The Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurs Lab

The Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurs Lab is a 6,800 square foot facility located at the center of the NYU Academic Superblock on Washington Place. It’s home to NYU’s aspiring student entrepreneurs, who are encouraged to ideate and collaborate there. To support students’ entrepreneurial journey, the lab is equipped with a state-of-the-art classrooms. There are also full-time professional staff always on hand to assist with getting the creative juices flowing.

The exterior of the Leslie eLab
A male-presenting person walking up the stairs at the Leslie eLab. There are large windows around them.
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Lab staff also host workshops designed to foster entrepreneurial and startup ideas. And students can access free business-based legal advice. The Leslie E-Lab also houses a Production Lab in the basement, designed around students developing and producing their own films.

The Leslie eLab with Helena

The Leadership Initiative

The NYU Leadership Initiative houses the Office of Global Awards, where undergraduate students can find support in applying for merit-based scholarships and fellowships including Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, and Fulbright scholarships. This office also offers intensive programs like the NYU Leadership Fellows, a yearlong program for rising sophomores and juniors with the goal of building their leadership skills in monthly seminars and collaborative projects.

Wasserman Center for Career Development

The Wasserman Center has two locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. They offer a number of services that support students in their professional development endeavors. Whether students are working on their first resume or have some job experience and want to hone their interview skills, there’s something for everybody. They offer a number of workshops and classes where students can get professional advice. Students even have the opportunity to set up one on one appointments with trained professional career coaches. For students looking for jobs and internships, their Handshake platform has almost 40,000 postings. Wasserman also awards over $500,000 per year in grants and stipends to students with unpaid internships.