We offer a variety of career coaching support to NYU alumni. Learn more about our coaching appointments, scope of services, and policies below!

15 Minute Appointments

15 minute express appointments are available during certain times each week on a first-come, first-served basis, and are great for:

  • Resume and cover letter reviews
  • Job search questions
  • Networking & interviewing tips
  • Unsure where to start!
  • Other quick career related questions
     

30 Minute Appointments

For more in-depth career questions, you can schedule a 30-minute appointment with a career coach. We can work with you to discuss your interests and skills, create an action plan for your job search, prepare for an interview, and more.  

These appointments are best for:

  • Discussing job search strategies
  • Exploring new careers
  • Conducting a mock interview
  • Considering a career change
  • In-depth career questions

Eligibility

We offer career coaching services to alumni with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Graduate Certificate, or Doctoral degree from the following list of schools.

*Please note: during our busy seasons, wait times for an appointment can be up to 3 weeks. For time-sensitive career questions we encourage you to utilize our 15 minute drop-in appointments.

Scope of Services

While we recognize that every career journey is unique, there are some requests that extend beyond our scope of services. We are unable to provide appointments over email or Handshake messenger, resume and cover letter writing services, technical/computer trainings, industry specialized or legal advice, alumni or employer contact information, or job placement services. Instead, we encourage you to take a proactive role in your professional development and will work with you to identify and take action on your career-related goals.  

Before Your Appointment

At least two days prior to your appointment, please send the career coach your goals/questions for the meeting, and any relevant materials you would like us to review. This will help us best prepare for your appointment. For in-person appointments at any of our office locations, be sure to bring a valid photo ID and check-in at the front security desk when you enter the building. For virtual appointments, please put your phone number or Skype/Google account information in the comment section of your appointment request in Handshake. We will reach out to you directly during your scheduled time.

During Your Appointment

Our role as a career coach is to listen, provide you with career advice, and identify strategies and resources to support your next steps. During the meeting we may also ask questions about your current and past work experience, academic background, job search techniques, and other professional development activities.

After Your Appointment

We work to provide you with specific next steps to follow up on after our appointment ends, and may also send you additional resources via email. Most alumni meet with us one or two times as they consider next steps in their career. If you decide to schedule a 30 minute follow up appointment, we recommend at least 4-6 weeks in between appointments to take action on the strategies we’ve discussed.

Cancellation & No-Show Policies

We understand emergencies and schedule changes do occur, however we are not able to accommodate excessive last minute cancellations and no-shows. To utilize our services, the following policies apply:

  • Cancellation Policy: If you can no longer make your appointment, you must cancel it in Handshake at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled time.
  • No-Show Policy: If you do not cancel an appointment at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled time in Handshake, or you do not show up for your appointment, it will be recorded as a no-show. If you graduated more than 5 years ago, a no-show will count as one of your three appointments available per calendar year. Two or more no-shows will result in a restriction of your coaching services for the remainder of the calendar year.
  • Late Arrival Policy: If you arrive/call/Skype your career coach after your scheduled start time, we can only meet with you for the remainder of your original 30 minute appointment slot. If you arrive more than 20 minutes late, you may be asked by the coach to reschedule.

Career Coaching Referrals & Directories

Most alumni meet with the Wasserman Center one to two times as they consider next steps in their career. If you are interested in extensive or on-going career support, we recommend working with a private coach who can offer more frequent and specialized services.

We are pleased to provide you with a list of external career coaches to further assist you in your career development. Access this list, or log into Handshake and select “External Career Coaches List for NYU Alumni” from the Resource section of your account. We provide you with detailed information on each coach, including their bio, areas of expertise, and contact information.

Prices for these private coaches will vary, but many offer low or no cost introductory sessions for NYU alumni. You may choose to meet with a few providers at first, to ensure you find a coach that best aligns with your specific interests or needs. Please note that NYU and the Wasserman Center can not endorse any one coach specifically, rather this list is provided as a resource only, separate from our services.
 

There are also a variety of public directories available to help you in this process, including:

  • LinkedIn Pro Finder- Find career coaches, executive coaches, and resume writers in your area through LinkedIn's professional services marketplace.
  • Muse Career Coaches- Search for Muse coaches who specialize in interviewing techniques, leadership development, negotiation, job search strategy and more.
  • NCDA Certified Career Coaches- A directory of certified career counselors through the National Career Development Association.
  • iRelaunch Career Re-Entry Coaches- A group of career coaches who specialize in resources, strategies, and navigating the job search for those returning to the workforce.