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NYU is renowned for its academics, global network, and tremendously successful alumni. And that success is no coincidence. Beyond providing a formative education to some of the world’s brightest undergraduates, NYU is committed to helping students prepare for their professional lives after graduation, no matter what career path they imagine for themselves.

The NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development provides specialized career coaching, events, and resources to meet the particular needs of NYU students, including undergraduates and recent alumni. Whether you’re wanting to explore possibilities, prepare for a specific role, or connect with employers or alumni who can support you in your career journey, the Wasserman team is here for you.

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Connection Happens Every Day at NYU

To give students access to as many potential employers as possible, the Wasserman Center hosts employer events almost every day. This means hundreds of employers from across industries meet with thousands of students every year. These events are in person or virtual. Either way, according to Joe Mercadante, they’re “a great way to increase your chances of finding an internship or job.” Mercadante’s the associate director of employer engagement and strategic outreach at the Wasserman Center. “They include information sessions, tabling events, career fairs, on-campus interviews, and skill-building workshops. Each is a great opportunity to network with employers to learn more about industries, job functions, and company cultures.”

Additionally, the Wasserman Center offers opportunities to learn about recent alumni experiences in the workplace. What’s more, you can learn about recruitment timelines and job openings during information sessions or connect one-on-one with professionals via coffee chats. To help students maximize the benefits of these opportunities, the Wasserman Center also offers hundreds of on-demand resources. These ensure students put their best selves forward when they connect with employers. For example, students can use a headshot photo booth, submit their résumé for review, attend practice interviews, or receive career coaching.

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A Network of Inspiration and Guidance

Rena Ikenishi, a senior at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study who is concentrating on the effects of globalization on the market and the web, has attended numerous Wasserman Center employer events. For example, the Women’s Networking Night was one of her favorites. “It was great to be surrounded by powerful women across all career fields. Learning how they got to their positions was super inspiring,” she says. In addition to employer events, Rena also recommends the Wasserman Center’s coaching services. “The career coaches at Wasserman help you with things like your cover letter and your job search. Everyone is so nice and helpful, and there are so many great resources.”

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Recent Employer Events from the Wasserman Center

With near-daily offerings, this list of in-person and online events isn’t even close to comprehensive. Plus, it doesn’t include the Wasserman Center’s frequent career and internship fairs, which can draw hundreds of employers to campus. But it does provide a glimpse into some of the career-oriented activities that await you at NYU.

  • Lippincott virtual information session
  • PepsiCo tabling event
  • Google software engineer information session
  • L’Oréal information session
  • Goldman Sachs Global Banking and Markets information session
  • Morgan Stanley coffee chat
  • Teach For America tabling event
  • Global Health Strategies information session
  • FBI information session for undergraduates
  • Christian Dior Couture off-campus event
  • Deloitte information session
  • SiriusXM site visit
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Why Wait?

For students just starting at NYU, Mercadante says the best advice he can offer is to connect early and often with the Wasserman Center. At the same time, he advises students to fully explore their career options. “Attending events with employers is a great way to stand out from other applicants and learn more about a company. Additionally, internships are a great way to explore different companies, industries, and job functions,” he says. “Be open! Don’t limit yourself to a specific company or industry. This is the time to try out different areas to see what you like or don’t like.”

Rena echoes his sentiment. “The best career advice I have received at NYU is to venture outside of your comfort zone,” she says. “If you pigeonhole yourself to one specific role, you may not realize your potential. By taking jobs I may not have felt super comfortable in, I’ve learned and grown in different areas and also discovered new skills.”