Career Services for Alumni

Career Services for Alumni

New York Institute of Technology degree is a valuable asset in the professional marketplace! Whether you are new to the job market or looking for a new opportunity, want to pursue graduate school or professional development opportunities, are looking to hire bright New York Tech alumni, or want to find ways to stay connected with New York Tech, our office can help you make the right connections.

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Elevate Your Career

We can help help you find a position that matches your New York Tech undergraduate or graduate degree and professional goals. Contact our counselors at career@nyit.edu to set up an appointment. You can also begin your search on the Handshake job board, dig deeper with CareerShift, attend a career fair as a potential employee or employer, or use available industry-focused job search engines. International students should check-out these additional resources.

Handshake: Career Hub for Alumni

handshake. The Ultimate NYIT Career Hub

Finding or switchings jobs, networking, and building a career can be a daunting task. Handshake is here to help!

You can use Handshake to schedule an appointment with a career adviser, upload your resume, search for employers, apply for jobs and internships, view events and fairs, and access career resources.

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Network with Fellow Alumni

Upon graduation, you become part of the New York Tech Alumni Federation. This global network of more than 110,000 alumni includes industry leaders, entrepreneurs, doctors, scientists, educators, engineers, designers, and professionals in several industries around the world. Alumni networking events can help you meet other graduates and our professional development opportunities can help further your career. Email alumni@nyit.edu to learn more.

Professional Associations can provide another excellent networking resource to help keep you up-to-date in your field and learn about job and other professional opportunities.

Polish Your Social Media Skills

As you make your way through the professional world, it becomes more important to review your social media accounts. Identify what information you are making public on your Facebook page and Twitter feed, for example, and know that employers and co-workers can see this information as well. Decide which information you want to share with the outside world—many companies will get their first impression of you by looking at your social media.

We recommend using LinkedIn to connect with other alumni and network with other professionals. Create your profile and join the New York Tech Networking Group. And visit the Office of Career Success and Experiential Education on your campus—where you can get suggestions on how to best use your LinkedIn account to boost your visibility among employers and find the positions you want.

Consider Graduate School

Earning an advanced degree can enhance your range of career opportunities that include:

  • Greater employment prospects.
  • Better salary.
  • More advancement opportunities.
  • Professional licensure (in some cases).

Check out our graduate and advanced certificate programs. Career Services and Experiential Education can help identify the programs that align with your professional goals, and we'll assist you with the application process. You may also be eligible for a New York Tech Alumni Scholarship.

Other Benefits

GetFive (formerly known as The Five O'Clock Club): New York Institute of Technology has arranged for all alumni to receive a 20 percent discount on The Career Insider program by GetFive (use the promo code: gobears). Career Insider offers unique digital tools and coaching in a value-oriented package. Harness the power of the industry’s best job search method, and get digital tools and the coaching support you need to successfully execute your job search.

AAUW Work Smart Online: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering female alumni a FREE self-paced online salary negotiation workshop, designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to negotiate for fair pay. Participants learn how to research competitive salaries, articulate their skills, qualifications and experience, and ask for—and get—the pay they deserve. Visit AAUW to register for the complimentary course.