Professional Enrichment

Enrich Yourself

Gain a competitive edge with our Professional Enrichment program. Participate in seminars, enjoy one-to-one meetings with industry leaders, and attend premier events that will give you the tools you’ll need for the 21st-century workplace. Our Professional Enrichment program, with a variety of tracks in a range of topical areas, provides opportunities to:

  • Fortify the skills that every executive needs, including resume writing, interviewing, networking, dressing for the workplace, and effective communications.
  • Analyze issues in a business environment that goes beyond traditional classroom learning by attending industry conferences and interacting with leading executives.
  • Earn a certificate of completion in professional areas such as human resources, sales and marketing, entrepreneurship, branding, risk management, and social media promotions.

Earn Professional Enrichment Points while demonstrating your commitment to professional development.

Current Calendar

How Much Professional Enrichment Do I Need?

We encourage you to participate in as many activities as possible to fully develop your professional skills. You’re required to complete 16 Professional Enrichment points to fulfill degree requirements for a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Please note some activities can be repeated to net you more than one point. Contact the Professional Enrichment Program director for details.

Professional Enrichment Activities

Successful completion of individual activities earns you one Professional Enrichment point that you will apply toward your degree.

Certificates of Completion

Certificates of Completion allow you to specialize in certain areas that match your professional interests. These include human resources, entrepreneurship, marketing and sales, risk management, personal branding, and other areas.

Individual PE in the Library

Learn which databases are best suited for your research; get help with document and citation management; or discover how to ditch PowerPoint and use Prezi for eye-catching presentations. Make an appointment with a librarian to get technology training or to brush up on your research skills and earn PE points on your own schedule.

Individual PE with Career Services

Meet in person or virtually with a career advisor to explore any of the following topics related to your career: resume, cover letter, mock interview, LinkedIn profile, Handshake overview, self-assessment. Make an appointment using Handshake (sign in with your NYIT username and password).

Individual PE – Bloomberg Terminal

Learn about how the Bloomberg Terminal can be used for class projects. You will be introduced to the types of business and financial information that are available in Bloomberg. You will also learn about the Bloomberg Market Challenge Certification, which is an additional qualification that will help make your resume stand out.

On the New York City campus, drop in and see Natiliya Naumova in MC 26, 503 on Tuesdays from 10 a.mm to 3 p.m. and on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On the Long Island campus, drop in and see Abayomi Ogunjobi at the Bloomberg Terminal in Wisser Library on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For further information, contact Dr. Steven Shapiro at sshapi01@nyit.edu.

Premier Events

Our Premier Events allow you to earn Professional Enrichment points through participation in networking opportunities, industry seminars, and other professional events in the fields of human resources, marketing and advertising, social media, women's leadership, and other business sectors.

Web-Based Professional Enrichment

These convenient web-based programs focus on two areas vital to every global professional—social media and international expansion. Learn online anywhere and anytime and earn Professional Enrichment points.

Wildfire Topix

This series of special presentations and discussions introduces you to controversial business topics that promote critical thinking, conflict resolution, ethics, strategic analysis, and communications skills.

Contact Us

Deborah Y. Cohn, Ph.D.
Director of Professional Enrichment
516.686.7710
dcohn02@nyit.edu