INTERNSHIPS - Getting Started
Pace's Career Services Internship program enhances the academic experience by providing students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning in a pre-professional work environment. Career Services assists in the educational development of Pace students by providing opportunities to develop as professionals through experiential learning, testing their skills, and exploring careers. Students in all majors can explore careers by working part-time or during the summer in paid or unpaid internships at national, multinational, regional, and local companies, non-profits, government, and healthcare.
The Pace Career Services Program began in 1979 with 15 students, 7 employers, and an exciting mission: helping students gain study-related work experience prior to graduation. Pace's program has grown to be the largest of its kind in the New York Metropolitan Area. Today, Pace facilitates more than 4,000 internships, co-op experiences, practicums, field experiences, and clinical assignments each year through connections with more than 3,000 regional and global employers.
Students are encouraged to visit Career Services early in their academic experiences to meet with a counselor who will discuss background, goals, and interests, and explore internship opportunities. Counselors serve as a student’s point person and adviser throughout their time at Pace.
Once students meet with a counselor, they will gain access to the password protected database Handshake, where Pace students and alumni can upload resumes for employers to review, search and apply for internships and full-time positions, and connect to on-campus interviews, events, and Pace’s worldwide network.
But don’t take our word for it. Recent Pace graduate Jonathan Prato ’13, who is now working as a securities analyst at Goldman Sachs, credits Career Services with his internship success, gaining experience at the NYC Department of Small Business Services, Level Group, Direct Agents, and UBS. “The internship opportunities and work experience I’ve gained in my time at Pace have been critical,” says Prato. “Through Career Services, I’ve held consistent jobs and internships from the second I walked in the door here. That was another one of my drivers in coming to Pace—the opportunities that the location in New York City and Career Services provided.”
Get started in four simple steps.
1. Complete Online Webinar: Learn the basics of Career Services, Handshake, and what's expected of you. You can find the online orientation here. (MANDATORY for participation in the Career Services Internship Program)
2. Attend an Interview Workshop: Develop the skills to get the job—discuss difficult questions asked by employers and learn about the different interview formats. Visit http://www.pace.edu/career-services/ to learn more. (MANDATORY for participation in the Career Services Internship Program)
3. Schedule an Appointment with a Career Counselor: Make the appointment and be sure to bring in a resume draft. Need help getting started? Check out Career Services’ online resume guidebook. During your first meeting with your career counselor you will be asked to sign a student agreement. After revising drafts, the next step is to get your resume officially approved by your career counselor.
4. Handshake Will Connect You to Opportunities: Once your profile is completed on Handshake, you are eligible to connect to jobs, employers, on-campus interviews, and events throughout Pace’s worldwide network of campuses and employers.
Learn more at www.pace.edu/career-services.