Do you need to make a career counseling appointment or register for an event? Do you have questions about on campus interview access? These frequently asked questions and answers will guide you in the right direction.

Center for Career Education Services

What schools do you serve?

We provide comprehensive career education services to students and alumni of the following schools:

Are services available to students on leave, suspended students, or visiting students?

Students on leave from the University for non-disciplinary reasons retain access to our services including career counseling, events, and LionSHARE. Students suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons or if they permanently leave before graduation lose all access to services. Students suspended for disciplinary reasons will regain access to services once readmitted to the University. Visiting students do not have access to services with one exception. Please see Visiting Students page for details.

My school is not served by CCE, how can I FInd out more information regarding careers?

Please check with your school’s career center:

LionSHARE

how can i access LIONSHARE?

All students enrolled in a degree program in one of the schools served by us are eligible for LionSHARE upon the first day of classes. Alumni retain access to LionSHARE. Learn more about LionSHARE by reviewing our frequently asked questions. Contact our Employer and Alumni Relations team about technical difficulties or for additional information at (212) 854-9167 or careereducation@columbia.edu. Include your UNI and a brief description of your issue.

how can i participate in on campus recruiting (OCR)?

On Campus Recruiting (OCR) includes all recruiting events and activities held on campus at CCE and/or Columbia University including On Campus Interviews (OCI), information sessions, career fairs, and industry showcases. To gain access to OCI opportunities in LionSHARE, students must complete the online On-Campus Interview (OCI) training, review the Policies and Procedures and agree to terms of usage.

Events

where can i search and register for events?

Learn about all types of events including workshops, information sessions, career fairs and industry showcases on our calendar or in LionSHARE under Events.

  • Search Events – To see events, you will need to look under the left hand navigation. Select “Search Events” and/or “Search Fairs.” You can also use the global search bar in the upper left hand corner.
  • Register for an Event – To register for an event, click the “Join Event” button. If you are not eligible to attend the event, you will not be able to register on the event page. You can hide your registration from other student users by hitting “Join Event” and then clicking on the eye icon. This will make your registration anonymous to other users.

It is suggested that students bring their student ID card and a copy of their resume to any event.

How do I cancel my Registration for Events?

If you need to cancel your registration, please do so within 24 hours of the event unless a different cancellation period is specified. To cancel, click the “Leave Event” button.

Career Counseling

Do you offer drop-ins?

CCE offers Quick Questions, 10 minute drop-in sessions, for currently enrolled students.

How do I schedule a career counseling appointment or practice interview?

To schedule a career counseling appointment, call (212) 854-5609, visit the Center for Career Education, or email cce-scheduling@columbia.edu.

How do I cancel or reschedule a career counseling appointment?

To cancel or reschedule your career counseling appointment:

  • Please email cce-scheduling@columbia.edu by the close of business (5pm Monday through Friday) one business day before your appointment so that we have enough time to schedule another student or alumni for your appointment slot.

  • The first time you cancel your appointment less than one business day in advance or do not show up for your appointment, you will receive a warning but still maintain access to career counseling.

  • If this happens a second time, you will lose access to career counseling appointments for the remainder of the semester (i.e., Fall semester: September 1 – December 31; Spring semester: January 1 – May 31; Summer semester: June 1 – August 31).