In the Know is our blog where you will find exclusive information on all things career. Curated from employer, alumni, student, and career counselor insight, you will find career information here tailored specifically to Columbia students.

2018 In the Know Posts

November 2018

November 15, 2018
Writing or speaking to your audience is the key to crafting persuasive application materials and sharing your story effectively in interviews and networking interactions. In this second installment of Humanities Skills for the Job Search, we’re talking about how to use your understanding of audience to begin crafting a persuasive pitch.Read more
November 12, 2018
After the Summer Funding Program, students are able to reflect on their experience participating in unpaid or low-paid summer internships related to their career pursuits and/or academic studies. In this reflection, students shared how they used or further developed Columbia College’s core competencies . Below are some of the highlights.Read more
Student audience
November 7, 2018
At our most recent PhD Pathway: Career Conversations event , 50 PhD students representing 18 various fields of study gathered to network and discuss the leveraging their degrees in Financial Services/Quantitative Research. Five panelists representing prominent companies in the field joined to share their experiences:Read more
November 2, 2018
On Tuesday, October 23 rd , our center was packed to the brim with students and alumni here for the Student-Alumni of Color Career Panel and Networking Event co-sponsored by the Center for Career Education and the Black Alumni Council. Alumni shared candid insights about navigating the job search and workplace as a person of color, maximizing resources, building their network, and working with colleagues with diverse beliefs, ideas, and attitudes.Read more
November 2, 2018
On Monday, October 29 th , CCE, First-In-Family Programs, the Academic Success Program, and FLIP co-sponsored an event called Telling Your Story as a First Generation or Low-Income Student – Alumni Panel and Networking. It was an opportunity to hear from alumni about the ways in which their identity played a role in successfully navigating Columbia and the job search and how experiences inside and outside the classroom gave them skills that employers seek. Students also had the chance to network with alumni and peers in an intimate small group setting.Read more
November 1, 2018
Dear, Niamh I went through on-campus interviewing and did not get a job. What do I do now? -Roar-ee the job hunter Dear Job Hunter, Don’t panic! On-campus interviewing is simply one way to get a job...Read more

October 2018

October 31, 2018
On Friday, October 26th we held our second Tech Connect event in Lerner. We hosted 300 students and nearly 100 company representatives for an afternoon of roundtable discussion covering everything computer science.Read more
October 26, 2018
We had hundreds of students participate in Columbia Experience Overseas , Science Technology Engineering Program , and the Columbia College Alumni-Sponsored Student Internship Program this past summer. From Amman to Hong Kong to here in New York City, students gained experience in internships and research, and had the chance to share more about their experiences.Read more
October 24, 2018
A few of our favorite episodes of Harvard Business Review ’s Women at Work podast, which focuses on specific challenges women face in the workplace.Read more
Staff and student
October 23, 2018
Your close reading skills, honed in University Writing and your humanities coursework, can be an invaluable tool in your job-search process. We’ll be talking about how to use close reading to understand the structure and purpose of job postings, narrow down your career interests, and create tailored application documents and interview stories that showcase your preparedness for and interest in the role. The first in a series on Humanities Skills for the Job Search.Read more
Roar-ee the Late Bloomer
October 16, 2018
Dear Niamh, I feel behind! It seems like everyone is interviewing but I don’t see many job postings of interest to me. What am I doing wrong? Where should I be looking?Read more
Industry Showcase: Healthcare, October 2 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Panelists
October 12, 2018
How to Do Good with a Career in Healthcare From consulting and advertising to development programs, diverse opportunities in the Healthcare industry allow you to make a difference. Over 150...Read more
Students and CCE staff member
October 10, 2018
Congratulations! October is major declaration month for many undergraduates here at Columbia. Now that you’ve begun to narrow down your academic focus, you may be starting to think about ways to...Read more
October 10, 2018
119 Employers Came to Columbia to Connect with Engineering Students On Friday, September 28th, 119 employers across engineering disciplines came to Lerner Hall for the Engineering Career Fair (ECF). Over 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students from Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences were in attendance to meet with employer representatives.Read more
October 9, 2018
It’s important to take time to reflect after you finish an experience, whether they are summer internships, research, or part-time jobs. We recently met with the student participants of the CCE Sponsored Internship Programs in several reflection sessions, and want to highlight a few ways you can reflect on your own experience.Read more