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Career Center
East Campus Building, lower level
(212) 854-5609
Employment Services?
Placement Services?
Other Career Services
  • Career counseling
  • Cover letters and résumé writing help
  • Interview advice
Best Student Jobs On Campus
Most on-campus jobs for students consist of swiping people into libraries and residence halls, and are reserved for work-study students.
Worst Student Jobs On Campus
Public Safety escort
Best Places to Work Off Campus
Downtown internships
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
  • Columbia alumni are helpful in that many of them work at companies in NYC and want to help out Columbia undergrads. The best resource for finding a job or internship is LionSHARE, a website on which employers can post listings to attract Columbia students.
  • Columbia has amazing career resources to help you at any stage of your internship or job-seeking path. Students can visit the CCE (Center for Career Education) for advice on potential careers, resume proofreading, or mock interviews. Additionally, the CCE also hosts many information sessions for specific programs and sponsors several internship programs throughout summer and the academic year.
Firms That Most Frequently Hire Grads
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MTV
  • World Bank Group

Student Polls

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 46 responses

  • 59% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
  • 35% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 4% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 2% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 45 responses

  • 62% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.
  • 31% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 4% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 2% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
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