liqin Zhao, Chair of the Department of Social Work at Beijing University of Technology, and Professor Qin Gao, Director of the China Center for Social Policy at CSSW to learn about social work education and career paths in China. This is a great opportunity for Chinese nationals as well as others who wish to explore social work jobs abroad.

Tuesday, November 13
1:00 – 2:00 pm
CSSW Room C06

Professor Liqin Zhao is the Chair of the Department of Social Work at Beijing University of Technology (BJUT). She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Beijing Normal University. Professor Zhao’s research focuses on the learning motivation of adolescents and the application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in addressing adolescents’ anxiety and depression. She has taught courses on Personality, Counseling Theories and Practices, and Social Psychology. Prof. Zhao has also engaged in psychological counseling for undergraduate and graduate students at BJUT.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity | New Resource for Faculty, Graduate Students, and Postdocs

From the Office of Faculty Diversity and Inclusion:

As part of the University’s continued commitment to nurturing a climate where current, new, and future faculty can thrive, Columbia has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD).

The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from over 450 colleges and universities. They provide a variety of virtual programs and resources including:

  • Weekly Monday Motivator
  • Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
  • Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
  • Access to Multi-Week Courses
  • Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students
  • Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving, & moderated writing challenges
  • Monthly accountability buddy matches
  • Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges
  • Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings

The Institutional Membership includes access to NCFDD resources for ALL Columbia faculty, graduate students and postdocs.

  1. To claim your free membership, complete the following steps:
  2. Go to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity website (
  3. Select the “Become a Member” tab and choose “Claim Your Institutional Membership.”
  4. Within the list of universities, click on “Columbia University.”
  5. Complete the registration form by following all instructions. Be sure to provide your Columbia email address.
  6. Once you have submitted your registration information and NCFDD has approved your connection to Columbia, you should receive a welcome email.

If you have any questions about Columbia’s institutional membership, please contact Shana Lassiter (Assistant Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion) at [email protected].

Additional information, including a calendar of upcoming NCFDD events, can also be found at

If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at [email protected].

Post Election Events including Panel Discussion with CSSW Policy Faculty | Wednesday, November 7

Join Dr. Irwin (Irv) Garfinkel and policy faculty for two separate events addressing the social policy implications of the midterm elections.

  1. Facebook LIVE with Dr. Irwin (Irv) Garfinkel: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
    In this week’s Social Work LIVE program, Michael Friedman interviews Dr. Irwin Garfinkel, CSSW’s interim dean, on the social policy implications of the mid-term elections. Tune in remotely on Columbia School of Social Work’s Facebook page.

    This is the third in a new weekly “Social Work LIVE” series hosted by Professor Michael Friedman. Tune in every Wednesday at noon for a lively conversation on a social work topic championed by one of our in-house experts.

  2. Panel Discussion with CSSW Policy Faculty: 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
    Attend this panel (Social Work Building, Room C03; also live-streamed) to hear CSSW’s policy faculty discuss the likely impact of the election results on the areas they cover.

About the Panel

The panel will be moderated by Professor Jane Waldfogel (bio). Interim Dean Irwin Garfinkel (bio) will offer closing thoughts and reflections.

Panelists and their topics:

  • Chris Wimer (bio): SNAP and people in poverty
  • Neeraj Kaushal (bio): immigration
  • Heidi Allen (bio): Healthcare and ACA
  • Ron Mincy (bio): Taxes and poverty
  • John Robertson (bio): Community organizing

Register for one or both events

Questions? Please contact [email protected].