Recruitment Opportunities at Columbia College Chicago

The Portfolio Center works as a bridge between Columbia’s academic community and professional creative industries, hosting a number of different programs for professionals to  meet our students, review their work samples, and exchange career information.

Job Fairs

Fall Job Fair (October 9th, 2014) welcomes local businesses offering paid part-time and full-time work to students. This is a great opportunity to introduce your organization, collect applications, and share information about opportunities. Registration will open August 2014.

Non-Profit Career Fair (Date TBD) highlights arts organizations, museums, and social justice non-profits. This is a “tabled” event and will give you the chance to share internship, volunteer, and employment opportunities with a large group of students and alumni. Registration will open October 2013.

Virtual Job Fair (June 11-15 2014 & Winter 2015, Dates TBD) is a great way to network and recruit students. Participants offer full-time, part-time, freelance, internship, and volunteer opportunities. Details of our Winter 2015 Virtual Job Fair will be annouced this fall.

Industry Events 

Industry Events (Spring 2015) span several days in the spring and provide an opportunity for professionals to interact directly with students in a networking setting. Events include receptions, reviews, and showcases featuring juniors and seniors in one or more programs of study. Details on IE 2015 will be announced in the fall!

On-campus Engagement

Class presentations, info sessions, panel discussions, and portfolio reviews are just a few of the ways that the Portfolio Center puts creative professionals directly in touch with emerging talent at Columbia. We also host off-site field trips to local creative organizations and companies. Let’s talk about the best ways for you to get involved.


Have questions about recruiting and networking with Columbia College Chicago students? Please contact the Portfolio Center Front desk at 312-369-7280 or portfoliocenter@colum.edu.