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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Columbia University

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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.
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.


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Facebook Privacy Issues

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Facebook privacy settings have been a point of confusion for many of its users. Using these guidelines, you can feel more confident in controlling your settings. For information on Facebook’s privacy policy, visit  For Facebook’s privacy guide, visit  You should take the time to look through your profile and adjust what is necessary to your situation.

  1. Basic: Privacy control concerning who can and cannot see certain information is under your personal privacy settings. 
    1. Under “Account” go to “Privacy Settings”
    2. Select which privacy option works best for you.
    3. If you want more options, select “Customize settings.”
  2. Friends: You can control who is a part of your friends list. Do not add someone unless you are comfortable with them looking into your profile.
    1. Friend List: There is an option to organize your friends.  Three typical categories would be “Friends”, “Family” and “Professional.”  You can go more into detail and create lists from your school or by location.
      1. Under “Accounts” select “Edit Friends”
      2.  Click on “Create a List”, name the group and select friends.
    2. You can control the privacy settings of each group.  If you want an album to be limited to “Friends”, for example, select “Specific People” and type in the group name.
  3. Search Results: If you do not want to be found through a search, such as a teacher who doesn’t want their students to find them, you can opt to remove yourself from search results.
    1. Under “Account” go to “Privacy Settings”
    2. Under “Connecting on Facebook” select “View settings.”
    3. Under “Search for you on Facebook” select “Friends Only.”
  4. Photos and videos: Privacy settings concerning photos have been confusing, if not controversial.  Learn to control what photos you want seen, or opt to have all photos hidden from everyone.  For each album you put up, you can adjust the privacy settings as well.  However, you cannot control pictures that your friends put up, unless you politely ask them to take it down.  **The new Facebook profile puts a row of recently tagged photos of you at the top of your profile.  Please note that your privacy settings have not changed.  Only people you’ve allowed to view photos you’re tagged in will see these photos on your profile.**    
    1. Selecting who can see your tagged photos and videos:
      1. Under “Account” go to “Privacy Settings”
      2.  Select “Customize settings
      3. Under Photos and videos I’m tagged in” select “Everyone”, “Friends of Friends”, or “Friends Only.”
    2. In order to opt out of all photos and videos:
      1. Under “Account” go to “Privacy Settings”
      2. Select “Customize settings 
      3. Under “Photos and videos I’m tagged in” select “Customize” and then “Only Me.”
    3. Protect your albums as well: 
      1. Select an album. 
      2. Select “Edit Album Info 
      3. Under “Privacy” select who you want seeing the album
  5. Relationship Status: Often times, a relationship status can bring unwanted attention.  Your associates may not want to see the various relationships that people go through. Consider choosing certain groups of friends and family to view your relationships status.
    1. Under “Account” go to “Privacy Settings”
    2. Select “Customize settings”
    3. Under “Relationships” choose your option.
  6. Status Updates: Sometime unwanted status updates will fill your friends’ Home pages.  These can be avoided by either not downloading applications or by constantly scanning and deleting unwanted posts.
  7. Contact Information: You may want to consider having your contact information (such as email and phone number) to a select group of friends and colleagues.
    1. Under “Account” go to “Privacy Settings”
    2. Select “Customize settings”
    3. Under “Contact Information” select who you want to see your information.
  8. Wall posts: Although you may use your Facebook page professionally, your friends may still post inappropriate things.  You can control who is able to post and see friends’ posts.
    1. Under “Account” go to “Privacy Settings”
    2. Select “Customize settings”
    3. Under “Things others share” select the options that you are comfortable with.


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