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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.
 
Learn more
 

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.

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Enhancing Skills Experience

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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:

TCCS Resources to Help You Enhance Your Skills and Experience

TCCS LINK
Career Development Workshops
Career Panels
Information Sessions
Online Career Development Tools

Additional Suggestions:
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. 

 

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