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Congratulations 2015 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.

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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.
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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.


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Resources > TCCS Library list

TCCS Library list

100 Best Resumes for Today's Hottest Jobs Ray Potter ARCO-Thomson Learning, 1998
101 Grade A Resumes for Teachers Rebecca Anthony & Gerald Roe Barron's Educational Services, Inc., 1998
201 Killer Cover Letters Sandra Podesta & Andrea Paxton McGraw Hill 2003
2500 Keywords to Get You Hired Jay A. Block, and Michael Betrus McGraw Hill, 2003
Building Your Career Portfolio Carol A. Poore Career Press, 2001
Cover Letter Magic Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark JIST Works, 2000
Cover Letters That Knock -'Em Dead Martin Yate Adams Media Corporation, 2001
Creating E-Portfolios Using Power Point: A Guide for Educators Kathleen Z. Montgomery and David A. Wiley Sage Publications, 2004
Creating Your Career Portfolio: At-A-Glance Guide for Dietitians Kyle W. Shadix Prentice Hall Books, 2004
Don't Send A Resume Jeffrey J. Fox Hyperion, 2001
Dynamite Cover Letters Ron & Caryl Krannick, Ph.D.s Impact Publications, 2000
e Resumes Susan Britton Whitcomb and Pat Kendall McGraw Hill, 2002
Executive Resumes & How to Write Them Donald Asher Ten Speed Press, 1997
Gallery of Best Resumes David F. Noble JIST Works, 2001
Grant Writing in Higher Education Ken Henson Pearson Education Inc.
Great Resumes Jason Rich Learning Express, 2000
How to Develop A Professional Portfolio Dorothy Campbell, Pamela Cignetti, et. al. Allyn & Bacon, 2001
How to Write a Winning Personal Statement Richard Stelzer Peterson's, 1997
Mastering the Personal Statement John Richardson Richardson Press, 2000
Perfect Personal Statements Mark Alan Stewart Macmillan, 1996
Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae Acy L. Jackson NTC Learning Works, 1993
Real Resumix and Other Resumes for Government Jobs Anne McKinney Prep Publishing
Resumes for the 50+ Job Hunter VGM Career Horizons VGM Career Horizons, 1995
Resumes that Knock -'Em Dead Martin Yate Adams Media Corporation, 2001
Teachers College Career Services Development Guide Nicole Palagano, Beth Williams, & Lynn Corbett
The Edge -- Resume & Job Search Strategies Bill Corbin & Shelbi Wright JIST Works, 2001
The Elements of Resume Style: Essential Rules and Eye -
Opening Advice for Writing Resumes and Cover Letters that Work
Scott Bennett AMACOM, 2005
The Everything Resume Book Steven Graber Adams Media Corporation, 2000
The Global Resume and CV Guide Mary Anne Thompson John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2000
The Savvy Resume Writer Ron & Caryl Krannich, Ph.D.s Impact Publications, 2000
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101 Dynamite Questions to Ask at Your Job Interview Richard Fein Impact Publications, 2000
101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview Ron Fry Thomson Delmar Learning 2003
1001 Ways to Reward Employees Bob Nelson Workman Publishing
200 Letters for Job Hunters William S. Frank Ten Speed Press, 1993
Ask the Headhunter Nick A. Corcodilos Penguin Group, 1997
Career Choice and Development Duane Brown (Editor) Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Coming Alive from Nine to Five Betty Neville Michelozzi Mayfield Publishing Company, 2000
Expanding our Now Harrison Owen Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Great Interview: Successful Strategies for Getting Hired Vivian V. Eyre Learning Express, 2000
Guide to Internet Job Searching Margaret Riley Dikel, Francis E. Roehon NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group, 2000
Haldane's Best Answers to Tough Interview Questions Bernard Haldane Associates Impact Publications, 2000
Harvard Business School Guide to Finding Your Next Job Robert S. Gardella Harvard Business School Publishing, 2002
Human Resource Professionals' Career Guide Jeanne Palmer & Martha Finney Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
I Don't Know What I Want, but I Know it's Not This Julie Jansen Penguin Books, 2003
In Transition Mary Lindley Burton, Richard A. Wedemezer Harper Collins
Job Search In Academe Dawn M. Forno & Cheryl Reed Stylus Publishing, 1999
Knock'em Dead 2006 Martin Yate Adams Media
Make Your Contacts Count Anne Baber & Lynne Waymon American Management Association
Networking for Everyone L. Michelle Tullier JIST Publishing, 1998
Open Space Technology Harrison Owen Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Over-40 Job Search Guide: 10 Strategies for Making Your Age and Advantage in Your Career Gail Geary JIST Works, Inc., 2004
Polarity Management Barry Johnson HRD Press
Preparing for the Behavior-Based Interview Terry L. Fitzwater Course Technology
Succeeding at Your Interview Rita S. Brause, Alice W. Ryan, & Christine P Donohue Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Targeting the Job You Want Kate Wendleton The Five O'Clock Club, 2000
The Academic Job Search Handbook Mary Morris Heiberger, Julia Millervick University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001
The Job Hunting Handbook: Job Outlook to 2005
Dahlstrom & Company, 1995
The Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities Dr. Daniel J. Ryan JIST Publishing, 2000
The Renaissance Soul Margaret Lobenstine Broadway Books, Division of Random House
The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search Orville Pierson McGraw-Hill Companies, 2005
Vault Guide to Human Resources Careers
Vault, Inc., 2005
Vault Case Interview Practice Guide
Vault, Inc., 2002
What Color is Your Parachute? 2006 Richard Nelson Bolles Ten Speed Press
Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and Gender Divide Linda Babcock and Sarah Laschever Princeton University Press, 2003
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101 Career Alternatives for Teachers Margaret M Gisler Prima Publishing, 2002
Balanced Leadership Sheryl Boris-Schacter and Sondra Langer Teachers College Press
Critical issues in Student Affairs Arthur Sardeen and Margaret Barr Jossey-Bass, 2006
Exploring the Moral Heart of Teaching David T. Hansen Teachers College Press, 2001
How to Become a Teacher David Haselkorn & Andrew Calkins Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., 2000
How to Get a Teaching Job Courtney & Thomas Moffatt Allyn & Bacon, 2000
How to Get the Teaching Job You Want Roberta Feirsen & Seth Weitzman Stylus Publishing, 2001
Interviewing as Qualitative Research Irving Seidman Teachers College Press
Opportunities in Education Careers Marjorie Eberts & Mary McGowan VGM Career Horizons, 2000
Opportunities in Teaching Careers Janet Fine VGM Career Horizons, 1995
Rethinking Student Affairs Practice Patrick Love and Sandra Estanek Jossey-Bass, 2004
So You Want to Be A School Administrator? Charles Hall Writers Club Press, 2000
State of the Art of Preparation and Practicein Student Affairs American College Personnel Association University Press of America 1998
The Academic Deanship David F. Bright & Mary P. Richards Jossey-Bass, 2001
The Call to Teach David Hansen Teachers College Press
The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career John A. Goldsmith, John Komlos, & Penny Gold The University of Chicago Press, 2001
The Chicago Handbook for Teachers Alan Brinkley, Betty Dessants, Michael Flamm, Cynthia Fleming, Charles Forcey, Eric Rothschild The University of Chicago Press, 1999
The Insider's' Guide to Early Prof Development: First 5 Years as a Teacher Sara Bubb RoutledgeFalmer
The Learning Edge Calhoun W. Wick, Lu Stanton Leon McGraw Hill
Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession S. Komives, D. Woodward and Associates Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated, 2003
Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational. . . . Richard Rothstein Teachers College Press, 2004
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Instructional Technology for Teaching & Learning Timothy J. Newby and Donald A. Stepich Merrill Prentice Hall Publishing, 2001
Job Opportunities in Engineering & Computer Science Hoover's Online Peterson's Thomas Learning, 1999
Networlding Melissa Giovagnoli & Jocelyn Miller Jossey-Bass, 2000
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Great Jobs for History Majors Julie DeGalan & Stephen Lambert VGM Career Books, 2001
Opportunities in Publishing Careers Robert Carter & William Pattis VGM Career Books, 2001
Opportunities in Technical Writing Jay Gould & Wayne Losano VGM Career Books, 2000
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Alternatives to the Peace Corps: A Guide to Global Volunteer Opportunities Jennifer S. Willsea First Food Books, 2005
Directory of Jobs & Careers Abroad Elisabeth Roberts Vacation Work, 2000
International Job Finder Daniel Lauber Planning / Communication, 2002
International Jobs: Where They Are and How to Get Them Nina Segal Basic Books, 2003
Survival Kit for Overseas Living, Third Edition L. Robert Kohls Intercultural Press, 2001
The Directory of Jobs & Careers Abroad Deborah Penrith Vacation Work Publication, 2005
The ISS Directory of International Schools ISS McGraw Hill, 2003
Work Abroad Clayton Hubbs Transitions Abroad Publishing, 2000
Work Worldwide Nancy Mueller Avalon Travel Publishing, 2000
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Careers in Art Blythe Camenson VGM Career Horizons, 1999
Careers in Communication Shonan F. Noronha VGM Career Horizons, 1998
Career Opportunities in Art Susan H. Haubenstock & David Joselit Checkmark Books, 2001
Career Opportunities in the Music Industry Shelley Field Checkmark Books, 2001
How to Be a Working Actor Mary Lyn Henry & Lynne Rogers Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000
Opportunities in Television & Video Careers Shonan F. Noronha VGM Career Horizons, 1998
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Environmental Careers in the 21st Century The Environment Careers Association Inland Press, 1999
Health Professions -- Career & Education Directory American Medical Association American Medical Association, 2001
Job Opportunities in Health and Science Hoover's Online Peterson's Thomas Publishing, 1999
Opportunities in Nutrition Careers Carol Coles Caldwell VGM Career Horizons, 2000
Opportunities in Occupational Therapy Careers Zona R. Weeks VGM Career Books, 2001
Opportunities in Physical Therapy Careers Bernice R. Krumhansl VGM Career Horizons, 2000
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Career Development and Counseling Steve Brown and Robert Lent Jossey-Bass, 2005
Career Paths in Psychology Robert J. Steinberg The American Psychology Association, 1999
Careers In Counseling & Human Services Brooke B.Collison & Nancy J. Garfield Taylor & Francis, 1996
Counseling the Culturally Diverse Derald Wing Sue & David Sue John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2003
Graduate Study in Psychology, 2007
American Psychological Association, 2007
Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in Management Consulting Jason Dehni Harvard Business School, 2001
Insiders Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical & Counseling Psychology Michael Sayette, Tracy Mayne, John Norcross Guildford Press
Insiders Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical & Counseling Psychology, 2006-2007 Guildford Press
Opportunities in Speech Language Pathology Careers Patricia Larkins Hicks VGM Career Horizons, 1996
The Helping Professions William R. Burger & Merrill Youkeles Brooks / Cole, 2000
The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admissions Patricia Keith-Spiegel & Michael W. Wiederman Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000
Vault Career Guide to Consulting
Vault, Inc., 2002
Vault Guide to the Top 50 Consulting Firms, 2007
Vault, Inc., 2006

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American Almanac of Jobs and Salaries John Wright Avon Books
Free Money for Graduate School Laurie Blum Checkmark Books, 2000
Negotiating Your Salary: How to Make $1000 a Minute Jack Chapman Ten Speed Press, 2000
Pathways to Succeed for Minorities Ferguson Ferguson Publishing Co., 2000
Pathways to Succeed for Women Ferguson Ferguson Publishing Co., 2000
Projections of Education Statistics to 2007 Debra Gerald & William Hussar U.S. Department of Education, 1997
Start Your Own Business Rieva Lesonsky Entrepreneur Press

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Changing Careers for Dummies Carol L. McClelland, Ph.D. Hungry Minds, 2001
Life Work Transitions.Com Deborah Knox & Sandra Butzel Butterworth / Heinemann, 2000
Real -- Resumes for Career Changers Anne McKinney, MBA Prep Publishing, 2000
So What Are You Going to Do With That? -- Career Changing for M.A.'s & Ph.D.s Susana Basalla & Maggie Debelius Farra, Straus, Giroux, 2001
The Pathfinder Nicholas Lore Simon & Schuster, 1998
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100 Best Nonprofits to Work For (2) Leslie Hamilton & Robert Tragert Beach Brook Productions, 2000
Careers in Nonprofits and Government Agencies WetFeet WetFeet Inc.
From Making a Profit to Making A Difference Richard M. King Planning / Communications, 2000
Harvard Business School Guide to Careers In the Non-Profit Sector Stephanie Lowell Harvard Business School Publishing, 2001
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Landing the Internship or Full Time Job During College Robert R. Peterson Universe, Incorporated, 2005
The Internship, Practicum and Placement Handbook Brian N. Baird Pearson Education, Inc. 2002
Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2006 Edition Naomi Newman, Mark Oldman, Samer Hamaden Vault, 2006
International Voluntary Service Project Directory
Volunteers for Peace, 2007

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Beyond Business Casual Ann Marie Sabath Career Press, 2000
Career Success is Colorblind Ollie Stevenson JIST Works, 2000
Coping with Toxic Managers, Subordinates..and Other Difficult People Roy H. Lubit Prentice Hall Books, 2003
Do What You Are Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger Little, Brown, and Co. 2001
Downshifting -How to Work Less & Enjoy Life More John D. Drake Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2000
Love It, Don't Leave it: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work Beverly Kaye Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2003
Major in Success Patrick Combs Ten Speed Press, 2000
Now, Discover Your Strengths Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton, PhD The Free Press, 2001
The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers James M. Citrin Crown Publishing, 2005
The Critical 2nd Phase of Your Professional Life: For ages 35 to 50 Robert L. Dilenschneider Kensington Publishing Group, 2003
What's Your Type of Career? Donna Dunning Davies -- Black Publishing, 2001
Zen and the Art of Making a Living Laurence G. Boldt Compass, 1991
Jobwise: 150 Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive in Your Career Steve Klein John Wiley & Sons, 2000

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Ace Your Case:Consulting Interviews WetFeet WetFeet Inc, 2004
Active Engagement: enhancing the career counseling process
Ergon Communications, 2003
America's Top Rated Cities - Volumes 1-4 2006 Leslie Mackenzie Grey House Publishing, Inc., 2006
Americorps Americorps Corporation for National Service Americorps, 2000
Byram Hills Teacher Recruitment Video

Career Counseling Models for Diverse Populations
Brooks/Cole, 2002
Columbia University School of Law Employer Directory Office of Career Services Legal Support Systems, 2001
Community Resource Directory for People with Disabilities Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
Directory of Volunteer Opportunities- Responses (2003)- St. Vincent Pallotti Centers 2001
Directory of Public School Systems in the United States, 2002-2003 American Association for Employment in Education, Inc. AAEE, 2002
Education in Singapore (with DVD)
Ministry of Education, Singapore
Educators Resource Directory, Fifth Edition 2005-2006 Laura Mars-Proietti Grey House Publishing, Inc., 2003
Educators Resource Directory, Seventh Edition 2007-2008
Grey House Publishing, Inc., 2007
E-Job Hunting Eric Schlesinger &Susan Musich Sam's Publishing, 2000
Fairbanks, Alaska: The Best Teaching Job in America (Video)
Foundation Grants to Individuals Phyllis Edelson The Foundation Center, 2001
Inside New York 2005
Hamilton Printing, 2001
Insiders Guide to Careers in Management Consulting WetFeet WetFeet Inc, 2004
Killer Consulting Resumes WetFeet WetFeet Inc, 2004
Las Vegas Relocation Guide
Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
Leading the Way in After-School Teaching (Video)
Citizen Schools
MBTI Manual Third Edition I.B.Myers, M.H.McCaulley, N.Quenk, & A.Hammer CPP, Inc
Mid-Atlantic Association for Employment in Education MAAE MAAE, 2003
Patterson's American Education, 2009 Wayne Moody Educational Directories Inc.
Patterson's Elementary Educations 2009 Wayne Moody Educational Directories Inc.
Resources for People with Disabilities (Volumes 1 & 2) Shawn Woodlard Ferguson Publishing Company, 2001
Roget's Thesaurus
St. Martin's Press
The Book of U.S. Government Jobs Dennis V. Damp Bookhaven Press, 2000
The Career Counseling Casebook, 1st edition
National Career Development Association, 2002
The Career Portfolio Workbook
McGraw Hill, 2003
The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools David Garoogian Grey House Publishing, Inc., Fifth Edition 2007 - 2008
The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools David Garoogian Grey House Publishing, Inc., Fourth Edition 2006 - 2007
The Higher Education Job Search: A Guide for Prospective Faculty Members American Association for Employment in Education, Inc. AAEE, 1997
The Legend of Pfizer Jeffrey Rodengen Write Stuff Syndicate, Inc.
Social Security 2005 Red Book Social Security Administration
Webster's Ninth New College Dictionary A. Merriam-Webster Merriam-Webster Inc.
What You Should Know about Non-Profits Independent Sector Independent Sector
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Affirmative Action Register The National EEO Recruitment Program
Education Week
International Careers Employment Weekly Resource of international career positions
Teacher Magazine
The Black Collegian
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Philanthropy Coverage of news and trends in non-profit world.Valuable listings of grants, corporate gifts and job openings.
The International Education
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