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

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Career Development

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The 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.

Amy Singer Assistant Director
Amy Singer advises students with a variety of interests while focusing on students in the data journalism and dual-degree computer science programs. A journalist specializing in legal issues, she has taught reporting, deadline writing and video classes at the Journalism School since 2007 (and has had two cohorts of dual-degree computer science students in her reporting classes). Amy worked as a reporter and editor at American Lawyer magazine for many years and has also worked at BusinessWeek, Reuters and The New York Times. Much of her work has centered on helping journalists evolve their skills – from leading the launch of Court TV’s first website when news organizations were just beginning to go online to guiding ALM publications to expand their social media reach and transition to digital first thinking. Amy attended the University of California at Berkeley, graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and earned a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School.  

Lauren Mack Program Manager
Lauren Mack is a 2006 graduate of the part-time program at the Journalism School. A freelance journalist for nearly two decades, Lauren writes about travel and food. She has lived and worked in Beijing, Taipei, and New York and her work has appeared in dozens of outlets, including The Daily Meal, Time Out,, Newsweek International, and Zagat,  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.