Office of Careers and Practice


Dr. Cassie Landers
Interim Associate Dean for Field Practice

Dr. Heather Krasna 
Assistant Dean and Director, Career Services

The Office of Careers and Practice provides resources and supports to students from enrollment through the completion of their academic program. Career support continues for alumni throughout their professional careers.

Field Practice

We support the graduation-required Applied Practice Experience (APEx) for MPH, MHA and DrPH students through the practicum program. We can help you find an APEx site that aligns with your interests and goals, and help you complete the necessary paperwork to make it happen. We advise individual students and groups on these and other related issues, and offer pre-departure orientations for selected international field sites. Our unit supports other practice and professional opportunities such as volunteer, service-learning and interprofessional experiences for students across all departments and schools at Mailman. 

Are you looking for a field experience in a particular location, related to a specific health issue, or with a certain organization? Are you planning to travel to a location that is unstable due to political unrest or other risks? Are you interested in a practicum at one of the school-wide international sites or in an inter-professional service-learning opportunity? Feel free to participate in our info sessions and activities, make an individual appointment with us, drop-in to our office hours every Thursday from 11:30 to 12:50, or email your questions to msph-ofp@cumc.columbia.edu.

CONTACT US: Stop by Field Practice located at 722 West 168 Street, 10th floor, Allen Rosenfield Building.  You can also reach out to us at msph-ofp@cumc.columbia.edu.

Career Services, Internships and Jobs Applications & Job Search Support

Our Career Services staff is here to help you explore, develop and refine your career vision and goals, improve your resume/CV, cover letter, social media profiles, and enhance your networking, interviewing, and salary negotiation skills. We offer skill-building workshops, organize career fairs, establish contacts with employers and offer networking events, and opportunities to connect with employers. We also provide extensive career resources, such as our career handbook, Courseworks page, and our exclusive Mailman CareerLink database with job listings and our new Columbia Mailman Connect alumni mentoring system.

Do you have a question about how to find a job or internship? Interested in applying to medical school or a doctoral program? Need help deciding on a career path? Anxious about interviewing or networking? Make an appointment with us on CareerLink, come to a workshop, or stop by our walk-in hours during the Fall or Spring semesters.

We work with students from the first day of class through graduation and beyond. We provide lifetime, free career services to alumni. When you need help finding a new job or navigating a career-related issue, we are here for you.

CONTACT US: Reach us by email at msphocs@cumc.columbia.edu. Our Drop-in hours and appointment times can be found on CareerLink and we are located on the 10th floor of the Allan Rosenfield Building.