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Center for Career Education to help students "Get the Internship"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Center for Career Education is holding three workshops to help students secure a summer internship on Friday afternoon. The workshops, entitled “Get the Internship: On Campus Recruiting Program,” “Get the Internship: How to Fund an Unpaid Internship,” and “Get the Internship: Develop an Effective Plan,” will take place in Room 501 of the Northwest Corner Building on 120th and Broadway.  Students can register on the Center for Career Education website for the specific session or sessions they would like to attend.  

The sessions include:

Get the Internship: On Campus Recruiting Program (12-12:30 p.m.) 

Part I:  Learn how to navigate LionSHARE and the On-Campus Recruiting process in your internship search.

Part II:  Hear from industry experts about the ins and outs of the finance and consulting industries and learn how to best prepare to get an internship.

  • Finance Industry 101 – Presented by Blackrock
  • Consulting Industry 101 – Presented by Brad Aspel, Columbia Business School '06, former consultant at McKinsey & Company and Alaattin Ozbas, SEAS '08, GEP Consulting

Get the Internship: How to Fund an Unpaid Internship (2:30-3:15 p.m.)

Learn about CCE summer funding programs, internship opportunities, and strategies to fund an unpaid internship. Begin planning early so you will be prepared for upcoming funding program deadlines.  Programs discussed will include the Alumni & Parent Internship Fund and the Work Exemption Program, along with Columbia Experience Overseas program, the CU Internship Network, and the Science Technology Engineering Program. The Fellowships office will also present resources and creative strategies to fund internships, fellowships and other academic and professional pursuits.

Get the Internship: Develop an Effective Plan (3:15-4:45 p.m.)

This workshop will help students identify career resources and recruiting timelines for a range of fields, including arts, media, law, government, nonprofit, engineering, education, and healthcare, and develop a plan to secure an internship in their target industry.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Career Education in partership with the Columbia College Student Council, the Engineering Student Council, and the General Studies Student Council.


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