Professional Development Resources for Master’s Students

Funding to Attend Conferences

The GSAS Conference Matching Travel Fund provides support for graduate students in the Arts and Sciences to present at conferences.

Career Support

These services offered by the Center for Career Education (CCE) help MA students to explore professional paths and achieve their career goals.

Developing Job Search Documents and a Portfolio

The following CCE resources can assist students in developing their online presence and job application materials.

Visit LionSHARE to view upcoming skill-building workshops offered by CCE.

Mapping Your Career Journey

Below are self-assessment tools to identify skills, interests, and values, and resources for learning about employers.

Self-Paced Career Exploration

Subscription & Digital Resources


There are several ways for MA students to make valuable professional connections with employers, Columbia alumni, and peers: