Career Development

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GSAS Compass helps doctoral and master’s students in the Arts and Sciences to identify, work toward, and achieve their post-graduation career goals. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture that fosters exploration, nurtures diverse interests, and assists in preparing GSAS students for a range of careers that are well suited to their individual skills, interests, values, and personalities. Above all, we empower students to harness their academic training in any career path they pursue.

GSAS Compass is a new initiative in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences that offers a variety of career development services tailored to master’s and doctoral students, including career development workshops, employer events, networking opportunities, and one-on-one advising. Follow Columbia GSAS on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on our programming.

GSAS Connect is your online career management hub. Log into your profile to schedule a career advising appointment, RSVP for a Compass event, explore our Resource Library, and search for jobs and internships.


Contact Information

GSAS Compass
106 Low Library (currently working remotely)

Rachel Bernard, Director of Graduate Career Development 

Francesca Fanelli, Associate Director of Graduate Career Development

Questions? Contact gsas-compass@columbia.edu
 

 

GSAS Compass

Student Toolkit

GSAS Connect

GSAS Connect is your online career management hub. Log into your profile to schedule a career advising appointment, RSVP for a Compass event, explore our Resource Library, and search for jobs and internships.

Meet Our Staff

Get to know our experienced career advisors.

One-on-one Career Advising

Make an appointment to meet with a GSAS Compass career advisor.

MA and PhD Career Development Resources

Learn about services, tools, and resources that are available to GSAS master’s and doctoral students and recent alumni.

Career Exploration for Humanities and Social Science PhDs

Browse a selection of some of the most common career paths for humanities and social science PhDs.

Career Exploration for STEM PhDs

Browse a selection of some of the most common career paths for STEM PhDs.

COVID-19-Specific Job Searching Tips and Support

Visit this page for tips on how to continue your job search, even during this period of uncertainty.

Programming and Events

GSAS Compass offers students a suite of career development workshops, networking events, and opportunities to connect with employers.

GSAS and University Resources

GSAS Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion

OADI offers a wide variety of programs and workshops that support community-building and professional development, with a focus on the unique needs of students from underrepresented groups.

GSAS Writing Studio

Join a community of dissertators, improve your efficiency as a writer, and get dissertation writing support.

GSAS Fellowships in Academic Administration

Gain experience in academic administration through this innovative fellowship program for advanced doctoral students.

Arts and Sciences Graduate Council

Get involved in student government or a student group, connect with graduate students in other departments, and apply for funding to attend a conference or organize an event on campus.

Center for Teaching and Learning

Develop your teaching skills with CTL, which partners with faculty, students, and staff across the University to support excellence and innovation in teaching and learning.

International Students & Scholars Office

If you are an international student, ISSO is your resource for all questions about how employment affects your visa status.

Employers and Alumni

Hire GSAS Students or Alumni

Employers, please start here to learn more about recruiting our exceptional student and alumni talent from the Graduate School at Columbia.

Career Resources for Alumni

GSAS alumni have lifetime access to a variety of career resources across campus.

Recruitment Policies and Guidelines for Employers

If you are interested in recruiting students and alumni from GSAS, please review our policies and guidelines.