These companies and industries want to hire you!

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Hiring for a variety of job and internship opportunities continues to prosper on Handshake. In our February 2021 data, we saw top postings related to the industries of K-12 Education, Healthcare, Non-Profits, in addition to more industries. Whereas, the top job functionalities for postings consisted of Education / Teaching / Training, Data & Analytics, and Research, along with other functionalities. The top employers who posted to NYU on Handshake in February 2021 included the likes of Sandia National Laboratories, Pfizer, Inc. and BASIS Charter Schools, along with other organizations.

Furthermore, some of the top employers in February 2021 were also among the top for March 2021 including BASIS Charter Schools, Pfizer, Inc., Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Sandia National Laboratories, and Riverside Community Care, Inc.

Compared to February 2021, postings in March 2021 remained around the same, but in particular, posting numbers increased for internships, as those postings jumped from 1,853 that were created and later approved/expired in February to 2,004 in March 2021.

Top Employers Seeking NYU Students

Below, you can find the ten employers who created the most opportunities with NYU on Handshake in March 2021.

The roles that these employers posted ranged in functionality, including the likes of statistical programmers, car design interns,  teaching fellows, and customer service representatives. 

When compared to previous reports, several of March’s top employers increased their posting counts from February, including the likes of Clean Harbors, an environmental services company; Tesla, an automotive company focused on sustainable energy, and Dayton Public Schools, a school district in Ohio. In particular, Clean Harbors increased their postings to 83 in March, in comparison to 14 in February. Furthermore, both Tesla and Dayton Public Schools did not create any postings in February, but then created a large number of opportunities on Handshake in March. Tesla demonstrated this by way of creating 64 postings in March and Dayton Public Schools did so by creating 50 opportunities.

  1. BASIS Charter Schools
  2. Pfizer, Inc.
  3. Clean Harbors
  4. Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
  5. Sandia National Laboratories
  6. Tesla
  7. Riverside Community Care, Inc.
  8. Nashua School District
  9. Dayton Public Schools
  10. Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA)
Horizontal Bar Graph showing the March 2021 postings in totals by top ten companies: 1) BASIS Charter Schools – 104, 2) Pfizer, Inc. – 97, 3) Clean Harbors – 83, 4) Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education – 81, 5) Sandia National Laboratories – 74, 6) Tesla – 64, 7) Riverside Community Care, Inc. – 61, 8) Nashua School District – 59, 9) Dayton Public Schools- 50, 10) Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) 47.

Top Job Functions Available to NYU Students

Below, you can find the top ten job functions requested by employers via Handshake postings in March 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 March 2021 as they were in February 2021. However, the Advertising, Media & PR job functionality grew to the top ten, which was not among the top ten in February. Aside from the top job functionalities, other job functions showed promising growth on Handshake in March. The functionalities that were among those that indicated increases include the likes of Accounting (242 to 246 postings); Military & Protective Services (120 postings to 204 postings); and Human Resources (180 postings to 199 postings). 

  1. Education / Teaching / Training
  2. Marketing – General
  3. Engineering – Web / Software
  4. Sales
  5. Data & Analytics
  6. Finance
  7. Research
  8. Healthcare Services
  9. Advertising, Media & PR
  10. Engineering – Civil / Mechanical / Other
TOP JOB FUNCTIONS FOR MARCH 2021 POSTINGS: Open book icon representing Education, Teaching, Training had 805 postings. Line graph on a screen that demonstrates an increase icon representing Marketing had 536 postings. Computer screen icon representing Engineering, Web, Software had 534 postings. Dollar bill icon representing Sales had 522 postings. Horizontal bar chart icon representing Data & Analytics had 511 postings. Calculator icon representing Finance had 489 postings. Magnifying glass icon representing Research had 433 postings Stethoscope icon representing Healthcare Services had 421 postings. Hashtag icon representing Advertising, Media & PR had 398 postings. Bridge icon representing Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Other had 389 postings.

*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 March 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 February 2021, we saw an increase in March 2021 postings for the majority of the top industries. This includes K-12 Education (539 postings to 629 postings); Non-Profit (443 postings to 510 postings); Higher Education (290 postings to 496 postings); Internet & Software (407 postings to 412 postings); Government – Local, State & Federal (234 postings to 295 postings); Advertising, PR & Marketing (145 postings to 211 postings); Investment / Portfolio Management (175 postings to 200 postings); and Pharmaceuticals (166 postings to 192 postings). 

Outside of the top ten industries for postings in March 2021, other industries also experienced tremendous growth. For instance, in the area of Scientific and Technical Consulting, overall postings increased from 51 postings that were created and approved in February to 153 postings in March — an increase of 102 new postings. Additionally, Environmental Services experienced a period of growth on Handshake, increasing from 124 created and approved postings in February to 186 in March. 

  1. K-12 Education
  2. Non-Profit – Other
  3. Higher Education
  4. Healthcare
  5. Internet & Software
  6. Research
  7. Government – Local, State & Federal
  8. Advertising, PR & Marketing
  9. Investment / Portfolio Management
  10. Pharmaceuticals
TOP INDUSTRIES FOR MARCH 2021 POSTINGS: Chalkboard icon representing K-12 Education had 629 postings. Hand with a heart above icon representing Non-Profit /Other had 510 postings. Stethoscope icon representing healthcare had 450 postings. Graduation cap representing higher education had 496 postings. Computer screen icon representing Internet & Software had 412 postings. Open book icon representing Research had 300 postings. Gavel and block icon representing Government, Local, State & Federal had 295 postings. Hashtag icon representing Advertising, PR & Marketing had 211 postings. Calculator icon representing Investment / Portfolio Management had 200 postings. Band Aid icon representing Pharmaceuticals had 192 postings.

*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.

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.