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Shevet Glaubach Center for Career Strategy
and Professional Development

The SGC is available on both campuses. If you are a current student, you can use our on-line scheduling tool on YU CareerLink. Click here to log-in and request an appointment. You can also call us at either of our campus locations: 

Wilf Campus
500 West 185th Street, Suite 530 (Furst Hall)
New York, NY 10033
Phone: 646-592-4090

Beren Campus
215 Lexington Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (646) 592-4135

Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am – 5:30pm 
Friday: 9:00am – 2:30pm

It is important to identify your desired career paths, and obtain relevant career experience, sooner rather than later so that you have the best possible chance of succeeding at your goals. Experience not only builds your resume, making you more attractive to employers and graduate schools, but also helps you clarify and confirm if a career is the right fit for you. At the SGC, we are available to assist you with:

  • Choosing a major and developing career goals
  • Obtaining career information and resources
  • Conducting industry and organizational research
  • Developing contacts/networking
  • Join the mentoring platform: YU-MVP
  • Learning job search techniques
  • Graduate school application and selection
  • Resume preparation
  • Developing interview skills
  • Finding full-time, part-time and internship opportunities

Appointments are individualized to meet the specific needs of each student. During these appointments, we will address any questions or concerns you might have, from choosing a major, to finding an internship or job; to helping you determine a career path. We may discuss your familial, academic, social and work backgrounds, and discuss your future goals and provide tools and resources to help you achieve those goals.

Because of the confidential nature of these appointments, it is strongly suggested that you attend these appointments by yourself. Often times our life decisions can be influenced by external factors like our family and friends. In these appointments, it is important to target what it is that YOU want. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please make an appointment with a Career Counselor to discuss further.

Please send your ideas to and a member of our team will contact you to discuss!

YUCL (short for YU CareerLink) is a career management system, where you can search and apply for jobs/internships, find out about site visits, panels and workshops with the SGC, and post your cover letter and resume materials. It also gives us a way to stay in touch with you to let you know about career related opportunities and events with our office!

You can sign up for a YU CareerLink account and log in here. Your YU email address is your username, and you should have received your password via email. If not, simply click “forgot password” and a new one will be emailed for you. Call or stop by the SGC with any questions.

Current students can use the YU CareerLink system to schedule appointments on-line. Step-by-step instructions on how to log in can be found here. Alumni should schedule their appointments by calling either of our offices to set up a time to meet with a career advisor.

The SGC is not a placement office. Here at the SGC, we empower students to develop the skills, resources, contacts and materials they need to find and secure the position they desire. We aim for all positions to be advertised to the undergraduate student body through YUCL, so that everyone gets a fair shot at applying for a position of interest for which they qualify. We do conduct employer outreach and encourage organizations to recruit YU students, and we post those opportunities on YUCL. We also host panels, forums, and career fairs to connect students with potential employers.

Informational interviews are conversations with professionals in a field you are considering. A career advisor at the SGC can help connect you with such a professional through our mentoring program. You must first schedule an appointment with an advisor to review the guidelines of conducting these interviews before we will provide you with the contact information of the professional.

Making an appointment with a career advisor is a good first step in figuring this out.

Career assessments can be helpful tools to integrate into the advising sessions. The purpose of these instruments are to give students some insight into understanding who they are, which can then lead to new areas for growth and career exploration. An initial appointment with an advisor is required prior to determining if the assessments would be appropriate, and then a follow-up appointment is scheduled to review the results. These evaluations are NOT aptitude tests and do not tell students what career to go into.

There are many options which can include obtaining a job/internship, going to graduate school, or obtaining a fellowship. Meeting with a career advisor can help you to further solidify your plans for after graduation.

We suggest making an appointment with a career advisor so that we can review your past experiences and discuss ways that you can start building your resume materials. Getting involved on campus through clubs, athletics, volunteer efforts/community service, and other activities is a great way to get started.

Interviewers decide whether or not they like your appearance well before they will assess your abilities or personality. Men should wear conservative, dark-colored suits with collared shirts, and ties, as well as polished shoes. Women should also wear suits and should wear stockings, professional pumps, conservative make-up, and simple jewelry. Grooming is extremely important for both men and women (shaving, wearing deodorant, and refraining from the use of cologne/perfume). If you are not sure what to wear on an interview, please ask one of the staff members of the SGC. 

Business Formal:

Standard dress code for a job or internship interview and for career fairs. Full Suit.

Women’s business formal attire could include the following:

  • Skirt suit (preferably in a dark color), which includes knee-length skirt, tailored jacket, and solid (or subtle patterned) blouse/top
  • Pant suit (preferably in a dark color), which includes tailored pants and jacket, and solid (or subtle patterned) blouse/top
  • Closed toed shoes with no more than 1-2 inch heels
  • Post earrings (not dangling or large), minimal jewelry such as rings, bracelets, or necklaces
  • Small to medium size purse, along with portfolio, pen, and extra copies of your resume
  • Subtle make-up
  • Avoid perfumes

Men's business formal attire could include the following:

  • Two-piece, single-breasted, and dark (solid color or conservative pinstripes) suit
  • White dress shirt, buttoned all the way to the top, with a white undershirt underneath and conservative tie (no bowties, bright colors, or bold patterns)
  • Dark, polished shoes and matching socks
  • Portfolio, pen, and extra copies of your resume
  • Conservative, short haircut
  • Avoid cologne

Business Casual:

Often the dress code used in many offices, depending on your work environment and day-to-day responsibilities. While this type of attire is too casual for an interview, you may wear business casual for networking events, workshops, informational interviews, site visits, and the like.

Women’s business casual attire could include the following:

  • Jacket, blouse, cardigan, or conservative top with a knee-length skirt
  • Simple, knee-length dress
  • Closed or open toed shoes (no platforms or flip flops)
  • No jeans or casual sundresses

Men’s business casual attire could include the following:

  • Pants (dark or khaki)
  • Collared button up shirt with a white undershirt underneath or a collared knit polo shirt
  • Leather shoes (no sneakers or flip flops)
  • No jeans

In addition to meeting with a career advisor, we recommend that you meet with your pre-health or pre-law advisor so that you can plan accordingly.

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