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Professional Development Programs

The Office of Student Engagement supports the professional development of students through the following programs.

Industry Introduction Series (IIS)

The Industry Introduction Series (IIS) provides freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with critical resources for professional development. The IIS is a 9-week, fall semester workshop series that will inform students’ internship and career exploration. Each week, students will have the opportunity to learn about a different industry from Stern faculty, companies, and alumni.


Case Walk-Through Series (CWS)

The Case Walk-Through Series provides an opportunity for sophomores and juniors to learn about an industry by walking through an actual client engagement.  Professionals will present and walk through a client case. Then students will have an opportunity to work in groups to discuss pertinent case questions and professionals will provide feedback.  All participants will be invited to network over lunch.  

Alumni Career Engagement (ACE)

The Alumni Career Engagement (ACE) program provides an opportunity for sophomores, juniors and seniors to receive personalized career guidance from alumni.  Alumni meet with Stern students to share advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing strategies, and careers. Participants are then welcome to network over refreshments.  

Opportunity Finance Program (OFP)

Opportunity finance professionals utilize quantitative, analytic, business, and technical skills to generate a tremendous social impact in underserved communities. Through the Opportunity Finance Program (OFP), Learn more about this $40 billion industry, its impact on communities, and paid summer opportunities at tri-state community development financial institutions (CDFIs) only available to NYU Stern students!  Applications are available each February for summer opportunities.

Industry Conference Series (ICS)

The Industry Conference Series provides opportunities for students to attend industry conferences throughout the academic year. The conferences cover industries such as finance, technology, healthcare, and consulting  Students will learn from business leaders and about current industry trends.  Students also have the option of applying for funding to attend NYU Stern MBA conferences in the spring.

Opportunities to attend conferences will be posted on this page as they become available.  In addition, students are welcome to submit proposals to attend conferences not listed.
Application and additional information

Professional Development Series (PDS)

The purpose of the Professional Development Series 
(PDS) is to introduce freshmen, sophomores, and 
juniors to the essential personal and professional skills that are necessary to compete for internships and full-time jobs. In each session, a distinguished industry professional discusses the relevant topic, shares personal stories and advice, and answers students’ questions.

Professional in Residence (PiR)

The Professional in Residence (PiR) is a 9-week series for sophomores and juniors that brings industry professionals to Stern to meet with students for 15 minute one-on-one appointments.  During these meetings, professionals will review students’ resumes and answer questions about careers in the industry.

PiR appointments will be scheduled in the Office of Student Engagement (T202) on a first-come, first-served basis at 11:00am on the Friday prior to the date.


Additional Opportunities

The Office of Student Engagement offers additional opportunities for professional development

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