Careers

Start your career planning here.

Our team of experienced journalists guide students to be competitive in the job market. We offer one‐on‐one advising, a full calendar of career workshops and events, an annual Career Expo, extensive online resources and more.

Career Events

Career Development

Career Expo 2016

Career Expo

Career Expo 2016

Columbia-Exclusive Opportunities

Career Expo 2016

For Employers

Alumni

Our Team

Our Career Development team of former working journalists will expertly guide you in all aspects of your job hunt.

Julie Hartenstein Associate Dean
Julie Hartenstein joined the Career Development team after teaching broadcast journalism and video storytelling at the Journalism School for several years. Prior to coming to Columbia she spent 18 years at ABC News in a variety of positions, including field producer and story development editor at Nightline, World News, 20/20 and Good Morning America. She specializes in working with students focusing on broadcast journalism, video and digital production.

Gina Boubion Director
Gina Boubion worked as a newspaper reporter and editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Philadelphia Daily News and the San Jose Mercury News, and has written stories and fiction for Brides, Latina, The Antioch Review and others. She advises students on writing for magazines, newspaper and online. She holds an M.S. from Medill School of Journalism, an M.F.A. from Bennington College and taught journalism at New York University.

Elena Cabral Director, Student Affairs
Elena Cabral is a 1999 graduate of the Journalism School and a former reporter at The Miami Herald. Cabral advises students in newspaper, digital journalism and Spanish‐language media and works with the computer science/journalism dual degree students. She also directs the school's part‐time program, teaches reporting and advises the student chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Izabela Rutkowski Assistant Director
Izabela Rutkowski, a 2013 graduate of the Journalism School, is a former reporter for Polska Gazeta, a Polish language daily, the New York Daily News and Consumer Reports. She coordinates the annual Career Expo, oversees the office’s programming, serves as a liaison for students and employers and maintains job and internship databases.