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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Columbia University

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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 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.

Services Offered

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 Alumni/Student LinkedIn Networking Group

Teachers College Career Services (TCCS), Columbia University LinkedIn Group
Connect with TC alumni and fellow students, exchange information, ideas and opportunities with others in your field, and learn about upcoming TCCS programs & events.

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.
 
Learn more
 

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

The web’s more complete resource for career management and job search information
Access to complete Insider Guide library and the inside scoop on more than 1,000 companies, careers, and industries, along with videos and tips.
Going Global - Leading provider of career and employment resources for evaluating, selecting, and transitioning into a successful career in a foreign country.

International Education Development Panel

Come meet and network, as well as hear from panelists who are professionals and alumni in the field of international education. They work at a variety of organizations, including AFS-USA, Save the Children, Institute of International Education, and private consulting.

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time:
6-8PM

Location: 179 Grace Dodge Hall

Register for this event on TCCS LINK.

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Faculty Services

Classroom Presentations
TCCS staff are available to provide career-related programs targeting your students' specific career needs. To request a presentation, please complete the online presentation request form.

TCCS Faculty Listserv
TCCS provides faculty with the ability to self-select to receive a copy of the tc current weekly listserv highlighting key career programs and services offered by TCCS to students.  To request to receive this important resource, please complete the online TCCS Faculty Listserv request form.

Faculty Resources

As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, TCCS is pleased to offer you guides targeting various faculty needs: Alumni Mentor Program (LinkedIn Group)
Teachers College Career Services (TCCS) is proud to announce that, as of October 1, 2012, our former Alumni Mentoring & Career Networking Program housed within TCCS LINK has transitioned to the TCCS LinkedIn group titled ‘Teachers College Career Services (TCCS), Columbia University’.  TCCS is currently utilizing LinkedIn for all alumni mentor and networking purposes and we are confident about this transition as it will significantly enhance the TC community’s opportunity to network.  Students are encouraged to reach out to alumni through this LinkedIn group in order to help them explore different career opportunities, build professional contacts, and gain 'real world' perspectives from people working in their field.  The LinkedIn profiles for TC alumni will serve as their alumni mentor profile and will be visible to all members of the LinkedIn group.

Students will continue to have the opportunity to network with alumni as well as fellow students through the LinkedIn platform.  Currently there are over 1,200 members and the number is growing fast.  According to the LinkedIn website, as of December 31, 2012, their worldwide membership includes over 200 million professionals.  To learn more about LinkedIn, please click here.

Keep enthusiastic alumni involved by encouraging them to join our LinkedIn group in order to network with students and fellow alumni.  TCCS is very excited as our new LinkedIn Group ‘Teachers College Career Services (TCCS), Columbia University’ has become our new Alumni Mentor Program.

Recruit Help With Research Projects or Work Assignments
TC students and graduates are eager to gain career-related experience. To make such opportunities known, visit our Post Jobs or Internships page in our Employer Section or call our office at (212) 678-3140 for more information. If you are searching to fill work-study positions, those services are available through TC Human Resources

TCCS Career Services

Career Counseling 
We are available for individual counseling appointments, either in person or by phone to assist students' with their career development needs. We also offer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory to help students' assess career interests and skills (nominal fee charged). Please advise students to call Career Services at (212) 678-3140 to set up an appointment. 

Programs and Events
Throughout the year, TCCS offers specialized programs including career development workshops and panels, career fairs, networking events and employer information sessions.  Please click here to view our events calendar which includes full descriptions for all TCCS events.  Refer students to the ‘Career Fairs and Events’ section of TCCS LINK to register.

Walk-In Hours
Students can stop by TCCS for a "quick" (10-15 minute) counseling appointment with one of our career counselors. This service is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Career Document Review
Students and alums can have their resume/curriculum vitae(CV)/cover letter, and/or personal statement reviewed by either emailing the document to careerservices@tc.edu or making an appointment with a career counselor.

Mock Interviews
TCCS offers a mock interview service to provide students with a forum to practice their interview skills and receive feedback about how to improve their performance for the actual employer interview. 

TCCS LINK (Online Career Development Resource and Job Database)
Utilized to promote career opportunities and recruitment initiatives to TC students and alumni. TCCS LINK enables students/alumni to search full-time and part-time job openings, internships, volunteer and fellowship opportunities; view and register for career service programs, career fairs, on-campus interviews and employer information sessions; access an online resource library and receive personal messages regarding upcoming career services events.  It is available through My TC Portal.

TCCS on My TC Portal
TCCS on My TC Portal provides students and alumni with several resources, which include the TCCS Recruitment Services Agreement, as well as Vault, Wetfeet and Going Global and Online Career Development Resources.  To access these resources within the portal, select the TC Services tab.  The TCCS Career Services section is located on the right hand side of the page. 

TCCS Library & Resource Area
Visit the TCCS library, which is filled with useful resources to help define career goals and conduct an effective job search. Click here to view the online library inventory. We also have computers and printers available for students to use to meet their job search needs.

Graduate School Preparation

If a student is interested in pursuing another degree here at TC or another institution, TCCS can assist with the application process.

Credential Files – Interfolio, Inc. 
Interfolio is well established as the premier online credentials management service for candidates applying for graduate study or academic positions. Interfolio’s service allows students and alumni to create and manage a digital record of their credentials, including confidential and non-confidential letters of recommendation, teacher evaluations, writing samples, CVs, pre-health evaluations, and more. Interfolio also makes the application process easier for recommendation writers:

Convenience and Ease of Use:
         Letter writers can upload their couments electronically into Interfolio's safe and secure system, or mail
            letters directly to Interfolio.
         Letter writers retain access to uploaded documents, An optional free Interfolio writer's account gives
            access to all uploaded documents, so writers can check the status or easily make updates to couments
            they've written.
         Students / alumni request Interfolio to mail or electronically transfers documents as part of their
            application process.

Reliability and Security:
        • Interfolio manually reviews every letter once upon receipt and again prior to delivery to ensure accuracy
            and legitimacy.
         Letter writers can personally verify the authenticity of documents they upload electronically through writer
            accounts.
         Interfolio is FERPA compliant and uses multiple layers of technological security to ensure that confidential
            documents stay that way. Students cannot read closed or confidential letters.
         Robust technological safeguards, including SSL encryption, keep stored documents secure, and private.
            Digital backups are stored at a secure, off-site location to further protect important documents.

We think you and your students will be very pleased with our partnership with Interfolio. To learn more, or to open a free writers account, please click here.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact TC Career Services.


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