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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.
 
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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.

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.

Mentors > Mentor Services

Mentor Services

Each year, alumni from different backgrounds, industries and years of experience give something back to Teachers College by becoming an Alumni Contact and/or Mentor. Volunteering with us is rewarding because you will have the opportunity to meet enthusiastic and talented students who are eager to learn about your field and what you do. TCCS clearly outlines all of your responsibilities which helps simplify the mentoring process.

By volunteering as an alumni contact or alumni mentor, you can help TC students develop the skills they need to thrive and succeed in their careers. This program has been designed to assist TC students in making a smooth transition into the workplace and to support their networking skills. This program has been designed to accommodate busy schedules and allows mentors and mentees to set their own timeline and mode of communication (email, telephone, in-person) to facilitate a mutually rewarding experience.

Alumni Contact - allow students to reach out to you and your organization in an effort to learn more about what your organization does. This invaluable service helps potential candidates learn about your career path and organization. It usually involves a telephone, email or in-person conversation.

Alumni Mentor - allow students to benefit from your expertise and knowledge as they grow in their own careers. Through mentoring relationships students are able to develop career directions and gain "real world" perspectives on potential occupations and industries. Students are also given the chance to network gain insight into areas of interest beyond an academic setting. In turn, you will develop stronger ties to TC students and have an opportunity to interact with and guide the next wave of professionals in your field.

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To participate in the Alumni Mentoring and Career Networking Program, please click here to register through TCCS LINK.
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Please note: this online program is password-protected and only TC students and alumni will have access. Students will not be able to view your personal contact information (i.e. name, address, phone, email, etc.) They will only be able to see the information that you provide regarding your employment and educational history. If they are interested in your profile, they will email you through our online system without being able to view your actual email address. You will receive basic information about the student (i.e. degree/academic program) and any other information that they provide in their message to you. As a Contact and/or Mentor, you are responsible for responding to that initial outreach and making the proper arrangements to speak or meet with the student. You can also set a limit as to how many times a month you are willing to be contacted.

On behalf of the TC student body and TCCS, thank you for your time. We hope you choose to participate in this program. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
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