Congratulations 2013 Graduates!!
Did you know that as an alumnus, you can continue to utilize Career Services? To review a list of services offered, click here.
Do you want to stay connected to what is happening in TC Career Services and the Columbia community? Join the TCCS Alumni Listserv to receive emails about upcoming career development workshops and panels, webinars, employer information sessions and current career opportunities. You will receive weekly updates during the fall, spring, and summer semesters, along with special announcements. Click here to subscribe.
Welcome to Career Services
Teachers College Career Services (TCCS) is committed to guiding all TC students and alumni throughout the different phases of the career development process. Whether you are entering a new field, advancing within your current profession, or changing directions, we will help you identify and develop the skills and resources needed to achieve your career goals.
TCCS Employer Relations: The "Educated" way to recruit
Employers connect to highly talented TC students and alumni in the fields of education, psychology, health and international educational development. Our employer relations staff can maximize your recruitment efforts by understanding your immediate and future hiring needs and developing targeted recruitment strategies. It is the educated way to go! We welcome your partnership and long term interest in our students and alumni. Upon hiring from TC, please share with us your hire information by clicking here.
TCCS can assist you with your career development throughout the duration of your time at Teachers College and when you become an alumnus. Start you career development journey today. Schedule an hour long career counseling appointment to help you make informed decisions about your career goals: take an assessment test, learn job search tips, and schedule a mock session for interview preparation. Have your resume, cover letter, and curriculum vita (CV) reviewed electronically or come in for a 15 minute walk-in.
Join the TCCS Linkedin Group
ATTENTION: This group now serves as the new TCCS Alumni Mentor Program. The former Alumni Mentor Program housed in TCCS LINK is no longer accessible. The transition to this group will significantly enhance your overall networking opportunities! Click here for more information on joining this group!
TCCS Programs & Events
Throughout the fall and spring semester, attend a workshop to learn how to write a resume and to negotiate your salary. Attend an employer information session to learn more about an organization you are interested in pursuing. Come to a panel to hear from TC Alumni who are teachers working outside of the classroom or who have advanced their education by getting a doctorate degree.
NACE Job Choices Magazine now in digital format on the TCCS Website
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) connects campus recruiting and career services professionals, and provides best practices, trends, research, professional development, and conferences. NACE Job Choices Magazines are now available in digital format. Magazines feature job-search advice and interview tips, sample cover letters and resumes, links to employer websites, and more! To view, go to the Resources Section on the TCCS Website and click on Publications
ACCESS ONLINE RESOURCES THROUGH MY TC PORTAL
Career Counseling Appointments
We are available for individual appointments -- either in person or by phone -- to assist you with your career development needs. We also offer the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to help you assess your career interests and skills (nominal fee charged). All counseling sessions are confidential. Call us at (212) 678-3140 to set up an appointment.
TC Career Services (TCCS) Career Counseling Appointment Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please provide TCCS with at least twenty-four (business) hours notice so that we can make that appointment time available to another student or alum. If - for any reason - you fail to advise us that you cannot make an appointment, your appointment will be recorded as a "No Show." If you accrue three "No Shows" during a semester, you will not be allowed to schedule further appointments at TCCS during that semester. Career Document Review
To have your career documents reviewed, you must first register on TCCS LINK, our online job database. After your registration is complete, email your resume, curriculum vitae, cover letter and/or personal statement to firstname.lastname@example.org
. One of our career counselors will review your career document(s), make suggestions and return it to you within 8 business days.
Prior to submitting your materials, feel free to review our Resume Checklist
, Resume Writing Guide
, CV Writing Guide
and/or Cover Letter Tips
. You may also choose to make an appointment with one of our career counselors to review your career document(s) in person by calling (212) 678-3140. Alumni Mentor Program (TCCS LinkedIn Group)
Join the TCCS LinkedIn Group 'Teachers College Career Services (TCCS), Columbia University' to connect with TC alumni and fellow students, exchange information, ideas and opportunities with others in your field, and learn about upcoming TCCS programs & events. This group serves as the new TCCS Alumni Mentor Program. The former Alumni Mentor Program housed in TCCS LINK is no longer accessible. The transition to this group will significantly enhance your overall networking opportunities! Click here
for more information on joining this group!
Schedule a mock interview by calling (212) 678-3140 with one of our career counselors and receive feedback about how to improve your performance for the actual employer interview. All mock interviews last for one hour.
Stop by for a "quick" (10-15 minute) counseling appointment with one of our career counselors. Bring your career document(s) for a review, ask questions about an upcoming interview or seek TCCS LINK assistance. This service is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here for our hours