Center for Career Education
East Campus, Lower Level
Mailing: 2960 Broadway, MC 5727
Delivery: 70-74 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027
The Columbia University Center for Career Education (CCE) helps students and alumni develop the key competencies to make informed decisions and take the necessary steps to achieve their career goals. CCE establishes connections and facilitates interaction among undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, and employers to generate opportunities
that help students pursue their personal and professional career objectives.
We encourage students and alumni to (1) visit us at the Career Center; (2) register for Columbia’s job and internship database, LionSHARE, and (3) review our website to access a wide range of services and resources. CCE develops relationships with employers to connect students with internships, full-time, part-time, and temporary on- and off-campus employment opportunities throughout the year. In addition, CCE provides career development opportunities for students beginning in their first year at Columbia, offering externships, internships, résumé and interviewing preparation, site visits to
employers, professionals in residence, career fairs, alumni-student networking events, and individual counseling.
Highlights among career fairs include the Engineering Career Fair in the fall and the Startup Career Fair in the spring. Additionally, CCE partners with Columbia Engineering on specialized networking events employer information sessions, and workshops tailored to department and student club needs.
CCE has developed formal externship and internship and professional development programs in partnership with alumni and employers, including the Science, Technology, Engineering Program (STEP), the Virtual Internship Program (VIP), the Startup Internship Program, Columbia Arts Experience and the Kenneth Cole Community Action Program. Also through our Columbia Experience Overseas program, we offer summer internships in London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai, and Amman. Alumni mentors are assigned to all students participating in these formal internship programs. CCE also administers the Work Exemption Program and the Columbia Engineering Internship Fund to help students undertake unpaid internships. Some of these programs are open to all students while others are open only to undergraduate students. We invite you to connect with CCE to learn about eligibility requirements.
CCE also maintains a dossier service, managed by Interfolio, for graduate students and alumni. A dossier consists of letters of reference and other credentials that speak to a candidate’s scholarship, research interests, and teaching experience. It is typically used in applying for teaching positions at either the secondary school or the college level and for graduate/professional school and fellowship applications. Undergraduate students or alumni with undergraduate degrees from Columbia Engineering work with the James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising for dossier management.
We welcome your visit to the Center for Career Education in person at East Campus or via our website to learn more about our programs and resources.