Industry Showcase Series

Our industry showcases are recruiting and networking events designed to help you connect with employers and opportunities in your industries of interest.

We hold 7–8 industry showcases per year across a wide range of industries, in partnership with student groups.

Panelists speaking to students

Fall Industry Showcases

Our industry showcase schedule aligns with industry recruiting timelines. Our fall line-up feature industries that predominantly have structured fall recruiting processes:

Beyond the Bulge Bracket (Boutique Financial Services) Sept. 9, 2019
Boutique Consulting Sept. 16, 2019
Healthcare Oct. 10, 2019
Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations Nov. 11, 2019

Spring Industry Showcases

Our spring industry showcases feature industries that primarily recuit through as-needed hiring:

Diversity Recruiting Feb. 3, 2020
Policy and Social Impact Feb. 6, 2020
Engineering Feb. 19, 2020
Sports Feb. 27, 2020
Startups Mar. 4, 2020
Arts, Entertainment, and Film Mar. 26, 2020
Publishing Apr. 2, 2020
Female students speaking with company representative

What to Expect at an industry showcase

Each showcase features employers from a given industry, all looking to meet Columbia students. Whether you’re starting to explore or have identified specific opportunities of interest, these events are a great way to engage with employers and learn about current or future opportunities at their organization.

All industry showcases will provide you the opportunity to network with employers in one-on-one or small-group settings. Some of our showcases, like Policy and Politics or Healthcare, include an educational panel of employers sharing their experience in the industry, their career paths, and their advice to students.

Panelists at showcase

How to Prepare for an Industry Showcase

When attending a recruiting event, your preparedness can help you stand out to employers. To prepare, we recommend reading about the participating employers, conducting research into your organizations of interest, and preparing a tailored introduction, questions, and industry-specific version of your resume.

Our more in-depth tips on how to prepare, navigate, and follow up after a networking event can help you make the most of an industry showcase.

Learn more about Upcoming and past Events

For a full list of upcoming industry showcases, please visit our Events Calendar.

You can also read recaps of past events, including tips and advice from industry panelists, on our blog, In the Know.

More Information about Past Companies Represented

Read on for a sample of past participating employers as well as recaps of recent showcase events.

Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations

  • Criterion Global
  • eMarketer
  • L’Oreal
  • Live Nation Entertainment
  • Metric Theory
  • Small Girls PR
  • Zazil Media Group
  • Zeno Group

Read more about the 2018 and 2017 showcases.


  • Alton Aviation Consultancy
  • Back Bay Life Science Advisors
  • Capgemini Invent
  • Cornerstone Research
  • GEP
  • Marakon
  • OC&C Strategy Consultants
  • Simon-Kucher & Partners

Read more about the 2019 and 2018 showcases.

Financial Services (BOUTIQUE FINANCE)

  • Brown Advisory
  • Canaccord Genuity
  • Capital One
  • D.A. Davidson & Co.
  • Earnest Research
  • Rothschild & Co.
  • SMBC
  • StepStone Group

Read more about the 2019 and 2018 showcases.


  • BGB Group
  • Broad Institute
  • CBPartners
  • Crossix Solutions
  • Grant Thornton
  • Havas Health & You
  • LifeSci NYC Internship Program

Read more about the 2019 and 2018 showcases.

Policy and Politics

  • Asia Society
  • Atlantic Media (Government Executive, National Journal)
  • Global Health Strategies
  • Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University
  • National Commitee on American Foreign Policy
  • NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity
  • The Brennan Center for Justice
  • World Policy Institute

Read more about the 2019 and 2018 showcases.


  • Hachette Book Group
  • Hearst Magazines
  • Insider, Inc.
  • Macmillan Publishing
  • Penguin Random House
  • Quarto Publishing Group
  • Wylie Agency

Read more about the 2019 and 2018 showcases.


  • BSE Global (Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment)
  • ESPN
  • GMR Marketing
  • Major League Baseball
  • National Basketball Association
  • Scout Sports and Entertainment (Horizon Media)
  • Wasserman
  • Yahoo Sports (Verizon Media)

Read more about the 2018 showcase.