GSAS Compass Spring 2021 Programming

GSAS Compass offers a suite of career development programming tailored to master’s and doctoral students in the Arts and Sciences. Stay tuned for registration information and more details on dates and times. All programming will be conducted virtually. Please direct questions to gsas-compass [at] columbia.edu.

Career Development Workshops

Job Search 360
Workshops that cover the basic elements of a successful job search. 

  • Application Materials: Friday, January 22, 10:00 - 11:00 am EST
  • LinkedIn: Friday, January 29, 10:00 - 11:00 am EST
  • Informational Interviewing: Friday, February 5, 10:00 - 11:00 am EST
  • Interview Basics: Friday, February 19, 10:00 - 11:00 am EST
  • Negotiations: Friday, March 19, 10:00 - 11:00 am EDT

MA Academic and Professional Development Series
In collaboration with MA program staff, these workshops are focused on topics that are critical to students' academic progress and professional success, and are intended to build community among MA students from across the Graduate School. 

  • Job Search Strategies: Friday, January 15, 10:00 - 11:30 am EST
  • Public Speaking: Friday, February 12, 10:00 - 11:30 am EST
  • How to Get Published: Friday, March 12, 1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT
  • Starting a New Job (or Internship) on the Right Foot: Friday, April 9, 10:00 - 11:30 am EDT

PhD Pathways
A series of career exploration workshops for PhD students in STEM fields and humanities/social science disciplines, and career conversations with alumni.

  • Alumni Conversations
    • Thursday, February 11, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
    • Thursday, March 11, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
    • Thursday, April 1, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT 
       
  • Career Exploration
    • STEM Careers: Tuesday, February 23, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
    • Humanities and Social Sciences Careers: Wednesday, February 24, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

Peer Mock Interview Workshops
Attendees will sharpen their interview skills through this interactive workshop, which will offer the rare opportunity to be on both sides of the interview table. 

  • Tuesday, February 2, 4:00 - 5:30 pm EST
  • Tuesday, March 23, 4:00 - 5:30 pm EDT

Alumni Networking Opportunities

  • General alumni networking opportunities
  • Field-specific networking events in fields such as non-profit, arts and culture, science careers, consulting and finance, among others

Employer Recruiting Events

Employer Information Sessions
These hour-long events are an excellent way to make employer connections, gain insider knowledge about an organization or company, and learn about job and internship opportunities. More events and dates are forthcoming.
 


Previous Events

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