These companies and industries want to hire you!

Employers from a wide range of industries are still hiring on Handshake for various job/internship opportunities! In our April 2020 findings, we saw top postings falling within industries such as internet & software, research, and biotech & life sciences. Additionally, the top job functionalities posted in April ranged from data & analytics to advertising, media & PR to finance, and more. The top employers who posted to NYU on Handshake in April included Amazon, Uncommon Schools, and Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. 

Now taking a look at May 2020, there were about 1500 new unique postings created this past month, totaling 2,936 total approved postings overall for NYU students and alumni. As a part of our monthly blog series updates, we have compiled unique insights to give you a sense of the top employers, industries, and job functions that are currently seeking NYU students and alumni.

Top Employers Seeking NYU Students

Below, you can find the ten employers who posted the most opportunities with NYU on Handshake in May 2020. The roles that these employers posted ranged in functionality, including communications interns, financial representatives, case planners and more. When compared to our April 2020 Handshake postings, the only organization that remained at the top of our total postings was BASIS Charter Schools. 

  1. Lee, Nolan & Koroghlian, LLC (Mass Mutual Financial Group)
  2. Ignite Mental Health (Harvard Innovation Labs VIP 19′)
  3. Turnout
  4. United States Army
  5. BASIS Charter Schools
  6. Graham-Windham
  7. Nashua School District
  8. BOE technology group
  9. Rocky Mountain Institute
  10.  Arias Agencies
top employer postings for may 2020 bar graph
Bar Graph showing the May 2020 postings in totals by top 10 companies: Lee, Nolan & Koroghlian, LLC (Mass Mutual Financial Group) – 119, Ignite Mental Health (Harvard Innovation Labs VIP 19′) – 98, Turnout – 47, United States Army – 43, BASIS Charter Schools – 25, Graham-Windham – 25, Nashua School District – 24, BOE technology group – 22, Rocky Mountain Institute – 22, and Arias Agencies – 18.

Top Job Functions Available to NYU Students

Below, you can find the top ten job functions requested by employers via Handshake job postings in May 2020. Job function refers to the type of work that you would be doing at the organization via the particular role. When searching for opportunities on Handshake, you can filter the postings by job function to best align your search with the type of work you’re interested in. Please note that one job posting can have multiple job functions. 

In comparison to our April 2020 postings, there was an increase in May 2020 for postings related to the following job functions: education / teaching / training; engineering – web/software; sales; finance; and administration. 

  1. Education / Teaching / Training
  2. Engineering – Web / Software
  3. Marketing – General
  4. Administration
  5. Advertising, Media & PR
  6. Finance
  7. Community & Social Services
  8. Sales
  9. Data & Analytics
  10. Research
Top Job Functions for May 2020 Postings
Bar Graph showing the May 2020 postings in totals by top 10 job functions: Education / Teaching / Training – 417, Engineering – Web / Software – 219, Marketing – General – 218, Administration – 199, Advertising, Media & PR – 198, Finance – 198, Community & Social Services – 194, Sales -194, Data & Analytics – 182, and Research – 174.
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Top Industries Hiring NYU Students

The following indicates the top ten industries with the most job/internship postings on Handshake in May 2020. This refers to the field/industry that the overall organization/company fits into. On Handshake, you can also utilize filters to narrow down your job/internship search to working in specific industries. In comparison to April 2020, we saw a sharp increase in May 2020 postings related to the non-profit, insurance, government, higher education, and scientific and technical consulting fields. 

  1. Non-Profit – Other
  2. Insurance
  3. Government – Local, State & Federal
  4. K-12 Education
  5. Internet & Software
  6. Social Assistance
  7. Research
  8. Higher Education
  9. Scientific and Technical Consulting
  10. Advertising, PR & Marketing
Top industry postings for May 2020
Bar graph showing the May 2020 postings in totals by top 10 industries: Non-Profit – Other – 275, Insurance – 144, Government – Local, State & Federal – 106, K-12 Education – 98, Internet & Software – 88, Social Assistance – 64, Research – 48, Higher Education – 45, Scientific and Technical Consulting – 42, and Advertising, PR & Marketing – 39.

Moving forward, you can utilize this information to narrow your job/internship search for the most prevalent opportunities currently available on Handshake. We hope this helps you to explore companies, job functions, and industries that you may not have otherwise not considered.

Schedule a virtual career coaching appointment via Handshake for tips on navigating your job search process and see how other students have utilized Handshake to navigate their campus to career journey.

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