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Career Services

Ignite Program

Run by NYU Stern's Office of Career Development, Ignite is a program that offers personalized support, tools, training & 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. No classes are held on Fridays. Career Development Program sessions cover the following key areas:
  • Setting/assessing skills & 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
Click on the right tab of this window for a timeline of the types of programming and job search activities that typically take place during each portion of the MBA program.

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 WetFeet and Vault
  • Research and networking tools such as CapitalIQ, CareerBeam and Going Global

Career Coaches

Career Coaches 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

Alumni Network

NYU Stern provides a dynamic alumni network of nearly 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.

Summer - LAUNCH 2014

Résumé Update & Self Assessment
(Go to What to Do Now for details)
  • Adapt your résumé to the Stern format
  • Research your target industries/functions
  • Assess your skills/strengths, values and areas for growth
  • Mark your calendar for career development programming throughout the academic year, and for January on-campus recruiting for summer internships (begins in January 2015, before classes start)

Fall Semester (Year 1)

Prepare for Summer Internship Job Market
  • Attend panels and workshops
  • Participate in professional student club activities and events
  • Meet with a career counselor
  • Network and build contacts
  • Attend corporate presentations
  • Attend fall career fair
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Participate in MBA2 strategy groups
  • Submit applications for on-campus interviews
  • Check NYU Stern job postings for summer internship opportunities
  • Update your LinkedIn profile

January during Winter Break (Year 1)

Interview On Campus for Summer Internships
  • Continue interview preparation
  • Interview on and off campus for summer internships

Spring Semester (Year 1)

Secure a Summer Internship
  • Continue interviewing on and off campus
  • Continue checking NYU Stern job postings for summer internship opportunities
  • Attend spring panels and workshops
  • Participate in professional student club activities and events
  • Continue networking and building contacts
  • Attend spring career fair

Summer (Between Year 1 and Year 2)

Confirm or Change Career Goals
  • Complete summer internship
  • Continue networking and building contacts

Fall Semester (Year 2)

Prepare for Full-time Job Market
  • Attend corporate presentations
  • Continue networking and building contacts
  • Participate in professional student club activities and events
  • Prepare for interviews for full-time opportunities
  • Check NYU Stern job postings for full-time opportunities
  • Interview on and off campus for full-time opportunities
  • Attend fall career fair
  • Update your résumé

Spring Semester (Year 2)

Secure First Post-MBA Full-time Job
  • Continue checking NYU Stern job postings for full-time opportunities
  • Interview off campus for full-time opportunities
  • Participate in professional student club activities and events
  • Continue networking and building contacts
  • Explore new opportunities
  • Attend spring career fair