These companies and industries want to hire you!

Hiring for a variety of job and internship opportunities continues to readily increase on Handshake. In our July 2020 findings, we saw top postings related to the industries of non-profits, K-12 education, and research, among others. Additionally, the top job functionalities were related to Sales, Finance, and Data & Analytics. The top employers who posted to NYU on Handshake in July included Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, BASIS Charter Schools, and Akuna Capital, along with other organizations. 

Taking a look at our August 2020 Handshake data, there were over 1,940 unique postings created this past month with a total of 3,319 postings created for NYU students and alumni that were approved and/or expired. Both numbers demonstrate an increase from hiring trends over the summer, including a jump from the nearly 1,500 unique postings in July 2020 and 2,753 postings created that were approved and/or expired. 

Top Employers Seeking NYU Students

Below, you can find the ten employers who posted the most opportunities with NYU on Handshake in August 2020.

The roles that these employers posted ranged in functionality, including product managers, sales interns, campus recruitment coordinators, social impact interns, and statisticians, among other areas. Additionally, when compared with our previous reports, the employer with the top postings this past month increased their postings from 14 in July 2020 to 94 in August 2020. Furthermore, some employers with the top amount of postings in July 2020 landed among the top for August 2020 too, including BASIS Charter Schools, Procter & Gamble (P&G), and Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.

  1. Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  2. IBM
  3. Department of Energy – Office of Environmental Management
  4. Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
  5. BASIS Charter Schools
  6. eBay
  7. Kiewit
  8. KEYENCE Corporation of America
  9. TD Bank
  10. AlphaSights
Column Bar Graph showing the August 2020 postings in totals by top 10 companies: Procter & Gamble (P&G) - 94, IBM - 58, Department of Energy - Office of Environmental Management - 44, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education - 44
BASIS Charter Schools - 37, eBay - 22, Kiewit - 22, KEYENCE Corporation of America - 17, TD Bank - 17, and AlphaSights - 16.
Column Bar Graph showing the August 2020 postings in totals by top 10 companies: Procter & Gamble (P&G) – 94, IBM – 58, Department of Energy – Office of Environmental Management – 44, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education – 44
BASIS Charter Schools – 37, eBay – 22, Kiewit – 22, KEYENCE Corporation of America – 17, TD Bank – 17, and AlphaSights – 16.

Top Job Functions Available to NYU Students

Below, you can find the top ten job functions requested by employers via Handshake job postings in August 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 July 2020 postings, there was an increase in August 2020 for postings for the majority of job functions, including the likes of Engineering – Web / Software, Finance, Consulting, Engineering – Civil / Mechanical / Other, Education / Teaching / Training, Marketing – General, and Information Technology. Much of this aligns with the recruitment timelines for these fields, including finance and consulting. 

  1. Engineering – Web / Software
  2. Finance
  3. Consulting
  4. Engineering – Civil / Mechanical / Other
  5. Sales
  6. Data & Analytics
  7. Education / Teaching / Training
  8. Marketing – General
  9. Research
  10. Information Technology
Column Bar Graph showing the August 2020 postings in totals by top 10 job functions: Engineering - Web / Software - 342, Finance - 321, Consulting - 267, Engineering - Civil / Mechanical / Other - 263, Sales - 248, Data & Analytics - 224, Education / Teaching / Training - 209, Marketing - General -  209, Research - 199, 
 and Information Technology - 193.
Column Bar Graph showing the August 2020 postings in totals by top 10 job functions: Engineering – Web / Software – 342, Finance – 321, Consulting – 267, Engineering – Civil / Mechanical / Other – 263, Sales – 248, Data & Analytics – 224, Education / Teaching / Training – 209, Marketing – General – 209, Research – 199, and Information Technology – 193.

Top Industries Hiring NYU Students

The following indicates the top ten industries with the most job and internship postings on Handshake in August 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 July 2020, we saw an increase in August 2020 postings for all of the top 10 industries, including the likes of Internet & Software, CPG – Consumer Packaged Goods, K-12 Education, Investment/Portfolio Management, Government – Local, State & Federal, Research, Electronic & Computer Hardware, and Management Consulting. In particular, the total postings for Internet & Software nearly doubled from July 2020 (70 postings) to August 2020 (132 postings). Additionally, the total postings for Management Consulting jumped from 37 in July 2020 to 72 in August 2020. 

Column Bar Graph showing the August 2020 postings in totals by top 10 industries: Non-Profit - Other - 138, Internet & Software - 132, CPG - Consumer Packaged Goods - 127, K-12 Education - 114, Government - Local, State & Federal - 107, Research - 100, Electronic & Computer Hardware - 94, Investment / Portfolio Management - 91, Management Consulting - 72, and Healthcare - 64.
Column Bar Graph showing the August 2020 postings in totals by top 10 industries: Non-Profit – Other – 138, Internet & Software – 132, CPG – Consumer Packaged Goods – 127, K-12 Education – 114, Government – Local, State & Federal – 107, Research – 100, Electronic & Computer Hardware – 94, Investment / Portfolio Management – 91, Management Consulting – 72, and Healthcare – 64.

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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