New York City has always been a place of tremendous opportunity and professional possibility. As a Columbia student, you’ll be uniquely situated to make the most of this rich landscape through career development resources and options for internships, externships and more.

Center for Career Education

With experienced staff who are dedicated to helping you develop and reach your goals in every stage of your career development, Columbia’s Center for Career Education is an invaluable resource to both undergraduates and alumni. 

Working with you to develop key competencies, generate ideas and opportunities, and establish connections with employers and organizations, CCE supports the pursuit of your greatest personal and professional objectives, both during your time on campus and throughout your career.


When I was in the application process for my internship with the Governor of Arkansas, I used the Center for Career Education to review my resume and cover letter so I could put my best foot forward. The internship affirmed my interest in politics and its relation to economic policy.

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jobs and internships posted annually on the LionShare job portal



one-on-one career counseling sessions last year



of career fairs, skills workshops and industry showcase events


Over half

of undergraduates have at least one internship by graduation

Internships and career education: by the numbers

CCE leverages a wealth of industry research and data points from both current students and alumni to regularly refine its offerings and deliver the best possible outcomes. 

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Internship programs

From On-Campus Recruiting and industry-specific career fair events to the CCE Alumni Mentorship Program and the CCE Internship and Externship Programs, Columbia students are encouraged to explore the many avenues and resources available to guide them to exciting, rewarding, impactful careers.

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