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 our On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) program, which includes On-Campus Interviewing, Career Fairs, Career Nights, and Industry Showcases. Also, we host and assist with on-campus employer events such as information sessions, panels, etc. Connect with a relationship manager on the Employer & Alumni Relations team and use the 2021-2022 Recruiting Calendar to help plan your campus recruiting strategy.

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

    On-Campus Interviews

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

    *Fall 2021 — interviews will be held virtually until further notice

    Requesting On-Campus Interview Dates

    CCE allows employers to request on-campus interview dates throughout the academic year. When requesting On-Campus Interview dates please keep in mind the following:

    • All 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 with the exception of certain dates
    • Rooms are available on a first-come, first served basis
    • Confirmation of your interview dates and additional details will be provided by your relationship manager on the Employer and Alumni Relations team
    • Interview rooms cost $100 per schedule per day.
    • Review the 2021-2022 Recruiting Calendar for any blackout dates, where on-campus interviews are restricted
    • Approval of on-campus interview dates is dependant on an attached job and communication between the employer and relationship manager

    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 still be responsible for payment in full.

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

    Job & Internship Database

    LionSHARE, 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, career nights, or industry showcases, and request on-campus and off-campus employer events.

    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 2021-2022 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 larger-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 one place
    • Opportunity to strengthen 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 

    micro career fairs 

    These customized small-scale events create a more tailored opportunity for employers to engage with Columbia students.  These events offer a more focused event around a particular industry or theme and typically attract 10-15 employer participants, and about 200 students.

    Benefits of Attending:

    • A more curated event around an industry or theme
    • Usually takes place in the afternoon 
    • Share the highlights of working for your company directly to students
    • Smaller scale event allows for meaningful conversations with interested students

    Reach out for additional information on how to get started!