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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.

Career Counseling & Assessment: TCCS offers individual counseling appointments, either in person or by phone, to assist TC students and alumni with their career development needs. TCCS also offers the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to help assess career interests and skills (nominal fee charged).

Document Review: TC students and alumni can have their cover letter/resume/curriculum vitae (CV)/personal statement reviewed either in-person or by phone. Those individuals applying for further graduate education may also utilize services for application document review.

Events & Programs: Offerings include career development workshops and panels, career fairs, networking events and employer information sessions and/or showcases.

Mock Interviews: This videoed session provides TC students and alumni with a forum to practice their interview skills and receive feedback about how to improve their performance for the actual employer interview.

TCCS Library & Resource Area: Career books and directories, computers and printer are available during office hours for TC students and alumni to use.

Walk-In Hours: A first-come, first-serve service providing TC students and alumni with a "quick" (10-15 minute) counseling appointment.

Credential Files:  With Interfolio Inc., students can manage their credential files (e.g., letters of recommendation) online.


TCCS on MyTC Portal: Within the portal, select the TC Services tab.  The TCCS Career Services section is located on the right hand side of the page.  The following resources are available within this section: Go to TCCS LINK, as well as Vault, Going Global, Online Career Development Resources.


TCCS Link (Online Career Development Resource & Job Database): Promotes career opportunities and recruitment initiatives to TC students and alumni.  Search full and part-time job openings, internships, volunteer and fellowship opportunities; view and register for career programs, career fairs, on-campus interviews and employer information sessions; access an online resource library, receive messages regarding upcoming career services events, and create job agents.

Social Media: Access online career development tools including Vault, and Going Global through My TC Portal. Learn the benefits of using social media such as LinkedIn and Facebook for networking and job search. Follow TCCS on Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn.

Virtual Workshops: Virtually participate in TCCS’s core workshops (Resume/Cover Letter Writing, CV/Cover Letter Writing, General Interviewing, Job Search/Networking/Social Media, Salary Negotiation and How to Work a Career Fair/Networking Event) online during live broadcasts presented by TCCS Staff!

TCCS Website: Learn about the services and resources offered, programs and events, industry specific websites and key professional associations; access job search, interview, industry, salary negotiation, and social media guides and tip sheets as well as resume, CV and cover letter writing guides and samples; and review the TC Graduate Survey Report.  Visit our website at

Career Services

44 Horace Mann Hall
(212) 678-3140