The Columbia Experience Overseas program has existed since 2007, when the Center for Career Education unveiled a slew of internships in London and Hong Kong. Now going into its fourth year, CEO connects employers--ranging from the London Science Museum to BNP Paribas--with about 15 Columbia College and SEAS undergraduates in each location.
With the expansion of the Columbia Global Centers, CEO hopes to expand in kind. Currently, representatives of the Career Center are meeting with Beijing contacts including Kai-Fu Lee, who just stepped down as CEO of Google China, and Yan Lang, a Chinese talk show host.
CEO and the Global Centers already have much in common in terms of the points of entry they can offer Columbia students and affiliates. As demand for international experience increases, and students continue to seek travel and work experience abroad, Columbia's career center continues to expand its global scope.