Making the Most of Employer On-Campus Recruitment Events

Want to learn about organizations seeking to hire you for full-time opportunities? We have a number of employers visiting our campus over the next several weeks starting February 11 on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 1:50 PM.

Take advantage of these events to connect with representatives, gain insight into what they’re looking for in candidates, and enhance your chances of landing a job! Below is the schedule for February. Alumni are also welcome.

See a full list of confirmed employers here.

Here are a few ways to make the most of the events and stand out from the crowd:

  • Research the organization beforehand to get a sense of their services, impact, and the communities they serve
  • Prepare an elevator pitch and ensure that you arrive on time to make a good first impression
  • Ask thoughtful questions that demonstrate your knowledge, interest, and curiosity to learn more about their organization, values, and culture
  • Inquire about opportunities for growth, training, and professional development, as well as transferable skills they value, especially if you are a career changer or don’t yet meet certain requirements
  • Collect business cards, so you can follow up to personally thank them (BONUS: Reference something you learned from the session to make yourself even more memorable!)

Solicitation for Applications: Free SAMHSA Train-the-Trainer Event on Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice System Responses | Apply by February 21

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Free SAMHSA Training: How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses

Application deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020

Are you an experienced trainer interested in developing your capacity to provide trauma-informed training to your local agencies and community? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation has a free training just for you!

“How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses” is a train-the-trainer event designed for community-based criminal justice system professionals such as law enforcement, community corrections (probation, parole, and pretrial services), court personnel, and human service providers that serve adult justice-involved populations. While not a requirement to apply, this year’s training events will place special emphasis during the selection process on applicants who provide training to drug courts and/or re-entry programs.

When applying, you can choose from three two-day training events in 2020, all of which will be held at the Sage Colleges in Albany, New York:

  • June 10-11
  • July 22-23
  • August 12-13

While selected applicants must cover their own travel expenses, there are no fees for registration, tuition, materials, or follow-up technical assistance and support associated with the event.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to become the local expert in trauma-informed training for your agency or community!

Learn more and download the application here

Please direct questions to

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center
Policy Research Associates, Inc.
345 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Attn: Amelia Allen, Training Coordinator
Phone: 518-439-7415 ext. 5237
E-mail: aallen@prainc.com

Learn more about the GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation

Welcome to the Spring 2020 Class

WelcomeThe Office of Career Services and Leadership Management would like to extend a warm welcome to our new class of students! We look forward to working with you and supporting your career journey throughout your time at CSSW and thereafter.

See below for information regarding appointment scheduling and other resources that will be further discussed at our Career Workshop on Thursday, January 16 at 2:00 pm in Room C06.

Career Connect / Appointments

  • Career Connect is your go-to career management tool that you can use to schedule appointments, explore opportunities, and access various career resources. Please bookmark the link for future use: https://candidate.gradleaders.com/ColumbiaSW/Candidates/Login.aspx?pid=3455.
  • You will receive access to the system later this week via a welcome email titled “Welcome to Career Connect” that will be sent to your Columbia email. Instructions on how to set up your account will be included.
  • To schedule an appointment, go to Advising > General Advising > Add Appointment, and choose a time that’s convenient for you. Appointments are available in person, by phone, and via Zoom (virtual meeting).
  • “Drop-in” appointments will also be available on select Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in Rooms 525/526. During these hours, you can be seen on a first-come, first-served basis without pre-scheduling for brief 10 to 15-minute meetings. Make sure to check our weekly enews regularly for the latest schedule.

Spring Calendar

All upcoming events and activities will be posted in Career Connect in the Events section. They will also be announced via email and in our enews.

  • Company Events are primarily employer-related activities (e.g. recruitment sessions).
  • Workshops include career and professional development training as well as talks and panels with alumni and other professionals in the field.

Most CSSW-based events will take place Tuesdays through Thursdays during the afternoon breaks. Please make sure to register for each event directly using Career Connect or the links provided within the system. This will allow the career team to anticipate how many to expect and plan accordingly with employer, alumni, and other guest speakers.

If you have any questions about any of the above, please email swcareer@columbia.edu.  Once again, welcome!