Your New York Tech Plan
Your Future Has Already Started
While you’re still a student, you should be thinking about what you’ll do after graduation. Your degree will be a passport to career opportunities around the world. Plan for your future success today by visiting the Office of Career Services and exploring our professional development resources.
Your First Year
You should already start to think about the career you want. Start off with a visit the Office of Career Services, where we’ll assess your professional goals, academic strengths, and personal interests to help find the right career for you. In addition, you should:
- Attend university conferences, seminars, workshops, and other events related to your areas of interest to expand your knowledge, meet industry leaders, and build a professional network.
- Draft a resume with your first college internship in mind and upload it to your Handshake account.
- Meet with your faculty advisor to discuss courses and majors that match your career goals.
- Explore the Learning Center, libraries, and other resources to help maximize your academic performance.
- Get to know your classmates outside of class—they’ll be sharing a similar journey and you’ll likely collaborate on projects and study groups in the next few years.
- Join a student club or organization related to your academic, social, or professional interests.
Your Second Year
During your second year (you should have between 31 to 62 credits), you should choose an area of specialization through elective courses and gain professional experience through volunteering or an internship. Things to keep in mind:
- Visit us to learn about job search strategies, resumes, and portfolios.
- We can help you find a part-time or summer job, internship, or volunteer work with a company related to your major or career goals.
- Attend a career services workshop on how to get an internship
- Complete introductory courses required by your major or prospective major.
- Take elective courses to diversify your academic experiences
- Cultivate relationships with faculty, staff, and classmates—you’ll develop a support network to ensure you’re getting the most out of your college experience.
Your Third Year
You’ve earned 63 to 96 credits—and you’re almost there! This is the year you’ll want to find a mentor, expand your professional network, polish your resume, and meet employers who are seeking profession-ready students just like you. This is the time to:
- Attend our career workshops and job fairs.
- Have your Handshake profile complete with an employer ready resume visible to employers.
- Continue to pursue career-related internships and other employment opportunities.
- Take on a leadership role in a student organization.
- Assess qualifications for your chosen career, identify areas you need to improve, and practice your interviewing skills.
Your Fourth Year
You now have 96 credits or more—and you’re about to launch your career. During this time, it’s vital that you prepare for the global workforce and start your job search. You’re in the final stretch! Get ready to:
- Have a career-ready resume uploaded on Handshake, participate in on-campus interviews and job fairs offered each semester.
- Attend off-campus career fairs and networking events.
- Visit us to make an appointment for a mock interview session.
- Ask faculty and staff members to serve as references.
- Continue building a professional network with faculty, staff, alumni, and classmates.
- Decide if you’re ready to start your career or pursue graduate school.
Are You a Graduate Student?
Graduate students can benefit from the services we offer, including online resources, career counselors, on- and off-campus job-related events, and more. You may also have professional experience to mentor an undergraduate student—something that looks good on every resume.