Gaining experience through an internship or mentorship is one of the most important things you can do while at the Nicolais School of Business. Employers rate internship experience as the #1 factor they look for in new employees.

All Nicolais School of Business students complete at least one impactful internship during their college career as part of their academic curriculum. Many of our students and alumni intern at prestigious global firms in various business fields.

Our students have interned at firms such as Merrill Lynch, Richmond University Medical Center, JMT Media, ABC News, JCC of Staten Island, Wall St. Access, among others. They have served in various roles in marketing, human resources, financial advising, and business development.

Learn more about our internships from 2021-2022 HERE.


Career Connection Explore, Develop, Connect logo: Wagner College


Guide students to synthesize their career exploration journey, and map equitable access pathways that leverage connections for transformative professional growth and career success.



>>   Provide life compass assessments to explore career pathways.

>>   Engage students with innovative, accessible, and inclusive professional development programming.

>>   Cultivate equitable opportunities thru internships, experiential learning, and professional experiences that lead to dynamic careers.

>>   Build employer relations for career opportunities and institutional partnerships.



Wagner College | Career Connection | Values

Visit the Career Connection Website!

  • Career Connection Resources & Tools 
  • Handshake - Career Management & Job Search Platform 
  • Resume, Cover Letter, Video Interview, and LinkedIn 
  • Receiving Academic Credit Through an Internship 
  • Connect with the Career Connection Center 
Career Exploration is the process of researching, evaluating, and learning about current work opportunities and how you can pursue the career of your choice. There are many paths you can take to achieve the career goal you have in mind. You can concur with your career aspirations by preparing yourself in these areas: Research, Evaluation, Preparation, and Implementation.  Research Evaluation Preparation Implementation logo  RESEARCH: We begin the process with Research. Researching allows you to learn about the various avenues in the industry. You learn about the possibilities and search for what interests you.  EVALUATION: Next step is accessing your interests, values, skills, and workplace preferences. Understanding your interests, values, skills, and workplace preferences will assist with understanding the job market and how it suits your needs.  PREPARATION: In this step, you will focus on preparing your professional brand virtually and in person. This consists of a resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, professional business etiquette knowledge, and job market-related competencies.  IMPLEMENTATION: This step focuses on networking, implementation of techniques, and enhancing your professional skills in real-world experiences. You are equipped with the tools to successfully network, apply, and connect with industry professionals for opportunities for career growth.  ONLINE RESOURCES  Wagner College | Career Connection LibGuide Site Screenshot  The Career Connection LibGuide contains career development resources, tips, and techniques. The LibGuide is updated with industry-related information to ensure each student is well-informed and equipped to obtain an early career opportunity. The website is maintained by the Career Connection office.     What Can I Do With This Major? logo | Wagner CollegeWhat Can I Do With My Major? Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.     Wagner College | PathwayU  PathwayU: This tool is available to all active students to discover your interests, skills, values, and workplace preferences. It takes you on a journey of self-discovery and provides pathways that align with you. Create an account with your Wagner email address and then connect with Career Connection Office or Academic Advisement to assess and chat about your discovery. 

Handshake: Job seeking and employer connecting resource 

Handshake is unique because all of the jobs posted are specifically for students and employers are actively recruiting for Wagner College students. 

Handshake is accessible through Wagner SSO (Single Sign-On) so claim your account now, find the right job for you and get hired. The platform also gives you access to virtual career fairs; info sessions and important career development resources. 

Claim your profile on Handshake – our new career management & job search platform 

Wagner College: Nicolais School of Business Micro-Internships Students from all majors can execute professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths. Micro-internships and Post Micro-internships  Are you searching for opportunities to gain more experience?  Do you lack the time to conduct a full-on internship?  Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable Career Launchers to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.  Click here to gain access to micro-internships.    
Wagner College | CareerShift      CareerShift is a job-searching website. Students can search for opportunities, companies, and contacts. This resource provides the ability to create saved alerts so you can obtain the newest list for the specified criteria set. Create your free account with your Wagner email.  Click here to create the account. 
Wagner College | | Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn Reviewer  Wagner College has partnered with Hiration in providing students with a resource where they are able to review their resumes, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. Students can create a profile with their Wagner email address. Visit Wagner College Hiration by clicking here.        Wagner College | TalentFly  Unique toolkit to practice job interviews and build video-powered profiles  TalentFly is a professional brand-building platform that leverages the power of video and AI to bring out the best in people.  Practice video interviews, create a stellar profile, and show your skills in action with the power of video and AI. 

Create your account with your Wagner email by clicking this link.           Sign up for and connect with Wagner College and the Nicolais School of Business pages  All Nicolais School of Business students are encouraged to have an updated LinkedIn Profile. LinkedIn is a great resource for building your professional network and finding a job or an internship.  Some tips for creating an effective LinkedIn can be found below. 

LinkedIn Profile Checklist 

Using LinkedIn To Find a Job Or Internship 

You may also use an internship to receive academic credit and count as a business elective. 
  1. Apply online for an Internship.
  2. Secure approvals from your academic advisor and the Nicolais School of Business Dean before registration.
  3. Register for BU397, a 1-unit course requiring 120 internship hours, during the registration period for that semester.
  4. Business internships are applied towards business electives. Since the two are independent programs of each other, students may not apply hours obtained through the Senior Reflective Tutorial (RFT) towards  internships for academic credit, or vice versa.
  5. An internship for academic credit can be taken concurrently with the Senior RFT, and hours can be done at the same organization, but the hours must be earned separate from each other. Before using the same company twice, students are expected to check with their RFT professor to verify that they find this acceptable for their course.
Career Connection Center  Wagner College, One Campus Road, Staten Island, NY 10301
Union Hall Bldg, 3rd. Flr.  Schedule an appointment today.      
Director of Career Planning and Development 

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