For the first time ever, Stanford GSB held an information session in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, a vibrant modern city of 14 million people and a key inland Chinese metropolis with offices of major Fortune 500 companies. It all started when Paul Chen, a first-year MBA from Chengdu, offered to hold an event for us when he was home for the winter school break. Over 160 prospective applicants turned out at the Shangri-La Hotel to hear [...]

I’m one of the odd ones – I’m recruiting for summer opportunities off-campus in the amorphous but tremendously inspiring world of social impact. I say amorphous because I don’t have CDO breathing down my neck telling me to submit cover letters and resumes by noon tomorrow. My recruiting strategy involves speaking with alumni who trod similar paths and emerged victorious – sanity intact. A couple of weeks ago, I interviewed a T’06 who’s built her [...]

To reiterate what Andrew said, we’re all wishing you the best of luck tomorrow as you await decisions!! We are so excited to welcome the incoming class up here at ASW. Whatever the outcome may be though, all the best with the journey!

I just wanted to post a quick note for all of you awaiting your admissions decision tomorrow, wishing you good luck and positive vibes from Hanover!  Business school has been an amazing journey thus far, and, with on-campus recruiting winding down, I can say that the decision to come has been definitely worth it.  More on that later–for now, good luck!!

Will T’14 (husband of blogger Claire B. TP’14), is a native of a Chicago suburb.  He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in economics, and worked as an analyst and associate at a mid-market investment bank before enrolling at Tuck. He enjoys playing hockey for the B team, skiing, visiting Long Trail Brewery on the way to skiing, and hanging out with his puppy, Honey. The 8th Annual Tuck Private Equity and Growth Ventures Conference [...]

Gary Appel ’77, who recently retired as vice chairman of the global middle market private equity funds manager, Castle Harlan, Inc., has been named Executive in Residence at Columbia Business School. Appel has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Castle Harlan, he was vice chairman of Glencoe Capital, Ltd., a Chicago-based middle market private equity funds manager, and a member of its Investment Committee. While at Glencoe, he [...]

An iPad game to teach kids about plants and animals. A new treatment for traumatic brain injuries. An online peer-to-peer lending platform for refinancing credit card debt. A fantasy cricket game. These are among the 13 projects selected for the first Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia program, launched by the School’s Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center. IE@Columbia is designed to nurture and leverage ideas and technologies from within the University that have the potential to generate [...]

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