Career and Internship Services Office, Business and Liberal Arts Center, B202, (212) 217-3000
Internship Studies Office: Marvin Feldman Building, C504
Functioning within the Division of Academic Affairs, FIT’s Career and Internship Center is highly regarded for the college-credit-bearing experiential learning programs and career guidance it offers. The center’s mission is to help students learn how to identify good career fits and make successful career decisions in today’s competitive global market, advance their careers, and market themselves throughout their professional lives in a wide range of fields.
The Career and Internship Center is comprised of two departments: Career and Internship Services and Internship Studies. The Career and Internship Services unit provides career and internship counseling, job search assistance, and related programming to students and alumni. Internship Studies, an academic department, develops and implements curriculum.
The college maintains strong alliances with organizations ranging from design, communications, and merchandising to museums and other nonprofits. Lifetime career services are offered to all FIT alumni, and students are encouraged to utilize the office’s resources from the start of their education. Students participate in customized, semester-long experiential learning that integrates theory (classroom and online pedagogy) and practice (credit internships) focusing on the areas of career and personal development. Each academic year, FIT provides more than 1,500 students in more than 25 academic majors with credit-bearing internships at sponsor organizations. Approximately 90 percent of the graduating class that moved into the world of work reported being employed when surveyed after graduation.