As an NYU student, you will be supported by academic, professional, and personal support services that will help you succeed in and out of the classroom and to prepare for employment or graduate school.
Academic advisement is an important part of your educational experience. You will be assigned an adviser in your academic program or department who will guide you throughout your undergraduate career at NYU. Your adviser will help you choose courses, find internships, and stay on track towards achieving your educational and career goals.
For those considering law, medical, or dental school (or other professional training in the legal, health, or business fields), the College of Arts and Science’s Preprofessional Advising Center helps you plan your preprofessional education. Advisers help students decide how, when, and where to apply for advanced degree programs. In addition, the center offers events, workshops, and panel discussions to help prepare students for their graduate education, ranging from workshops on interviewing for medical school to events that guide students through the difficult law school admissions process.
Some students will get fieldwork assignments directly from their departments in areas such as social work, teaching, and nursing. For others, the best place to start finding part-time jobs, internships, or field placements will be the award-winning Wasserman Center for Career Development. The center offers seminars on résumés, cover letters, and interviewing skills, as well as career fairs and on-campus recruitment.
Wasserman’s online database has listings for over 48,000 positions, including more than 7,000 internships and 16,000 part-time jobs, both on and off campus, while experienced career counselors provide one-on-one advisement, career exploration, and résumé workshops.
To get a real sense of what working in their field might be like, NYU students often team up with New York City-based mentors who provide information and guidance on a wide variety of careers and professions. The Mentor Network through NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development can match you with professionals in almost any field you wish to explore. Also, because many NYU professors are active in their fields, they often show and teach students about possible professions.
Outside of the classroom, NYU students come together in professionally related student clubs and organizations, where they can hone their professional skills, and gain entry into whichever industries interest them. Through groups such as the Sports Business Society, the American Medical Students Association, and the Undergraduate Law Society, you’ll attend seminars and conferences with prominent guest speakers and also gain leadership skills, practical experience, contacts, and opportunities in your field.
NYU's new "one-stop shop" for academic support. The ARC offers tutoring, cross-school advising, and a place to grab coffee and a snack.
Your resource for résumé, cover letter, and interviewing workshops; career fairs; and on-campus recruitment.