Welcome to campus! We are thrilled to work with you in-person and virtually this semester.
There are many resources available to you through CCE. Below we’ve highlighted three areas to focus on for the Fall 2021 term.
1. Explore careers and navigate recruiting with career counselor support.
No matter where you are in your career journey, start with us. No preparation required.
30-minute appointment (virtual or in-person)
This option is a one-on-one session with a career counselor. These sessions are great for starting to explore career options, strategize a job or internship search, take a deep dive into your application materials, talk about offers or negotiation, practice interviews, or any other career-related questions you have.
Quick Questions (virtual or in-person)
These 15-minute sessions do not require appointments. If you opt for an in-person session, just drop by our center between 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET Monday — Friday. You can access the virtual sessions at the same time via a Zoom link on this page.
Quick Questions sessions are great for resume/cover letter touch ups and reviews for your application materials, short questions, or a launching point to explore our resources.
2. Use LionSHARE to access employers and opportunities.
WHAT IS LIONSHARE?
LionSHARE is an online portal exclusive to Columbia undergraduates. You will find job and internship postings, employer recruiting events and info sessions, and additional industry information. Access our LionSHARE FAQs.
Fall 2021 on-campus interviews and recruiting events will be posted in LionSHARE.
The fall recruiting cycle is heavy in finance, consulting, and tech which is why you will see many of those organizations active in LionSHARE during the fall term. That said, you will still find a wide variety of full-time and internships across many industries.
CAREER FAIRS HOSTED IN LIONSHARE POWERED BY HANDSHAKE
This fall, our career fair and micro career fair recruiting events will be hosted via the LionSHARE platform. This requires you to schedule sessions with employers in advance. Check out our In the Know blog post outlining what to expect at these virtual career fairs.
To receive relevant industry newsletters containing employer events, industry updates and tips, resources, and highlighted postings, be sure to update your profile with the following:
- Class year standing (Example: sophomore)
- Industries of interest
- Graduate school interest
LionSHARE is also where you will find employer info sessions and recruiting / exploratory events.
3. Attend events and participate in skill-building programs to build your network and prepare for your next steps.
All of the employer and alumni events that we host exclusively for Columbia students are available on this calendar (we suggest your bookmark this page). Check back regularly for updates.
Highlighted Recruiting Events
- September 14: Micro Career Fair: Beyond the Bulge Bracket & Fintech (Boutique Financial Services)
- September 17: Multi-Industry Undergraduate Career Fair
- September 21: Micro Career Fair: Boutique Consulting
- September 24: Engineering Career Fair for Undergraduates
- October 8: Tech Connect (computer science event)
- October 28: Micro Career Fair: Diversity Recruiting (multi-industry)
The employer info sessions and skill building programs posted here may be exclusive to Columbia or open to students from other schools. You will see a high volume of events across industries on this calendar.
Highlighted Workshops & Programs
Design Your Next Steps
This series of workshops is built by our career counselors to teach career development skills. You will be led by a CCE staff member in a “class” of your peers.
Learn more and view the Fall 2021 Design Your Next Steps lineup here.
Catch our Instagram Live Q&As (@ColumbiaCCE) to learn from special guests and subject matter experts who will address timely career topics. This is a great way to find insider information you can’t find on the web!
Follow us on Instagram for updates on upcoming live Q&As.
We work with employers and alumni to source and support internship programs that are open exclusively to Columbia undergraduates. These programs take place in the spring term and over the summer.
Applications for spring programs open in mid-to-late fall. Learn more about the programs, eligibility, application process, and internship opportunities.
The Work Exemption Program (WEP) is the funding program we administer in the fall term. Students on financial aid are eligible for WEP support to fund an internship or research opportunity. Learn more about eligibility and the application process.