Internship Success Story: Nayan Meshram

The Career Design Lab is thrilled to celebrate the successes of all of our Columbia University School of Professional Studies students and alumni.
This month we highlight current students who are fortunate to gain work experience through internships!
Congratulations to …

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Career Design Lab
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How to Get a Job: Your Ultimate Guide

Finding a job can be nerve-wracking, exciting, frustrating, exhausting, and even anxiety-inducing. Unfortunately, we’re not here to tell you it’s an easy feat to land a job you love. However, there are ways to make the job search easier (and …

By Zoe Kaplan - Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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How to Highlight Transferable Skills on Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile When Changing Industries

According to a recent report from the Pew Research Center, around four percent of workers, on average, changed industries every month from 2019 to 2021. What’s more, in 2021, around five percent of employees found new occupations. Though these percentages …

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Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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15 of the Highest Paying Software Engineering Jobs

The highest-paying software engineering jobs usually involve more experience or specialized skills. Niche skill sets in emerging sectors, like cloud computing and artificial intelligence, often earn bigger paychecks than more generalized roles. Additionally, with more experience, you gain leverage within …

By McKayla Girardin - Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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How International Students Can Improve Their Chances of Getting H-1B Visas

With this year’s H-1B visa registration season well underway, we spoke with International Student Career Expert Marcelo Barros about what international students should be doing now, common mistakes students make when searching for U.S. employment, and what we can expect …

By Derek Loosvelt - Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Featured Classes

Career Design Lab Course

The CDL course on Canvas is designed to help you leverage best practices in your professional development.  There you will…

Become a Product Manager

Product managers have many responsibilities: product strategy, development, and design, as well as product launch and retirement. They work with…

Product Management: Building a Product Roadmap

A roadmap is a simple but powerful tool for product development. A strong product roadmap supports your business objectives and…

Optimize your Linkedin Profile

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

Product Management: Building a Product Strategy

Behind every successful product there is a clear strategic vision that takes both market and customer needs into account. Essentially,…

Building Professional Connections

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

Interviewing for Product Management Jobs

Product management positions are fun, challenging, and lucrative—but the journey from first contact with recruiters to signing your offer letter…

Informational Interviewing

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

Leading in Government

Many people feel that leading in government is a puzzle. While it certainly has its challenges, serving the public can…


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

Become a Government Project Manager

Government project management is known to have tougher deadlines, tighter budgets, and stricter requirements. Get the skills you need to…

Delivering an Authentic Elevator Pitch

Find out how to craft an authentic personal pitch while projecting competence and warmth—two key factors in making a great…

Stay Ahead in Construction Management

Jim Rogers
Whether you’re a construction industry veteran looking to switch roles or a brand new construction manager trying to get your…

Become a Data Visualization Specialist: Concepts

Doug Rose
Data visualization is ultimately the make-or-break moment for any data science operation or business analytics project. Develop a solid foundation…

Construction Management: Reading Civil Construction Drawings

Jim Rogers
Construction personnel of all types needs to understand the role that civil construction drawings, or blueprints, play in the construction…

Data Science Foundations: Fundamentals

Barton Poulson
Instructor Barton Poulson defines the relationships to other data-saturated fields such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. He reviews the…

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…

Writing a Successful Resume

Finding a great job starts with writing a great resume, one that speaks to your personal and professional strengths. Learn…

Writing a Cover Letter

Cover letters matter. When done right, they spell out clearly who you are, what you have to offer, and—most importantly—why…

The Data Science of Sports Management

If your fascination with sports has piqued an interest in data and statistics, getting a general understanding of data science…

Career Planning Resources

Find resources relevant to the community to help you succeed.

Podcast Episode 7: Transferable Skills and Leveraging Your International Experience

In the seventh episode of Rising to the Top: Lessons in Leadership, we welcome Sean Brecker, the CFO of Headspace …

Podcast Episode 6: Creative Problem Solving and Resiliency

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

Podcast Episode 5: Face the Fear in Your Career

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

Podcast Episode 4: The Art of Storytelling

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

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 …

Resume Building

Creating a Professional Resume

Employers only look at a resume for 7-10 seconds so it’s important to use a common …

Featured Mentors

Janine Acheson

Success Stories
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Clinical Operations Johnson & Johnson

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

Paula Diaz

Success Stories
  • Climate Justice and Nature Intern Colgate Palmolive

Jan Raphael Floro

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

Suzy Gao

  • Data Analyst Okta