Share Your Career Experiences with Students
Alumni can collaborate with the Center in a myriad of ways, such as:
- conducting mock interviews with students
- volunteering as a panelist or speaker
- networking at events and online
- posting job and internship opportunities
- providing job shadowing and mentorship
- being an industry expert
- sending us your profile
Contact Vernon Gibbs II, CC'00, Associate Director of Alumni Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on how to volunteer today and discuss how you can work with the Center for Career Education.
Hear recent alumni interviewers take on why you should join us for future mock interviewing nights:
Columbia Career Connections on LinkedIn - Make yourself available for current students and alumni for online career networking through CCE's own LinkedIn group. Alumni can register by visiting LinkedIn and searching "Columbia Career Connections"
Mentors - Alumni have the opportunity to be a mentor thru a number of programs run
by the CCE. Mentors are encouraged to share trends
about their industries, best practices for their future hiring opportunities,
and advice about career paths. You can schedule meetings via in person,
phone or virtually. We recommend that you connect 3-4 times during the
summer and in some cases possibly attend an event or two if your schedule
permits. Serving as a mentor is a great way to connect with
current Columbia students, build the Columbia brand and help young people at
the start of their careers!
Columbia College Alumni Sponsored Internship Program (CCASSIP) - The Columbia College Alumni Sponsored student internship program (CCASSIP) is an opportunity for Columbia College sophomores and juniors to gain valuable internship experience during the summer of 2015. Students are paired with an alumni mentor, engage in pre-professional development training, and take part in networking events throughout the summer.
The Science Technology Engineering Program (STEP) - The Science Technology Engineering Program is an opportunity for SEAS students to engage in internships in a variety of fields including biomedical, civil, chemical, computer engineering, computer science, earth and environmental, electrical and mechanical for our sixth annual program during the summer of 2015. Students will intern in the NYC area as well as nationwide for approximately 8-10 weeks.
Columbia Experience Overseas (CEO) for International Alumni - Through the Columbia Experience Overseas Program, Columbia students participate in an 8-week high quality internships in Amman, Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Shanghai and Singapore. Since 2007, the CCE has partnered with employers and alumni in a variety of international cities. Over 100 students depart from Morningside Heights to intern in a diverse range of industries including finance, consulting, media, healthcare, arts and not-for-profit organizations.
Alumni in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and D.C. - As part of our efforts to help students develop their professional networks, Summer CCE Network (SCCEN) connects current CU students with alumni mentors during the summer while they are working in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco/Bay Area and Washington, DC. We are seeking alumni in several cities during the summer of 2015 to be available as a resource to the student and possibly attend an event or two.
Professionals in Residence - The Professional in Residence program allows a small group a small group of Columbia University students to meet with a professional during lunch to learn more about trends, possible career paths, and gain insider information for their future career plans.
Alumni Profiles - Our Alumni Career Profiles showcase the diversity of career paths of Columbia University alumni for students seeking to learn more about opportunities after graduation. We will include brief careers stories of a selected group of alumni who can showcase a range of professional options. The objective of the tool is to be both informative and inspirational. We hope that readers (students and other alumni) will gain a sense of the various career paths that individuals take after studying at Columbia University and how careers change and evolve over time.