Reporting to the Director of Career Placement in IEOR and the Executive Director of SEAS Graduate Career Placement, the Career Officer's primary responsibility is to secure placement for MS students in the IEOR graduate programs in Financial Engineering and Operations Research. Students in the programs are seeking full time and internship employment generally in the fields of financial services, professional services, technology and analytics/data science. The Career Placement Officer works closely with the IEOR staff and School administration to broaden and deepen relationships with employers and to develop additional marketing outreach strategies to achieve the goal. Additional responsibilities include: collecting/analyzing employment data, generating placement and related reports for the Department/School, assisting with the placement students of other IEOR programs whose career interests align with MSFE and MSOR, and other projects as requested
(75%) Place students studying Financial Engineering and Operations Research (MS) in full time positions and/or internships. To achieve this goal, the office may engage in the following activities:
Source, cultivate and maintain relationships with employers to encourage the hiring of students in these disciplines
Establish a liaison role between Department, Columbia Engineering Graduate Placement Team, and the University concerning career placement.
Manage employer, alumni and student events and initatives.
Advertise and review employment opportunities (full time, internships and part time).
Counsel students individually and in groups to achieve career readiness to facilitate placement and career orientation
(10%) Collaborate with the School's Professional Development & Leadership team to contribute to and assess student professional development.
(10%) Assist with the placement of students of other IEOR and SEAS programs whose career interests align with MSOR and MSIE.
(5%) Perform other duties as assigned
A bachelor degree is required; graduate level work is preferred. Minimum of 2-4 years of related experience required.
Familiar with consulting, management, technology job markets as is previous experience in career counseling, marketing, workshop planning or administration.
Possess excellent interpersonal and administrative skills, as well as strong skills in written and oral expression. A good sense of humor is a must.
Understand career development issues affecting the constituents (Engineering and Applied Sciences) and the associated professions. Able to identify and analyze trends in the associated professions.
Computer literacy/proficiency required: an understanding and appreciation of career services database software and on-line resources, and the willingness to respond to the needs of students and employers in an increasingly technologically-oriented society.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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