Recruiting Events at Columbia College Chicago

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 or on Handshake at

Employer Meet and Greet

Employer Meet and Greets are monthly opportunities for employers to share virtually, or in-person, more about their company, and promote any paid internship or hiring opportunities. Meet and Greets are typically one hour and open to students and alumni at all stages of their career development.

Other ways to engage with our diverse pool of talent

Our students are always interested in virtual or in-person tours of your workplace, industry chats, and resume and portfolio reviews.  If you're interested in one or more of these areas of engagement, please complete this form and we'll be in touch as these opportunities are scheduled.

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: