To get the most out of the Orientation experience you should set expectations that you will be VERY busy during Orientation week and will not be able to communicate much with friends/family, plan non-CBS activities/appointments, or get much sleep!
Engender a student community defined by cooperation and support
Maintain diverse learning as the primary directive of education
Encourage extracurricular growth and development
Promote the use of recruiting criteria that go beyond grades
Allow students whose primary objective is outstanding academic performance to be recognized for their efforts without having to state individual course grades (You can disclose Academic Honors)
The Grade Non-Disclosure decision has been communicated multiple times to recruiters this summer by Dean Hubbard, CMC, and the GBA. We have all received positive feedback from firms.
Don’t worry, we put all the GND information you need to know into a CBS GND Handbook (available online soon)
Many other top business schools uphold grade non-disclosure policies
Recruiters are very familiar with GND policies!!
How should I respond to questions about my grades? First, students should inform the interviewer of the GND policy which states that grades should not be disclosed until a student accepts a full-time, post-graduation position. Additionally, students are encouraged to refer the interviewer to the online CBS Grade Non-Disclosure Policy, as well as the CBS GND Committee at GND@gsb.columbia.edu or the Career Management Center. Sample Response: Students are encouraged to answer with qualitative responses such as “Very well – I am especially enjoying this aspect of the class…” or “Better than I had initially expected” but the key is to then steer the conversation towards experiences, accomplishments or successes that answer the underlying question of whether or not you will enjoy finance work and whether or not you have the capabilities to excel in financially oriented, highly quantitative and analytical work. FAQ: http://cbsgba.com/culture/grade-non-disclosure-gnd
Recruiting: What should I be thinking about now? 20 Find your “professional compass” and develop a compelling story about what you want to get out of your career Put your current resume in CBS format only – you do not need to worry about content!
Additional Resources Peer Advising Website http://cbspeeradvising.wordpress.com/ Class of 2013 Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/groups/159678297395431/ Email the Peer Advisor Presenters: Liz Harrison (firstname.lastname@example.org) Jessica Berry (email@example.com) Jason Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org) Ryan Bell (email@example.com) 23