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Success Stories of the Week: Jan Raphael Floro

The Career Design Lab is thrilled to celebrate the successes of all of our Columbia University School of Professional Studies students and alumni.
This week we highlight an alum from the Enterprise Risk Management program. Congratulations Jan Raphael Floro!


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Pushing through the end of the Semester: 5 Tips to Help Get that Offer

Why is it that when we are looking for a job or an internship, everyone else seems to be getting offers?

And then after receiving another rejection email, we lose hope and feel defeated. It’s frustrating and not fun.

It’s …

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Amanda Chenkin Career Coach for APAN, ERM, SUMA
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Success Stories of the Week: Nicolas Martinez

The Career Design Lab is thrilled to celebrate the successes of all of our Columbia University School of Professional Studies students and alumni.
This week we highlight an alum from the Applied Analytics program. Congratulations Nicolas Martinez!


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Success Stories of the Week: Kelvin Jiang

The Career Design Lab is thrilled to celebrate the successes of all of our Columbia University School of Professional Studies students and alumni.
This week we highlight a student from the Applied Analytics program. Congratulations Kelvin Jiang!


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Startups Look to Scoop Up Laid-Off Tech Workers

‘A few years ago, there was no way we could’ve attracted candidates like this, ’ one startup co-founder says.

Flush with investor capital, technology startups plan to scoop up software developers, engineers and marketers flooding the labor market following job cuts …

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Success Stories of the Week: Yantuo Zhang

The Career Design Lab is thrilled to celebrate the successes of all of our Columbia University School of Professional Studies students and alumni.
This week we highlight a student from the Applied Analytics program. Congratulations Yantuo Zhang!


Congratulations to Applied …

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Do Your Global Teams See DEI as an American Issue?

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To date, organizations across the world have followed the American lead when it comes to DEI. They’ve benefited from the extensive research, data, literature, role models, best practices, narratives, and success stories and have been inspired to address inequality …

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Success Stories of the Week: Shahbaz Nadir

The Career Design Lab is thrilled to celebrate the successes of all of our Columbia University School of Professional Studies students and alumni.
This week we highlight an alumni from the Enterprise Risk Management program. Congratulations Shahbaz Nadir!


Congratulations to …

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Pitching for the Greater Good

 

The 2022 Greater Good Challenge is seeking submissions!

Through the generous support and collaboration of the Beba Foundation, Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies welcomes students and alumni to pitch innovative business solutions addressing current global and societal needs.

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Quiet Quitters Make Up Half the U.S. Workforce, Gallup Says

A word of warning to bosses: American workers are returning to offices after the summer break less happy than they’ve been in a long time.

U.S. employee engagement, a measure of involvement in the workplace and enthusiasm about work, has …

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Dr. Erwin de Leon on LGBTQIA+ Allyship 12 Months of the Year

Erwin de Leon, Ph.D. Chief Diversity Officer of Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies and a Lecturer in the Nonprofit Management Program, is passionate about allyship. In June 2022, Dr. de Leon was honored to be named to Crain’s Notable …

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Red flag: how to spot toxic management in an interview

The word “toxic” has been fashionable since even before Britney Spears sang about it. Back then, it was the toxic ex being talked about; now it’s the toxic manager. But can we say that a person is toxic in the …

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The money movement: how women of color can ask for more in job interviews

Born and raised in Baltimore, by the age of 16 LaTrice Huff was a teen mother of two daughters. Understanding the financial hardships young parenthood would bare, Huff set out on a mission to make money. But for women of …

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Tips and Resources to Help Veterans Find Jobs

Transitioning from a military to a civilian career offers new experiences that can be exciting, but the transition can also be stressful and challenging for former service members.

Veterans are often uncertain how best to get their job search started. …

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