The Career Center for Working Professionals Offer Array of Virtual Alumni Programs: The Virtues of Virtual Networking

Eliza Shanley
The pandemic put a stop to many things, but it did not interrupt networking. “I often hear from alumni, especially those seeking a new job opportunity, that the pandemic has disrupted their networking. But in fact networking has never been easier,” explained Eliza Shanley, senior director, Stern’s Career Center for Working Professionals (CCWP). “Everyone has “virtual” availability now so it’s not difficult to schedule a Zoom meeting to connect.”  

All NYU Stern alumni have access to career development support through CCWP; BS alumni can also access career support and job postings through NYU’s Wasserman Center for Career Development. CCWP offers support and programs for all career levels, including how to make a good impression during the first 90 days at a new job, strategies for negotiating an offer, prepping for a performance review, insights on making a career pivot, as well as facilitating networking among alumni. Stern prides itself on offering robust lifelong career support, and in 2020, launched Stern Network, and new online networking and mentorship platform that helps alumni and students connect. 

During this past year CCWP took its programs virtual, creating new opportunities for alumni to connect with each other. This spring, the Career Center is offering:

Group Coaching
April 12 & 26 and May 3 & 10

A 4-week session with up to six participants helps alumni make new connections with facilitated interactions from a career coach. 
Early sign up is encouraged. A waitlist will also be available. Please email Julia McLeod at to sign up.

Mini Coaching Sessions During Reunion Week
April 26-30, various spots

All alumni can sign up for a 15-minute intro to coaching, learn more about career services, share professional goals, and schedule a full follow up coaching appointment.  
See the Reunion program lineup and and register for a mini coaching session.  
Speed Networking During Reunion Week
Thursday April 29 at 6:00-7:00 PM

Bring your cocktail and conversation to interact with fellow Stern alumni about careers, learn from each other, and share experiences. A career coach will offer prompts to get the conversation started.  
See the Reunion program lineup and register for Speed Networking.