About

Mission

The Columbia University Mailman School Office of Career Services guides, educates, and facilitates connections for Mailman School students and alumni, to build the next generation of public health leaders.

  • Guide: We provide empathetic career counseling and coaching to help you explore, develop, and refine your career vision and goals, now and throughout the lifelong career development process.

  • Educate: We train you to develop your skills in self-marketing, communications, professional etiquette, and relationship-building, to empower you to achieve your career and professional goals.

  • Facilitate Connections: We actively cultivate school-wide partnerships with a broad range of relevant employers and establish alumni and student networks, to increase your professional opportunities.

We encourage students and alumni to:

  • Schedule an appointment with a staff member for career counseling/advising.

  • Log in to CareerLink and visit the Resource Library to download handouts and the Career Handbook, and become familiar with our career management services and resources, ranging from resume critiques to tips for negotiating job offers.

  • Visit our Resource Room, which houses a career reference library, computers, printer, fax, scanner, and copier.

  • Review our web pages to become familiar with our career management services and resources, ranging from resume critiques to tips for negotiating job offers.

  • Attend our events, including workshops, employer presentations, and career fairs, listed in the CareerLink calendar.

The Office of Career Services is located in the Allan Rosenfield Building at 722 West 168th Street, Suite 1003. To schedule an appointment, use CareerLink. Email questions to msphocs [at] cumc.columbia.edu.

FAQ

Is there an on-campus recruiting program?

The Office of Career Services hosts two career fairs each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Participating employers represent government, nonprofit, academic, research, consulting, and pharmaceutical organizations and more. Employers also periodically visit campus for information sessions.

Does the Office of Career Services manage a listserv?

Weekly during the academic year and bi-weekly in the summer, the Office of Career Services distributes weekly announcements, featuring full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities, as well as career management topics, to current students and alumni. Matriculated students are automatically subscribed to this newsletter.