CDL Resources to Use During Break

Congratulations on finishing the fall semester. We want to wish you a safe, happy, and well deserved break.

The CDL office will be closed from Friday, December 24th until Tuesday, January 4th.  When we return in the new year, office hours will be Monday-Friday 9am-5pm ET and drop in hours will resume starting the week of January 18th.  You can schedule appointments with your career coach via SPS Talent at your convenience.

During the break, we hope you have some time to reflect and relax, but we also wanted to provide a few resources you can use during your productive moments.

  • VMock Resume Builder – This tool provides instant personalized feedback on your resume based on criteria gathered from employers across various industries and global best practices. VMock will ultimately help you arrive at a market-ready version of your resume that you can feel confident about. Register with your Columbia email to get started. Click here.
  • VMock LinkedIn Review (Aspire) –  Amplify your LinkedIn profile instantly with this virtual LinkedIn review tool. Access Aspire directly through Vmock here.
  • Big interview – Practice virtual and in-person interviews with Big Interview! Big Interview has hundreds of behavioral interview questions by industry, job function, and skill competencies. Try the random roulette of interview questions as well as a library of interview training videos. A new AI review tool has been added to the platform.  This is helpful as you navigate the interview process using video technology. Click here.
  • Use LinkedIn Learning to upskill as you prepare for interviews. To access LinkedIn Learning, go to “Sign in” and select “Sign in with your organization account.” Type in your Columbia email address ( and you will be redirected to the UNI authentication page. If you are signed in with your personal LinkedIn account, sign out first. LinkedIn Learning

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Enjoy your break and see you in the New Year!

By Kat Castro
Kat Castro Associate Director | Applied Analytics Career Coach (Last Name W-Z)