Office of Careers and Practice

Dr. Linda Cushman
Associate Dean for Field Practice

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 field experience for MPH, MHA and DrPH students through the practicum program; volunteer and service-learning and interprofessional education for all students during their time at Mailman. We can help you find a practicum 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.

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

CONTACT US: Stop by Field Practice located in Suite B2 of Tower 1, (60 Haven Avenue), within the Department of Population and Family Health. You can also reach us at 212-305-5157 or

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 or at 212-305-9329. Our walk-in hours and appointment times can be found on CareerLink and we are located on the 10th floor of the Allan Rosenfield Building.