Career Development

GSAS Compass Graduate Career Development

Graduates at 2023 PhD Convocation

GSAS Compass assists students in GSAS doctoral and Master’s programs in identifying, working toward, and achieving your post-graduation career goals. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture that fosters exploration, nurtures diverse interests, and prepares GSAS students for a range of careers that are well suited to your individual skills, interests, values, and personalities. Above all, we empower students to harness your academic training in any career path you pursue.

Subscribe to the Columbia GSAS YouTube channel to watch recordings of past workshops and events. Follow Columbia GSAS on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on our programming.

Click above to:

  • Request a career advising appointment
  • RSVP for workshops and events
  • Explore our Resource Library
  • Search for jobs and internships

Incoming students will receive access on September 1.

Contact Information

GSAS Compass
106 Low Library

Meet our Staff

Questions? Contact [email protected]


Incoming Students

students at orientation

Welcome to Columbia! GSAS Compass looks forward to working with you when you arrive. We provide one-on-one career advising, connections to employers, and a robust Resource Library to help with your career exploration and job search. Incoming students can begin working with us in September 2023.

Career and Professional Development Toolkit

Resources for Students

Connect with GSAS Compass

Log into our online career management hub for one-on-one advising appointments, career event registration, online resources, and job and internship postings.

One-on-one Career Advising

Read about our policies for one-on-one career advising sessions and what to expect in your first appointment.

General Career Development Resources

Learn about services, tools, and resources that are available to GSAS master’s and doctoral students and recent alumni.

Pandemic Era Job Searching Tips and Support

Visit this page for creative tips on how to conduct your job search, even during this period of uncertainty.

Programming and Events

GSAS Compass offers students a suite of career development workshops, networking events, and opportunities to connect with employers.

GSAS Fellowships in Academic Administration

Gain experience in academic administration through this innovative fellowship program for advanced doctoral students.

GSAS Master's SynThesis

Master's SynThesis is an annual public speaking competition for Master's students and a celebration of MA student research.

Columbia Three-Minute Thesis Competition

The Columbia University 3MT Competition is held annually for doctoral students from across the University to present their dissertation research in three minutes, using only one slide and no notes.

Employers and Alumni

Hire GSAS Students or Alumni

Employers, please start here to learn more about recruiting our exceptional student and alumni talent from the Graduate School at Columbia.

Career Resources for Alumni

GSAS alumni have lifetime access to a variety of career resources across campus.

Recruitment Policies and Guidelines for Employers

If you are interested in recruiting students and alumni from GSAS, please review our policies and guidelines.