By Eric Horwitz '90CC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
I hear it all the time. I have three interviews next week: one Skype, one phone, and one in person. What should I wear? What questions will they ask? If I get the job, how much should I ask for? Do I really want these jobs? Maybe I don’t want any of them.
This episode is a little different. In honor of a marquee event that the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) has coming up in October, we decided to gather some thoughts from prominent Columbia alumni about leadership. What it means to them, what makes a good leader, and how Columbia has contributed to the ability to lead. These are some of the many questions that alumni will consider when they attend the annual Columbia Alumni Leaders Weekend on October 7-9.
The weekend is a time for Columbia’s top alumni volunteers and leaders to convene and brainstorm exciting forms of alumni engagement and new ways of developing the next generation of volunteer leaders. Jam-packed with panel discussions and breakout sessions, it is the ultimate opportunity to meet and interact with Columbians from across the University and around the globe.Read more
Lena Gershkovich '11BUS currently serves as the COO of CultureHorde, a private arts club that makes accessible New York culture via partnerships from leading cultural institutions. At CultureHorde, Lena helps run the day-to-day business, focusing on event-curation, business strategy and partner relationship management. Before joining CultureHorde, Lena worked as a marketing professional on the agency, brand and media sides of the industry with companies such as Coca-Cola, L'Oreal, MetLife and Viacom. Lena's engagement with Columbia is not new; when Lena was pursuing her MBA, she was a member of the Columbia Business School community, served on the board of The Marketing Association of Columbia and Follies, and served as a Peer Advisor and Hermes representative. Along with her MBA from Columbia, Lena received her BA with honors from New York University.
A Columbia degree not only brings with it profound knowledge and experience, but also such qualities of dedication and perseverance that can make a one a good leader. Here are some thoughts from alumni about what being a leader embodies and advice for those who want to make a difference.Read more