Counseling & Services

Quick Questions


Quick Question meetings are ten minute long sessions for students currently enrolled in Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, School of General Studies, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and School of the Arts. Students are able to meet with a counselor without a prior appointment for answers to quick questions as well as an introduction to CCE's resources and services. Counselors can address questions on a variety of topics such as:

  • Resumes and cover letters (please bring hard copies of these documents with you)
  • How to prepare for an upcoming interview or networking event
  • LionSHARE, our job/internship database and on-campus recruiting program
  • Interviewing tips
  • How to evaluate a job or internship offer
  • How to start a job or internship search

Quick Question appointments are available Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. during the academic year. Please note that Quick Question hours are not held over the summer or on days when the University is closed.  All students must sign-in on the computer next to the front desk for a ten minute slot. Be aware that demand for Quick Question appointments is highest at the beginning of each semester so students are advised to plan ahead.

After meeting with a counselor for ten minutes, a student may choose to further his/her conversation by scheduling a counseling session or a mock interview.

Alumni who require assistance should schedule an individual counseling session by calling 212-854-5609. Alumni should also review the many resources available on the job search process.