Career Development

Columbia Engineering students have access to a wealth of professional development resources including the Columbia Engineering Career Team, the Center for Career Education, career-related workshops and events, NYC ASCENT, and research engagement.


Additional Resources

Center for Career Education

The Center for Career Education (CCE) works with SEAS undergraduate and graduate students and alumni to help them define career goals and gain work experience through:
  • Individual career counseling and career skill workshops
  • Employer and alumni outreach—annually work with 8,000+ employers and 800+ alumni volunteers
  • LionSHARE internship and job database and on-campus recruiting—annually 20,000+ internships and jobs posted
  • Career Fairs including the Engineering Consortium Career Fair and Startup Fair
  • Internship programs and career support to interns in the Science, Technology & Engineering Program (STEP)




Inspired by New York City's emerging tech markets and advances in the fields of computer science and engineering, Columbia University, Cornell University, the City University of New York, and New York University have formed a consortium to connect the growing community of computing science and engineering postdocs, entrepreneurs, technology professionals, and senior researchers. This collaboration will provide professional development and increased networking opportunities for its members by implementing several best practice programs in the postdoc, including providing resources for obtaining funding and getting published, travel awards, the introduction of the Individual Development Plan (IDP), a supplementary curriculum which will help to augment leadership and professional skills, and robust career services. The program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and the Computing Community Consortium.
ASCENT Event Calendar



Office of Graduate Student Affairs

In partnership with engineering departments, student organizations, staff, and the Science and Engineering Library, the Office of Graduate Student Affairs provides professional development programs for our graduate engineering and applied science student population. These programs provide graduate students with the tools, resources, and educational opportunities to be competitive in today's job market.
Office of Graduate Student Affairs Event Calendar



Student Research Involvement Program

Many students at Columbia Engineering are destined for the professional research environment, while others may work in professional capacities in tandem with the research function. It is the purpose of this program to enable undergraduate students to participate.
SRIP Research Opportunities


Professional Development and Leadership Program

The Professional Development and Leadership program enhances the talents of graduate engineering students and broadens their skills in life and work. The program aims to build the engineering leaders of today and tomorrow.
Professional Development and Leadership Program


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