Career Programs

Peer Education

The Wasserman Center's peer educators, known as Wasserman Career Ambassadors, support and promote the mission of the Wasserman Center by serving as liaisons between students and the Wasserman Center. Career Ambassadors encourage NYU students to actively participate in their own career development through self assessment, major and career exploration, decision-making and job-search analysis. WCAs are committed to providing quality programs and resources that empower individuals and connect the NYU community with diverse learning experiences and career opportunities.

Diversity Career Programs

The Diversity Internship & Career Preparation Program (DICP) is designed to prepare and promote historically underrepresented students and facilitate students' exploration of career opportunities that celebrate workplace diversity. DICP aims to assist students in developing job search and networking skills, improving resume and cover letter writing skills, and strives to empower students to find their dream internship. Applications are accepted during the fall semester. Contact career.diversity@nyu.edu to learn more.

First Class

First Class is the Wasserman Center’s award-winning professional development and mentorship program for first generation undergraduate students at NYU. Between September and April of every academic year, students accepted to the program work closely with their assigned mentor and career coach to help them advance their careers. Students are paired with mentors based on their career path, industry affiliation, and personal identities.

Expectations

Meet with assigned mentors and career coaches at least twice per semester. Participate in monthly virtual events for a total of 8-10 hours over the course of seven months to help explore academic areas of interest, internships, and careers.

Application

Application is open on Violet Network through the end of August. Contact career.diversity@nyu.edu stating your interest in the program for an application form. Undergraduate self-identified African American, Latinx a/o, and Indigenous students who are first-generation students are highly encouraged to participate.

Career Boot Camps

Created in partnership with Morgan Stanley, these intensive career conferences are designed to familiarize students with a variety of industries and to help ease the transition from the classroom to the workplace.

Additional information and application information for upcoming Boot Camps can be found on Handshake five weeks before each event.

Peace Corps

NYU continues to be one of the top Peace Corps Volunteer-producing universities in the country, with over 1,000 graduates having served as PCVs. The NYU Peace Corps Office is located at the Wasserman Center, Union Square Office and is open to the entire NYU community during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Contact NYU's Peace Corps Campus Recruiter, Sarah Steeley (Returned Volunteer Lesotho 2015-2017) at peacecorps@nyu.edu to make an appointment​.

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