Skip navigation Jump to main navigation

Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
Close alert
Career Design Lab Banner March 2020

Career Design Lab

The Career Design Lab supports current students and alumni with individualized career coaching including career assessment, resume & cover letter writing, agile internship job search strategy, personal branding, interview skills, career transitions, salary negotiations, and many more. Wherever you are in your career journey, the Career Design Lab team is here to support you in all phases of career development.

Career Advising & Services

Our Mission

Our mission is to facilitate collaboration among students, alumni, employers, and faculty through holistic and innovative coaching and programming. We empower students to design and navigate agile, purpose-driven, and meaningful careers in a global and evolving workplace.

Our Philosophy


  • We believe in empowering students to build lifelong career skills, to hold themselves accountable, and to take ownership over their careers
  • We are passionate about our work and believe in self-empowerment.


  • We meet students where they are and provide individualized and customized coaching


  • We are flexible, agile, and resilient
  • We provide creative career design space both virtually and physically
  • We are not satisfied with status quo but strive for innovation


  • We build authentic and effective relationships


  • We practice reframing our perspectives with a growth mindset
  • We value efficiency and make data-informed decisions

Contact Us

School of Professional Studies
Career Design Lab
729 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 854-1102
Email: CareerDesignLab [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu
SPS Talent