Career Design Lab Alumni Services


Featured Classes

Optimize your Linkedin Profile

This LinkedIn Learning course will review on how to best optimize your LinkedIn profiles.   Rock Your Linkedin Profile

Building Professional Connections

In this LinkedIn Learning Class, you’ll learn how to start conversations that build real connections, and use social media to…

Informational Interviewing

If you are looking for a job, considering a new career, or trying to advance in your current career, you…


Storytelling is a powerful way to make people care about products, brands, and causes. It can facilitate sales, marketing, presentations,…

Consulting Professional Weekly Tips

In this LinkedIn Learning class, you will learn topics such as staying connected with clients, setting pricing, blogging to increase your…

Career Planning Resources

Find resources relevant to the community to help you succeed.

Podcast Episode 3: Building a Purposeful Career

The Career Design Lab at Columbia’s School of Professional Studies recently launched a new podcast, “Rising to the Top: Lessons …

Podcast Episode 2: Becoming the CEO of Your Career

The Career Design Lab at Columbia’s School of Professional Studies recently launched a new podcast, “Rising to the Top: Lessons …

Informational Interview Steps


Informational Interview Steps
Identify someone to interview:Professors, advisors, alumni, and members of professional organizations are great candidates for informational interviews. …

Google Interview Warmup

Google has created a FREE interview practice tool where your answers are reviewed in real time, providing insights to better …

DEIA Equity Language Guide

Being respectful and thoughtful in our exchanges with each other, external partners and stakeholders, and the general public is integral …

Featured Mentors

Michael Aita

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Sr Mgr Technical Product Manager Apple

Bisan Alhmood

Success Stories
  • Boston, MA
  • Data Scientist Fidelity Investments

John Angkaw

Success Stories
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Vice President, Public Entity Group Marsh Canada Limited

Kristen Banks

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Sustainability Manager PepsiCo

Geralruchelle Beltia

Success Stories
  • New York City, NY
  • Credit Risk Analyst Nomura Securities International

Timothy Bloom

  • Senior Director Enterprise Risk Management Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

Aston Yuetian Chen

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Investment Product Specialist Allspring Global Investment

Jan Raphael Floro

Success Stories
  • New York, New York
  • Assistant Vice President - Technology Audit Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Suzy Gao

  • Data Analyst Okta

Shuhong Lin

Success Stories
  • New York
  • ERM Leadership Program Intern Columbia University

Lingrui Luo

Success Stories
  • New York, New York
  • Management Risk Reporting-AVP Citigroup