Columbia Artificial Intelligence (AI) program FAQ
Setting up your account
Types of financial assistance
- Do your homework. Ask your HR department about your company’s policy on continuing education. Find out whether other employees in your firm have previously received company sponsorship. If so, you might be able to talk to the recipients or HR about how to proceed. Start the process early!
- Frame your request. It’s important to make the benefits clear. Let your employer know that this program is not just a cost, but an investment that adds value to the company.
- Create a proposal. Your employer will appreciate the effort you make to detail the time and money needed. It may be helpful to include a comparison of this program with comparable programs. If you are willing to make a commitment to your current firm, let your manager know this upfront; the company will be more apt to make an investment in you if you commit to them in return.
- Use the program website as an asset. Encourage your manager and other decision-makers to review the program information.