GSAS Compass Graduate Career Development
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.
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.
GSAS Compass Career and Professional Development Toolkit
Resources for Students
Log into our online career management hub for one-on-one advising appointments, career event registration, online resources, and job and internship postings.
Read about our policies for one-on-one career advising sessions and what to expect in your first appointment.
Learn about services, tools, and resources that are available to GSAS master’s and doctoral students and recent alumni.
Visit this page for creative tips on how to conduct your job search, even during this period of uncertainty.
We offer students a suite of career development workshops, networking events, and opportunities to connect with employers.
Gain experience in academic administration through this innovative fellowship program for advanced doctoral students.
Master's SynThesis is an annual public speaking competition for Master's students and a celebration of MA student research.
The Columbia University 3MT Competition is held annually for doctoral students from across the University to present their dissertation research.
If you are interested in finding a part-time on-campus job, there are several places to look.
On-demand modules just for GSAS graduate students on topics like résumés, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and more.
Employers and Alumni
Employers, please start here to learn more about recruiting our exceptional student and alumni talent from the Graduate School at Columbia.
GSAS alumni have lifetime access to a variety of career resources across campus.
If you are interested in recruiting students and alumni from GSAS, please review our policies and guidelines.