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Hiring Our Students

When to Recruit
Although some students are interested in part-time work while they are attending school, we recommend that full-time students not work during their first year of study in order to concentrate fully on their studies. All students are expected to obtain summer internships during the summer between their second and third semester. We put together a resume book early in the fall semester, and students begin interviewing for internships in late fall and throughout the spring semester. In recent years, the process has been moved up, with some strong students obtaining internship commitments in December and January, but many firms do not know their needs until April or May, so many hires take place during these months as well.  

Second-year students complete their studies in December and are therefore available for full-time employment in January. Some of these students either continue to work part-time at their internship companies, or obtain full-time offers from those firms to begin at the completion of their studies. Others interview during the fall semester. In recent years, almost 100% of our students had full-time positions at the time of their graduation.

How to Recruit Students
Resume books are available online during the appropriate hiring season. Click here for a resume book for full-time students seeking full time positions and click here for a resume book for full-time students that are seeking summer internships.

Each fall, NYU along with IAFE and SIAM, sponsor a National Mathematics Career Fair to which students from math finance and financial engineering programs across the country are invited. The Career Fair is for students seeking full-time positions. In recent years over 300 students and 28 companies have attended.  For information on participating in this event, contact the Director, David Jaffe at IAFE at main@iafe.org

Companies with job openings can have them posted on our list-server, which may be accessed by any student or alumnus of the Mathematics Department's graduate programs (the Mathematics in Finance, Mathematics and Scientific Computing MS programs and the Mathematics PhD program). In order to do this, contact the Program Administrator at 212-998-3009.

Recruiting on Campus
Companies can send representatives to our site, the Courant Institute, and interview students for both summer internships and full-time positions. In recent years, this method of recruitment has proven highly successful. For more information on arranging on-campus interviews, contact the Program Administrator at 212-998-3009.