At the beginning of each semester, the Center for Career Education (CCE) offers 30-minute workshops that cover the basics of job searching.

Check out our Events Calendar to see when the next Power Half Hour is happening!

Resumes & Cover Letters

Confidently format, revise, and improve your resume and cover letter — and the way you present yourself on paper.

Job & Internship Search

Learn how and where to search, and how to make the most effective use of your time in today’s job market. Tap into Columbia-specific tools and learn about social media resources to incorporate into your job search.

Interviewing Skills

Find out how to prepare for an interview, what employers look for in a candidate, and how to present yourself effectively. This Power Half Hour is great for those who have an interview approaching, have never had one before, or simply want a refresher.

LinkedIn Profile Development

With 300 million professionals on LinkedIn, LinkedIn is one of the most powerful online professional resources and an easy way for you to connect with alumni and industry professionals. Join this workshop to learn how to make your profile stand out.

Using LinkedIn for Your Job or Internship Search

Learn how to use LinkedIn to identify job and internship postings, connect with recruiters and hiring managers.


More than 70% of all jobs are found through connections. Networking equips you with support, knowledge, and inside information about jobs and organizations. This workshop will teach you the basics of networking and help you gain confidence.

On-Campus Interviewing

Learn how to search and apply for jobs and internships using LionSHARE, and how CCE’s On-Campus Recruiting Program works. Learn how to best prepare for on-campus interviews, become aware of both student and employer expectations, and learn about available resources. Completion of this Power Half Hour or an online training is required to gain OCI access.