Career Design Lab

Mission Statement

The Career Design Lab aims to be the career and life compass for SPS students and young alumni— a hub of informed connectors, helping them find their true ambition, by exploring career options and motivating them towards a meaningful path forward.

We believe that our career center is an ecosystem rather than place— that to be successful, students must explore their curiosity, be comfortable with uncertainty, take action and risks, and put themselves out there. We assist students with the exploration of “self”, identifying the right career paths, and strategically connecting them to the real world of work through customized connections and communities.

Core Values.

Value Proposition

We help our students define a unique path forward, and then connect them in multidimensional, personalized ways to the resources, people, organizations and fulfilling opportunities that will proactively enable them to transforms their visions to realities.

Connector Model.

Ways to Engage with Us

Contact Us

School of Professional Studies
Career Design Lab
729 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 854-1102
Email: CareerDesignLab@columbia.edu
The Hub: columbiasps.peoplegrove.com
Appointment Hours: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday
Walk-In Hours (15-minute sessions): 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays