Networking and Internships
The NYU School of Professional Studies provides its graduate students with the tools and the resources needed to support their professional development through a wide array of services and programs. As a graduate student, you will have full access to the resources offered by both the NYU School of Professional Studies and the Wasserman Center for Career Development, the University-wide career center for all NYU degree students.
Networking is integral to the program, and the School maintains strong industry connections to help you achieve your career goals. Individual consultations with advisors; discussions about job opportunities and trends; and access to alumni in strategic positions are an important part of the graduate experience. A variety of events focused on key topics, and presented by industry executives, provide opportunities for you to meet HR practitioners, develop insight into other aspects of the field, and cultivate a professional network. The program regularly offers career development opportunities, including career coaching sessions, career workshops, and Graduate Student Career Week. Social-networking events provide a forum in which to hone your networking skills and connect with students and faculty. In addition, you frequently interact with industry leaders through class projects, which often include a presentation to a panel of senior-level business leaders.
The majority of full-time students, as well as many part-time students, take advantage of internship opportunities at a variety of organizations in New York City. Internships allow you to acquire professional experience, to add a real-world perspective to your studies, and to explore career options. A range of companies seek our students as interns. Faculty members, alumni, classmates, guest speakers, and NYU career-development resources may also assist you in finding an internship that meets your academic and professional goals. For example, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has partnered with the program to recruit for their Human Resources Management Associate Program. This program is comprised of three, six-month rotations, one of which may be an international placement with HP.
The NYU student chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)—the world's largest association devoted to human resource management, representing more than 190,000 individual members—works closely with the professional community at the NYU School of Professional Studies to create dynamic events that provide networking opportunities and enhance your professional skills and relationships. The chapter regularly invites local business representatives to speak about current developments in the field and arranges a variety of activities, including company tours, student conferences, career workshops, fundraisers, and social events.