Mailman CareerLink is an exclusive resource for Mailman School students, alumni, and employers. Using this career management system, you can:

  • Search and apply for jobs and internships, sign up to have new job listings emailed to you, and search a directory of employers

  • Upload resumes and cover letters, and publish resumes online for employers to view

  • Download relevant career handouts, workshop materials, and videos

  • Schedule appointments with OCS staff

How to Log into Mailman CareerLink


Click here to log into your student account.

Your username is your UNI. Your password is randomly generated and has been emailed to you by OCS. Click "forgot password," to have it resent to your Columbia University email address.


To access Mailman CareerLink, you must enter your UNI and password. This UNI and password is the same combination you used to sign into your Columbia email, access resources, and register for classes when you were a student.

Your UNI is the number letter sequence in your email address before For example: abc123 [at]

If you do not know your UNI, visit Columbia Alumni Association log-In help page to retrieve your information.

Click here to create an alumni account.

Once you login with your UNI, you can click "Click here to register" to create your account. If you already created the account, log in by typing in your username and password on the website.

Helpful tips on using Mailman CareerLink

Update Your Profile

Click “My Account” heading in the top left navigation bar then “My Profile” to complete your profile. While you are not required to complete the entire profile, providing more information may help connect you with more opportunities.

Upload Your Resume

Under the “My Account” drop-down, click “My Documents.” Then click the “Add” link, type in a name for your file in the “Document Name” field, then click “Choose File” and upload your resume in Microsoft Word, RTF, or PDF format by clicking on "Save." Be sure you review our tips on resume writing first.

Upload Resume in Resume Books

To publish your resume in resume books, select “allow employer viewing” in your profile. Your resume will be automatically published in the resume books that match your background.

Search for Jobs and Internships

Click on “Job Search” in the top navigation bar, then type in a keyword or position type and click  “Search."

You can also click on “Advanced Search” to search by post date, industry, organization name, department, location, etc. Click on the job number/title to read the job description and see how to apply. (Note: You may need to disable pop-up blockers) In some cases, you may be able to apply directly through the system by clicking the “Apply Now” button, choosing your resume and other documents to submit, and clicking "Save." You can also save jobs for later by clicking “Add to Favorites.”

Set up a Job Search Alert

Click on “Save Search” and “Email me new Jobs” to set up an email alert with new job postings.

Sign up for Workshops and Career Events

Click on the “Career Events & Workshops” tab at the top of the screen. Click on the name of the event you would like to RSVP for. Then click “Register for Event” at the top of the screen. For career fairs, you may also view the registered employers by clicking “View Employers Attending.”

Search the Employer Directory

Search for employer records and information for employers who have granted students access to view their information, by clicking the Employer Directory tab at the top of the screen.

Make an Appointment With Career Services Staff

  1. Click on “Make Appointment” on the left-hand side of the page (under “I want to…”).

  2. Fill in a “Reason for Visit” if you like, then click on the time slot that fits your schedule. By clicking the time, you will be signed up for that appointment time.

  3. Your appointment will now be scheduled and you will receive a confirmation and a reminder email.

  4. Please note—current students and recent graduates (within 12 months of graduation) can make up to 2 appointments per month. Alumni can make 2 appointments per semester during the school year and up to 2/month in the summer.

  5. To cancel an appointment you have made:

  6. Please cancel at least 24 hours before the appointment.

  7. Log in to CareerLink and click on "My Account" on the top left-hand side of the page.

  8. Then click "My Activity."

  9. Click on the tab saying "Appointments."

  10. Find the appointment you want to cancel and click "Cancel" (after the word "View" on the right hand side of the page).

View Your Activity

You can view past job applications made through the system, past job placements, and event RSVPs by viewing your activity.

Access the Resource Library

Click on “Resource Library” on the left-hand side of the page to view over 210 different resources, including 38 general career resources, video links, and handbooks; 48 global health resources; 34 government job search resources; 9 PhD/DrPH resources; 30 salary research tools, salary surveys, and employer research resources; and numerous specific articles on topics such as aging, community-based organizations, case interviewing/consulting, EHS employers, food policy, SSRH careers, job search for MDs, individuals with disabilities etc.

For more tips on CareerLink, watch the Prezi.

In addition, please be sure to download and read the Mailman School Career Handbook, downloadable from the CareerLink Resource Library, since it answers most job search questions.

If you have any questions, msphocs [at] (please email Office of Career Services)