Science Technology Engineering Program (STEP)
2016 STEP DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 4/10!
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.
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
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.
The 2016 STEP Application is now closed. Please check back in fall 2016 for more information regarding STEP 2017.
Information sessions will be available for students to learn more about the STEP Program, as well as the variety of other CCE-Sponsored Summer Internship Programs. Please see date and time below for more information:
Ignite Your Internship Search
Friday, December 9, 2016
CCE Conference Room
Sample of Previous STEP Participants
Please note that many of the following employers hire students from various academic programs. The list below simply indicates the area of study of the most recent STEP Program participant.
|Arcadis||Mechanical Engineering||Infosys Corporation||Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Computer Engineering|
|Arup||Various Engineering Majors||Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research||Biomedical Engineering|
|Boyce Thompson Research Institute||Various Engineering Majors||Johnson and Johnson||Chemical Engineering|
|The Boeing Company||Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering||Kaptur||Electrical Engineering, Computer Science|
|Chemtura Corporation||Chemical Engineering||Metro North Railroad||Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering|
|Columbia University, Department of Biological Sciences||Undecided Majors||Microsoft||Computer Science|
|Columbia University Medical Center||Neuroscience||Moody's Analytics||Operations Research|
|DAAD Rise Program||Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics||National Institute of Health||Biomedical Engineering|
|Department of Transportation||Civil Engineering, Construction Management||PepsiCo, Inc.||Civil Engineering|
|Environmental Defense Fund||Earth & Environmental Engineering||Procter & Gamble||Civil Engineering, Operations Research|
|Exxonmobil||Chemical Engineering||Regeneron Pharmaceuticals||Biomedical Engineering|
|Computer Science, Electrical Engineering||National Institute of Health||Undecided Majors|
|Hazen and Sawyer||Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering||Thornton Tomasetti||Civil Engineering|
|Hunter Roberts Construction Group||Civil Engineering||VMware||Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science|
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!
If you have questions about the program, please contact:
Associate Dean, Experiential Education