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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Weisman Award Info Session

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Weisman Award Info Session

Weisman Award Info Session


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Career Center

The Albert P. Weisman Award is intended to help advanced undergraduate and graduate students of Columbia College Chicago to complete a substantial media-based project that ...

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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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Freelance Toolkit Series Part 4: Estimates and Billing

Freelance Toolkit Series Part 4: Estimates and Billing

Freelance Toolkit Series Part 4: Estimates and Billing

Career Center

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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Networking for Non-Networkers Mixer

Networking for Non-Networkers Mixer

Networking for Non-Networkers Mixer

The Arc

In the spirit of the holiday season, dust off your creative-professional party attire, practice your pitch and bust out your business cards because you’re invited ...

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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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Recent Blog Posts:

Adventures in Comedy

Alumnus Derek Van Pelt returned to campus to talk about breaking into comedy, managing Amy Schumer, and discovering Trevor Noah. Derek Van Pelt was a screenwriting major at Columbia College Chicago who attended Semester in LA. After a few industry jobs, he landed in comedy management where his first big ... Read More

Posted by Portfolio Center, 11/24/17

Working Wednesdays – Katie Scarlett Strickland ’16

  The path that Katie Scarlett Strickland, Columbia College Chicago ’16 (double major!), is seen walking on in the photo above is not a paved, straight-lined path.  Much like the experience of going from undergraduate studies to a degree, it’s full of obstacles and navigation challenges. So how does a ... Read More

Posted by Portfolio Center, 11/22/17