The Summer CCE Network (SCCEN) is a mentoring and professional network-building program that provides a formal opportunity for you to connect with alumni mentors and Columbia students in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. while living and/or interning in one of these cities during the summer.

Program Features 

As a part of SCCEN you will receive access to:

  • An alumni mentor to provide personal and professional guidance and support throughout the summer

  • A built-in community of Columbia students spending the summer in your city

  • Opportunities to connect to alumni and your regional alumni club in the area

  • Roommate connections and city resource guides to help support your transition to the city

Program Benefits

  • Receive an alumni mentor in a city you may end up living in after graduation.

  • Connect with fellow Columbia students in various fields.

  • Polish your networking and professional communication skills through networking opportunities with alumni, your peers, and your regional alumni club.

  • Gain an insider’s look into a career field or garner tips on how to navigate your own journey by hearing alumni experiences.

  • Professional development support from CCE career counselors.


You’re eligible to join SCCEN if you are a student at Columbia College, SEAS, General Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, or the School of the Arts and at least one of these critera apply to you:

  • You will be interning this summer in one of the SCCEN cities — Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.

  • You are from one of the SCCEN cities and will be returning home for the summer. *You do not need to be interning to join and participate in SCCEN.

Application Process & Timeline 

Joining SCCEN and getting an alumni mentor for the summer is easy! You can apply here.

The application deadline is late March 2018. 

To find an internship in one of the SCCEN cities, search by city (or state) on LionSHARE, or find a position on your own. Once you know you are going to be living and/or working in a SCCEN city this summer, join the network to be connected to fellow students and alumni mentors in that city.