Paula Goodman

Paula retired from Columbia beginning in January 2020 having served as Director of Recruitment in central Human Resources and where she was engaged as needed by various schools and departments for different level searches.  She also provided confidential career advisement for employees contemplating internal career moves. 

She is now a Career Advisor for the Office of Work/Life's Faculty Spouse/Partner Dual Career Service, assisting spouse/partners of new faculty in the job search process.  Additionally, Paula is a freelance Search Consultant engaged by request by schools and departments within Columbia to manage particular segments of a search. 

Paula spent 15 years in the corporate sector managing MBA recruitment.   She also worked at Columbia before her corporate experiences as Assistant Director of Placement for Columbia Business School.  Paula's passion has always been to help put the right people in the right positions so that both the candidate and the hiring unit benefit.  She has both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in Durham New Hampshire.  Paula grew up in Portland Maine.