Welcome back! Remember we are here to support you virtually

No matter where you are this fall, you have full access to our programs, services, and resources. 

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  • Take a look at the CCE event calendar to hit the ground running this semester! We have a lot of great virtual programs already planned for the fall semester, including identity- and industry-specific recruiting events, practice interviews with alumni, and workshops to help you stand out in your conversations with employers.
  • Complete or update your LionSHARE profile with your class year, industry preferences, and most recent experience to receive content curated for your selected career interests, experience, and goals.
  • Develop your virtual interviewing skills and practice on Big Interview.

Whether you want to understand your resourcesprepare for your search, want to network, or build your skills we have something to help you on your path!

If You Want to Understand Your Resources…

As the Columbia community continues to navigate these challenging times, know that we’re here to help.

Schedule a virtual appointment today.

Or, if you just need some spontaneous guidance, join us for our virtual Quick Questions, offered Monday through Friday from 9:00-10:00 a.m. and from 2:00-4:00 p.m. E.S.T.

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No two job or internship searches are alike. Whether you’re actively searching now or later, our tips can help you develop a manageable and effective strategy that fits your strengths and needs.

If you’ve already tackled your LSAT or you’re debating whether law is for you, the Navigating Law School Admissions podcast will give you the inside scoop on application timelines, letters of recommendation, personal statements, and more—straight from Harvard and Yale Law admissions deans.

h/t to CSA’s Preprofessional Advising team for the heads up!

If You Need Some Help with Preparation…

So, How Do you Prepare for a Virtual Networking Career Fair? 

You’re aware that like so many things, career fairs will be virtual this year. However, knowing that just leaves you with more questions. 

What does it mean to connect with employers at a virtual career fair? What platform will you be using? What should you wear?

Thankfully, our career counselors have weighed in on answers to all of those questions and more. Review our new resource and learn how to make the most of a virtual career fair

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Put your preparation to good use at our upcoming events: 

Ready to prepare for interview questions about being a remote worker?

In this Fast Company article, you’ll learn about 9 relevant questions and tips to demonstrate that you have what it takes to work from home!

Once you know what to focus on, check out Big Interview, an online interview platform that will help you prepare for interviews and gain confidence in your skills.

If You’re Ready to Network…

Are you interested in pursuing a career in consulting but not sure if a large firm is for you?

Connect virtually with consulting firms recruiting for internships and full-time positions at our Micro Career Fair: Boutique Consulting event on Tuesday, September 22nd from 4:00 — 6:00 p.m. Register and learn more about the employers attending via LionSHARE.

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Get your questions answered about navigating your career as a person of color at our Networking from Home: Students-Alumni of Color event on Tuesday, October 6th.

Build meaningful connections and gain insight from an alumni panel of color as they discuss their personal experiences in the workplace, job and internship search, and more!

Check out our recap from last year and register for this year’s event

If You Want to Build Your Professional Skills…

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Attention First-Year Students!

You can build work experience and skills through internships, research, volunteering, student club activities, and on-campus jobs.

Check out our First-Year Opportunities page to view a handful of opportunities to jumpstart your Columbia career!

Taking the fall semester off?

There are lots of ways you can continue to build your skills and experience while making a positive impact in your community.

Carve out some free time to browse through a few of our ideas from this summer.

Selected for you by our Employer and Alumni Relations team…

Interested in healthcare or consulting? Why not both! Connect with the ClearView Healthcare Partners team during their info session on Monday, September 21st, and discover more about the firm and their commitment to diversity and mentorship.

Societe Generale is one of the largest financial services groups in the Euro-zone. Their Summer Analyst Program offers opportunities for students to take part on the trading floor and gain experience developing client and investor relationships.

Meet the team and learn more during their info session on Thursday, September 24th from 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm. E.S.T.

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CBPartners supports organizations working in pharmaceuticals and medical devices, as well as government health authorities.

The consultancy will be interviewing for full-time Analysts on October 1st.

Submit your application before Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 11:59 p.m. E.S.T.

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Secure a full scholarship to the ArtBound Initiative program this spring, which is offering paid internships in creative strategy, motion design, digital design, UI/UX, and industrial design.

You’ll also receive personalized coaching and access to events and ArtBound’s network of alumni.

Apply now to their Scholarship for Creative Diversity, for applicants from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the creative industries. Deadline: Oct. 1st.

Vanguard is interviewing for their Investment Management Development Program and College to Corporate Internship on October 7th.

If you are interested in working at one of the world’s largest investment management companies, be sure to submit applications by Tuesday, September 29th at 11:59 p.m. E.S.T.

Featured Opportunities




Whitney Museum of American Art Whitney Museum Academic Year Internship September 26
Scenes Media Daily Digest Editor & Writer September 30
Happify Health IT Risk and Compliance Intern September 30
Flow Traders Graduate Trader — Fall 2020 October 31
Federal Reserve Board HR Businesss Enablement & Solutions Intern (Year Round) November 06
eBay Data Science Summer Intern November 30
Black & Veatch Consulting Analyst May 01

Featured Programs and Resources

Please check back regularly for upcoming CCE events and programs. In the meantime, check in LionSHARE for upcoming employer events and information sessions.