The Center for Career Education can offer your organization many resources to help meet your hiring needs!

One of the most effective ways to recruit Columbia University students is to take advantage of On-Campus Recruiting (OCR), which includes On-Campus Interviewing, Career Fairs, Industry Showcases, and Employer Information Sessions. Use the 2019-2020 Recruiting Calendar to help plan your campus recruiting strategy.

    Please contact additional Columbia University Career Centers to reach populations not support by CCE.

    On-Campus Interviews

    On-Campus Interviews allow you to host your job interviews at the Center for Career Education.

    Requesting On-Campus Interview Dates

    When requesting On-Campus Interview dates please keep in mind the following:

    • On-campus interview date requests must be submitted through LionSHARE
    • Interview rooms are available Monday — Friday, 9:00 am — 5:00 pm during the academic year
    • Rooms are available on a first-come, first served basis
    • Confirmation of your interview dates and additional details will be provided by a member of the Employer and Alumni Relations team
    • Interview rooms cost $100 per room per day.
    • Review the 2019-2020 Recruiting Calendar for any blackout dates

    Cancellations: Employers must notify CCE of any cancellations at least 5 business days prior to the date of the interview to receive a full refund. Employers who cancel within the 5 business days will be responsible for payment in full.

    Additionally, please review our Interview, Offer and Acceptance Guidelines.

    Job & Internship Database

    LionSHARE, our online job board powered by Handshake, reaches over 65,000 current students and alumni. Using LionSHARE, you can post job and internship opportunities, schedule on-campus interviews, register for career fairs, and request employer information sessions.

    Employer Information Sessions

    Information Sessions are a great way for you to inform and educate students and alumni about your organization, current openings, your company culture, and industry nuances and trends. It also gives Columbia alumni at your company the opportunity to return to campus, network with current students and promote your brand.

    Requesting Information Sessions

    When requesting an Information Session date, please keep in mind the following:

    • All employer Information Session requests must be submitted through LionSHARE
    • Be sure to review the 2019-2020 Recruiting Calendar for blackout dates prior to submitting a request 
    • Information Sessions can only be held during the fall and spring semesters
    • Additional fees, location and other details specific to information sessions will be provided upon confirmation

    Career Fairs and Industry Showcases

    A list of up to date Career Fairs and Events, along with registration, can be found in LionSHARE by going to the left-hand navigation bar, clicking on “Fairs” and searching for “Columbia University.”

    Career Fairs

    These large-scale events occur annually and are an opportunity for employers to interact with students and alumni. These fairs range in numbers from 50 to over 100 employers and can attract as many as 2,000 students and alumni.

    Benefits of Attending:

    • Potential to meet a large number of students in a small amount of time
    • Strengthens your company brand on campus
    • Share the highlights of working for your company directly to students
    • Students and alumni  span multiple Columbia schools, majors, class years 
    Career Fairs  When?


    Undergraduate Career Fair


    September 13, 2019

    Engineering Career Fair September 20, 2019
    Spring Career Fair February 21, 2020

    Industry Showcases 

    These customized small-scale events began in response to student and employer feedback of creating more tailored opportunities for different industries. A showcase is a two-part event.  First, there is an educational component which includes a panel of speakers followed by networking.  These events typically attract 7 to 12 employer participants, and about 100 students.

    Benefits of Attending:

    • No cost to the employer
    • Hosted in partnership with Columbia student organizations
    • Usually takes place in the evening hours after the normal work day
    • Share the highlights of working for your company directly to students
    • Smaller scale event allows for meaningful conversations with interested students
    Industry Showcases Semester?
    Beyond the Bulge Bracket Fall
    Boutique Consulting Fall
    Advertising, Marketing & PR Fall
    Asia Pacific Regional Recruiting Fall
    Healthcare Technology  Fall
    Leadership Development & Rotational Programs Fall
    Engineering Spring
    Book Publishing Spring
    Think Tanks & Public Policy Spring
    Sports Business and Marketing Spring

    Recruiter in Residence

    Looking to expand visibility on campus but unsure where to begin? Recruiter in Residence is a great place to start! By setting up a time to meet with students in a more informal setting on campus, you are able to:

    • Share company and industry knowledge
    • Meet with students who are interested in opportunities in your industry

    Reach out to for additional information on how to get started!