- How tightknit has the GS community been post-grad?
I think it’s really tight but in a quiet way. I worked with CC folks, Columbia MBA folks, SEAS, and GSers - even a Columbia PhD!
When the GSers see each other in the halls there’s a really warm, genuine camaraderie.
Importantly, it’s not just during the good times. We all came together when Peter Awn died, for example.
2)You said you assist w/ recruiting at Columbia. How different are GS (non-vet) students treated compared to CC/SEAS/BC when it comes to recruitment?
Not at all differently. We look at coursework, campus leadership, work experience, soft skills, etc. You can have all the goods and be from any one of the undergraduate schools.
3)How much of a boost is being a CU/GS grad professionally? Applying to jobs, workplace wise, grad schools, etc…
That’s a fairly broad question. So, at risk of sounding a bit poetic, I’ll say that it’s at the intersections of your career where it matters most.
It’ll get your foot in the door (especially if you preformed well academically and have campus leadership experience). It’s up to the individual from there.
4)What attracted you to CU/GS in the first place?
It wasn’t on my radar until a professor at my community college recommended and pushed me in that direction. The more I learned, the more I liked.