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Science Technology Engineering Program (STEP)



Program Overview

The Science, Technology, Engineering Program (STEP) enables students to connect with a Columbia alumni mentor, receive additional career support and build a network of students working in the STEM fields in parallel with a summer internship experience. Students can apply to a designated CCESTEP position on LionSHARE or secure their own opportunity as an Opt-in applicant to enjoy all programmatic STEP benefits.

Program Features

STEP Participants will receive the following benefits throughout his or her summer internship:

  • Optional Mock Interviews with CCE counselors to prepare students for a formal interview process
  • Pre-Program Training which includes pre-program overview, internship guidance, goal setting and more
  • Build Your Network with fellow STEP students and alumni
  • Summer Internship June 2016- August 2015 (dates to be finalized and determined based on employer requirements and needs)
  • Alumni Mentoring which will provide personal and professional guidance and support throughout the summer 
  • End of Program "Reflection Session" which includes learning how to further translate the internship on a resume, cover letter and in an interview.  In addition, the session will focus on furthering your career exploration as it relates to the internship experience

Program Benefits

Upon completion of STEP, students will have gained substantive work experience and developed key professional and practical skills. Students will have had opportunities to network with professionals and Columbia alumni. With the support of a career counselor, students will also be able to reflect upon their internship and articulate their experiences to highlight key transferable skills.

How To Apply

Secure Your Own Experience (Opt-In) and apply to be a STEP Participant:

  • Did you accept a science, technology or engineering experience for the summer?  Congrats!  Once you secure your own experience for the summer, you are eligible to apply as an Opt-in STEP participant.  As an Opt-in STEP participant, you will receive all STEP benefits upon acceptance of the Opt-in STEP documents.
  • The application deadline is March 26, 2017. Space is limited. Apply Now!

Information Sessions

Friday, December 9, 2016

3:00 - 4:00 pm

CCE Conference Room

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    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!

    Program Contacts

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

    Pete Bridge
    Assistant Director, Experiential Education

    Caitlin Graci
    Assistant Director, Experiential Education