Our Resume database can be a highly effective, targeted recruiting tool for you to source talent for specific hiring needs. Find candidates by industry and functional experience, and also by qualities like the languages they speak, the regions they know, graduate degrees they’ve earned, and their undergraduate majors.


Class of 2024: Full-time opportunities

Available at the beginning of September on COIN
Class of 2025 Internship opportunities

Available in mid-October on COIN

How to Access Resume Databases

Resume Databases are available on your COIN home page (once your COIN account has been approved).

To Access the Resume Database(s)

  1. Navigate to Smart Search, located on the menu of items on the left side of your dashboard.  Do not use “Resume Books”.
  2. Click “Advanced Search” on the top of your screen
  3. Filter by Class Year/Program under “Program Names”.  Apply any additional desired filter.  Note that filtering by “Work Authorization” may yield incomplete results as this information is provided by students on a discretionary basis.
  4. Save resumes of interest by selecting the checkbox next to each name and click “Save”.

Selected resumes can also be downloaded in a zip file by clicking “Download”.

For any questions regarding the Resume Database, please contact the Career Management Center.

Best Practices

  • Identify candidates to invite to events/presentations. Organizations that participate in on-campus recruiting will often reach out to students with specific backgrounds and experience.
  • Perform “under-the-radar” job searches. When confidentiality is key, resume databases offer a precise way to source candidates without posting opportunities on job boards.
  • Use keyword searches for competitor experience or skill sets. Using keywords allows you to scan all of the resumes in the resume database, so it is easy pull out candidates with specific qualifications (e.g., Argus, Series 63, etc.).
  • Search by club affiliation to find industry and affinity groups. Find diversity and other desired candidates by diving into club membership.
  • Let candidates know you found them through the Columbia Business School Resume Database. This adds credibility to your outreach and lets the candidate know your organization has been approved by the Career Management Center.
  • Select the resumes you like and batch print for team review. Easy-to-use features within the Resume Database show you who you have already viewed, and also allow you to save and print PDF versions of groups of candidates.