The Center for Career Education can offer your organization a number of 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) program, which includes features such as On-Campus Interviewing, Career Fairs, Industry Showcases, and Emplyer Information Sessions. Use the 2017-2018 Recruiting Calendar as you plan your campus recruiting strategy.

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

On-Campus Interviews

On-Campus Interviews allow you to maxi­mize recruiting efforts by hosting 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 am — 5 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.

Employers must notify the Employer and Alumni Relations team of any cancellations at least 5 business days prior to the interviews date to receive a full refund. Employers who cancel within the 5 business days will be responsible for payment in full.


All offers extended to previous summer interns or as a result of fall on campus recruiting should be held open for two weeks or until November 10, 2017, whichever comes later.

All offers extended as a result of spring on campus recruiting should be held open for two weeks or until February 23, 2018, whichever comes later.

Post in our On-Campus Jobs & Internships Database

You have access to LionSHARE, our online job and internship database, powered by Handshake.  LionSHARE reaches over 65,000 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 an excellent way for you to inform and educate Columbia University students and alumni about your organization and current openings. It also gives Columbia alumni working at your organization the opportunity to return to campus, network with current students and promote the company 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 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 information, 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 a wide-range of employers to interact with Columbia University students and alumni. These fairs range in employer numbers from 50 to over 100, and can attract as many as 2,000 Columbia 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 15, 2017

Engineering Career Fair October 20, 2017
Spring Career Fair February 16, 2018
Startup Career Fair March 2, 2018

Industry Showcases 

These customized small scale events began in response to student and employer feedback of creating more tailored opportunities for particular industries. The showcase is a two-part event.  First there is an educational component which includes a panel of speakers followed by part 2, the networking component.  These events typically attract 5 to 12 employer participants, and about 100 students.

Benefits of Attending:

  • No cost to 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
Fashion & Luxury Goods Spring
Sports Business and Marketing Spring