Employment Information Center

FREE Job Readiness Training FOR THE COMMUNITY

Topics at each session include Interviewing Skills, Résumé Building, Job Search Strategies and tips on how to Dress for Success.

Our free workshops for the community last two hours and begin promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Free Workshop Dates

Our free workshops are usually held the first Wednesday of the month. Workshop dates include:
  • August 2, 2017
  • September 6, 2017
  • October 4, 2017
  • November 1, 2017
  • December 6, 2017

To reserve your seat, call 212-851-1551 or email us at communityjobs@columbia.edu today.


Our Services

We're here to help. When you visit the Center, you will be greeted by our friendly staff, who will orient you to all the Center's resources. We have sought to create a pleasant environment in which to learn about job opportunities at the University, as well as the training programs and job search counseling services offered directly through the Center.

The Center is more than an access point to apply for open positions at the University—when you visit, you can also obtain job search assistance and participate in training programs.

Center staff help facilitate the hiring process, but schools and departments remain responsible for hiring decisions and informing candidates of direct employment offers.

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

  • Plan and discuss the job search strategy, and identify positions that best match experience or career interests
  • Review the résumé and cover letter, and provide 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 book a meeting with one of our staff, please contact us at 212-851-1551.

We are also pleased to offer, free of charge, a series of online training programs. These programs are designed to assist participants with their job readiness skills as well as their career development. Online training topics include:

  • communication skills
  • business skills
  • personal development skills
  • participating in teams
  • sales and customer service
  • leadership
  • administrative professional skills
  • project management foundations
  • desktop software

These online training courses are also offered in Spanish. E-mail the CEIC at ceic@columbia.edu for additional information.


Our Mission

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.


In March 2016, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) presented the CEIC with a certificate in recognition of our commitment, dedication and continued support of their employment program. The CEIC works with NMIC to provide free job readiness training and supports job placement at Columbia.



Visit the center

We invite you to visit the Employment Information Center to learn more about the opportunities available at Columbia University.

The Center is open, and is conveniently located at 3180 Broadway, just south of 125th Street. Walk-ins are welcome, or you may make an appointment.

During the Center’s regular business hours – Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – staff are available to answer questions and provide information related to construction activity and employment opportunities.  Walk-ins are welcome, or you may make an appointment.

After regular business hours, you are welcome to call our 24-hour hotline at 212-851-1551 that provides general information about the Center, information on Columbia University job opportunities, information on construction activities and information on construction-related job opportunities. 

The Center is easily accessible on public transportation: Take the 1 subway line, the M4 bus or M104 bus to 125th Street, just steps from the Center.

Employment Information Center
3180 Broadway
212-851-1551 - 24-hour hotline

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Apply for Open Positions

For information about openings at Columbia University, please visit our online employment application systems. Both sites are available 24 hours each day, enabling you to browse and apply for positions.

How to Apply for Jobs at Columbia gives detailed instructions on using the online application systems.

What to Bring

When you visit, be prepared. If you are ready to apply for jobs, or if you are taking a class, bring:

  • Your résumé (1 hard copy plus an electronic version is preferable)
  • A copy of your general cover letter

Disability Accommodations

Columbia University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the position. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify: Manager of Return to Work Program, Office of Human Resources, at hrdisability@columbia.edu. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.