Career Day is held twice annually: once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Our Spring Career Day 2020 will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 from 10am-2pm.
The Spring 2020 Career Day will be held online.
Note: Career Day is for Mailman students and alumni only. For details, contact the Office of Career Services at 212-305-9329.
Who from the Mailman School should attend?
First year students seeking information about summer internships and/or post-graduate opportunities, as well as second year students graduating in February, May, and October. Mailman School alumni can also attend.
What should I wear?
Will all employers send job descriptions prior to Career Day?
A few employers will, some will bring descriptions with them, and some others will be recruiting general matches for a wide range of opportunities and not have specific descriptions to share. All descriptions received will be available via OCS Announcements within a week of the event.
What should I do if I am seeking an internship and my employer(s) of choice have provided only full time job descriptions or vice versa? What should I do if my employer(s) of choice have provided descriptions for positions in which I am not interested?
Be proactive. Seize the opportunity to discuss your interests and market yourself! There is always a chance that an organization can structure an internship for a proactive student. In addition, if you make a good contact, you can stay in touch with them until you are ready to look for a full time job, and they will remember you positively.
Should I RSVP?
Yes, our employers need to know how many are expected to attend to ensure they send enough materials and also to gauge the interest of Mailman students. Employers make decisions about which schools to target based on early expressions of interest, attendance, and the number of students who interact with them at the event. RSVP here.
Career Day Tips
In preparation for Career Day, review the websites of employers scheduled to attend the event to learn about their philosophies, goals, work, and opportunities. Preparation also includes formulating appropriate lines of inquiry based upon your research.
DO NOT approach an employer and ask him/her to "tell me about your organization and the opportunities available."
DO introduce yourself by stating your department, your graduation date, and (based on your research) the types of opportunities that are available with that employer that both interest you and are a good match for your education and experience.
Research participating employers by visiting their websites prior to the event. Job descriptions from those who send them in advance will be made available to you before Career Day. Refer to this website for tips on employer research.
Prior to Career Day, think about what you’re looking for in a position and what you have to offer. Prepare a two-minute pitch that includes: your name, department, prior degree(s), current degree program, brief description of relevant experience, and your immediate career goals. Formulate questions for the various employers attending the event. Refer to the Big Interview for tips on interviewing.
Prioritize the list of employers you’d like to meet. Here is the list of employers attending the Spring Career Fair 2018.
Come to our workshops on how to prepare for Career Day, and visit our Courseworks page to see a recorded video of the workshop.
On Career Day
Wear business/interview attire. Bring a pad and pen, and at least 50 copies of your resume. Also:
Plan to arrive for the start of Career Day and to stay until its conclusion.
Don't forget your CUMC identification.
While waiting to talk with each representative, review any available literature and plan the questions you want to ask.
If the line for your target is long, select another employer from your priority list to speak with in the interim.
Introduce yourself, smile, shake hands, and offer your resume. When you have concluded your discussion, ask for a business card for follow-up purposes and a thank you note, if appropriate.
After each interaction, jot down quick notes for future reference.
Post Career Day
No more than two weeks following Career Day, be sure to send follow-up letters to those employers you wish to pursue as well as cover letters and resumes to those with whom you did have an opportunity to speak.
Spring Career Day 2019: List of Employers
|Affinity Health Plan|
|Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University|
|American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/Science & Technology Policy Fellowships|
|Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs|
|Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP|
|BluePrint Research Group|
|Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark|
|Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB)|
|Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN)|
|Columbia University Division of Family Planning & Preventive Services|
|Columbia University Irving Medical Center|
|Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute|
|Global Healthy Living Foundation|
|Health Search Group|
|Homes for the Homeless|
|Hospital For Special Surgery (HSS)|
|Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|
|Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)|
|Isabella Geriatric Center|
|JBFCS (Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services)|
|John Snow, Inc. (JSI)|
|Johns Hopkins Medicine Administrative Fellowship|
|Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
|Montclair State University, Department of Public Health|
|New York City Department of Corrections (DOC)|
|New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene--Health Research Training Program (HRTP)|
|New York Department of Civil Service|
|NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH)|
|NYC Health + Hospitals|
|NYU School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics|
|NYU Section for Health Equity / Center for the Study of Asian American Health|
|Omnicom Health Group|
|Physicians for Human Rights|
|Precision Xtract (recent acquirer of Insight Strategy Advisors)|
|Public Interest Network|
|Results for Development|
|Rush University Medical Center|
|Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.|
|The Menges Group|
|The National Academies Of Sciences Engineering Medicine|
|U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)-- Office of Inspector General, Office of Evaluation and Inspections|
|URI NYC-Urban Resource Institute|
|US Army Medical Department|
|Vera Institute of Justice|
|Weill Cornell Medicine|