Career Day is held twice annually: once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Our Fall Career Day 2017 will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017.
Career days are held at:
216 Fort Washington Avenue
At the northeast corner of 168th Street
Note: Career Day is for Mailman students and alumni only. For details, contact the Office of Career Services at 212-342-3600.
Who from the Mailman School should attend?
First year students seeking information about summer internships and/or post-graduate opportunities, as well as second year students graduating in February, May, and October.
What should I wear?
Will all employers send job descriptions prior to Career Day?
A few employers will, some will bring descriptions with them, and some others will be recruiting general matches for a wide range of opportunities and not have specific descriptions to share. All descriptions received will be available via OCS Announcements within a week of the event.
What should I do if I am seeking an internship and my employer(s) of choice have provided only full time job descriptions or vice versa? What should I do if my employer(s) of choice have provided descriptions for positions in which I am not interested?
Be proactive. Seize the opportunity to discuss your interests and market yourself!
Should I RSVP?
Yes, our employers need to know how many are expected to attend to ensure they send enough materials and also to gauge the interest of Mailman students. Employers make decisions about which schools to target based on early expressions of interest, attendance, and the number of students who interact with them at the event. RSVP here.
Career Day Tips
In preparation for Career Day, review the websites of employers scheduled to attend the event to learn about their philosophies, goals, work, and opportunities. Preparation also includes formulating appropriate lines of inquiry based upon your research.
DO NOT approach an employer and ask him/her to "tell me about your organization and the opportunities available."
DO introduce yourself by stating your department, your graduation date, and (based on your research) the types of opportunities that are available with that employer that both interest you and are a good match for your education and experience.
Research participating employers by visiting their websites prior to the event. Job descriptions from those who send them in advance will be made available to you before Career Day. Refer to this website for tips on employer research.
Prior to Career Day, think about what you’re looking for in a position and what you have to offer. Prepare a two-minute pitch that includes: your name, department, prior degree(s), current degree program, brief description of relevant experience, and your immediate career goals. Formulate questions for the various employers attending the event. Refer to the Big Interview for tips on interviewing.
Prioritize the list of employers you’d like to meet.
On Career Day
Wear business/interview attire. Bring your business cards, a pad and pen, and at least 50 copies of your resume. Also:
Plan to arrive for the start of Career Day (typically 1:00 p.m.) and to stay until its conclusion (5:00 p.m.).
Don't forget your CUMC identification.
While waiting to talk with each representative, review any available literature and plan the questions you want to ask.
If the line for your target is long, select another employer from your priority list to speak with in the interim.
Introduce yourself, smile, shake hands, and offer your resume. When you have concluded your discussion, ask for a business card for follow-up purposes and a thank you note, if appropriate.
After each interaction, jot down quick notes for future reference.
Post Career Day
No more than two weeks following Career Day, be sure to send follow-up letters to those employers you wish to pursue as well as cover letters and resumes to those with whom you did have an opportunity to speak.
Fall Career Day 2017: List of Employers
American Institutes for Research
Analysis Group, Inc
BluePrint Research Group
Breast Treatment Task Force
Bronx RHIO (Regional Health Information Organization)
Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
Charles River Associates (CRA)
Columbia University - New York State Psychiatric Institute
Columbia University Medical Center - OB/GYN
Columbia University Radiology Department
Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute
COPE HEALTH SOLUTIONS
Global Healthy Living Foundation
Grant Thornton LLP
Havas Health & You
ICAP at Columbia University
Insight Strategy Advisors
JBFCS (Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services)
John Snow, Inc. (JSI)
Mental Health Association of NYC
National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc.
New Alternatives for Children
New York City Department of Citywide Recruitment
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene--Health Research Training Program (HRTP)
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene--Public Health Laboratory
New York Department of Civil Service
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Section for Health Equity / Center for the Study of Asian American Health
Office of the Mayor
Omnicom Health Group
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
TKL Research, Inc.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)-- Office of Inspector General, Office of Evaluation and Inspections
United Nations Populations Fund
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Weill Cornell Medicine
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation