The Career Center works as a bridge between Columbia’s academic community and the professional creative industries, hosting a number of programs and events for professionals and employers to meet with our students to review their work and exchange career information.
Organizing recruiting events, on-campus visits, info sessions, panel discussions, portfolio reviews, and off-site field trips to local creative organizations and partners are just a few of the ways that we put creative professionals directly in touch with emerging talent at Columbia. Ways to get involved include:
Career & Job Fairs
Whether you're looking to recruit for part-time jobs, full-time entry level positions, or internships with your business or organization, we host a number of job and career fairs on campus. Our job fairs help students support themselves and gain transferrable work skills while continuing their education. Our career fairs allow for more industry-specific recruitment opportunities related to Columbia College disciplines. View fair listings and stay up-to-date by registering for an account on the Handshake job network and keeping your current job openings posted. More info at colum.edu/jobfairs or on Handshake at colum.edu/handshake.
Here to Hire
Here to Hire events invite employers and industry partners to come on campus to recruit current Columbia College students (and sometimes alumni) for opportunities analogous to their academic majors and programs of study. These visits take place throughout the year and are designed to give employers a chance to deliver presentations so students may get to know them better. HTH visits also offer some one-on-one time for employers and potential candidates to talk about current jobs and see if it’s a match. Learn more and coordinate a HTH visit at colum.edu/heretohire.
Share your wisdom with the next wave of creative professionals. The Immersion series is a broad range of industry-specific events and activities designed to connect students and professionals. This is an opportunity to tell students what you wish you knew.
There are many ways to participate in Immersion events including speaking on panels, hosting a tour of your work space, portfolio reviews, recruiting events, and more. Check out the range of events and let us know how you’d like to get involved. More info at colum.edu/immersion.
Other ways to connect with our talent
Post jobs and internships anytime throughout the year on the Handshake job board.
Contact us to review internship guidelines and to discuss academic internships for college credit.
Scope out talent. View TalentPool profiles and directly contact and collaborate with the Columbia College community. No need to sign-in or register and it’s free. Follow these guidelines for search tips.
Have other questions about working and networking with Columbia College Chicago talent? Please contact the Career Center at (312) 369-7280, or Employer Relations Coordinator Valerie Robbins: firstname.lastname@example.org.