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

Chicago AdFed 37th Annual Career Day

Chicago AdFed 37th Annual Career Day

Chicago AdFed 37th Annual Career Day

Venue Six10, 610 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605

Are you a student or a career changer looking to pave your path in the advertising industry? Take advantage of our annual career day! Come ...

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4 A's Resume Review Prep: How to Turn Your Resume into a Marketing Tool

4 A's Resume Review Prep: How to Turn Your Resume into a Marketing Tool

4 A's Resume Review Prep: How to Turn Your Resume into a Marketing Tool

Career Center

The key to success while networking with industry professionals is bringing a solid resume that captures ALL of your best work. If you need help ...

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Virtual Career Talk: Writing for Film, TV, and Theatre with Ken LaZebnik

Virtual Career Talk: Writing for Film, TV, and Theatre with Ken LaZebnik

Virtual Career Talk: Writing for Film, TV, and Theatre with Ken LaZebnik

Career Center

Ken LaZebnik writes for television, film and the theatre. He shares story credit with Garrison Keillor for director Robert Altman’s last film: A Prairie
Home ...

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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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Sweet Treat Tuesday

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Sweet Treat Tuesday

Sweet Treat Tuesday


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Career Center

Join us in the Career Center and fight the afternoon slump with a treat and a session to learn how to get credit for your current ...

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Elevated Chicago 4 A's Advertising Mixer

Elevated Chicago 4 A's Advertising Mixer

Elevated Chicago 4 A's Advertising Mixer

Film Row Cinema

Elevated aims to give Columbia students a chance to see the variety of career opportunities available within the Chicago ad industry. We're here to show ...

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Coffee Break Wednesday

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Coffee Break Wednesday

Coffee Break Wednesday


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Career Center

Prevent your caffeine crash with a cup of coffee at the Career Center! Advisors will be available to discuss credit options and any pressing questions ...

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How to Talk About YOU--Job Interviewing Skills to Master

How to Talk About YOU--Job Interviewing Skills to Master

How to Talk About YOU--Job Interviewing Skills to Master

Career Center

Join us for a quick, interactive flash workshop where we will teach you the skills needed to prep for any job interview and begin preparing ...

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Online Portfolio and Website Basics

Online Portfolio and Website Basics

Online Portfolio and Website Basics

Career Center

You’ve got the creative work, now you need to show it to a wider audience. In this workshop, we will provide an overview of website ...

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TBD: Audio Panel

TBD: Audio Panel

TBD: Audio Panel

Career Center

Securing employment in the audio field can come in many shapes. Whether you are interested in being an audio engineer, live sound specialist, acoustics, or ...

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Jobs and Internships on Handshake (Feb 11-15)

Please find a list of jobs and internships postings that are expiring soon on Handshake below! Cinema & Television Arts (Job, F/T) Administrative Assistant/Location Coordinator at Kate Levinson Locations, Inc (application deadline 3/29/2019) (Job, F/T) Location Scout/Location Manager at Kate Levinson Locations, Inc (application deadline 3/29/2019) (Paid, Intern) Video Intern ... Read More

Posted by Portfolio Center, 02/12/19

Jobs and Internships on Handshake (Feb 4-8)

Cinema & Television Arts (unpaid, Intern) Summer 2019 Film Festival Programming Internship at Chicago Comedy Festival (application deadline 6/1/2019) (Paid, Intern) Videographer/Editor Intern at Inspire11LLC (application deadline 2/28/2019) (Job, P/T) Gear Manager/Grip at EngineWorks Films (application deadline 2/27/2019) (Job, P/T) Studio Coordinator (Design, video production) at SomeOdd Pilot (application deadline ... Read More

Posted by Portfolio Center, 02/05/19