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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_Tips and Samples > Work Life Values Identification Worksheet

Work Life Values Identification Worksheet

Printable Version

List the five work/life values that you consider the most impor­tant to you and cross out the five that you feel are least important. Add any others that you feel are missing. Also, consider which value you would be willing to compromise if necessary and which you would be the most reluctant to give up within your top five.

Opportunity for growth/advancement   Opportunityforgrowth/Chrrrrcetoadvance

Location of the workplace

Working alone

Salary/Income/Financial rewards

Intellectual challenges

Having time for personal life

Working for something you believe in


Enjoyable colleagues


Ease or freedom from worry


Enjoyable work tasks

Being an expert

Job security

Good benefits or vacation

Independence on the job

Service to a cause

Learning from the job

Clear expectations and procedures

Low pressure

Regular travel

Room for creativity

Helping others

Having your own office

Working as part of a team

Professional status/Title

Managing Others

Personal challenges



My five key values are:

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Environment / Lifestyle

When you think about your future, in what atmosphere do you envision yourself? Circle the choices that you value and then rank those that you have chosen in order of importance.

Live in a house

Access to movies or restaurants

Live near workplace

Live in an apartment

Access to cultural centers

Have free time

Live in a rural setting

Active in community

Live near family

Live in a suburban setting

Own many possessions

Live near water

Live in a city

Travel frequently for pleasure

Live in specific climate




The three lifestyle issues most important to me are:

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Adapted from Graduate Career Guide, Center for Career Education, Columbia University

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