Hiring for a variety of job and internship opportunities continues to prosper on Handshake. In our December 2020 data, we saw top postings related to the industries of K-12 education, internet & software, and pharmaceuticals, among others. Additionally, the top job functionalities for postings consisted of healthcare services, data & analytics, and finance, along with other functionalities. The top employers who posted to NYU on Handshake in December included the likes of Pfizer, Inc., Safe Horizon, and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.
Furthermore, some of the top employers in December were also among the top for January including BASIS Charter Schools, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Pfizer, Inc., Sandia National Laboratories, Riverside Community Care, Inc., and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Compared to December 2020, postings overall increased in the areas of full-time jobs, internships, and part-time jobs. In particular, full-time jobs increased from 2,196 approved/expired in December to 3,030 in January. Additionally, internship postings increased from 1,115 approved/expired in December to 1,562 in January. For part-time jobs, those postings on Handshake jumped from 203 approved/expired in December to 313 in January.
Top Employers Seeking NYU Students
Below, you can find the ten employers who created the most opportunities with NYU on Handshake in January 2021.
The roles that these employers posted ranged in functionality, including the likes of product management interns, senior associate scientists, and civil analysts, among many others. When compared to previous reports, the employer with the most postings created this past month increased their new postings from 32 in December to 106 in January. More employers increased their posting count from December, including the likes of Sandia National Laboratories, a science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation. In comparison to December, Sandia National Laboratories increased their postings by 34 (45 postings created in December 2020; 79 created in January 2021). Amazon Robotics also increased their postings in January 2021 from December 2020, jumping from 4 to 31.
Furthermore, some employers who did not create postings in December, posted a large number of opportunities on Handshake in January. These organizations included the likes of Family Service of Rhode Island (0 postings in December; 26 postings in January); General Motors (0 postings in December; 26 postings in January), and Great Oaks Charter Schools (0 postings in December; 25 postings in January).
- BASIS Charter Schools
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
- Pfizer, Inc.
- National Heritage Academies
- Riverside Community Care, Inc.
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Amazon Robotics
Top Job Functions Available to NYU Students
Below, you can find the top ten job functions requested by employers via Handshake job postings in January 2021. 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 posting can have multiple job functions.
Overall, the top job functions primarily remained the same in January 2021 as they were in December 2020. However, one job functionality grew to the top ten that was not among those in December: community & social services. Additionally, for some of the areas among the top in both November and December, their posting numbers still increased, including Engineering – Web / Software (432 postings to 491); Engineering – Civil / Mechanical / Other (395 postings to 436); Sales (368 postings to 409 postings), and Community & Social Services (339 postings to 361 postings).
- Education / Teaching / Training
- Engineering – Web / Software
- Data & Analytics
- Engineering – Civil / Mechanical / Other
- Healthcare Services
- Community & Social Services
- Marketing – General
*The number next to the industries represents the number of times the job function was used across various postings.
Top Industries Hiring NYU Students
The following indicates the top ten industries with the most job and internship postings on Handshake in January 2021. This refers to the field/industry that the overall company fits into. On Handshake, you can also utilize filters to narrow down your job and internship search to working in specific industries.
In comparison to December 2020, we saw an increase in January 2021 postings for all of the top industries. This includes K-12 Education (299 postings to 432 postings); Non-Profit – Other (237 postings to 348 postings), and Internet & Software (261 postings to 325 postings).
- K-12 Education
- Non-Profit – Other
- Internet & Software
- Higher Education
- Government – Local, State & Federal
- Biotech & Life Sciences
- Manufacturing – Other
- Investment / Portfolio Management
*The number next to the industries represents the number of unique postings per industry.
Moving forward, you can utilize this information to narrow your job and 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.
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