Students in the APAM Department are invited and encouraged to contact the APAM Career Placement Officer, Kristen Henlin, for assistance with career planning or to learn more information about upcoming career events.

APAM Career Placement Officer

Kristen Henlin
Office hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-4 :00 PM
or by appointment
Schedule an appointment online

Career Events and Networking Opportunities

The APAM Job Board is a great resource for students to learn about networking and career events and full-time and internship opportunities in the United States and abroad.

APAM students of all levels can access the page on Canvas with their UNI and password.

If you are having difficulty accessing the APAM Job Board, reach out to for assistance.

Columbia’s Event Attendance Policy

Columbia Engineering invests a considerable amount of resources to host professional development and leadership workshops because they enhance your experience, knowledge and marketability. Many of these events have limited seating and we want our students to fully engage. As a result, we ask our students to adhere to the following policy for our offerings (Professional Development and Leadership classes and workshops, School signature events, department events, etc.) so that we can continue to offer and grow these initiatives: for each engagement, you may reserve a seat using Eventbrite. Please check-in at the beginning of the event and engage. If you cannot attend the event, we ask that you cancel at least (2) business days prior so we can offer the seat to another student. For example, for an event held on Monday, please cancel by Thursday, through Eventbrite, so we can give the seat to another student.

Excessive absences without cancellation may result in poor administrative standing. Students in poor administrative standing may not be eligible for the EGSC Professional Development Scholarship, Class Day Graduate Student Speaker or Marshall, Graduate Student Life Award, and other community activities and honors at the School and academic department levels. This may be in addition to any other sanction that your academic department may impose. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Please note that career events are only for Columbia University students and are not open to the public. You must register ahead of time to gain access to the platform.

Professional Development & Leadership Program (PDL)


Master of Science students are required to take Professional Development & Leadership courses (ENGIE4000) to graduate. The goal of the Professional Development and Leadership (PDL)  program is to enrich the career development of students at SEAS so that they can:

  1. Obtain skills to find and keep a role
  2. Learn how to grow and cultivate a career
  3. Recognize effective leadership
  4. Learn to become an effective team player and follower; and
  5. Cultivate ethical behavior and values.

Visit the PDL website to learn about the program and the course schedule.

A Message to Employers

Are you interested in connecting with our students? The Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics department would be happy to partner with you in the following ways:

Post an Opportunity

If you are interested in advertising an opportunity, please email our Career Placement officer, Kristen Henlin, with the following information: 

  1. Position Description and Title
  2. Brief Description of your Company
  3. Position Start Date
  4. Other Information Needed: Let us know if positions require supplemental documentation (i.e. Cover letter, Transcript, Test Scores etc.) Please include where the students should submit their resumes (Company website, Company email address, or through the Career Placement Officer). 
  5. Resume Submission Deadline: If applications are accepted on a rolling basis, please let us know.

Start an Internship Program

If your company or organization would like to establish a formal internship program with our department, please reach out to us.

Host an Information Session or Employer Showcase

Although our university is in the process of reopening and is currently operating remotely, we invite employers to connect with our students on Zoom. It is a great opportunity to meet our students and for our students to gain an understanding of your company and culture.  If you are interested in hosting an online event, please email

Past Events