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

Appointments: Monday & Wednesday -
Walk-In Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday (10 am. - 11 am.) & (1:30 pm. - 3:30 pm.)


I can be reached at or 212-851-9252.
My office is located at 1311 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. 

  • Students must make an appointment using Calendly by clicking on this link:
    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.

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:


For Example:

  • MSEE_2018_12_Ranaghan_rmr2185_Resume
  • MSCE_2018_5_Alexander_ta2475_Resume
  • MSEE_2018__8_Levinson_ml3356_Resume *

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

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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