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 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.
As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, TCCS is pleased to offer you guides targeting various faculty needs: (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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or making an appointment with a career counselor.
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.
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:
• 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
• Students / alumni request Interfolio to mail or electronically transfers documents as part of their
Reliability and Security:
• Interfolio manually reviews every letter once upon receipt and again prior to delivery to ensure accuracy
• Letter writers can personally verify the authenticity of documents they upload electronically through writer
• 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.