Pace Magazine

Career Services: Back at It

July 12, 2023
Pace University student talking to prospective employers at a career fair.

Career Services wrapped up the Spring 2023 semester with the first-person job and internship fair since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Best of all? There was record-breaking student turnout, making it the largest job fair in Pace’s history.

Hundreds of students turned out for the fair to meet and connect with representatives from more than 150 companies, including Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, US Department of State, Internal Revenue Service, Con Edison, Deloitte, US Environmental Protection Agency, Montefiore, Northwell Health, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, among many others.

The fair was open to all majors and was sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which is among the Big Four accounting firms, offering clients various professional business services, including accounting, auditing, human resources consulting, and strategy management.

It’s important for employers to see us in-person so that you can showcase your personality, charisma, and communications skills.

“At Pace, we understand the importance of engaging students early, bringing them into our Career Communities designed to build pre-internship skills and experiences, and leveraging our relationships to help them get those internships and jobs,” said Phyllis Mooney, assistant vice president of Career Services at Pace University. “For Bachelor graduates in the Class of 2021, students were over 15% more likely to work in their field of study if they engaged with Career Services and had an internship than if they didn’t.”

Pace’s Career Services is a leader in the region for providing a range of career counseling and programming (both virtually and in-person) to ensure that the students they serve are career-ready and know how to articulate the skills employers are looking for in their entry-level candidates. In fact, Pace’s Class of 2021 exceeded national average in employment rates by 10+ percentage points, and the Class of 2022 data is trending to be just as positive.

Pace’s Career Services also offers their employer partners a tailored, successful recruiting experience that introduces recruiters to talented students that represent the very best of Westchester, the New York City region, and the world—resulting in extraordinary outcomes. Some top companies that employ Pace students include Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Montefiore, NewYork-Presbyterian, Northwell Health, NYU Langone Health, and PwC.

For Josiah Jones ‘24, the packed room provided ample opportunities to land a job or an internship.

“Having this in-person is important,” said Jones, noting that Pace’s Career Services is one of the University’s distinguishing advantages. “It’s important for employers to see us in-person so that you can showcase your personality, charisma, and communications skills.”

“As a transfer student, I’m really loving it,” Jones added. “I’m getting every opportunity out of my experience here and Pace is delivering.”

Save the date! Pace University is hosting its next Job and Internship Fair on Friday, October 13, 2023. Want to know how you can get involved as an employer, alumni, or student? Visit the Career Services website.

More from Pace Magazine

Pace Magazine

The launch of the new Sands College of Performing Arts, another year in the #1 slot for environmental law, a ton of awards and research, plus so much more. Here are your Summer 2023 top 10 Things to Inspire.

Pace Magazine

Do you have what it takes? Hours in the gym, personal trainers, a meticulously planned diet. All of it leading to a single moment. Your simple task is to lift hundreds of kilos of iron and steel. To push your body harder than you ever have before. Up for the challenge? This scenario is a reality for Pace alumni Delaney Wallace ’17, who took home Gold at the International Powerlifting Federation’s World Championships in South Africa on June 8.

Pace Magazine

With the impending opening of our new modern, sustainable, and welcoming campus building at 15 Beekman and the soon-to-start renovations of One Pace Plaza East, Pace has big plans for downtown. Simply put: Pace is building.