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
ACCESS ONLINE RESOURCES THROUGH MY TC PORTAL
The Reference Page
WHAT IS A REFERENCE PAGE?
Your Reference Page should be a one page document with the same letterhead as your resume and cover letter. It will list 3-5 references in order of preference (whom you would prefer to have contacted first to whom next and so on).
WHO SHOULD ACT AS MY REFERENCE WHEN AN EMPLOYER REQUESTS REFERENCES?
Before your first job application or interview you should prepare a list of 3-5 references who can attest to your work. You’ll want to contact each of these references to alert them to your job search, request their participation as references, and confirm their contact information. You do not need to ask the most senior or recognized person in your organization to be your reference, rather your references should be the supervisors, colleagues, professors and associates you have worked with on a regular basis who can best attest to your work. Each time you deliver the list of your references to a potential employer you should contact each of your references to let them know the type of job you’ve applied for and why, so they may act in your best interest to represent you clearly when contacted.
WHEN SHOULD I DELIVER MY REFERENCES?
Employers are almost always required to check references before hiring. Sometimes the job posting itself will request submission of references along with your cover letter and resume. At other times, you may not be requested to give the employer your references until you have completed one or several interviews. In each case, wait for the employer to request your references before giving out this information. This practice maintains respect for your references; you are not revealing their contact information unless necessary.
DO I NEED TO REFER TO MY REFERENCES ON MY RESUME?
You do not need to refer to your references in any way on your resume. Simply include your reference page with your documents when applying to the job (if, in fact, it is requested at that time) or whenever the employer requests them.
A sample reference page
Phone / email
Name of Individual (include Mr., Ms., Dr.)
Phone and or email
Mr. John Smith
President and CEO
281 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10128
212-888-8888 / email@example.com
Ms. Mary Mannor
Supervisor, Content Group
281 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10128
212-883-3333 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Rose Suede
Assistant Professor, Humanities
2010 North Meadow Drive
New York, NY 10128
212-999-9999 / email@example.com