CEIC Mission & Services


Our dedicated team of expert and caring professionals provides a variety of useful employment services and training programs that assist visitors in obtaining meaningful work at Columbia University or elsewhere in the community.

Since 2004, the Employment Information Center has operated in west Harlem as a source of information and a critical access point to make Columbia job applications more accessible to the local community. The Center also provides enhanced training programs and job-search counseling services designed to strengthen not only the individual applicant, but also the community.


Our Services

The Employment Information Center is an access point to apply for open positions at Columbia University.  We offer job search assistance and job readiness workshops free of charge to all visitors.  Upon entering the Center, you'll be greeted by friendly staff that will help orient you to the Center and its resources.  We strive to create a pleasant environment where you can learn about job opportunities at the University.  Center staff help facilitate the hiring process, however, the University's schools and departments remain responsible for hiring decisions and informing candidates of direct employment offers.


Job Readiness Training Programs

As part of Columbia's ongoing commitment to assist local residents in obtaining employment at the University, as well as elsewhere in the community, the Center is pleased to provide a series of in-person workshops.

Our in-person workshops focus on preparing job seekers. Participants receive detailed materials about the topics presented and hands-on practice sessions with members of our team.

Topics include:

  • résumé and cover letter development
  • interview skills
  • job search strategies
  • dressing for success on an interview

To register for an in-person workshop, please contact us at ceic@columbia.edu or 212-851-1551.


Our free workshops are usually held the first Wednesday of the month. Workshop dates are:

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Job Search Counseling

Staff at the Center are available for personal one-on-one meetings to assist with your job search.  In these meetings we cover the following areas:

  • Plan and discuss the job search strategy, and identify positions that best match previous experience or career interests
  • Review the resume and cover letter, and provide useful feedback on potential areas for improvement
  • Conduct mock interviews to help prepare for future interviews with Columbia University hiring managers or other potential employers
  • Provide referrals to community resources to further assist with individual needs

To schedule an appointment with one of our staff, please contact us at ceic@columbia.edu or 212-851-1551.