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Employability at Pace University

Offering one of the largest internship programs in the New York metropolitan area, Pace University’s Career Services team can help you to build the employability skills and work experiences you’ll need for a successful professional future.

600+ companies

hired Pace University international students in 2019–20

60,000+ jobs and internships

posted to Pace's online job portal in 2019–20

10+ career fairs hosted on-campus every year

including 1 specifically for international students

10,000+ employers

post jobs and internships on Pace's online portal

91% of Pace international graduates

were employed or in further studies within 6 months of graduation (Class of 2020)

Career preparation during your degree

Prepare for your job search with Pace’s innovative International Student Professional Readiness Education (INSPIRE) program. All international students must complete INSPIRE before applying for off-campus work experiences.

This online training course features tutorials on career exploration, networking, interview preparation and several other topics. You’ll also get access to Interstride, an app with valuable career insights and job postings for international students.

INSPIRE timeline

The INSPIRE program will guide you through important steps in your career preparation. You will start INSPIRE during your 1st semester of full-time degree studies.

  • Semester 1
    1. write a résumé that stands out
    2. practice interviewing
    3. build your personal brand
    4. grow your network
    5. find mentoring opportunities
    6. complete INSPIRE program
    7. celebrate at the INSPIRE alumni panel and networking reception
  • Next steps
    1. design your job search strategy
    2. search for jobs on Handshake, Pace’s online portal
    3. attend career fairs, company road trips, employer spotlights and more
    4. keep in touch with your Career Services support team

Work in the USA after you graduate

Pace provides many resources to prepare you for success in the job market, and the University has an excellent track record in helping students find jobs after they finish a degree.

After graduation, you can continue to build the skills and experiences you need to stand out in a competitive job market, through Optional Practical Training (OPT). If you study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree, you can extend your OPT for an additional 24 months.

Who hires Pace international students?

Ranked in the top 100 for employability (QS World University Rankings: USA 2021), Pace helps students get great internships and jobs through Career Services’ strong connections with all types of employers. These range from start-ups and non-profits to large multinationals. Companies and organizations that have hired Pace international students include:

  • Accounting
    • AIG
    • Deloitte
    • EY (Ernst & Young)
    • KPMG
    • PwC
    • The Adecco Group
    • WithumSmith + Brown
  • Banking and Finance
    • Ameriprise Financial
    • Bank of China
    • Deutsch Bank
    • Goldman Sachs
    • HSBC Bank USA
    • MasterCard
    • Merill Lynch
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Nomura
    • Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
    • Robert Half
    • Societe Generale
    • UBS
    • Visa Inc.
    • WOW Payments
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences
    • New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner
    • Stemline Therepeutics, Inc.
    • TikaMobile
  • Fashion
    • Banana Republic
    • Clarins Group
    • Kate Spade New York
    • Nike
    • Oscar de la Renta
    • The Kooples USA, Inc.
    • Tommy John
  • Government and Non-profit
    • Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
    • City of New York
    • Consulate of Kazakhstan in New York
    • Council of Foreign Relations
    • Doctors without Borders
    • Helen Keller Foundation
    • Institute of International Education
    • New York Department of Transportation
    • New York Public Library
    • New York State Public Health Association
    • NYC Department of Finance
    • NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
    • United Nations
  • Health and Pharmaceuticals
    • 3M Health Information Systems, Inc.
    • American Red Cross
    • CorePharma
    • Express Scripts
    • Mount Sinai Health System
    • New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner
    • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
    • NYU School of Medicine
    • Optimus Health Analytics
    • Pfizer
    • WebMD
  • Hospitality
    • Hyatt Hotels
    • Le Pain Quotidien
    • The Library Hotel Collection
  • Marketing and Media
    • Atlantic Records
    • Clio Awards
    • iHeartMedia
    • New York Magazine
    • Nike Communications, Inc.
    • Penguin Random House
    • Sirius XM Radio Inc.
    • Sony Music Entertainment
    • Spotify
    • The Walt Disney Company
    • TikTok
    • Viacom
    • VMLYR
    • W.W. Norton & Company
    • Young & Rubicam
  • Sports and Leisure
    • National Basketball Association (NBA)
    • The Madison Square Garden
    • The Playbook Sports
  • Technology
    • Apple
    • Bloomberg
    • Cisco Systems
    • Facebook
    • Hitachi
    • IBM
    • Nokia
    • Panasonic North America
    • Siemens Corporation

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