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.

Jenny Mak, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Career Placement
(212) 854-0757

Ellie Bastani
Assistant Dean, Graduate Student Affairs
(212) 854-5379

Itanza Lawrence
Career Placement Officer
Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
(212) 854-9158

Jessica Rosa
Career Placement Officer
Computer Science
(212) 939-7007

Rachel Cohen
Career Placement Officer
Data Sciences
(212) 854-9325

Jonathan Stark
Data Sciences
(212) 854-6370

Jeff Davis
Career Placement Officer
Electrical Engineering
(212) 854-3105

Tamar Senderowicz
Career Placement Officer
IEOR: Financial Engineering
(212) 854-2036

Mindi Levinson
Career Placement Officer
IEOR: Management Science
(212) 854-4345

Kevin Russ
Career Placement Officer
IEOR: Operations Research
(212) 854-8468


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







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