Columbia Business School’s Career Management Center is dedicated to helping students learn the building blocks of career management, preparing them not only for their first job after graduation, but for a lifetime of contributing to the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Columbia MBAs are actively sought by corporate recruiters, who represent as many as 600 employers each year.
The Career Management Center offers a range of resources to aid in students’ searches for internships and full-time employment. Through one-on-one sessions with advisers to formulate individual job-search strategies, as well as workshops and clinics that provide tactical advice, students become well-prepared to navigate the job-search process.
Special seminars, speakers, and panels explore such topics as:
- Successful interviewing skills
- Writing effective résumés and cover letters
- Self-identifying strengths and weaknesses
- Industry-specific job-search tactics
- Navigating the recruiting process
- Weighing compensation options
- Building business relationships
- How to get staffed on the projects you want
- Jumpstarting your job search across industries and around the world
Students also learn firsthand about specific companies through numerous corporate presentations and panel discussions in which corporate representatives — many of them alumni — meet informally with students on campus to discuss opportunities in their organizations.