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Career Services Overview

At NYU Stern, you get top quality career services and resources, gain a powerful network of alumni and fellow students, and benefit from our collaborative and supportive community.

IGNITE Program - Stern's Premier Career Development Program

Run by NYU Stern's Office of Career Development, IGNITE is a program that offers personalized support, tools, training and development, and networking and interviewing activities to provide you with lifelong job search skills to help you achieve your short and long-term career goals. It consists of required and elective sessions including workshops, panel discussions, guest speakers, Q&A sessions, mock interviews, résumé critiques and industry- and function-specific strategy groups. IGNITE program sessions cover the following key areas:
  • Setting/assessing skills and values
  • Defining career goals
  • Creating a targeted résumé
  • Networking effectively
  • Preparing for informational interviews and corporate presentations
  • Strengthening interviewing skills
  • Developing job search strategies and techniques

Office of Career Development (OCD) Daily Resources

  • One-on-one career counseling sessions
  • Daily open hour for quick career-related questions
  • Résumé and cover letter review
  • Personalized career account, with access to on-campus recruiting, job postings, workshops and presentations
  • Self assessment tools
  • Access to industry, career and company guides, such as Vault
  • Research and networking tools such as MBA Exchange, CareerBeam and Going Global

Career Mentors

Career Mentors are select second-year students who partner with OCD, implementing career-related activities for first-year students throughout the first semester. They provide the following services:
  • Targeted résumé review by industry and function
  • Small group strategy sessions on job search topics
  • Technical mock interviews

Stern Alumni Network

NYU Stern provides a dynamic alumni network of over 100,000 business leaders in more than 125 countries throughout the world.
  • SternConnect provides online access to contact information of Stern alumni, which you can search by employer, industry/function and/or location. You may begin using SternConnect in the fall once enrolled.
  • Networking with alumni may occur through a variety of Stern activities such as corporate presentations, informational interviews, conferences, panels, receptions, case competitions and other events.