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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Guidelines for Interview Attire
1) It’s ok to ask what to wear
- Traditional Industries
- Men: a conservative suit, shirt, and tie
- Women: a conservative suit with personality shown through your shirt or jewelry
- Other Industries
What to wear is much less clear so ask about the company’s general dress policies when you are contacted about an interview – It’s better to be over dressed than underdressed.
2) Shop Smart
- Don’t need to buy several suits for different interviews at the same company.
- In many cases you can get by with one suit combined with varying what you wear with each suit each time. For example: use that one suit for interviews, but change the shirt, jewelry or scarf each time
3) Don’t need to spend a fortune
- Start by looking at higher-end stores to look at interview wardrobe possibilities, but when you are ready to buy something and money is tight, head for the outlet stores.
- When considering you purchasing options don’t look so much at the specific price tags but at the “cost per wearing.”
4) Don’t neglect accessories
- Make sure that your shoes are clean and everything is neat and in order.
- Use a portfolio or briefcase to bring your material to the interview. Not a backpack.
- Women: Wear clear nail polish, make sure your nails are clean, and wear light make – up. You don’t want the focus to be on the bright nails and make – up; you want the focus to be on you and what you have to offer
- Men: Make sure that you have clean nails and you are clean shaved.
- Image matters because it shows your attentiveness to detail and gives the recruiters an idea of how you will represent their company to clients, both internally and externally. The visual message you send makes a big difference in how you are perceived and, ultimately, whether or not you get the job.
(Adapted from Monstertrak.com)