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Breaking Records at the Job and Internship Fair

January 18, 2024
overhead view of the pace university gym during a career fair with a lot of people and display tables.

Approximately 800 students, including many from Pace’s New York City Campus, attended the employment fair, which boasted a lineup of over 115 companies, including big names like Northwell Health, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, and Unilever. The atmosphere was lively, with employer-sponsored food and coffee trucks, smoothies from the University’s student-run businesses, and music, along with special amenities like a Quiet Room.

The fair, open to all majors, was sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), one of the Big Four accounting firms. PwC offers a range of professional business services such as accounting, auditing, human resources consulting, and strategy management.

“It’s important to be exposed to different employers as this helps us navigate aligning our skills and interests to our future jobs.” —Rishitha Mandali '26

Phyllis Mooney, assistant vice president of Career Services, emphasized the Pace's commitment to early student engagement and impactful employer events. Mooney highlighted the goal of creating opportunities for students to secure great internships and jobs.

“At Pace, we understand the importance of engaging and preparing our students early, and creating impactful employer events that lead to great internships and jobs,” she says.

Pace’s Career Services is recognized regionally for providing comprehensive career counseling and programming to ensure that students are career-ready, able to confidently articulate the skills sought by employers in their industry. Over the last five years (2017–2021), Pace’s overall employment rate for bachelor and master graduates has consistently exceeded the national average by 10 percentage points, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) “First Destination Survey” report.

NACE’s latest Salary Survey report revealed positive outcomes for Pace's Class of 2022. Bachelor graduates earned full-time salaries $7,000 higher than the national average, with specific majors like registered nursing, communication, journalism, psychology, criminal justice and corrections, and finance reporting even higher earnings differentials. Master’s graduates in majors like education and accounting also outperformed national averages, with significant earnings differentials.

Pace’s Career Services doesn't just benefit students; it provides tailored, successful recruiting experiences for employer partners. This results in top brands, including Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Montefiore, New York-Presbyterian, Northwell Health, NYU Langone Health, and PwC, actively seeking out Pace graduates.

For Rishitha Mandali, a sophomore majoring in computer science, the packed room provided ample opportunities to land a job or an internship.

“It’s quite an advantage to have opportunities not only in New York City but also in Westchester,” said Mandali, who was among students from the lower Manhattan campus that attended the Job Fair. “It’s important to be exposed to different employers as this helps us navigate aligning our skills and interests to our future jobs.”

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