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What is a Career Exploration Summit?
Career Exploration Summits are virtual opportunities for undergraduates to explore and engage with organizations and alumni in brand name companies across various industries.
The program will include 90-minute virtual visits across three days to meet with alumni and employers where you will have the opportunity to explore careers while developing skills alongside a cohort of fellow Columbia students. Employer partners and alumni hosts from organizations will discuss topics from most pressing trends to what their day-to-day looks like to help you develop skills across a range of industries. You will also receive professional development support from CCE during the week and beyond.
UPCOMING CAREER EXPLORATION SUMMITS
There will be a virtual Career Exploration Summit during the Summer A term from May 10-13, 2021. Please note: We will no longer be offering a summit from May 25-27, 2021.
We understand that students may be taking Summer A courses or interning during this time. We encourage you to do your best to make as many of the Summit sessions as possible.
Please note: The exact times for virtual sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.
WEEK 1 EMPLOYER SCHEDULE.
- Monday, May 10 — Pfizer
- Tuesday, May 11 — Citi
- Wednesday, May 12 -OC&C Strategy Consultants
- Thursday, May 13 — GBH + a bonus session with Pfizer
*Times to be added soon.
By participating in the Career Exploration Summit, you will:
- Understand more about various industries and career paths
- Connect with alumni and employer representatives at companies across a range of industries
- Gain awareness of how to succeed in the world of work through participation in company information sessions and skill-building workshops
- Interact with a cohort of fellow students and CCE counselors through participating in professional development activities throughout the week
- Receive ongoing support through meetings with CCE career counselor
You must be a full-time undergraduate student currently enrolled in one of the following schools:
- Columbia College
- Columbia Engineering
- School of General Studies
Students who are on a leave of absence or who have withdrawn from Columbia University are not eligible. International students do not need to secure OPT or CPT to participate.
*By submitting an application, you authorize the Center for Career Education to conduct academic and disciplinary checks to confirm program eligibility. Certain University policy violations may disqualify you from consideration for the program.
Application Process & Timeline
The CES application is posted in LionSHARE. Applications will open on April 1, 2021.
The following documents must be submitted as one document to the posting(s) in LionSHARE:
1.) your resume
3.) answer the short answer question below (response can be less than one page double spaced).
Short Answer Question: Why are you interested in participating in the Career Exploration Summit and what do you hope to gain from the experience?
4.) and if applicable, include your Summer A course schedule.
April 1 — CES application available on LionSHARE + CCE’s website
Extended Deadline: May 5 — Application deadline
May 6 — Confirmation of your application for the program
May 10-13 — Career Exploration Summit Week 1 program takes place