Employers and Recruiting

Thank you for your interest in working with the exceptional student and alumni talent of the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).

GSAS Compass is a new initiative that offers a variety of career development services tailored to master’s and doctoral students in the Arts and Sciences, including career development workshops, networking opportunities, and employer events. Click here to review our recruitment policies and guidelines. 

Why Recruit GSAS Students and Alumni?

One of the oldest and most distinguished graduate schools in the United States, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences administers Master’s and Doctoral programs in a broad range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. Examples include MA programs in Statistics, Mathematics of Finance, Economics, Climate & Society, Human Rights Studies, various regional studies programs, and Biotechnology, and PhD programs in the natural sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences), social sciences (Psychology, Sociology, History), and humanities (Philosophy, English & Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages & Cultures). Please click the following links to view a full list of our 47 master’s programs and 31 doctoral programs.

Our students and graduates are part of a global community and are available for internships during the summer (and in some cases during the academic year), as well as for full-time opportunities in New York City, across the United States, and internationally. Learn more about our school and our students here.

Recruiters will have the opportunity to engage with students with diverse academic backgrounds who have quantitative and qualitative research and analytical skills; unique subject matter expertise; a deep capacity for critical inquiry, creative and collaborative problem-solving, and independent thinking; and a commitment to long-term projects. Our graduate programs offer ample opportunities for students to develop their capacity to contribute to and lead in a pluralistic society.

Employers who are interested in recruiting top talent from GSAS can engage with us in the following ways:

Receive GSAS Compass Updates

If you are interested in learning about upcoming GSAS Compass programming and career development events, click here to sign up for updates from our office.

Post a Job or Internship

Create an account using the LionSHARE platform. Upon approval, you will be able to post positions for students and alumni from all GSAS programs.

For further information about setting up an account, please visit this page.

Participate in a Career Fair

Connect with GSAS students during industry-specific career fairs and employer showcases. Please note that all programming will be conducted virtually in Fall 2020. Contact gsas-compass [at] columbia.edu for more information.

Host an On-Campus Recruiting Event

One of the most effective ways to recruit GSAS students is to leverage our On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) program. We are available to host and assist with organizing information sessions and on-campus interviews. Please note that all programming will be conducted virtually in Fall 2020. Contact gsas-compass [at] columbia.edu for more information.

Connect with GSAS Compass Employer Relations

To learn more about GSAS, our students, and Compass please contact:

Francesca Fanelli
Associate Director of Career Development
fpf2107 [at] columbia.edu
646-949-0158