Columbia Economics Society
Your Columbia connection to the world of finance and economics.

Past Events

Previous Columbia Economics Society Events


Citibank Sales and Trading Division 101

Recruiters, VPs, and directors from Citibank’s Sales and Trading Division gave a presentation on the division, followed by a networking session on Wednesday, April 11. Mike Newton, the Director of Cross-Asset Strategy at Citi presented, giving insight on life in the Sales and Trading Division, while also sharing his experiences in the industry. The Sales and Trading Division head recruiter also presented.

Economics: Same Major, Different Paths

Our panel of three current Columbia students shared insights into their experiences in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, graduate school at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and economics research. Students had a chance to hear our speakers discuss their career choices, followed by some time for more individual questions and answers.

Novantas Coffee Chats

Novantas, Inc., hosted a coffee chat on the morning of Friday 4/13 at Joe Coffee in NoCo for students interested in learning more about the consulting industry and lifestyle featuring recent alumni from the classes of 2016 and 2017.

FinTech: Featured Speakers Panel

Professor Brett Martin (Columbia Business School) and David Ronick (Founder and CEO of WinWin) discussed the latest FinTech innovations and trends, filtered through a career-oriented perspective tailored just for Columbia undergraduate students. Brett Martin is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Charge Ventures, a pre-seed focused venture fund based in Brooklyn, NY. David Ronick is the CEO of WinWin, the mobile savings app, and was previously the CEO of StashInvest (mobile app) and CreatorBox. 

How to Get Into Business School

Current students at Columbia Business School joined us for a panel Q&A on how to be admitted to a top business school. Students had a chance to hear about the panelists' experiences leading up to CBS and what helped them get there! 

Barclays Investment Banking Presentation

Representatives and recruiters from Barclays Investment Banking Division provided insights into working at Barclays.

Greenhill & Co Office Visit

Students joined Columbia Economics Society on a visit to Greenhill, a leading independent investment bank, for a firm overview followed by networking with team members, including current Associates and Columbia alumni, Graham Johnson and Jamnah Morton. 

Centerview Partners Investment Banking Interview Workshop

Centerview Partners will hosted an interactive investment banking interview preparation workshop. During the event, small groups of ~5 current Columbia students were paired with a current Centerview banker to review common interview questions and tips for investment banking interviews. 

Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division 101

Students joined representatives from Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division for a presentation, followed by a networking session on working at Goldman Sachs. 

Why do a PhD in Economics? - Panel Discussion

Undergraduate students had an opportunity to hear from current Columbia economics PhD candidates about their experiences in pursuing a PhD. Our accomplished panel of four current PhD students shared insights into the motivations, challenges, and benefits of studying economics at a graduate level.

Cocoa Counseling: Investment Banking

Columbia Economics Society and Columbia Investment Banking Division were proud to present an opportunity for undergraduate freshmen and sophomores to sit one-on-one with students who have completed banking internships at Citi, Barclays, and MUFG to figure out whether banking is the right industry for them. Free hot chocolate! 

Wallstreet Immersion Program

Columbia Economics Society held a 2-day, intensive seminar for students interested in a career in finance -including investment banking, private equity, sales and trading, equity research, asset management and other positions. The seminar was held on September 30th and October 1 from 9:00 AM to 5.00 PM. The seminar covered Accounting, DCF and Comps, included a hard copy of the interview guide written by the instructor, and provided the chance to do an equity research report. 

Harvard Business School Info Session with Director of Admissions

Director of Admissions Deirdre Leopold spoke about the HBS 2+2 program for college juniors as well as regular MBA admissions. Undergraduates of all years, majors, and career interests were invited to attend. They learned about the HBS advantage, the unique case method, the unparalleled community, the various initiatives including the Global Initiative, and the admissions process.

The Economist Editor-in-Chief @CU

Students joined Columbia Economics Society in welcoming the Editor-in-Chief of one of the most accomplished magazines in the world. Zanny Beddoes is the first female Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, and has been working at the magazine since 1997. A short talk about her life and achievements was followed by a Q&A Session afterwards.