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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 faculty, 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.
 

Explore

SternTalks 
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 the wide range of career interests but also support diverse communities including women, the LGBTQ+ community, underrepresented minorities, and international students.

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.

Prepare

The Professional Development Series (PDS) provides first-years, sophomores, and juniors at NYU Stern with critical resources for professional development. The PDS is a semester-long series that introduce students to the essential personal and professional skills necessary to compete for internships and full-time jobs. Students will learn how to develop a personal brand, how to convey their personal brand in a resume and interview, how to network, and more. In each session, firm representatives discuss these relevant topics and share their personal stories.

The Case Walk-Through Series provides students with an opportunity to learn more about a particular industry by working through a real world business problem. Industry professionals come to NYU Stern to walk students through an actual client engagement and describe a business challenge or issue. Each case requires students to work together as a team to offer an innovative solution. With professionals on hand to discuss industry nuances and provide feedback, students leave with a better understanding of a particular field.

Technical training programs provide our students with more in-depth training and insights into specific careers by collaborating with leading industry partners. Training the Street, for example, is a one-day session partnered with Wells Fargo that helps students learn the ins and outs of financial modeling. Our Consulting Bootcamp and Crash Course break down the steps needed for students to be successful in consulting case interviews.

 

Connect

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 brings industry professionals to NYU Stern to meet with students for 15 minute one-on-one appointments. During these meetings, professionals will answer questions about career opportunities within particular industries and firms, and offer advice on career preparation.

 

Student Matt Wilson with backpack on West Village street

Student Voices

Matt Wilson (BPE '17)

"During my time at Stern, I interned with a reality TV casting company, a production company, an event/social media marketing company, a small cable network, and an experiential technology marketing company."

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