Imagine you and a few of your peers having a conversation over dinner with highly-accomplished alumni from an industry of interest to you. The Career Conversations Series is a chance to have all of your questions answered without the pressure of a formal networking event.
The Columbia Exploration Externship (CEE) is designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain exposure to the professional world early in your college career. Externships are held in the greater New York City area during spring break week and can connect you with a variety of industries.
As a first year student, there are many ways to build experience through internships, research, volunteering, student club activities, and on-campus jobs. Here are a handful of opportunities to get started.
Summer break is quickly approaching! We know that you’ve been working hard to succeed inside the classroom and outside as well, so we hope you are preparing for a relaxing, and productive upcoming summer.
It’s hard enough to find a job, how can you find one that matters? Lara Galinsky, author of Work on Purpose , and Senior Vice President of acclaimed nonprofit Echoing Green, shares what she’s learned from successful changemakers about what it takes to craft a meaningful career.
A career fair is a place where employers and job seekers can come together to talk about internship and job opportunities. Click on the links or watch the video below to help you make the most of a career fair!
After identifying your interests, values, aspects of your identity, personality traits, and skills to develop a picture of your career preferences, use the following resources to discover potential career options that may fit.
A “gap year” is a common way that recent graduates gain practical experience, explore a new industry or personal interest, travel, and prepare for graduate school exams before going to graduate school.
Sometimes employers decide to host more informal conversations to get to know you, your background, and provide information to you as a candidate such as company culture, job and internship opportunities.Read more
Canada is seeking to bring in 1 million immigrants by 2020! So this fall the Consulate General of Canada in New York came to our campus to speak to our undergraduate and graduate students as well as...Read more
The snowstorm didn’t stop us! The OMA lounge in Lerner was full of students and we dug into delicious hot food together as we waited for our alumni, who battled train delays and biting winds to join...Read more
Our Gift to You: Read, Watch, Listen- Winter Break Edition ‘Tis the season to catch up on your Netflix and cross some books off your ever-growing Must Read list. The Center for Career Education wants...Read more
On October 17th, we hosted an amazing panel of five alumni who shared their experiences being out in the workplace. Sitara Herur, a GS student and leader within the LGBTQ student community at...Read more
If writing puts you in the zone and helps you clarify your thoughts, think about tapping into this talent for exploring career possibilities. Here’s a short list of our favorite writing activities to start creating your career story.Read more
On Monday, October 29 th , CCE, First-In-Family Programs, the Academic Success Program, and FLIP co-sponsored an event called Telling Your Story as a First Generation or Low-Income Student – Alumni Panel and Networking. It was an opportunity to hear from alumni about the ways in which their identity played a role in successfully navigating Columbia and the job search and how experiences inside and outside the classroom gave them skills that employers seek.Read more
Your close reading skills, honed in University Writing and your humanities coursework, can be an invaluable tool in your job-search process. We’ll be talking about how to use close reading to understand the structure and purpose of job postings, narrow down your career interests, and create tailored application documents and interview stories that showcase your preparedness for and interest in the role. The first in a series on Humanities Skills for the Job Search.Read more
How to Do Good with a Career in Healthcare From consulting and advertising to development programs, diverse opportunities in the Healthcare industry allow you to make a difference. Over 150...Read more
Congratulations! October is major declaration month for many undergraduates here at Columbia. Now that you’ve begun to narrow down your academic focus, you may be starting to think about ways to...Read more
119 Employers Came to Columbia to Connect with Engineering Students On Friday, September 28th, 119 employers across engineering disciplines came to Lerner Hall for the Engineering Career Fair (ECF). Over 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students from Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences were in attendance to meet with employer representatives.Read more
It’s important to take time to reflect after you finish an experience, whether they are summer internships, research, or part-time jobs. We recently met with the student participants of the CCE Sponsored Internship Programs in several reflection sessions, and want to highlight a few ways you can reflect on your own experience.Read more
113 Employers Came to Columbia to Connect with Undergraduate Students On Friday, September 14 th the Center for Career Education welcomed 113 employers to Alfred Lerner Hall for the Undergraduate...Read more
What does the financial industry look like beyond the bulge bracket banks? More than 250 students had the opportunity to meet with 15 companies at the Beyond the Bulge Bracket Industry Showcase on...Read more
Summer break is quickly approaching! We know that you’ve been working hard to succeed inside the classroom and outside as well, so we hope you are preparing for a relaxing, and productive upcoming summer. Here are some tips on how current first-years can develop professionally during your summer break from Columbia, keeping in mind some of the core competencies of your Columbia journey:Read more
On Friday, February 2nd we kicked off our Site Visit program for the spring semester with a trip to Bloomberg News. Our hosts were gracious Columbia alumni, Janet Lorin and Nick Summers. They...Read more
By Laura Maltz , Senior Associate Director , Experiential Education Learning how to pivot As a career counselor and program manager on the Experiential Education team at the Center for Career...Read more