For Students

Jen Lee

My name is Jennifer Lee. I'm the Director of Career Placement, Events & External Relations for the Department of Electrical Engineering where I graduated from with my MSEE. I started my career as a software engineer at Bell Labs and returned to Columbia a few years later to pursue my MBA. I am thrilled that I can leverage my background to help students navigate the job search and achieve their career goals.

If you wish to schedule a meeting to discuss your career goals and objectives please click here.

I will start working with you on your career development plans before you arrive. Before the program starts, you will research industries, companies, roles and update your resume to reflect your career interests as part of our Professional Development & Leadership (PDL) program.

In addition to tailoring your job search to your specific career interests, I will help you prepare for your interviews and networking opportunities.  Click here if you wish to schedule a meeting.

I work closely with employers and alumni to identify job opportunities for students.

  • Job postings are shared regularly for internship and full-time opportunities via emails, LinkedIn, Career Connect (powered by VMock) for MS students
  • Resume books are created for specific roles that employers and alumni are looking to fill

I plan and organize events that provide opportunities for students to learn about different companies and connect directly with recruiters, alumni and engineers at these firms.

  • On-campus and virtual events include employer info sessions, panel discussions, tech talks and alumni networking events

Many of our students complete one or more internships during their academic career. The summer is the best time to engage in full-time internships while the fall and spring semesters allow students to participate in part-time internships depending on visa status. Internships are found all over the United States and outside of the United States as well. Some popular internship locations within the US include NY, CA, TX, NJ and CT.

Our students are fortunate to have a number of successful career tracks to choose from and find placement in the following categories such as: Semiconductors, Technology/Internet, Financial Services/Consulting, Academia/Government, Industry/Oil/Energy etc. Our students find employment in small, medium and large firms around the world. Career Placement varies and is dependent on one’s interests, skills, strengths, job-search activity, career exploration and self-exploration. 

Starting at orientation and extending through Fall, we offer a Professional Development Course (ENGI E4000), which includes lectures and workshops to develop your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, networking and interviewing skills, and more. 

The Center for Career Education is a central Columbia University office for undergraduate students to attend walk-in hours, schedule appointments, participate in on campus recruiting and attend career fairs, career workshops and industry showcases in their area of interest. This office has developed employer partnerships for a number of career tracks.