Graduate Studies at Columbia University

November 11, 2022

There is a renewed interest among students to return to campus with Columbia University now fully open for in-person classes.  The University, located in the vibrantly diverse New York City, has one of the largest international student and scholar populations in the United States.  Indian students form the University’s second largest cohort of international students.  Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai hosted four information sessions this Fall to give prospective students timely and in-depth information on various graduate programs at the Ivy League institution. 

The first session on Columbia Journalism School featured Tarin Almanzar, Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid and Ross Yelsey, Assistant Director of Admissions and Marketing.  The session on Mailman School of Public Health featured Elizabeth Francese, Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment.  These sessions were held on November 10, 2022.  On November 11, 2022,, the session on the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation featured Steffen A. Boddeker, Associate Dean of Admissions and Outreach, and Sara Konekeo, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.  The final session on the same day for the MA in Mathematics of Finance featured the program’s Associate Director, Izabela Rutkowski and current student Shashank Choudhary who was able to share his perspective and insights on being a part of the program and the beneficial aspects contributing to his professional journey. 

All the sessions shared information on graduate and PhD programs, faculty profiles, alumni experiences, opportunities for professional development and networking, and other highlights that distinguished studying at Columbia University.  They emphasized the experience-oriented approach their programs take while leveraging the unique advantage of being located in New York City. The sessions saw interactive segments where participants got a chance to raise their queries on various aspects such as course selection, professional development, and understanding the admissions process.