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

Pub-Style Team Trivia

Pub-Style Team Trivia

Pub-Style Team Trivia

Dwight Lofts

Kick off the semester with some food, competition, and team trivia (without leaving the Dwight!) Bring your cell phone to play! Winners will get prizes!

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Getting Started with Portfolium

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Getting Started with Portfolium

Getting Started with Portfolium


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Career Center

Learn how to showcase your experience and join the Columbia community on Portfolium, our free digital portfolio network! 

This intro session will help you: 

Build and maintain ...

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Handshake is a Piece of Cake!

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Handshake is a Piece of Cake!

Handshake is a Piece of Cake!


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Career Center

Get your afternoon sugar fix at the Career Center. Nosh on a piece of cake while building your Handshake profile! We'll share tips and best ...

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Resumes for Designers

Resumes for Designers

Resumes for Designers

Career Center

In the world of design, it’s important to show creativity. In this event we’ll teach you how to put together a resume that showcases your ...

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Resumes for Media, Communicators & Business Professionals

Resumes for Media, Communicators & Business Professionals

Resumes for Media, Communicators & Business Professionals

Career Center

Join us to learn how to add relevant media/communications and business projects to your resume! These tips will help you stand out from your peers!

After ...

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Resumes for Performers

Resumes for Performers

Resumes for Performers

Career Center

Yeah, you've got talent, but do you know how to show it on paper? After this workshop you'll be able to...

Highlight your performance experience in ...

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Game of Life

Game of Life

Game of Life

618 S. Michigan Ave.

Join us for the Game of Life, an adaptation of the classic board game designed to allow participants the freedom to explore financial decision making ...

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Recent Blog Posts:

Working Wednesday with Meredith Allesee ’17

2017 Arts, Entertainment, and Media graduate Meredith Allesee is the true definition of graduate success. As a student she not only completed a successful internship, but she also found time to get involved on-campus by having two practicums including working with Aemmp Music, where she attended SXSW in Texas. Shortly ... Read More

Posted by Portfolio Center, 04/25/18

The Big Interview (or, how to interview, Bigly)

Coming out of college, I was aware of the importance of a strong resume, being able to write a cover letter, and getting myself to job fairs in order to land a position. But, I didn’t realize—until much later on—how important the job interview was to securing a job or ... Read More

Posted by Portfolio Center, 04/24/18