2015 CCE Video Contest


Enter the 4th annual CCE Video Contest and you could win $100 worth of Columbia gear! 


The voting for the 2015 Video Contest has begun.  Watch the video submissions now and VOTE!


Have an internship lined up for the summer? We want to see your work experience "brought to life" in an entertaining and original way!

How to Enter

Create a 1-3 minute video showcasing your internship experience. You can create your video over the course of the term or film it all in one sitting during the workday. Please don't hesitate to include music, text, additional graphics or other enhancements: be as creative as you want! Once your video is complete, please submit it here

Winners will be selected by student vote and a video contest committee. Winners will be announced in early October. The Grand Prize Winner will receive over $100 worth of Columbia gear! In addition, winners for the three additional categories will receive prizes from the Center for Career Education. Please note that the Grand Prize Winner can also be a winner for one of the three additional categories. Your video may also be featured on the Columbia University Center for Career Education website.


This contest is open to students of Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of the Arts, and School of General Studies.


The deadline for the 4th Annual CCE Video Contest will be September 14, 2015.  See below for submission information.


 A winner will be announced for each of the following categories:

  • Grand Prize Winner: A video which exemplifies overall exceptional creativity, strong production quality and most importantly, provides an informative and reflective overview of the internship experience
  • Most Creative: Show off your internship in the most creative way possible
  • Best Production Quality: Dazzle us with your editing skills, cinematography and command of the camera
  • Most Informative: Strengths could include showcasing a day in the life of the intern or reflecting overall on the skills gained throughout the internship etc

Additional Terms 

Please contact your employer in advance of filming a video in the workplace. Your employer must fully approve of the filming before you enter the video contest. All submissions become the property of the Columbia University Center for Career Education for exhibition and distribution online or in other media. Please note: If you are in one of the CCE Internship Programs, a video contest submission can take the place of the reflection exercise that is required at the end of the term.


Contact Jill Burya with any questions or if you are experiencing difficulty in uploading your video.


Expand your skillset to include video-editing or film experience by entering the CCE Video Contest!  You can either create an informal video with limited editing or learn and utilize some basic film and editing skills by reviewing the following video tutorials:

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Check out the winners of the 2014 CCE Video Contest:

2014 Grand Prize Winner: Angel Wang, CC 2016: Business Analyst, Vinces Consulting, Madrid, Spain.

Most Creative: Sharon Liao, CC 2016 and Bill Nguyen, CC 2016: Interns, YWCA (Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Program), New York, NY (watch video!)

Best Production Quality: Aissatou Barrie-Rose, CC 2017, Marketing & Business Development Intern, Snapette (VIP), New York, New York (watch video!)

Most Informative: Casey Toland, CC 2015 and Shen Qiu, CC 2016, Editorial Intern at CNN and Consulting Intern at Roland Berger (CEO), New York, New York (watch video!)

Other previous contest winners:

2013 Grand Prize Winner: Madeline Rathbun, CC 2015: Intern, ReelGrrls, Seattle, Washington (watch video!)

2013 Compilation: Most Creative, Best Production Quality and Most Informative video winners from 2013 (watch video!)

2012 Video Contest Winners: Chloe Durkin, CC 2015, Intern, CBS (watch video!) or Kevin McDonald, CC 2013, Intern IEEE-USA Program (watch video!).


Submit your video entry!



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