You've Graduated! Now What?
Congratulations on earning your NYIT degree! You've taken a big step and now you've got plenty of options to consider.
Launch Your Career
We'll help you find a position that matches your NYIT degree and professional goals. Contact our career counselors at email@example.com to set up an appointment. You can also begin your search on NYIT's Handshake, dig deeper with CareerShift, attend a career fair on campus, or use these industry-focused job search engines. International students should check-out these additional resources.
Handshake: Career Hub for Alumni
Finding a job and building a career can be a daunting task. But whether you're looking for an internship, full-time job, or don't even know where to start, 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.
Network with Fellow Alumni
Upon graduation, you become part of the NYIT Alumni Federation. This global network of nearly 100,000 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 NYIT graduates and our professional development opportunities can help further your career. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the benefits of being an NYIT graduate.
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 NYIT alumni and network with other professionals. Create your profile and join the NYIT Networking Group. Also visit the Office of Career Services on your campus—they'll offer 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 NYIT graduate programs. The Office of Career Services can help identify the programs that are are best for you, and we'll assist you with the graduate application process. You may also be eligible for an NYIT Alumni Scholarship.