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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.

Students > Student Programs and Events

Student Programs and Events

Career Development Workshops
Throughout the year, our career counselors host several workshops to guide you through the career development process. Workshop topics include Resume and Cover Letter Writing, CV and Cover Letter Writing Job Search/Networking/Social Media, General interviewing, Salary Negotiation, Career Fair Prep, Resume and Cover Letter Writing for International Students, and Power Session for International Students.  Check our Calendar page for an up-to-date Calendar of Events and room locations.

Programs and Events
TCCS offers specialized programs such as career panels, networking events (e.g., Meet the Firms) and on-campus interviews.  Check our Calendar page for an up-to-date Calendar of Events and room locations.

Employer Information Sessions
These forums allow employers to discuss their organizations and employment opportunities with prospective candidates. Information sessions typically last one hour and include a presentation, question and answer period, and networking time.  Check our Calendar page for an up-to-date Calendar of Events and room locations.

Career Fairs

Each year we host and/or co-sponsor a number of career fairs in the education, not-for-profit, international and corporate sectors ( Education Career Fair) designed to help TC students and alumni find jobs and internships.  Check our Calendar page for an up-to-date Calendar of Events and room locations.
 
TCCS and Student Organization Collaboration: Creating Effective Partnerships
Teachers College Career Services (TCCS) welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with all TC Student Organizations on career focused programs, events and workshops.  These partnerships benefit both TCCS and the student organization as it enhances development of creative programming that bridges academic training with career readiness preparing TC students to enter a new field, advance within their current profession, or change directions. Furthermore, it creates an opportunity to share the tasks associated with hosting events, thereby enabling both parties to do more programming over the course of the academic year.  Please click here to access the collaboration form.  Once completed, please email the form to careerservices@tc.edu.

Webinars
TCCS webinars enable students and alumni to view and listen to workshops and presentations through an online platform.  The following previously recorded webinars titled Career Navigation, Transitioning from a Teacher to an Administrator, Social Media and Your Job Search, and Where's My Fit? are available online 24/7 within the Webinars folder in the Resource Library Section of TCCS LINK.  Please check the 'Career Fairs and Events' section of TCCS LINK to find out when TCCS will be having their next webinar. 

After registering for a webinar, you will receive a unique link from our service, GoToWebinar, via email. When it is time to join the webinar, click on this link, and your computer will automatically take you to the seminar via the Internet. If you are not familiar with the webinar format, this simply means that you will be able to see the presenter's computer screen and hear both the presenter and other participants talk throughout the meeting time period. All you will need during the seminar is access to a computer, the Internet, and a phone (or microphone and speakers hooked up to your computer). During the webinar, you will be able to ask questions and make comments by typing your questions/comments into a chat box. Approximately two weeks after the webinar, the presentation recording will be posted within the Resource Library in TCCS LINK. You will be able to view/listen to the webinar again at your leisure.

Registration for the seminars is free, although participants may incur long distance charges when calling in to the conference line (another option is to use a microphone and speakers hooked up to a computer). To register, simply click on the link below the seminar in which you are interested, enter your UNI and password, and then complete the form. Be sure to include a correct email address or the system will be unable to send you the webinar link (also check your spam boxes for the email). Note that the log-in information will be unique to you, so it is important that you save this information. If you have any questions about the seminar series, please email Naomi Naiztat.
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