What is LionSHARE?

  • LionSHARE is an online database available exclusively to students and alumni served by the Center for Career Education (CCE).
  • LionSHARE includes job and internship postings, opportunities to interview with employers on-campus, information on career fairs and other on-campus employer events, and a directory containing company overviews.
  • This is one of the many services and resources available to students and alumni.  

Access and Login

LionSHARE user policies

  • User must be currently enrolled in or a graduate of one of the schools served by CCE
  • User may only access their own account.  User may not allow any other person to access their LionSHARE account
  • User must accurately represent their academic and professional achievements as well as personal history on their LionSHARE profile, resume(s) and any other documentation submitted as part of their application(s)

 

LionSHARE versus Handshake

LionSHARE is the recruiting platform accessible to Columbia University students and alumni that we serve. Employers seeking to hire at Columbia University post jobs and internships on LionSHARE, supported by the Handshake platform.

Students and alumni can search and apply to jobs and internships,  on campus employer recruiting and learn about companies and organizations of interest. 

Who can access LionSHARE?

LionSHARE is accessible to students and alumni enrolled in degree programs attending one of the following schools: Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of General Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and School of the Arts. 

Visiting students attending Columbia College or The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science may be eligible for access to LionSHARE, though not our additional services or resources.

Students and alumni attending a Columbia University school not served by us are encouraged to contact their school’s career center

How do I access LionSHARE or Reset my Password? 

Access LionSHARE with your UNI and Columbia email password at  www.careereducation.columbia.edu/LionSHARE. Incoming students attending a school we serve become eligible for LionSHARE within the first week of classes.

To manage your UNI or password, visit Columbia University Information Technology’s “Manage My Uni” or call (212) 854-1919.

 

Profile and Applying to Postings

How do I edit my profile fields?

Directly edit all profile fields in the My Profile tab by clicking the notepad and pencil icon that appears in each section of your profile.  You also have the option to build your profile by uploading your Resume under the Documents sub-tab. We suggest that students update their profile information at the beginning of each semester.

How do I make sure my profile is “complete”?

We recommend you address four main areas. 

  1.  Fill out your profile & account information. Enter information about education level, college, major, courses, and projects. Review your account information and confirm school year, preferred name, work authorization, and public profile option.
  2.  Update your work experience. Include previous jobs, internships, research, and volunteer experiences. Add organizations and extracurriculars. Uploading a resume will save you time from manually entering the information.
  3.  Select your career interests. Enter post-graduation goals, industries of interest, target cities, and job function. Tailored job postings will populate your dashboard according to these selected interests. Keep in mind these can be updates as your interests change, just go to the Career Interests drop down to edit. 
  4.  Enable notification. Don’t miss out! When events, postings, and opportunities of interest go live you will be notified on the platform and via email. Go to Notifications then click on the Edit Notification Preferences bar to turn on your selected notifications.

What do I do if it’s my first semester at Columbia and I don’t have a GPA or transcript?

All new students in their first semester at Columbia should include the GPA from their most recently attended school (e.g. high school or undergraduate university). If a job posting requires an unofficial transcript, include your unofficial transcript in Word or PDF from your previous school. At the end of your first semester when you have your final course grades and a GPA, update your profile information and documents under Documents.

How can I change the locked profile fields like degree, Columbia school, primary education and account email?

Profile fields that are locked and cannot be changed include Columbia school attending/ed, Degree Level, and email used to create your account. Contact us if there is an issue with any of these fields or call (212) 854-9167.

The Primary Education tag will always be applied to your current or most recent enrollment at a Columbia school we serve. Other education information (previously-earned degrees or certifications, for example) can be added in addition to your Primary Education.

What does the option to make my profile/documents public or visible mean?

You choose whether to make your profile information visible or hidden to employers. This also applies to choosing if you want some, all or none of your documents to be visible to employers. Only application documents you select when you provide to an individual job posting will be viewed by that employer. It is recommended that if you elect to make your profile public or visible for employers to view that you also make a basic or default resume public to supplement the information reflected in your profile.

How do I upload application documents like my resume and unofficial transcript?

All documents should be uploaded and managed in the Documents sub-tab under the main My Profile tab.  Under each document section such as “Resumes” and “Transcripts,” upload your document(s) in Word or PDF format and label them for your knowledge. To upload your unofficial transcript, go to your SSOL to take a screenshot or copy and paste your unofficial transcript into a Word or PDF format document to upload into LionSHARE.

How can I search for On Campus Jobs?

Some Columbia University schools and departments may post on campus jobs in LionSHARE, but always know that you can directly contact Columbia departments or offices of interest to ask whether they have available on campus jobs you can apply to. To search for all on campus positions posted in LionSHARE, go to Jobs & Internships and in the criteria field Job Type, select  “On Campus Student Employment.”

Can I apply to job postings if I don’t meet all of the position qualifications?

Yes, you may apply to job postings even if you do not meet all of the employer selected criteria or qualifications. Employers  view two application sections: one is for applications that match all of preferences and the other is for applications that do not match all preferences.   It is important to be mindful before you apply to positions without meeting the prefered qualification. Employers specifically select certain criteria to inform prospective applicants of the preferred qualifications they are seeking to hire for the posted job opportunity. 

How do I view or update my job application?

All applications can be reviewed under Applications. Job applications can be edited only if the posting deadline has not passed. To edit an application, go to your Applications to withdraw the application then re-apply to the same job posting with your updated application. 

What does it mean when a job posting requires applying through “your school’s portal”?

Your school’s portal is LionSHARE. Applying through your school’s portal simply means to submit your application through LionSHARE. Review all job postings carefully to make sure you submit your application correctly. If an employer requests applicants also apply on their company or organization website, students should still submit their application through LionSHARE. If the job posting does not specify how to apply, this means that you should only apply through LionSHARE and not elsewhere. 

 

On Campus Recruiting & Policies 

What is the difference between On Campus Recruiting (OCR) and the On Campus Interview (OCI) program?

While the two terms are often used interchangably, On Campus Recruiting (OCR) refers to all recruiting events and activities held on campus including On Campus Interviews (OCI), information sessions, career fairs, industry showcases. OCR is  offered as one of our many resources to assist students in their job or internship search process and to learn about employers in multiple industries.

The OCI program is only a part of OCR and is typically conducted by large companies and organizations that have the resources to recruit on campus and know their hiring needs months in advance. Students interested in participating in the OCI program or applying to positions found in LionSHARE’s On-campus Interviews are required to take an online training.

Students interested in participating in the On Campus Interview program, which is part of OCR, are required to take an online training to inform them about the OCI program and policies. 

How can I participate in the On Campus Interview (OCI) program?

Students who want to participate in OCI must take an online training that provides an overview of the program and policies.  Upon successful completion of the OCI training and passing the brief quiz part of the training, students will receive an OCI Access label in their profile within 1-2 business days. For more information about OCI and program policies, refer to the On Campus Interviews (OCI) section of the website.  

What are the OCI policies on cancelling an interview?

Students may cancel a scheduled on campus interview at least 2 business days before the interview date by notifying our Employer and Alumni Relations (EAR) team or calling (212) 854-9167. Students who do not appear for an interview and/or cancels an interview with less than 2 business days’ notice are issued a policy violation. A first time violation results in a warning and a second violation results in immediate suspension from the On Campus Interview program for the remainder of the semester. 

As part of the OCI program, employers and students agree to abide by our offer acceptance deadlines. OCI offer acceptance deadlines can be reviewed under LionSHARE and OCR Policies and Procedures.

Students who receive an offer through OCI have until the specified deadline dates to accept an offer For any offers extended less than two weeks from the listed offer acceptance deadline, students have two weeks from the date of offer to accept.  Any questions or concerns about offer deadlines should be directed to our Employer and Alumni Relations team or (212) 854-9167.  Career counseling appointments and Quick Questions are also available to support students through the job search and acceptance process.

What are the OCI offer acceptance deadlines?

In order to provide students with time to complete their on campus interviews and make informed decisions, employers participating in OCI have agreed to comply with the offer of employment deadlines below. Employers who do not participate in OCI are not subject to these deadlines.

Offer Acceptance Deadlines for 2016-2017 On-Campus Recruiting Season

November 18, 2016  - Decision deadline for offers of employment extended to previous summer interns.

November 18, 2016 - Decision deadline for OCI offers of employment extended during the fall semeseter

February 24, 2017 - Decision deadline for OCI offers of employment extended during the spring semester

Where can I see all of our events like career fairs, industry showcases, information sessions and workshops?

Learn about all our events including workshops, information sessions, career fairs and industry showcases on our calendar or in LionSHARE’s Events section. Review all event details and note the target audience suggested by the employer before registering or attending an event. 

Where can I learn about policies on unpaid internships, academic credit and fraudulent employers? 

Columbia University typically does not provide academic credit for internships and reviews all employers and postings in LionSHARE. Employers are provided our policies and procedures, which includes information on academic credit, equal opportunity & non-discrimination, and unpaid internships. Employers are permitted to post unpaid internships that abide by the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as positions that offer academic credit.  We perform a review and approval process for all employers and postings in LionSHARE. However, we encourage students and alumni to always be mindful to report to us immediately any LionSHARE employers or postings that seem concerning, questionable or fraudulent at cce@columbia.edu or (212) 854-9167. 

 

Additional resources and information to guide your use of LionSHARE can be accessed on the Handshake Support Platform.  Contact Handshake support by emailing support@joinhandshake.com

Contact our Employer and Alumni Relations team with any LionSHARE or OCR questions at cce@columbia.edu or (212) 854-9167. 

 

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