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Career Policies

The Stern Undergraduate College expects students to act with a high degree of integrity and professionalism as you pursue your career goals. This includes following through on professional commitments, such as scheduled interviews and accepted job offers, and always portraying your professional and academic accomplishments accurately and honestly. Please note that scheduling conflicts pertaining to recruitment do not excuse you from your academic obligations, including class attendance, exams, homework assignments, and group projects. Speak with a career coach if you are not sure how to navigate these conflicts.

While we ask our students to maintain a high degree of integrity in the job search, we also expect our employer partners to abide by a set of important recruitment guidelines that are governed by the NYU Wasserman Center. These incorporate employment policies from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and recruitment best practices from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). You can learn more about these policies on the NYU Wasserman website.

Although recruitment can often feel like a highly competitive and individualistic process, you will be vastly more successful if you ask for support when you need it and lend a helping hand to your classmates when possible. If you ever feel overwhelmed by your commitments, or if you notice that your classmates are struggling, we urge you to take advantage of NYU Counseling & Wellness services.

Internships are a wonderful complement to classroom learning, especially with all of the exciting opportunities offered in New York City. To facilitate learning on the job, Stern offers a 0.5-credit elective course, Business Practicum, designed to help you learn leadership and interpersonal skills that will allow you to effectively apply their classroom knowledge to the workplace.  Note that international students may enroll in the Business Practicum course in order to qualify for work authorization (e.g., CPT).

More Career Policy Resources

Wasserman Center's Recruitment Policies

Familiarize yourself with the Wasserman Center’s recruitment policies, which pertain to both students and employers.

International Student Work Support

If you are an international student, visit the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) website to learn about your work authorization options and to connect with an OGS advisor.