An intensive, four-week introduction to all aspects of book publishing
An institution in American publishing since 1947, the Columbia Publishing Course is known for launching the careers of thousands of publishing professionals, including many top editors and executives. In 2016, the Publishing Course in New York proudly announced the creation of a four‐week sister program in the United Kingdom, housed at Exeter College, Oxford, which has already launched many careers both in New York and London. The 2023 Oxford course dates are September 4th to September 28th. Read more about the course below.
These past weeks have been nothing shy of astonishing. I had heard of the merits of the Columbia Publishing Course, but I don’t think I could have imagined how life changing it would be, how much I would learn, and how impressive the lecturers would be. The time and energy you have already invested in our class is appreciated beyond measure, and I am heartened by your commitment to trying to help us until we find our home in publishing. They say never meet your heroes, but I think you have proven that to be resoundingly false.
—Liz Velez, '21 Virtual CPC
Editorial Assistant, Harper Collins
This job wouldn't have happened without the CPC, everything I learnt and the wonderful people I met who helped me to get here. I am so grateful and excited.
—Kirsten Greenwood, '19 CPC U.K.
Business Development Executive, Penguin Random House UK, speaking of her first job out of the course
Read what more students have to say.
Click here for our 2023 brochure.
Kickstart a Career in Publishing
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.
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, the course director talks to students about interviewing and the process of finding a job, both during and after the course.
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We are excited to announce weekly virtual info sessions for the 2023 courses, Wednesdays at 5pm EST, starting on January 25. 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!