Career Resources




The field of education is extremely broad and diverse, encompassing many types of positions.  The experience and background of educators may vary widely based on the age of their students, the location of their institution, and the availability of resources. See K-12 for teaching and administration in public, private, and international K-12 or primary institutions. Information on teaching and administration in higher education can be found on our Education: Postsecondary page.

Center for Career Education Resources

  • LionSHARE: Thousands of positions are posted on LionSHARE, including employers like International Academic Alliance, Green Ivy Schools, and McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
  • Fall & Spring Career Fairs: Sample employers that have attended recent career fairs include East Harlem Tutorial Program, Success Academy Charter Schools, and Teach For China.
  • Vault and WetFeet Guides: Check out WetFeet and Vault’s career guides for information about the field, interview tips, and data on the state of the industry. Download Vault's Career Launcher: Education and Guide to Education Jobs
  • International Opportunities: Explore various ways to teach abroad, with Columbia affiliated organizations or with independent international organizations.
  • Academic Careers: Learn about the timeline and resources for the academic job search

Alumni Profiles

Columbia Resources

  • Community Impact at Columbia University serves individuals in need in the communities of Upper Manhattan while providing meaningful volunteering and leadership opportunities for students at Columbia University and Barnard College, including volunteer positions for adult education classes and one-on-one tutoring with neighborhood elementary children.
  • The Double Discovery Center works with low-income and first generation college bound Manhattan area youth from ages 12-27 to ensure high school graduation, college enrollment and completion, and responsible adulthood. Our core services include afterschool tutoring, Saturday enrichment classes, and college application and financial aid assistance.
  • Teachers College Career Fairs: Teachers College Career Services hosts education-specific career fairs in the Spring semester, which are open to all Columbia students. View TCCS's Career Fairs webpage for information about the Metro NY Charter School Career Fair and the Education Career Fair.
  • Teachers College Career Services: While many of the TCCS services are open only to TC students, their website has a host of education-specific resources available to the public.

External Resources

Additional Reading

  • seeks to empower prospective, new and veteran teachers by providing a variety of information intended created by teachers, for teachers.
  • Teacher Certification Degrees: Teacher Certification Degrees provides information and resources regarding career outlooks, program ratings, licensing information and advice for students pursuing careers in education.