In today’s competitive job market, it is vital that Columbia students are able to distinguish themselves by demonstrating knowledge of industries and organizations, developing job search skills and insights, and gaining valuable experiences in the world of work. Please consider getting involved!

Connect

Duration: Anytime
Location: Anywhere

Join our Columbia Career Connections LinkedIn Group.  The group connects students and alumni under the umbrella of career exploration, informational interviews, and job search support.

Convey your advice in an Alumni Bio on our website.  The bios page provides an opportunity for students to learn from the advice and career path of distinguished alumni.

Hire

Duration: Anytime
Location: Anywhere

Champion the hiring of Columbia students and graduates at your company or organization.  Alumni understand the unique value of the Columbia experience and can play a critical role in establishing employer relationships with CCE.  You can additionally support hiring by posting a job or internship opportunity or hosting a site visit or employer information session.

Speak

Duration: 1 evening
Location: New York City

Share your story over dinner or with a panel of peers.  Throughout the year, we host industry themed dinners and panels allowing students to interact with alumni from different fields in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.  This is an ideal setting for students to advance their career exploration.

Interview

Duration: 1-3 evenings per semester
Location: New York City

Conduct interviews through our alumni mock interview program.  Help current students prepare for their upcoming interviews by practicing questions like “Tell me about yourself” and providing critical feedback on their interview skills.  Please consider joining us especially if you have ever played the role of a recruiter or hired in your own organization.

Mentor

Duration: 2-3 meetings over summer
Location: Anywhere

Offer mentor support to a student engaged in one of our CCE summer internship programs.  Alumni mentors are encouraged to share trends about their industries, insights into their global location, and personal and professional guidance and support.  Ideally, mentors can meet with students in person, but you can also schedule meetings via phone or virtual mediums.

Host

Duration: 2-4 days over spring break
Location: New York City

Provide a shadowing opportunity for a first-year student at your company or organization.  The Columbia Exploration Externship (CEE) program is designed to provide students early in their college career the opportunity to gain exposure to the professional world.  The student can tour the office, learn about career paths in your organization, and observe team and client meetings.  If you would like host an extern, please complete our brief CEE Host Form and we will be in touch with additional information.