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Summer CCE Network (SCCEN)


  "This summer was a learning and growing experience for me. The most important thing that I have learned is that a huge part of being successful, and more importantly, enriching your life, is fostering relationships with good people."

-Samantha Seto, Summer CCE Network Member 

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Program Overview

The Summer CCE Network (SCCEN) is a mentoring and professional network building program that offers undergraduate & graduate students the opportunity to connect with alumni and other Columbia students while living and/or interning for the Summer in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. The Summer CCE Network is truly the place to find your Columbia SCCEN this summer!

Through living and/or interning in these cities and joining SCCEN, you have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with an alumni mentor in a city you may end up living in after graduation.
  • Polish your networking and professional communication skills through networking opportunities with alumni, your peers, and your regional alumni club.
  • Gain an insider's look into a career field or garner tips on how to navigate your own journey by hearing alumni experiences.

Program Features

The Summer CCE Network is open to all students that will be in the SCCEN cities (Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.) this summer regardless of whether or not you have an internship. You may be from these areas and headed home for the summer, or there for the first time for a summer internship. Once you are sure you'll be in a SCCEN city this summer, sign up for the network in your city for access to: 

  • An alumni mentor to provide personal and professional guidance and support throughout the summer
  • A built-in community of Columbia students in your city
  • Opportunities to connect to alumni and your regional alumni club in the area
  • Recommended housing & roommate connections and city resource guides that will help you plan your summer in your SCCEN city.

How to Get Involved

Join the network as a member! - Register to join the network and receive an alumni mentor. The application deadline is March 26, 2017.

    To find an internship in a SCCEN city, search by city (or state, which will include surrounding areas) on LionShare, or find a position on your own. Once you know you are going to be living and/or working in a SCEEN city this summer, join the SCCEN Network to be connected to fellow students and alumni in that city. *Please note that SCEEN has networks in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. While some network members will be completing internships, you do not need to be interning to join and participate in the network.

    Student Experiences

    Interested in learning about other Columbia University students' experiences during their CCE sponsored internships? Click here to read about internship experiences from all of CCE's internship programs!

    Information Session

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    3:00 - 4:00 pm

    CCE Conference Room

    Register Now

    Statements of Impact

    “As a rising junior, SCEEN was a wonderful opportunity for me to learn more about the career I hope to pursue post-graduation and meet other Columbia alumni already in that industry. For the past two summers I have been matched with dedicated and successful mentors who have taught me a lot about pre-professional life and industry. I consider their guidance and friendship integral to my future career path. Being a part of the Network made me aware of the Columbia alumni presence throughout the country and alerted me to the immense and diverse group of professionals eager to help Columbia students. If not for SCCEN I would not have been aware of Alumni club and similar resources in the Los Angeles area. The connections and friendships I made through the network are truly invaluable and it is comforting to know these resources exist for Columbia students...It was nice to meet other a non-New York context, in many ways, the network felt like a pre-alumni club. Overall, SCEEN has been an incredibly beneficial experience that I am sure will continue to impact me even after I graduate.” 

    - Miranda Pacheco, CC 

    "I met students with similar interests with whom I've compared interview and internship notes since we arrive back on campus and in general I feel more connected to the Columbia community after chilling with its summer diaspora. A dinner with a venture capitalist and Columbia alum yielded unconventional advice and a lively discussion that touched on politics, economics, education and technology. I got to know several alumni who are not only working in a city I hope to move to after graduation but are in my specific field of interest, so I feel more confident in my bicoastal professional network as well."

    - Samara Trilling, CC 

    I definitely feel like the alumni I met whether as a direct result of the mentorship matching, or by using [the program] as a platform, these alumni were great personal connections. In particular, my own mentor for the summer had followed a very similar career path to accomplishing milestones in her entrepreneurial pursuits. I looked up to [her] a great deal, and I never would have met her outside of the program.”

    - Kevin Zhang, CC 

    "The alumni were kind and gracious, and the students were excited to meet Columbia graduates.

    - Andelyn Marie Russell, SEAS 

    Program Contact

    If you have questions about SCCEN, please feel free to contact:

    Lilly Oh 
    Program Counselor, Experiential Education 

    Laura Maltz
    Senior Associate Director, Experiential Education