CareerLeader is a Web-based assessment tool that asks questions about
your interests, skills and values and recommends areas of business that fit
with your responses. All first-year students are automatically registered for
CareerLeader. To access it:
- Go to CareerLeader
and click on "Sign In"
- Enter your school email address (like email@example.com)
- Enter registration key: columbiagsb-heavy
- If you get an error message, please contact the Career Management Center or Nadege Pacheco. In some cases, the CMC will need to approve your access to CareerLeader which will happen with in 1-2 business days.
If your name is not instantly recognized, you will receive an email within 1-2 business days with further information on completing your CareerLeader self-assessment. Please contact Nadege Pacheco with any questions about accessing the instrument.
DO NOT use the
CareerLeader 360 degree evaluation in your first year. Your Leadership Development
course has a required Leadership Profile exercise; while not identical to the
CareerLeader 360, the Leadership Profile will require you to obtain feedback
from many of the same sources as the CareerLeader 360. So that you are properly
focused on the requirement for your Leadership Development course, the CMC and
CareerLeader strongly advise that you not use the CareerLeader 360 until after
the completion of your Leadership Development course.
If you have questions about the CareerLeader self-assessment, please email
our staff at CareerManagementCenter@gsb.columbia.edu.
If you have questions about your Leadership Development course, please speak
with your faculty member.
Students often wonder why CareerLeader recommends certain careers for
them but not others. To find out:
- In CareerLeader go to "Step 3 - Your Results"
- Click on "Detailed Results"
- Click on "Career Path Matches"
This will bring up a list of careers and your level of compatibility with each.
Click on any career to look at the factors behind CareerLeader's recommendation.
Note: CareerLeader makes recommendations about potential career pathways based
on compatibility of interests. You will need to ascertain the feasibility of
pursuing these pathways by researching marketplace conditions and determining
the fit with your skills and experience.