NYU undergraduate students can benefit from a variety of special programs and events dedicated to their specific needs.

All upcoming Wasserman graduate events are posted on Handshake. Learn more by visiting Handshake > Events > All Filters > Labels and typing “undergraduate team wasserman.”

Undergraduate student programs and events are offered both virtually and in-person. Check Handshake for the most up-to-date information about how to participate.

Undergraduate Career Programs

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.

Creative Careers Accelerator

The Creative Careers Accelerator is a 6-week program (offered three times annually) aimed at undergraduates from every NYU arts and creative degree program. Students will be placed on teams of six working with industry partner organizations to solve a real world problem.

Diversity Career Programs

Diversity Internship & Career Preparation Program (DICP)

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.

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.
  • Contact career.diversity@nyu.edu to learn more.

International Student Career Series

Learn about career strategies and practice professional conversations with international students looking to work in the United States. A list of programs that have been offered include:

  • Leveraging Your International Student Identity
  • Professional Conversation Hour
  • Networking for International Students
  • The Job Search for International Students
  • The Value of Small Talk in the U.S.
  • Understanding the Job Offer