Career Services

Career Services at Columbia GSAPP strives to keep students in touch with the professional world beyond Avery Hall and professionals aware of our excellent students. Each degree program has their own dedicated Career Services Professional. Career Services organized events ranging from Career Fairs, Workshops, Alumni Networking Events and Panel discussions. We want to serve students well, so please get in touch with your ideas and suggestions!

Below you will find Career Services resources for current Columbia GSAPP students, alumni, and prospective employers.

For Students
Looking for a Job?

Get advice from Professor of Practice, Paul Segal, in the How to Get a Job Guide. This booklet also includes tips on how to create a strong resume, cover letter and work samples, sample interview questions and networking dos and don'ts.

JOB LISTINGS:

Other Helpful Links:

Career Counseling

GSAPP students can meet individually with the Career Services Officer to review career options, revise a resume or cover letter, plan a job search strategy, and practice interview skills. To schedule an appointment, please email the appropriate contact.

Professional Portfolio Feedback
Get critical feedback on your professional portfolio. E-mail Udit Goel, CS Portfolio Mentor, to set up an appointment: ug2123@columbia.edu.
Elective Internship Course
This elective credit-based internship course (1.5 credits) provides students with the opportunity to apply their expertise and skills in a real world setting. Students work with practitioners and industry experts to explore their interests in more depth and to expand their knowledge of working environments and career paths. Additionally, internships provide students with an inside view of their industry and the chance to develop connections in their professional network. Only students who have completed two semesters of graduate level work are eligible for the internship course. Contact Career Services Officer for more information: Careers@arch.columbia.edu.
For Alumni
Looking for a Job?

Be sure to check out the LinkedIn Alumni Job Board, updated regularly. You must become a member of the group to access the board.

  • RED alumni have their own LinkedIn group, please contact Jessica Stockton King to gain access, jas215@columbia.edu
Want to Mentor a current student?

The Alumni Mentorship program matches current students with experienced alumni, for the course of one academic year, based on mutual interests, geographic location preferences, student career goals and professional backgrounds. Mentors help students explore their career interests, discuss the transition from student to the professional world and often help make introductions to others in the field.

Are you an alumni and want to be a mentor?

Want to hire a Columbia GSAPP Student for a semester-long Internship?

This elective credit-based internship course (1.5 credits) provides students with the opportunity to apply their expertise and skills in a real world setting. Students work with practitioners and industry experts to explore their interests in more depth and to expand their knowledge of working environments and career paths. Additionally, internships provide students with an inside view of their industry and the chance to develop connections in their professional network. All internships must be paid.

If your company is interested in working with GSAPP students during the school year, please contact the appropriate person:

For Employers
Want to post a job to our Job Board?

Want to hire GSAPP students or alumni?

Please complete the form on this page to submit job and internship opportunities for GSAPP students and recent graduates.

Want to hire a Columbia GSAPP Student for a semester-long Internship?

This elective credit-based internship course (1.5 credits) provides students with the opportunity to apply their expertise and skills in a real world setting. Students work with practitioners and industry experts to explore their interests in more depth and to expand their knowledge of working environments and career paths. Additionally, internships provide students with an inside view of their industry and the chance to develop connections in their professional network. All internships must be paid.

If your company is interested in working with GSAPP interns during the school year, please contact the appropriate person:

Want to Participate in one of our Career Fairs?

Each spring GSAPP hold career fairs for each program which provide employers with the opportunity to interview individual students for open positions.

To participate please contact the appropriate person:

Firms Employing Columbia GSAPP Alumni, 2016-2017
Our Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Historic Preservation and Real Estate Development alumni are well-placed in leading practices, cultural institutions, and universities around the globe:
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AAPA Real Estate
AECOM
Adjaye Associates
Allied Works Architecture
AIG
AKRF
Architectural Association
Beijing Urban Planning & Design Institute
Bernard Tschumi Architects
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
BKSK Architects
BRB Construction
Brooklyn Museum
Building Conservation Associates
California College of the Arts
Central Park Conservancy Cloisters Museum
Chuhai Institute
CIM Group City of Hartford, CT
City of Glendale, CA
City of Portland, OR
City of Tacoma, WA
Clipper Equity
Columbia GSAPP
COOKFOX
Connecticut Green Bank
Cornell University
DOCOMOMO Essex Works
Davis Brody Bond
The Democracy Collaborative
Design Trust for Public Space
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Ennead
Environmental Science Associates
ETH Zurich
Fair Food
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FXFowle
Foster + Partners
Frank Gehry & Associates
Friends of the Upper Eastside Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
Gilbane Construction
Gluck+
Ghana Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project
Governor’s Island National Park
Greater Portland Landmarks
Guggenheim Museum
Harvard Graduate School of Architecture
Hawaii State Historic Preservation Office
Herzog & de Meuron
Higgins & Quasebarth
Hines
Historic Santa Fe Foundation
Hudson Square Connection BID
IBI Group
Indian Institute for Human
Jablonski Building Conservation
Jan Hird Pokorny Associates
The Jemstone Group
Jones Lang LaSalle
Kengo Kuma & Associates
KPF
Kroger
Lend Lease
L+M Development
LOT-EK
Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation
LTL Architects
MAD Architects
Madison International Realty
McKinsey & Company
Metropolitan Museum of Art
MIT
Monadnock Development
Mortor Development



Morphosis
Morris Adjmi Architects
Municipal Art Society Neighborhood Preservation Center
National Center for Preservation Technology
National University of Singapore
NBBJ
Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates
Neri&Hu
New York City Council
New York Economic Development Corporation
NYC Dept. of City Planning
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
NYC Department of Transportation
NYC Economic Development Corporation
NYC Housing Development Corporation
NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission New York City Parks Department NY Preservation Archive Project Rockefeller Brothers Foundation Skyscraper Museum
New Yorkers for Parks
Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
Ohio State University
OMA
The Participatory Budgeting Project
Perkins + Will
Pentagram
The Planning Center | DC&E
Port Authority of NY & NJ
Pratt Institute
Praxis
RXR Realty
Regional Plan Association
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Resource Systems Group, Inc.
Rhode Island School of Design
Rio World Heritage Institute
Robert A.M. Stern
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Sam Schwartz Engineering
San Francisco Parks Department
Sentinel Real Estate Corporation
Selldorf Architects
Space Group, Oslo
SHoP
Silicon Ranch
Snøhetta
SO-IL
Solomonoff Architecture Studio
SOM
Stage 3 Properties
Stantec
Steven Holl Architects
Storefront for Art and Architecture
Studio Gang
Syracuse University
The Living
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
TU Delft
Trust for Architectural Easements
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Hong Kong
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Urbane Development, LLC
US Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Weiss Manfredi
WeWork
WorkAC
World Bank
World Monuments Fund
WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff
Yale School of Architecture

Employment Statistics for Real Estate Development
Click here to read more about employment statistics and sectors for the 2016 RED class.

Licensure

Architectural Experience Program (AXP)

The Architectural Experience Program (AXP) is a system designed by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) to help aspiring architects track the hours and tasks completed during the internship years. Completion of the program is required by almost all American states before sitting for licensure exams.

If you want to be a licensed architect in America, we highly recommend you learn more about AXP, and register as early as possible if appropriate, since it is a time-sensitive process.

To learn more please visit the NCARB website.

Architecture Registration Examination (ARE)

The Architecture Registration Examination (ARE) is a series of 6 exams that allow an individual to get licensed in a given state in America. The exam is a national standard, but licensure is tied to individual states. Therefore you must decide in which state you would like to be a registered architect, and then apply to take the exam in that state. Eligibility to take the exam varies from state to state.

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) will release ARE 5.0 in November. To learn more about the transition and how to prepare for the tests, please visit NCARB's website: http://www.ncarb.org/ARE/ARE5.aspx

To see the pass rates for Columbia GSAPP, please visit NCARB's Pass Rates By School.

Helpful Links

For further information regarding Lincensure, please refer to: