2018 In the Know Posts

February 2018

February 20, 2018
At the most recent PhD Pathway: Career Conversations event , PhD students and alumni gathered to network and discuss the world of Not-for-Profits. Sharing their experiences were representatives from...Read more
February 15, 2018
On Friday, February 9th, the Center for Career Education, First-in-Family programs, and First-Generation Low-Income Partnership (FLIP) co-hosted a workshop for first-generation college students...Read more
Group in lobby of Bloomberg News
February 14, 2018
On Friday, February 2nd we kicked off our Site Visit program for the spring semester with a trip to Bloomberg News. Our hosts were gracious Columbia alumni, Janet Lorin and Nick Summers. They...Read more
February 12, 2018
Visa and Permanent residency options can be difficult to navigate. That’s why we brought the experts to you. IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS HOSTED BY CCE TO SPEAK WITH PHD STUDENTS ABOUT VISA OPTIONS On...Read more
Group in conference room discussing
February 12, 2018
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers 2017 Survey , leadership is one of the top skills and qualities employers seek in college graduates. On Wednesday, January 27, the...Read more

January 2018

January 26, 2018
By Laura Maltz , Senior Associate Director , Experiential Education Learning how to pivot As a career counselor and program manager on the Experiential Education team at the Center for Career...Read more
January 25, 2018
On Tuesday, January 16th, staff from our Employer and Alumni Relations team attended the National Retail Federation ’s annual conference at the Javits Center in New York City. Over 500+ companies spanning the retail space were represented at the conference including many industry leaders. This year’s event highlighted the shifting nature of the retail landscape and the future of the sector. We were seeking out information on how our students can add value and find opportunities in an evolving retail industry.Read more
January 23, 2018
Over the Fall Semester, we hosted 5 PhD Pathway events. Two of our most popular events, PhD Pathways: Teaching in Independent Schools and PhD Pathways: Career Conversations in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Networks , brought in a combined total of 100 students and featured alumni PhD panelists discussing how they have applied the experience they gained during their degrees to diverse career paths.Read more
January 23, 2018
This fall, CCE career counselor Sarah Goldberg and GS Dean Tiffany Decker teamed up to dig into the questions we often hear from students about applying to graduate school. How do I figure out where to apply? How do I put in a compelling application? And how do I secure an effective letter of recommendation from my professors?Read more
January 23, 2018
Over sixty first-year CC, SEAS, and GS students gathered in John Jay Lounge last Friday for the My First Summer Student Panel, the first of four events in the Summer Planning for First-Years workshop...Read more
January 16, 2018
This fall we decided to come to you, so our career counselors went on the road to help busy seniors get ready for their after graduation plans in East Campus Residence Hall. CC, SEAS and GS students chatted with our counselors on a walk-in basis on topics including their resume, LionSHARE, graduate school, LinkedIn and career search.Read more
2017 In the Know Posts

December 2017

December 21, 2017
With the end of the year approaching, we’re looking back at the Fall 2017 semester and naming some of our favorite moments!Read more
December 15, 2017
At CCE’s AMP industry showcase in early December, panelists representing Small Girls PR, Peppercomm, and IPG Mediabrands discussed qualities that make strong candidates at their respective companies. With an emphasis on the digital trends shaping the industry, they discussed the ever-shifting nature of their work and the importance of curiosity, flexibility, and leadership experience in securing a role in the field.Read more
December 12, 2017
PhDs gathered to review their Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) reports and take their initial steps in designing their careers. The Takeways The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is one of the oldest and most widely used personality tests to help students identify possible careers and individual strengths, weaknesses, challenges and strategies in the job search process.Read more
December 11, 2017
A highlight of international week was our International Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and General Studies Alumni Panel who shared their stories and advice on navigating the job search in the US as internationals.Read more