Working as a research assistant can be a rewarding complement to undergraduate studies. Students who are considering doing graduate work in economics or writing a senior thesis in economics are strongly encouraged to consider a research position in the department. The work that you do as well as the faculty contact that you make can serve as the foundation for your own research in your senior year. Find out more about research opportunities at Columbia here.
Career placement at Columbia is handled by the Office of Career Education, but further information of particular interest to students of economics can also be found on this site.
The department receives announcements about a variety of opportunities for students throughout the year. These announcements are posted on the Wiki page econinfoforstudents.