The Career Satisfaction Check-Up

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine '93BC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
This article originally appeared on SixFigureStart.com 

As we're midway through the year, it's a good time to measure your current career satisfaction. Are you happy where you are, or do you need to make changes? Here are 10 questions to help you gauge your career satisfaction and pinpoint what, if anything, needs to change.


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Your Weekly Low Down | August 4, 2017

Keep posted on the latest from your Columbia community.

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Two Questions to Ask in Every Interview

By Joshua Spodek '93CC, '96GSAS, '99GSAS, '06BUS of the Columbia Career Coaches Network

Instead of trying to show off and making yourself a commodity, use these techniques to turn an interview into a two-way conversation so they'll ask you back. 

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How To Choose Your Next Career Move: 40 Factors To Consider

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine '93BC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
This article originally appeared on SixFigureStart.com 

There are many factors affecting how to choose your next career move, and what you prioritize changes over time.

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Your Weekly Low Down | July 21, 2017

Check out the latest from your Columbia alumni community.

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Talking Science with Brian Greene

You may have noticed that we’ve been digging into our archives a lot. To be fair, there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on at Columbia and we want to revisit some talks that haven’t gotten a lot of attention lately. One of those talks was with Columbia physicist Brian Greene. In 2014 he sat down with the writer, and award-winning TV correspondent, Gideon Yago '00CC to talk about World Science U, Columbia's Science Initiative, and some of his out-of-this-world ideas.

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Leverage This Little-Known Strategy to Boost Your Professional Reputation

By Melody Wilding '11SW of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
Originally published on Forbes.com

How many times have you heard the phrase "You are what you eat"? The idea behind this now-infamous diet mantra is that in order to be fit and healthy, you have to eat nutritious food. The take-home message? Your actions have direct ramifications for your body and your mind.

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Your Weekly Low Down | July 14, 2017

Here's the latest from your Columbia community.

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How to Keep Your Job Search Confidential

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine '93BC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network 

When you're employed, you need to keep your job search confidential. If you decide not to leave, you don't want your employer to question your loyalty. If you do decide to leave, you want to take your time to find something you really want and leave on your own schedule. Yet, I've seen many job seekers inadvertently out themselves—sure, they don't say outright that they are looking for another job, but their actions betray them. Avoid these four mistakes to keep your job search confidential.

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SIPA Alumna Advocates for Rights of Child Soldiers

By Alveena Bakhshi '03SIPA



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Bakhshi is an advocate for Child Soldiers International, a group that aims to stop and end all recruitment, use, and exploitation of children by armed forces and groups. She is an adviser to the SIPA Dean's Public Policy Challenge Grant and a mentor with Columbia's Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator. Below, she 
explains her work with the organization, as well as what inspired her to write a book of poetry as an homage to child soldiers. (Photos courtesy of UNICEF.)

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