2020 In the Know Posts

September 2020

September 17, 2020
Our fall Employer Hiring Trends series, part of Fridays for Your Future, kicked off in late August. Over 35 students joined us for insights from our Employer and Alumni Relations team about the...Read more
September 14, 2020
As a first-year student at Columbia, you may be wondering how CCE can help you launch your career journey. Once you get settled into your semester, two of the main topics that you can engage with CCE...Read more
September 14, 2020
Wondering how to kickstart your networking? One strategy is to build or expand your professional network by connecting with Columbia alumni . Alumni can be resources for information about preparation...Read more
September 9, 2020
Over the last few months, employers have increased their use of pre-screening tools like Hirevue and Pymetrics to get through their large application pools. These platforms have allowed employers to essentially replace some of the “in-person” interviewing steps they’ve depended on to narrow down their candidate selections. Interestingly enough, these tools can actually be used to the advantage of the individual who’s applying for these roles. As we’ve currently had to transition into this completely virtual space, employers are receiving more applicants and they’ve had to rely heavily on these tools.Read more

August 2020

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August 25, 2020
Have you heard? Quick Questions are going virtual this semester! For those of you who are new to CCE, Quick Questions (QQs) are our drop-in hours, held Monday-Friday throughout the academic year.Read more

July 2020

July 23, 2020
You did it! Completed an internship during an unprecedented time! The unexpected likely came knocking at least once and now you’re on the other side – with honed patience, adaptability and confidence – qualities that any future employer will appreciate. Congratulations!Read more
July 17, 2020
By Sarah Goldberg , Undergraduate Career Development Back in March, one of my students, a senior, emailed me a meme her friends had shared with her, with the note that “it felt relevant.” You might...Read more
July 15, 2020
We kicked off the Networking from Home series with a diverse set of professionals in the startup space. Our guests represented startups including GrowSquares, Ella & Oak, FlyLouie, Zero Energy Solutions, Tatch. The session began with rapid-fire questions to get to know the organizations and professionals and then there were three rounds of breakout sessions focusing on skills, networking, and organizational culture. Here are our takeaways!Read more
July 9, 2020
Resources to help you launch as an entrepreneur As career counselors, we’re often asked about resources for students who want to start their own businesses or begin their entrepreneurship...Read more
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July 9, 2020
In the most recent Networking from Home, we turned our attention to virtual internships and explored some best practices with our employer partners. Joining us for this round was a mix of employers from our Virtual Internship Program as well as those who have experience working remotely. We were thrilled to welcome representatives from Caravan Studios, Fair & Just Prosecution, TechSoup, Walmart, and FanDuel.Read more

June 2020

June 22, 2020
The next iteration of our Networking from Home series-connected professionals in the Media and Communications fields to connect with Columbia students. Representatives joined us from across the industry including media conglomerates, news agencies, an advertising technology firm, online magazine, and video services platform. Specifically, our guests joined from ABC News, AMC Networks, Jun Group, HBO, Vimeo, Bustle Digital Group and Associated Press. Here’s the advice they shared for landing an entry-level role in the field of media and communications.Read more
June 18, 2020
Whether you’re starting your internship, research work or volunteer opportunity, CCE is committed to supporting students so they are equipped to make the most of their experience. Even though the global pandemic has shifted the format in which you’re gaining experience, the experience itself will still allow you to bring what you learn into your future opportunities and career path.Read more
June 18, 2020
Your internship or volunteer opportunity will help you narrow down which academic or professional fields you’re interested in, the types of work cultures that engage and challenge you, and the responsibilities you enjoy doing on the job.Read more
June 18, 2020
The most recent Networking from Home series event was all about the healthcare industry. We were lucky to have representatives from Google Health, Pfizer, Scripps Research Institute, Merck, Crossix Solutions, and an alum with decades of experience within healthcare consulting. With our panelists ranging from a leading researcher on a COVID-19 vaccine to a cardiologist to a robotics engineer at a pharmaceutical company, we learned firsthand that there are many different disciplines within the healthcare industry.Read more
June 15, 2020
Our team has been working to meet with companies in the engineering and technology sectors to learn more about their opportunities and industry trends. Given the changes in the economy and job market, it’s important to learn about updates in different industries and learn more about company plans for the upcoming year.Read more