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Executive Education Forum
A forum designed to address the value of M.D., MBA, PhD and JD advanced degrees, that includes panelists from companies, admissions officers and recent alumni holding these advanced degrees.

Thursday, May 2, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Pfizer Global Headquarters

235 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017

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Registration: Sorry -- registration is closed for this event. Walkins will be accepted space permitting.
Description: Should I get an advanced degree?

What does an advanced degree offer in today's economy?
How much of a salary increase does an advanced degree offer?
Is an advanced degree required to penetrate the upper levels of management?
What should I consider when selecting a school or program?

Our distinguished panelists will discuss the reality of today's job market and the value of an M.D., MBA, PhD and JD on your path to the VP, C and partner suite.

Panelists include hiring managers from companies like Credit Suisse and Pfizer, Admissions Officers from NYU Stern and Cornell Business School, and successful recent alumni sharing how their advanced degrees did or did not affect their career path.

After the panels, you can build relationships directly with Pfizer recruiters and connect with Pfizer employees from their Global Headquarters interested in meeting you and answering your questions about a career with Pfizer.

This "mini-conference" on advanced degrees includes three panels, opportunities to network with Pfizer employees and recruiters, and a wine and passed hors d'oeuvres reception at Pfizer's global headquarters on East 42nd Street.

Our distinguished guest panelists include:

Ann Richards
Senior Associate Director
Cornell Business School
Marcia Sells
AVP, Program Development
(Former) Dean of Law
Columbia University
Lisa Rios
Senior Associate Director
MBA Admissions
NYU Stern School of Business

Vern Perry
MBA Harvard Business School
Vice President
Credit Suisse

Hilary M. Davis
Yale Alumna
Columbia Law School
King & Spalding International LLP

Frantz Lerebours, MD
Executive Chief
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

Janna Andrews, MD
Radiation Oncologist
Winthrop Hospital

Deshan S. Govender, PhD
Portfolio Manager
Cedar Lane Asset Managment

Kofi KanKam
Harvard and Wharton Alumnus
Admit Advantage

Rodney Morrison
Associate Chancellor for Enrollment Management
Rutgers University
An Assistant District Attorney
NY District's Attorney Office

Cost is $10 in advance, $20 at the door space permitting.

Hosted by: Eric Pogue (Columbia '09)
Questions?: Please email Eric Pogue (Columbia '09) at with any questions!
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