The NYU Center for Career Development (the Wasserman Center) acts only as an intermediary between employers posting job opportunities and candidates searching for job opportunities. The Wasserman Center is not involved in the actual transaction between employers and candidates. As a result, the Wasserman Center has no control over the quality, safety or legality of the jobs or resumes posted, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of employers to offer job opportunities to candidates or the ability of candidates to fill job openings. For goverment guidelines and standards on internships/trainee programs, please see the Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor. In addition, because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, the Wasserman Center cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Because we do not and cannot control the behavior of participants on our website, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release The Wasserman Center and New York University (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect of every kind and nature, known and unknown), arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. Finally, note that we expect that you will use caution and common sense when using the website. The material contained herein may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Wasserman Center makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the website or the material. The use of the website is at your own risk.
Please note that while the transcripts uploaded by students to NYU CareerNet are unofficial, each student has signed and agreed to abide by our honor code, which guarantees that the grades and GPA a student reports will correspond with the individual's official transcript and GPA as recorded by the Office of the University Registrar. The information posted by students in NYU CareerNet, however, is not validated by the Wasserman Center for Career Development.
The Wasserman Center appreciates your support of NYU students. We understand that in the challenging economy, many organizations rely on the support of unpaid interns. Before posting an unpaid internship, we ask that you consider the following guidelines from the Department of Labor.
In order to post an unpaid position, the internship must encompass all 6 components below:
- The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment;
- The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
- The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
- The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded;
- The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and
- The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.
For additional government guidelines and standards on internships/trainee programs, please see the Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor.
Internships and Academic Credit
New York University offers the following guidance to schools on the issue of student internships: A student internship can be defined as “a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting” (National Association of Colleges and Employers). Credit towards the NYU degree, however, should be awarded for courses, not for internship placements. Although an internship placement (either paid or unpaid) may be a co-requisite for a course, students should receive credit only for academic work that is assessed by an instructor as part of a course—not for the professional development that they receive through their placement. In such cases, students are expected to select appropriate placements in collaboration with the course instructor.
We ask employers to give students three weeks to decide about job offer.
We require all employers to honor all offers made as is and that no conditions be placed on the offer. Pressure to accept early makes it difficult for us to enforce our strict policies against students reneging on job offers. Please refrain from pressuring students on acceptances and understand the necessity of letting candidates make an informed decision resulting in truly committed employees. Exploding offers and special incentives such as diminishing bonuses and location preference should not be held out to induce a student to accept an offer early.
The Wasserman Center is committed to protecting privacy rights of our students. Because of this commitment, we want to ensure that employers know that we warn students about fraudulent job postings, and advise our students against providing their login information for their social media profiles to potential or existing employers.
The Wasserman Center for Career Development is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with New York University's non-discrimination rules and policies which prohibit recruitment and selection for position openings on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, race, color, national origin, age, disability or religion. The University shall exclude from its placement offices and all other facilities recruiters from any entity which in employment matters has been determined to have a practice of unlawfully discriminating on any of the aforementioned bases. Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding text, as long as entities that fund the scholarly and academic pursuits of the members of the NYU community are required to withhold funding from institutions of higher education pursuant to section 606(a) of Public Law 92-436 and similar and successor statues, the University may allow recruitment by such entities, including the Armed Forces of the United States.