MSGA students go on to assume leadership positions in government agencies, nongovernmental and community-based organizations, regional and international organizations, multinational corporations, the media, and scores of allied institutions. Some provide emergency relief, monitor human rights, reduce illiteracy and poverty, assist displaced persons, establish an equitable global trading system, combat HIV/AIDS or help refugees fleeing conflicts. Others are engaged in research, advocacy, policy formation, and nation building.
A number of valuable resources are available to MSGA students for planning and pursuing their careers. We encourage you to take advantage of all these resources. Through NYU’s career network, the Center for Global Affairs (CGA) offers a variety of programs, services, and resources to help you take charge of your future.
NYU’s Wasserman Center for Career Development provides comprehensive services and programs to all NYU degree students. The Wasserman Center’s wide-ranging offerings include career counseling, NYU CareerNet, (an online employment listing service where potential employers post job and internship opportunities for NYU students), on-campus recruitment, career fairs, career seminars and industry expos. Please visit Wasserman’s website for up to date information on all their career programming.
In addition to providing access to job and internship listings and a vast alumni network, the Center also gives students and alumni capabilities to research a particular field, job, or organization. Additionally, NYU students are encouraged to make appointments and receive career counseling and coaching. If you are interested in having someone critique your interview style or edit your resume, Wasserman career counselors are happy to sit down with you.
Some online Wasserman resources that may be of interest to MSGA students:
Global Career Resources: Various resrouces for students interested in working abroad.
GoingGlobal: This is a comprehensive service tailored specifically for students with an interest in working abroad. It offers job listings, country guides, research on employment trends, and information regarding visa requirements. For those of you with an eye abroad, GoingGlobal will be your friend and it’s available free via Wasserman’s website.
InterviewStream: For those interested in improving their interview skills, try InterviewStream, an online service that simulates job interviews and records video of you via webcam. This can be a great way to hone your interview skills from home.
FREE CAREER RELATED WORKSHOPS
Several workshops are offered each semester on career and job search-related topics to supplement the offerings of Wasserman Center for Career Development. For a list of our current workshops, please visit our calendar.
SPECIAL CAREER EVENTS
Career Services collaborates with specific degree program areas and the NYU-SCPS Alumni Relations office to offer special career events such as industry panels, roundtable discussions, “Alumni Success Stories”, and networking events focused on building connections between current students and alumni.
CAREER EXPLORATION AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES
We provide career-related materials including general information, industry-specific information, and specialized resources to help in your exploration of professional options. NYU-SCPS degree students can drop by our office which is located at Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street, Suite 222 Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours are subject to change, please call (212) 992-3228 to confirm hours.
The Center for Global Affairs and NYU Wasserman Center announce information on jobs via listservs. You must sign up to have access to these career-related announcements. Send a blank e-mail from an NYU email account (@nyu.edu) to join the following listservs for regular announcements on jobs, workshops, internships, and more:
- CGA Careers: Students in the M.S. in Global Affairs program are automatically enrolled
- Graduate Students: Joinfirstname.lastname@example.org
- Diversity: Joinemail@example.com
- Work Abroad: Joinfirstname.lastname@example.org
- OCM: email@example.com
- SCPS-Office of Career Management: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our public events series examines critical global issues through a variety of lenses, such as film, journalism, art, economics, history, politics, law and international relations. These events are designed as a collaborative enterprise, drawing on the talents of NYU’s 15 schools and colleges, the greater New York community, and leaders from around the world. You have the opportunity to meet these speakers and greet audiences by serving as "Student Ambassadors". Additionally, most public events include a reception so you can network with speakers and guests.
CGA Evening International Career Series
The Center for Global Affairs evening “International Career Series” brings together international professionals for three moderated panel sessions in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Each session focuses on a different sector and features speakers who highlight their career trajectory and offer advice. This series is free and open to graduates as well as the public and provides ample opportunity for networking.
MSGA Career Info Sessions and Panels
The CGA hosts several career information sessions and panel discussions. Oftentimes, these sessions are specific to a particular sector, concentration, or organization. Keep your eyes out for emails to the MSGA student body announcing these events. Also, we list all of our career events (and some external events) on the website.
CGA Lunchtime Career Workshops
This unique series – exclusively for graduate students – offers you an informal setting for networking, learning about possible internship opportunities, and gaining practical career advice. Sessions provide you with exposure to governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations, research and education organizations, the media, foundations and the private sector.
CGA First Friday Luncheon Series
The “First Friday” series was first conceived in partnership with the Student Association for Global Affairs (SAGA). MS in Global Affairs faculty lead conversations with global leaders exclusively for the graduate community every first Friday of the month from October to December and February through April. This series provides a popular forum for you to engage on an intimate level in discussion with prominent individuals in the field, your faculty and your peers.
MSGA Internship Directory
The Internship Resource Directory is intended to help students initiate their internship search. Please be sure to check the employer websites for the most accurate and up-to-date information.