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Career Design Lab Success Stories: Students Find Roles with Uber, Riveron Consulting, and HNTB Corporation

Students in the School of Professional Studies have access to a wide variety of services through the Career Design Lab (CDL). Offering exclusive resources, individualized career coaching, and networking opportunities, CDL provides students and alumni with the tools they need to utilize their skills and navigate the job market. Here are the stories of how Applied Analytics student Sofia Aljure, Construction Administration alum Claire Mo, and Enterprise Risk Management alum Henali Shah found success with CDL.

My experience with CDL included updating my resume, structuring my internship search strategy, and working closely with my coach to make sure I was on track to reach my goals.”

Sofia Aljure, '22SPS, Applied Analytics
Summer 2022 Uber Intern

 

I am excited to be a part of the New Verticals team at Uber this summer, growing their Grocery and New Verticals business in the U.S. and Canada. I will work alongside operations managers and partner with teams across the organization including support, marketing, and product. Throughout the course of my internship, I will have the opportunity to provide regular updates and recommendations to our US&C Senior Leadership Team.

I worked closely with the Career Design Lab during my first semester in the Applied Analytics program. My experience included updating my resume, structuring my internship search strategy, and working closely with my coach to make sure I was on track to reach my goals. I also joined the mentorship program and other career services events that helped me network with others in the tech industry in the city.

 

It is this supportive network that sustained my passion and guided me through early career adversities.”

Claire Mo, '21SPS, Construction Administration
Project Manager at HNTB 

 

I am delighted to join the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the JFK Redevelopment Program. I will collaborate with internal departments and external stakeholders to oversee and solve design and construction problems that arise at Delta Terminal 4. In addition, I will be able to bring together my technical and architectural knowledge with my construction management background to examine and redefine design guidelines and policies to accommodate field constraints.

The Construction Administration program and the Career Design Lab helped me understand the caveats and challenges minority women face in the industry. They taught me how to focus on my measurable skill sets and credentials, and connected me with mentors. It is this supportive network that sustained my passion and guided me through early career adversities.

Now coming out of this unprecedented pandemic, I am well positioned to lead and work alongside my colleagues as we contribute to the world-class infrastructure program of the decade.

The Career Design Lab helped me realize what kinds of job opportunities were available to me with my degree.”

Henali Shah, '21SPS, Enterprise Risk Management
Manager at Riveron

 

This job opportunity came from a recruiter who reached out to me on LinkedIn. The firm was looking for an individual with a passion in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and a strong risk management background, both of which I had developed during my time at Columbia. The Career Design Lab helped me realize what kinds of job opportunities were available to me with my degree.

Learn more about how to work with the Career Design Lab.