2020 In the Know Posts

July 2020

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
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 18, 2020
Whether you’re starting your summer internship, research work or volunteer opportunity, CCE is committed to supporting students so they are equipped to make the most of their summer 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 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
June 13, 2020
Given the shifting labor market landscape, it can be a confusing time to navigate your job and internship search. During a recent discussion with our Employer and Alumni Relations (EAR) team at a...Read more
June 12, 2020
By JOanna Bubilek , Assistant Director, Employer and Alumni Relations In the past months, the whole world has had to pause and adapt to the new circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. No...Read more
June 12, 2020
By Andrew Knutson , AssiStant Director, Employer and Alumni Relations As an industry, consulting has continued to evolve over the last few months. Changes with clients have led to uncertainty in the...Read more
June 1, 2020
Our most recent Networking from Home event highlighted the Consulting industry. For this iteration, we were joined by representatives from Bain & Company, CBPartners, Charles River Associates, Gemic, Kearney, Mars & Co. and OnPrem Solution Partners. Students listened and engaged with the professionals in both a large panel and individual breakout rooms. We covered a wide range of subjects throughout the afternoon and compiled a list of tips and takeaways from the event centered around skills, case interviews, and networking. Here are a few of the takeaways…Read more

May 2020

May 27, 2020
As you consider your options for the summer, we have highlighted some fresh ways for you to gain real-world experience and relevant skills. These alternatives can help you to develop skills, build...Read more
May 20, 2020
The latest Networking from Home series even focused on all things finance. We hosted representatives from Vanguard, SMBC, Mastercard, Novantas, and Bank of NY Mellon for a 1-hour networking session on Zoom. Students were able to get introduced to all the representatives through learning quick facts about their organizations and preferences. Then there were three rounds of breakout rooms that lasted about 15 minutes in length, where students were able to ask any questions they had about the finance industry.Read more
May 19, 2020
So, I’m Looking for a Way to Get Involved in the NYC Community… The Kenneth Cole Community Action Program @ Columbia University provides students with a New York-based internship in the...Read more