Congratulations 2013 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.
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 "Educated" way to recruit
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.
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 TCCS Linkedin Group
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.
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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Enhancing Skills Experience
Now that you have completed an assessment of your values, skills, interests and personality traits, you should have a better understanding of what you could offer a potential employer. This next phase of Enhancing Skills/Experience is about analyzing what you have learned about yourself and honing and developing your skills. This is imperative as you look to start a new career, change into a new one, or continue to advance within your current field.
As a TC student or alumnus/a, you have a strong academic background including semesters of writing and research experience. These credentials are important; however, in order to be truly successful in your career of choice, you also need hands-on experience and training. There are several ways in which you can get this critical experience:
- On-the-Job Experience: doing is learning, which in turn is skill-building. You can get this experience through either an internship or part-time or full-time work related to your field.
- Volunteering: this is a great way to gain exposure to any field. If your schedule does not allow much time for ‘gaining experience,’ you can volunteer for an organization based upon your free time.
- Training: there are several ways you can receive additional training in your field; consider professional development courses, career training workshops, and/or training classes.
TCCS Resources to Help You Enhance Your Skills and Experience
Career Development Workshops
Online Career Development Tools
Professional Associations – Almost every field and industry has at least one professional association (i.e. American Educational Research Association, [AERA]). These associations often hold conferences for members to exchange and share information about happenings in the field. An excellent way to stay abreast of what is happening in your field is to become a member of any related associations and attend these conferences.