Data Science Career Development and Placement

Columbia Data Science Society (CDSS) Meeting

During your time as a Data Science Institute at Columbia University student, the faculty, staff, and assistant director of student services and career development invest in your professional development. Whether you are looking for an internship, job, networking in a new field, or brushing up on technical skills, we are committed to providing the necessary support to ensure your success.

Our educational programs have a strong emphasis on post-degree and certificate placement.  Students receive:

One-On-One Support: Career counseling sessions are focused on job search coaching, resume and cover letter preparation, mock interview sessions, salary negotiation, and more.

Data Science-Specific Career Events: Each semester, we host employer panels, career fairs, internship fairs, employer information sessions, hackathons, site visits, alumni networking sessions, and more.

Data Science Job List Serve: You will receive an average of 30+ jobs or internships per month directly to your inbox.

Research Opportunities: Faculty throughout the University and Medical Center rely on our student talent for support with their research projects. Our Campus Connections program has connected students to 60+ projects in the past year.

SEAS and CCE Events: Access to SEAS Graduate Student Affairs’ professional development programming and Columbia’s Center for Career Education (MS only).


Want to see results? 

We’ve got them!

Our students and graduates have placed at nearly 100% for internships and full-time roles within three months of graduation.  These students have been hired by*:

AIG, Adhoc, Alvarez & Marsal, Amazon, American Express, Amgen, Amper Music, Amphora, Audible, Barclays, BCT Partners, Blackrock, Capital One, Capital One Labs, CartoDB, CKM Advisors, Clipper Data, Collibra, Comcast, Creative Chaos, Crisis Text Line, Deloitte, Digital Reasoning, Droice, Early Signal, ebay, EMC Corporation, eScience Institute at U of Washington, Facebook, Factset Research Systems, FarePortal, FDNY, GE Research, Glassdoor, Goldman Sachs, Google, Guy Carpenter, Handy, Hover, IBM, IBM Social Good Fellowship, Intersection, Intuit,, Jobdiva, Kora Capital Management, Major League Soccer, Manhattan DA’s Office, McKinsey, MediaMath, Merck, Microsoft, Milliman Max, MoneyLion, Morgan Stanley, Mount Sinai, MSCI, Mylan Pharma, NBCUniversal, Nestle Waters, Netflix, NYC Department of Buildings, Oath, OnDeck, Palantir, Paypal, Pfizer, Pfizer, Pixel Place, Point72, Primus, Quaera, Quarterspot, RBC, Red Ventures, Resolvity, SAP, Satmap, Singapore Bank, Snap, Spotify, Spreemo, Springbot, Swiss Re, Synergic Partners, TAPAD, The Hartford., the UN, Tomorrow Networks, Trans Org Analytics, Tremor Video, Trifecta, Trinnacle Capital, TuneIn, Twitter, Uber, Uncommon Schools, Venus Tech Ventures, Verisk Analytics, Viacom, Vulcan, Walmart, Yelp.

*Please note that the past placement of our students at the companies listed does not guarantee placement for future graduates.


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