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Advisory Regarding Coronavirus COVID-19

In order to deliver the best and safest program for our students, all programs will move to online learning for Summer 2020. We are excited to deliver dynamic and engaging courses and cocurricular activities online. Applications remain open, and we encourage students to apply. Learn More.
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Cathy Gibbons

Assistant Director of Career Education & Development, Career Design Lab, Columbia SPS

Cathy Gibbons has over 15 years experience as a Career Coach. At Columbia she has worked in career services at SIPA, CCE and now the Career Design Lab. Cathy’s first career was in International Development where she served in a variety of roles in Talent Management, Human Resources and Organizational Development in the United Nations and a number of NGOs. In these roles she helped staff to build competencies, manage their careers within organizations and make career transitions. During this time she was fortunate to have worked for the United Nations and lived in Asia, Africa and Europe.  

At The Design Lab, Cathy provides individual advising and workshops to enable students to successfully plan, market and manage their careers. Her goals are to help students feel confident about presenting themselves professionally and build satisfying careers. She strives to help students develop the professional development skills to remain resilient throughout their working lives.

Cathy earned her MA in Curriculum and Instruction for Higher Education from Michigan State University and a certificate in Career Planning and Development at NYU.