Faculty and Staff

Faculty collaboration is central to our strategy and helps students transition from academia to their professional fields.  We encourage you to utilize Career Center resources in your course syllabus or bring your classes to pertinent events. 
On this page, you will find tools and resources that can be easily incorporated into your syllabus.  Additionally, in the classroom integration section we have listed ways we can work with you to help better prepare your students for life after graduation.

Contact us with any questions about how to bring career into your classroom



As an alternative to creating a full website, consider requiring your students to develop or refine their Portfolium profile.  Portfolium is Columbia's own database of student talent that allows students to publicly promote access to their professional work and interests.  It also provides access to students and alumni for collaboration.  If you are interested in creating a Portfolium assignment for your students, please contact us and we can provide options on how to integrate Portfolium into your coursework.

Big Interview

Big Interview is a video mock interview tool that allows students to practice questions tailored to their area of professional interest. Big Interview includes a variety of sample questions from over 30 industries that allows students to practice talking about their skills and experiences. As a class assignment, you have the ability to upload, or assign pre-made questions and can require students to complete an interview and send you a link for feedback. Learn more here and contact us if you're interested in using Big Interview with your class.




Career Center Events

Career Center events promote portfolio and career development, and create links between students and the creative industries.  Please take a look at our current list of events, and if you are interested in bringing a class to one of our events please contact the Creative Industry Liaison who works with your department. 

Do you have an idea for an event or program that would align with your class?  Please contact us, we'd love to discuss a possible collaboration and assist you in developing a career related event or program.

Career Center Presentations

We offer a few different presentation categories so that you can choose the topic that best aligns with your course learning objectives.  Please read through these categories and select the appropriate presentation type before completing our request form

After you enter a class presentation, a staff member will likely be contacting you to clarify how we can provide content to meet your students' needs.

Note that class presentations must be submitted at least two weeks in advance, and are subject to staff availability.  Due to our small staff, weekends and evening availability are limited. 


Contact the following staff members for more information regarding specific programs:

What else? You tell us.  We're always looking for new ways to collaborate.