Columbia College Chicago provides a wealth of resources to students for career preparation including Career Development Specialists and the Portfolio Center. Each of these can provide you with resources and services that would cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in the market.
Although Audio Arts & Acoustics students may not technically have the same kind of "portfolio" that Film, Fashion or Photography students do, everyone needs business cards, a résumé, a personal website and, possibly, practice on interview techniques. And, if you need design assistance for a portfolio, logo, business card, etc. then the Portfolio Center can help you with this through their Portfolio Lab service.
Do you need to develop a résumé or brush up one that you have? Do you know what needs to go into a cover letter and how to customize it for each potential employer? Would you like to engage in a mock interview with a gentle but brutally honest professional?
Career development goes hand in hand with academic development. That's why the Career Development Center makes available a 4-year planning tool. Getting into the job market is easy. Getting out of it by landing a satisfying position is not. Don't wait until graduation looms!
The Portfolio Center also has a new site for you to use. Talent Pool is a career and social networking site that has been developed by the Portfolio Center for Columbia students. Start a profile today to post your work, collaborate with students from other departments, and be seen by industry professionals that are looking for potential interns and employees.
Students with quick questions can stop by the Career Initiatives suite during walk-in hours in 623 S. Wabash, Suite 307:
Christie Andersen: 312-369-6985 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 10am - 12pm
Wednesday 12pm - 2pm
Or schedule a longer appointment by stopping by 623 S. Wabash, Suite 307, to register or calling 312-369-7280
Colin DeKuiper: 312-369-8660 : email@example.com
Monday 11 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
For more in-depth assistance, interaction with peers and a great variety of online and in-person resources, check out the links below.: