Our intensive, six‐week summer program in New York prepares students for entry-level jobs in all aspects of book, magazine and digital publishing through daily lectures and workshops. Since its inception seventy-three years ago, the Columbia Publishing Course, along with its sister program in Oxford, U.K., has been recognized as the premier training ground for those aspiring to work in publishing. Apply here.
CPC gave me the knowledge and connections I needed to get my start in publishing, but it also supported my emotional and personal growth in ways I never anticipated. The work you put into getting to know us and ensuring our success is remarkable and something I will always be grateful for. I am so excited to be taking the next step on the path CPC set me on and I look forward to sharing it with the lifelong friends I made at the course.
—Molly Maguire, '19 CPC NY
Assistant to Aram Fox, Literary Scout, Aram Fox, Inc.
I thoroughly enjoyed CPC. What I learned there and the connections I made were invaluable, and I finally feel like my career is on the right track.
—Kevin Zambrano, '19 CPC NY
Executive Assistant to the CEO of Kevin Anderson & Associates
Kickstart a Career in Publishing
Although course graduates are not guaranteed job placement, CPC offers extensive career recommendation and support services. Résumé and cover-letter workshops give students the opportunity to work one‐on‐one with a professional to develop their written presentation skills. In addition, human-resources professionals talk to students about interviewing and the process of finding a job.
The course has an excellent job placement rate, and people in the publishing industry know that course graduates make excellent employees. The course not only helps students find their first jobs but also creates a network that stays with them throughout their careers.
Join us for a virtual recruitment session on December 16 at 5pm! Register here.
We annually visit many colleges and universities. We've hosted information sessions at the following campuses:
- Bard College
- Boston University
- Boston College
- Brandeis University
- Columbia University
- Georgetown University
- Harvard University
- Howard University
- Mount Holyoke College
- Washington & Lee University
- College of William & Mary
- University of Virginia
- Vassar College
Please let us know if you would like to see us at your school next year!
If you will be in New York City, you may request an informational meeting with the director and/or assistant director.