Hear directly from employers and alumni about careers and companies
Career Exploration Summits are virtual opportunities for undergraduates to explore and engage with organizations and alumni in brand name companies across various industries. The program will include 90-minute virtual visits across three days to meet with alumni and employers where you will have the opportunity to explore careers while developing skills alongside a cohort of fellow Columbia students. Employer partners and alumni hosts from organizations will discuss topics from most pressing trends to what their day-to-day looks like to help you develop skills across a range of industries. You will also receive professional development support from CCE during the week and beyond.
UPCOMING CAREER EXPLORATION SUMMITS
There will be two virtual Career Exploration Summits during the Summer A term.
The first is May 11-13, 2021 and the second is May 25-27, 2021.
Please note: The exact times for virtual sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.
By participating in the Career Exploration Summit, you will:
Understand more about various industries and career paths
Connect with alumni and employer representatives at companies across a range of industries
Gain awareness of how to succeed in the world of work through participation in company information sessions and skill-building workshops
Interact with a cohort of fellow students and CCE counselors through participating in professional development activities throughout the week
Receive ongoing support through meetings with CCE career counselor
You must be a full-time undergraduate student currently enrolled in one of the following schools:
School of General Studies
Students who are on a leave of absence or who have withdrawn from Columbia University are not eligible.
*By submitting an application, you authorize the Center for Career Education to conduct academic and disciplinary checks to confirm program eligibility. Certain University policy violations may disqualify you from consideration for the program
Application Process & Timeline
The CES application is posted in LionSHARE. Applications will open on April 1, 2021.
The three following documents must be submitted as one document to the posting(s) in LionSHARE:
2.) Transcript (can be unofficial): this is your current semester course schedule, which you can access by logging into Student Services Online, clicking on “My Schedule” and copying and pasting your course schedule into a Word Document. The schedule should show your full name, your school, your current courses, and your enrollment status.
3.) Answer to short-answer questions in a PDF or a Word Document
April 1 — CES application available on LionSHARE + CCE’s website
May 2 — Application deadline for Week 1
May 6 — Confirmation of your application for the program
May 11-12-13 — Career Exploration Summit Week 1 program takes place
May 16 — Application deadline for Week 2
May 20 — Confirmation of your application for the program
May 25-26-27 — Career Exploration Summit Week 2 program takes place