Career Portal for Students

Career Portal for Students

Welcome! My name is Raina Ranaghan and I am the Career Placement Officer for the Masters of Electrical Engineering program. Below you will find valuable links from the Center for Career Education and external sites that will help you build skills for your future employability. Coupled with this, I will be working to partner with industry and the larger resources within the Columbia community to deliver events and workshops. Please contact me directly if you wish to schedule a meeting to discuss your career goals and objectives.



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Office Hours

Office Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 1:30-4:10pm. To schedule an appointment, please sign up on the weekly Doodle calendar sent to your LionMail account at the end of each week.


I can be reached at or 212-851-9252.
My office is located at 1342A Mudd.

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Department of Electrical Engineering Career Resources

Career Counseling

Whether you are a new or returning student, you can make an appointment to speak with Raina at any time to discuss your career goals and readiness. The EE counterpart in the Center for Career Education is Vyju Manian, Associate Director, Graduate Student Career Development:

  • Students must email Raina prior to their appointment identifying their topic for discussion: Resume/Cover Letter, Networking tips, Job Search Advice, Interview Preparation, General Discussion.

Resume & Cover Letter Reviews

Please note the following requirements if you wish to schedule a resume or cover letter review.

  • Review the EE web page on resume tips here.
  • Be sure to explore all sections.
  • Students must email at least one day prior to the scheduled meeting, and bring a hard copy with them. Please include “resume” in subject line.
  • If you are applying for a specific role, please email Raina a copy of the posting along with your resume prior to the meeting, and bring a hard copy with you. v. Initial appointments will be for 20 minutes.

Resume Portfolios

The Electrical Engineering Department compiles resume portfolios each semester to distribute to over 400 registered employers. Many students have obtained full and part-time employment through this initiative.

Submitted resume files MUST be saved in the following format – please name your resume as follows:



  • 2016_12_Tortora_Steve_ts4599

Please send your resume in two formats (.pdf and MS Word .doc) to email address: with the subject "Resume Book."

CarEEr Wiki

CarEEr Wiki is the internal EE job and event board. Each internship and full-time position that comes through EE is posted and stored here. Students must sign in to the Wiki with their UNI and Password, and are encouraged to check the posting board regularly. Click here to see for a PDF of some posts from 2014-2015.

In addition to job and internship posts, students can access another helpful section titled “Experience Alley,” with relevant hackathons, networking events, projects, and recruitment events in and around New York City. Also available are password-protected (you can get this from PDFs with placement data of EE and CompE graduates, including company names, job titles, and locations. As each company is hyperlinked, this is a good place to research potential companies that have hired EE graduates.

Career Events

The EE department coordinates employer info and recruiting sessions, in addition to alumni panels, tech tabling with local startups, and tech talks.

Previous employer visits include IBM, BAE Systems, MakerBot, LittleBits, BotFactory, Kinisi, SOLS, Dataminr,, SwitchApp, Ropes & Gray, DuroUAS, and Google.


The EE career office leads several workshops throughout the year, usually later in the afternoon or early evening to limit conflict with courses. These include resume writing, networking, online resources, job search blitz, interviewing, and navigating career fairs. Emails will be sent out announcing these opportunities, and a mandatory but brief RSVP form will be included in each announcement. If students have any questions they may contact

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