JD/MBA Dual Degree Guide

Career Services

Students are encouraged to take advantage of all counseling, and career development services at both the School of Law and the Stern School of Business throughout their academic program. Career counselors are available to aid students in areas such as resume preparation, interviewing techniques, networking contacts and career option assessment. Dual degree students should become familiar with the various career services offerings and timelines early in the academic program at each respective school.

School of Law

The Office of Career Services (OCS) begins working with students in October of their first year. Typically, many JD/MBA students will explore traditional legal careers during their first and second summers, and then pursue business opportunities for their third summer. JD/MBA students have access to the OCS throughout their course of study. OCS organizes job-search panels, provides mock interviews and individual counseling sessions. Students who are interested in non-legal “alternative” employment have access to individual counseling as well as panels and programs such as “Investment Banking for Lawyers”, the Dean’s Roundtable Series and opportunities for “Field Trips” to alternative employers. JD/MBA students are encouraged to take advantage of the unique opportunities available to network with NYU Law alumni, many of whom are prominent leaders in the business and financial world. All current students are invited to the annual JD/MBA Alumni event each Fall to network with alumni in various industries. There are also numerous panels and programs organized through both the JD/MBA Association and Law & Business student groups. In addition, all JD/MBA students are asked to attend a group session with OCS Counselor Wendy Siegel, in order to map out their career trajectory, Early Interview Week participation, and to ensure that they inform their employers of their status as a dual degree student.


Stern School of Business

Dual degree students must participate in the full-time MBA Ignite program, as outlined in this document, in order to have full access to Stern's Office of Career Development (OCD). If JD/MBA students complete the Ignite Career Development Program during the first year of the MBA program, students are eligible to participate in the summer internship recruiting season. The Ignite Career Development Program consists of required and optional workshops, panel discussions, mini-courses, mock interviews, resume critiques and functionally-specific strategy groups. The program begins with the Office of Career Development’s Launch presentation and continues through the Fall semester. JD/MBA students are eligible to participate in the full-time recruiting process in their second year of the MBA program after completing all OCD requirements.