Spotlight on…Jennifer McCaleb

jmccalebThis week we had the chance to catch up with Jennifer McCaleb, the President of CWiB. She shared her thoughts on what being a student at CBS means to her and how CWiB has helped shape her time here.

Why did you choose to come to CBS?
I chose CBS for the social enterprise program, the strong academic reputation and the New York City location, all without realizing my classmates would be the most influential aspect of my experience at CBS.

What has been your favorite moment at CBS so far?
Many of my favorite moments have been at CBS Matters where classmates share their passions and inspirations as these presentations speak to the engagement, diversity and support within our community.

Last year many of my favorite moments involved second-years who gave generously of their time, in everything from PAs in Orientation to coaches in case prep to tutors in classes. CBS has a remarkable legacy of giving from one class to another, and I hope our class has continued this tradition for the first-years.

Why is being part of CWiB important to you?
CWiB has been a great way to develop personally within a supportive community, and I learn so much from working with the women on the board and other student leaders.

Do you have any memorable CWiB moments?
The most memorable CWiB moments this year have been discussions with classmates, administrators and faculty about the broad theme of inclusion at CBS. I continue to be encouraged and inspired by the level of genuine thoughtfulness and good intention everyone brings to the conversation.

As a second year, what will you be taking away from CBS?
I will be taking the classroom learnings and professional network of course, but more importantly, I will be taking the confidence from trying new things at CBS, the leadership experiences and many new personal friendships.

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Columbia Women in Business (CWIB) is an organization that strives to provide Columbia Business School women with resources and contacts to assist them in their academic, professional, and personal development. CWIB is committed to working with faculty, administrators, alumni and the greater business community to promote the role of and opportunities for women in business.
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