Mailman CareerLink is an exclusive resource for Mailman School students, alumni, and employers. Using this career management system, you can:

  • Search and apply for jobs and internships, sign up to have new job listings emailed to you, and search a directory of employers

  • Upload resumes and cover letters, and publish resumes online for employers to view

  • Download relevant career handouts, workshop materials, and videos

  • Schedule appointments with OCP staff

  • RSVP for career fairs and other events

How to Log into Mailman CareerLink


Click here to log into your student account. You will use your Columbia University email and password to log in. If you don’t recall your password, please enter your email address in the box below “If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please enter your account email address below to request password reset instructions” then click “Find My Account.” If you can’t recall what email address is on record for CareerLink, please email us at msphocs [at] and we will find your account for you.


If you already have a CareerLink account and graduated in May 2018 or earlier, please use your existing CareerLink username and password to log in to the site by clicking here (note—this is a different web address than students use).

If you do not have an existing CareerLink account, please click on “1st time user? Create Account” to create your account. Please allow 3-5 business days for staff to verify and activate your account request.

Helpful tips on using Mailman CareerLink


Click “My Profile” heading in the left navigation bar, then click on your Profile Summary to complete your profile. While you are not required to complete the entire profile, providing more information may help connect you with more opportunities.


Under the “My Profile” link on the left, click “Resumes” Then click the “Upload New” button on the top right-hand side of the page, click on the > character below “Document Filename” and then type in a name for your file in the “Document Title” field, then click “Save.” Preview how your resume will appear on the next screen, then click Continue. Be sure you review our tips on resume writing first. You can upload Cover Letters using a similar process (click “My Profile” on the left, then “Cover Letters”) and you can also upload other documents such as writing samples or unofficial transcripts by clicking on “Additional Documents.”


To publish your resume in resume books, select “allow employer viewing” in your profile. Your resume will be automatically published in the resume books that match your background. If you do not log in to CareerLink for more than a few months, your resume will eventually expire from the resume books. Simply log in again to reactivate it.


Click on “Job Search” in the left-hand navigation bar, then type in a job function, industry, location, keyword etc. and click the “Apply” button to filter the list of positions. Click on the red > character to view additional criteria to search by. Please note—the more items you filter by, the fewer results you will see.

Click on the job title to read the job description and see how to apply. In some cases, you may be able to apply directly through the system by clicking using your resume or cover letter (uploaded in the “My Profile” section of the site) and then submitting the “Apply Now” button.  You can also save jobs for later by clicking “Hotlist.”


After you have created a job search, click on “More…” in the top right hand corner of the screen,  then “Save Search.” A popup will appear where you can name your search agent, then click on the box “Email Me Daily Updates” to get an email with new results that match your search.


Click on the “Events” link on the left-hand side of the screen. You can view Workshops (conducted by Career Services staff, or other career events which are not linked to a specific organization) or Employer Events (including Career Fairs, Employer Presentations, Site Visits etc.). Click on the name of the event you would like to RSVP for. Then click the “Sign Up” button at the top of the screen. For career fairs, you may also view the registered employers by clicking on the event name.


Search for employer records and information for employers who have granted students access to view their information, by clicking the Employers link on the left hand side of the screen. You can also find out which organizations have previously recruited at the Mailman School by clicking on Employer Research.


  1. Click on “Advising” link on the left-hand side of the page. Then click on Advising Appointments. When you see an appointment time that fits your schedule, click on the “Sign Up” link. You can also search for a particular advisor.
  2. On the next screen, select the particular time slot, can add any notes for the advisor, send them your resume, etc. Be sure to click the “Signup” button under the Candidate Advising Appointment Detail section.
  3. Your appointment will now be scheduled and you will receive a confirmation and a reminder email.
  4. Please note—current students and recent graduates (within 12 months of graduation) can make up to 2 appointments per month. Alumni can make 2 appointments per semester during the school year and up to 2/month in the summer.
  5. To cancel an appointment you have made, please cancel at least 24 hours before the appointment.
  6. Log in to CareerLink and click on "Advising" on the top left-hand side of the page, then “Advising Appointments.” Then click the “Cancel” link under “Action.”


Click on “Document Library” on the left-hand side of the page to view over 210 different resources and handouts. 

In addition, please be sure to download and read the Mailman School Career Handbook, downloadable from our Courseworks page, which has hundreds of additional resources, videos, and materials.

If you have any questions, msphocs [at] (please email us)