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Professional Development

Explore, prepare, and connect with our Professional Development Series, Alumni Career Engagement, technical training programs, and much more.

NYU Stern’s Professional Development & Career Education (PDCE) team works with student clubs, alumni, and leading industry partners to develop programs that help students explore careers, prepare for recruitment and professional environments, and connect to Stern alumni and industry professionals. PDCE programs complement the career and recruiting services offered at the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development.


Stern Talks 
are a series of alumni-led "TED talk style" presentations that are open to the entire NYU Stern student body. They allow students to explore popular areas of business, such as marketing, sustainability, finance, and tech. Required for all first-year students, they not only open students’ eyes to career options they may not have considered, but also ensure that all first-year students have a shared foundational knowledge of these popular industries and career paths.

NYU Stern professional clubs and organizations allow Stern students to explore their interests by learning from their peers and engaging directly with alumni and professionals through workshops and social events. Stern's pre-professional clubs represent areas ranging from marketing and finance to analytics and social impact. Clubs not only promote a wide range of career interests but also support diverse communities including women, the LGBTQ+ community, underrepresented minorities, and international students.The PDCE team partners with Stern’s professional clubs to help support their programming.

NYU Stern Peer Mentors are senior-year students with knowledge and experience in a wide range of popular industries including fintech, entertainment, finance, marketing, and accounting, to name a few. Peer mentors are available to meet with students who are still exploring their options. These knowledgeable and friendly students love meeting other NYU Stern undergraduates and providing advice and guidance about anything from classes, to careers, to life as an NYU student. They take hundreds of appointments each year.


Firm Spotlight Sessions are informative events organized by firms to provide students with valuable insights into the company, its recruitment process, and available opportunities. These sessions are hosted by recruiters, alumni, and professionals who share their expertise on a wide range of topics including day-to-day job responsibilities, recruitment tips, and personal experiences. Attendees benefit from the opportunity to not only gain an in-depth understanding of the company but also to develop transferable recruitment skills and enhance their knowledge about popular business industries and job functions.

Training the Street is a one-day bootcamp offered in partnership with Wells Fargo that equips students with comprehensive financial modeling skills, covering financial statements, valuation techniques, and other essential components of financial analysis. The program sets students up for success in interviews and provides real-world skills to make them more effective in internships and full-time roles across a range of finance functions.

The Consulting Casing Bootcamp is an annual workshop series that offers a step-by-step breakdown of the essential skills required for undergraduates to excel in consulting case interviews. The program is facilitated by Stern MBA students who have successfully secured full-time roles at top strategy consulting firms. Participating students have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of case interviewing, practice putting their skills to use, and meet with the workshop facilitators for one-on-one office hours. 

Recruitment Ready is an annual program for sophomores that covers a range of essential topics to help students prepare for recruitment, including networking strategies, resume review, finding the right company fit, and navigating the recruitment process as an international student. With its comprehensive programming, Recruitment Ready is an excellent opportunity for sophomores to learn about recruitment timelines, develop an internship search strategy, and gain the skills they need to pursue their authentic career interests


Alumni Career Engagement provides an opportunity for students to network with and receive personalized career guidance from NYU Stern alumni. Alumni meet with students to discuss career opportunities within particular industries and firms, and offer advice on career preparation.

Professionals in Residence is an initiative that connects NYU Stern students with alumni and industry professionals for short, one-on-one informational interviews. The program offers an opportunity for students to receive personalized career guidance from professionals who have extensive experience in their respective industries. 

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Student Voices

Julie Lyu (BS '23)

"I interned with an event planning startup, a social media startup, a global cosmetics company, and a global management consulting company. Stern provides me with abundant resources to explore my professional interests."
Deynira Orr & LuLu in the park
Student Voices

Deynira Orr (BS '23)

"I interned at a startup studio working in social impact, streaming at a large media and entertainment company, marketing at a talent agency, and a luxury online marketplace."
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Student Voices

Joseph Barge (BS '24)

"I interned at a private equity fund, a fintech startup, a multi-national investment bank, and have secured a future internship in investment banking."

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