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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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TCCS Alumni Resources

TCCS Website Disclaimer

Teachers College Career Services (TCCS) provide this website to facilitate networking, career development and job searches for TC students and alumni.

TCCS is a useful resource for TC students and alumni, but it is one of the many resources that provide referrals for jobs and other opportunities. Teachers College expects those prospective employers working with TCCS to act ethically, but is not able to research the integrity of each organization or individual that lists an opportunity with us. Students and alumni should do research, ask good questions, and use common sense when applying for any job or internships identified on TCCS LINK, through other TC resources, or through any other source. Teacher College is not and cannot be responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspects of off-campus employment.

The TCCS website contains links to third-party websites. TCCS provides these links as resources to students and alumni. The reliability of the information available through these links depends on the policies and practices of those operating those websites. Teachers College can make no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information provided by third-party websites.



TCCS Alumni Listserv
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, employer information sessions, current career opportunities, and more! You will receive weekly emails during the fall, spring, and summer semesters; as well as special announcements. Click here to subscribe.

TCCS Website
The TCCS website contains comprehensive information and resources that will assist you with your career planning needs. The "Resources" page contains multiple guides, handouts and templates to help you write and revise resumes, curriculum vitae, and cover letters; prepare for career fairs; learn networking skills and much more. There are also multiple links to other career-related websites that will be useful for your job search.

TCCS LINK 
TCCS LINK is an online career development resource and job posting database utilized to promote career opportunities and recruitment initiatives to TC Students and alumni.  TCCS LINK is now available through My TC Portal.  To access TCCS LINK, click here.
 
Registration with TCCS is required before gaining access to TCCS LINK.  Register here.

Career Resources
    •  View and register for career service programs/workshops, career fairs, and employer presentations
    •  Maintain a personal calendar, manage multiple resumes, curriculum vitas (CVs), cover letters, other      
        employment related documents.
      Receive personal messages regarding upcoming career services events
    •  Access Resource Library: view workshop Power Point presentations, Career Fair Brochures, On-line Career
        Development Resources, and Career Development Tip Guides
    •  Connect with TC Alumni via the Alumni Mentor and Career Networking program

Job Postings
    •  Electronically submit your resume, curriculum vitae (CV), and cover letter to employers
    •  Search Teachers College targeted job postings, including full-time and part-time job openings, as well as
        internships and volunteer opportunities - updated daily!
    •  Make your resume accessible to TC employers and/or to a national employer database
    •  Search thousands of jobs employers post through a national job stream sponsored by TCCS LINK

Interview Schedules & Resume Drops
Employers coordinate their campus recruitment efforts online with TCCS. By signing up TCCS LINK you can:
    •  View employer on-campus interviews, schedules and resume drops
    •  Submit your resume for campus & employment site interviews
    •  Sign up for campus interviews
    •  Participate in resume collections for employer site recruitment

eWorkshop Series
TCCS eWorkshops enable students and alumni to view workshops online.  The following workshops: Resume and Cover Letter Writing, CV and Cover Letter Writing, Job Search/Networking/Social Media, General Interviewing, Salary Negotiation, and How to Work a Career Fair/Networking Event are available online 24/7.  To view the eWorkshops, please go to the Resource Library Section on TCCS LINK and click on eWorkshop Series.

TCCS Workshops, Panels and Webinars are now available online!  
For viewing, please go to the Resource Library section of TCCS LINK and click on the eWorkshop Series, Panels or Webinars folder.  TCCS Staff will continue to present workshops in person during the fall and spring semesters.  In the fall, please check the TCCS LINK Career Fairs & Events section and the TCCS website calendar for date and time information.

TCCS Library & Resource Area
Visit the TCCS library, which is filled with useful resources to help you define your career  goals and conduct an effective job search. Click here to view the online library inventory. We also have computers, printers and scanners available for your job search needs. 
 
Columbia Alumni Association (CAA)
As an alum of a Columbia University affiliate school, you have access to various services provided by the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), a global network that links almost 300,000 alumni through more than 80 regional clubs and affinity groups, online resources, and over 200 programs around the world. 

Click here to visit the Career Connections section of the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) website and find out which services you are eligible to receive.  You can network with Columbia alumni by joining the CAA and IvyLife groups on LinkedIn. 

For additional questions, please contact the Teachers College Office of Alumni Relations at 212.678.3215 or tcalumni@columbia.edu

Graduate School Preparation 
Interested in pursuing another degree? Learn more about the process and resources available by visiting the TCCS library and/or scheduling an appointment with one of  our counselors. 

Credential Files
We have partnered with a credentials management service, Interfolio, Inc., to offer you a more efficient way of managing your credential file. Now, for a small fee, you can have 24/7 online access to your credentials. For more details, please click here, or visit Interfolio's website at www.interfolio.com or call Interfolio, Inc. toll free at 1-877-77-FOLIO.
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