Tamer Fund for Social Ventures | Apply by August 15 | Attend Info Session on August 1

Apply to the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures by August 15, 2019!

The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia University is now accepting applications for the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures. This Fund provides seed grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid early-stage social and environmental ventures around the world. Ventures must be led by Columbia University students or alumni, or be advised and have significant involvement by Columbia University faculty or researchers.

Want to learn more or have questions? Join us for our information session webinar on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 from 11am-12pm EST! During this webinar, you will learn about upcoming deadlines and the application process, have the chance to ask any questions you may have, and network with other social and environmental venture teams. RSVP here.

More information and the online application is available at:  www.tinyurl.com/tamersvfund

Application Deadlines:  August 15 and March 1, annually

Interested in Working in Philanthropy? | Wednesday, July 17

Philanthropy New York hosts group informational interviews to explore career paths in the philanthropic sector, as part of our “Interested in Working at a Foundation” series. This July, they will provide an opportunity to learn about the field of philanthropy from the perspectives of two leaders in the field.

Join Altaf Rahamatulla, Program Officer at New York Foundation, and Tasha Tucker, Program Director, Racial Justice at Trinity Church Wall Street, as they discuss career path experiences in both the philanthropic sector.

  • When:  Wednesday, July 17, 2019 -3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
  • Where: Philanthropy New York, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017
  • Members of PNY & Partner Orgs:  $0.00
  • Non-Members: $0.00
Philanthropy New York members who receive requests for informational interviews from jobseekers may refer those individuals to us for this session.


  • The advantages and challenges of a career in philanthropy
  • The range of jobs at an organization and some general day-to-day responsibilities
  • The structure and possible priorities of foundations you may encounter on your job search
  • A realistic picture of the competencies corporate and private foundations may value in potential new hires and the number of jobs available in the field at a given time

This session will not include

  • Specific job leads
  • Referrals
  • Individual interviews with contacts within the field


Designed for

Individuals interested in learning about careers in the field of philanthropy.


  • Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague, please click on the “Register Now” link above.
  • Non-PNY members: Create an account or log in above and click the Register Now link.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Become a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF)

UPDATE: We will host an information session that will also be live-streamed on Tuesday, September 24, from 1:00 – 1:50 PM in Room 1109. If interested, please register here.

The PMF Program Office will also be leading webinars for candidates on the following dates:

  • Friday, September 27, 2019, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
    This session is open to all disciplines
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
    This session is open to all disciplines, with a specific focus on diversity and inclusion
For more information, see their news and events page.

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Are you a final year student or recent graduate interested in joining the next cohort of emerging government leaders at the federal level? Consider applying for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.

Candidates selected for the opportunity will be appointed for a two-year term with full salary and benefits and receive intensive training on leadership, management, policy, and other relevant topics. Past PMFs from Columbia School of Social Work have worked at agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The tentative dates for the upcoming PMF Class of 2020 application cycle (October 3-17, 2019) are now posted on their 2020 Application page, where you can find detailed information on EligibilityApplication ProcessApplication Tips, and Assessment Process. You can also access the 2020 PMF Assessment Preparation Guide.

Stay tuned for a PMF Webinar that we will host in early Fall, prior to the application period. If you’re interested and would like to stay informed, please fill out this form.

iRelaunch Return to Work Conference – New York | Thursday, October 3

Thursday, October 3, 2019 – 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Columbia University Lerner Hall

The iRelaunch Return to Work Conference is a day of intensive education and networking that will give you the strategy, tools, confidence and connections to help you return to work.

This Conference is for anyone who has the desire to get back to work regardless of your industry or field, the length of your career break, or the reason for your break (child or elder care, health issues, pursuit of a personal interest, etc.).

You Can Expect:

  • Special presentations on strategies, resumes, interviews and networking
  • Employers offering job search advice for Relaunchers
  • Recruiters who want to meet YOU
  • Career specialists sharing information about their services for Relaunchers
  • Hundreds of experienced, educated Relaunchers just like you!
  • A judgment-free zone where employers and peers are NOT concerned about your career gap!

You Will Learn:

    • Top strategies to guide you through your relaunch
    • How to leverage social media for your job search
    • Ways to identify your transferable skills and consider new careers based on them
    • How to build your personal “elevator pitch”
    • What other programs and career services are available for Relaunchers

You Will Have Opportunities To:

  • Ask recruiters anything you’ve ever wanted to know about the job search process
  • Network with recruiters from our employer sponsors
  • Hear inspirational return-to-work success stories that will invigorate your job search

You Will Leave With:

  • The beginnings of a personalized, step-by-step return to work plan
  • Connections with employers interested in hiring Relaunchers
  • Knowledge of the top strategies for your relaunch
  • A network of peers seeking to re-enter the workforce
  • Confidence, energy and optimism!

And much more!


Additional details can be found in the links below.

UN Volunteers Career Webinar | Tuesday, June 18 (limited spots available)

As part of the “Women Volunteers around the world” campaign, UN Volunteers programme and Impactpool have co-organized a free webinar to tell you more about UNV programme, the application process, and this unique organization’s work culture.

No matter where you are, you are welcome to join this online presentation on June 18, 2019 at 8:00 (EST) Check your time zone

Together, Ms. Iram Batol and Mr. Manuel Brakaj will give you an overview of UNV programme, some insight into the available opportunities along with tips to strengthen your application.

Register now

The webinar is open to anyone, limited spots.
A recording will be made available for all via Impactpool website within 1 week. Find all webinars from organizations and career coaches.

The United Nations Volunteers

Every day, millions of individuals across the planet engage in development initiatives through volunteer actions – both large and small – in order to improve conditions for others and for themselves, their families and communities. Individual and collective action has a major impact on peace and development. Volunteer action was pivotal to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and will be even more decisive for the Impact 2030 agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has evolved greatly over the past 42 years in terms of the size and spread of its mandate, results and activities, driven by the changing external environment for peace, development and the eradication of poverty, by the wider acknowledgment of the role of volunteerism globally and by intergovernmental legislation. In 2006, the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board confirmed UNV’s business model, leading to UNV being operational in three domains:

  • mobilizing volunteers to enable more people to be directly involved in humanitarian, peace building and post conflict recovery, as well as sustainable development and poverty eradication work of the UN;
  • advocating for volunteerism and civic engagement in peace and development; and
  • pursuing the integration of volunteerism across policy, legislation and programming as well as delivering on internationally agreed development goals.

Find out about System requirements

Learn more about UNV and find all current UNV vacancies

Managing Your Job Search

Searching for a job, whether as a first-time job seeker or experienced professional, can feel like a roller coaster ride, filled with moments of hope, excitement, frustration, and disillusionment.

While there’s no quick, simple, or guaranteed way to smooth-sail through the process, there are tips, tools, and resources you can refer to that may help facilitate the journey. Take a look at a few below:

Student Access to the Online Alumni Community Is Now Live

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations:

We are so excited to tell you that you now have access to our Online Alumni Community which enables you to search for more than 350,000 alumni worldwide from all the schools in the University.

Using this platform, you can:

  • search for alumni by state, school, graduation year, organization etc.,
  • direct message with alumni,
  • start editing your personal profile, and
  • expand your professional network.
Simply log in to the Community at https://alumni.columbia.edu/content/alumni-community  with your UNI and password.  Start by using the “search” function in the top right to find alumni by entering “social work.”  When the names of alumni appear, use the filters on the left to narrow your search.  Read the Student FAQ’s before getting started for more information.

For those of you who are graduating this year, you will soon be able access advanced features of the Online Alumni Community such as completing your full profile, joining groups, posting messages, and receiving personalized feeds based on your interests.  We will email you when you have complete access to the platform – expect up to 30 days after commencement.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 212-851-2372.

NYC: ATWORK Information Session – Thursday, April 25

In partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, the Office of Career Services at Mailman School of Public Health is organizing an NYC: ATWORK Information Session on Thursday, April 25, 11:30 am – 12:30pm at Hammer Health Sciences Building – Room LL204, 701 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032.

NYC: ATWORK is the first public-private partnership creating career pathways for New Yorkers with Disabilities. Attend this event to learn more about the program and resources they offer.


To request accommodations, please contact Edmund Asiedu at [email protected].

NYC: ATWORK Re-Launches Job Board for People with Disabilities

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities has recently re-launched NYC: ATWORK, an exclusive job board featuring opportunities from across sectors for New Yorkers with disabilities.

Bookmark the site to see the latest openings, which they will post regularly. You can also access their tips and samples on how to tailor resumes and cover letters using the following links:

NYC: ATWORK is an initiative to build partnerships and expand coalitions by connecting people with disabilities who are unemployed or underemployed to meaningful, living wage jobs across the five boroughs. This initiative focuses on creating a centralized pipeline of talented candidates including transitioning youth, college students and graduates, and recipients of state vocational rehabilitation services.

For more information, click here. For information regarding vocational rehabilitation services in New York City, click here.

FREE Self-Paced Online Salary Negotiation Resource

Shared by AAUW:

AAUW Work Smart Online is a FREE self-paced online salary negotiation workshop, designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to negotiate for fair pay.

Participants learn how to research competitive salaries, articulate their skills, qualifications and experience, and ask for – and get – the pay they deserve.

Start your online salary negotiation course now by registering here!

About AAUW

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since their founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW is training 10 million women to negotiate their financial futures by 2022.