Launch Your Career

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Launch Your Career

Find all of your career needs under one roof, including student employment, career development, internship advising and industry relations.

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Discover Handshake

Discover Handshake

Visit Handshake for jobs, internships, events, and career resources. Activate your account today.

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Share Your Success

Share Your Success

Have you gotten a new job, internship, promotion, or award? Please share your success stories with us. 

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Book an Appointment

Book an Appointment

The Career Center staff is available to meet with current students and alumni within 6 months of graduation. Visit Handshake to book an appointment today. Alumni must call to make an appointment.

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Upcoming Events

2017 Weisman Award Exhibition

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2017 Weisman Award Exhibition

2017 Weisman Award Exhibition


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The Arcade

The 2017 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition is a showcase of advanced projects from a wide range of creative disciplines at Columbia College Chicago. Featured ...

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WORKshop

WORKshop

WORKshop

624 S. Michigan Ave.

It’s a writing workshop about WORK. Get it? Discuss your resume, cover letter, and other job finding techniques with writing professionals Bethany Brownholtz and Emily ...

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Internship Award Info Session

Internship Award Info Session

Internship Award Info Session

Career Center

Are you considering an unpaid internship for academic credit this spring? You may be eligible for a scholarship of up to $2,500 to defray tuition ...

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LinkedIn 101

LinkedIn 101

LinkedIn 101

Career Center

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Portfolio Special Topics: Building Portfolio Projects

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Portfolio Special Topics: Building Portfolio Projects

Portfolio Special Topics: Building Portfolio Projects


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Career Center

Beyond fundamentals, how do you make your portfolio really sing? 

This workshop will introduce strategic principles and techniques for capturing, organizing, and designing your portfolio with ...

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Tips and Tricks for Handshake Your Go-To Career Resource

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Tips and Tricks for Handshake Your Go-To Career Resource

Tips and Tricks for Handshake Your Go-To Career Resource


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Career Center

Join us for an interactive, hands-on session on how to make the most of Handshake—your tool for finding internships, jobs, events, and connecting with resources ...

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Freelance Toolkit Series Part 3: Market Yourself as a Freelance Artist

Freelance Toolkit Series Part 3: Market Yourself as a Freelance Artist

Freelance Toolkit Series Part 3: Market Yourself as a Freelance Artist

600 S. Michigan Ave.

It is estimated by Forbes, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur magazines that 50% of the workforce will be freelancers by 2020. Are you prepared? Learn about ...

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Freelance Toolkit Series Part 3: Market Yourself as a Freelance Artist

Freelance Toolkit Series Part 3: Market Yourself as a Freelance Artist

Freelance Toolkit Series Part 3: Market Yourself as a Freelance Artist

Career Center

It is estimated by Forbes, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur magazines that 50% of the workforce will be freelancers by 2020. Are you prepared? Learn about ...

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Job & Internship Search Strategies

Job & Internship Search Strategies

Job & Internship Search Strategies

Career Center

Finding a job/internship isn't easy--we all know that. But, research shows there are easier ways to tackle your search with better, faster and more effective ...

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Freelance Toolkit Series Part 4: Estimates and Billing

Freelance Toolkit Series Part 4: Estimates and Billing

Freelance Toolkit Series Part 4: Estimates and Billing

600 S. Michigan Ave.

In this last installment of our four part series on freelancing, we're focusing on paperwork. Learn more about what your estimates and invoices should include ...

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Recent Blog Posts:

FASHION COMPANIES | 10/19 12-2PM THE HAUS | 623 S. WABASH FL 1 Please join Akira, Aritzia, Nordstrom, URBN, Trunk Club, Michael Kors, and Topshop as they visit our campus to find new talent. Recruiters from these companies will be ready to review your resume and interview you for a variety ... Read More

Posted by Portfolio Center, 10/16/17

Working Wednesday

Today’s Working Wednesday post highlights Columbia fashion business student Mary Kathryn O’Donnell. Mary was informed about a Social Media internship with Modern Luxury through Sarah Butler, an internship and career advisor with the Career Center. “Sarah would send emails out to me and other fashion majors over this summer for the start ... Read More

Posted by Portfolio Center, 10/11/17