Business

Contact

Business Career Community Manager

E-mail Angela

914.395.2566

Each and every one of our students is an inventor. During their four years at Sarah Lawrence, they will design and implement their own curriculum, completing elaborate conference projects for each course. This experience makes them natural leaders in innovation and ideation.

This career community provides resources for students interested in leading people and projects, developing business plans, and bringing innovation to the workplace.

Consulting

Sarah Lawrence students are well-equipped to work in the consulting industry. In addition to completing internships, our interdisciplinary education gives students breadth as well as depth for different industries, from computer science to film and television.

General Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Research 
  • Presenting
  • Public speaking
  • Willingness to learn quickly and adapt to changing environments
  • Problem-solving
  • Analytical thinking
  • The ability to cope with pressure and challenges

Sample Job Titles

  • Analyst
  • Associate
  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Partner
  • Project Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Associate
  • Senior Associate
  • Senior Manger

Past Student Internships

  • Allen Media Consulting
  • Deloitte
  • Eurasia Group
  • PwC
  • Reingold

Employers to Consider

  • Accenture
  • Bain & Company
  • Booz Allen
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Cambridge Associates
  • Ernst & Young
  • Gartner
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Mercer
  • Oliver Wyman
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • Towers Watson

Professional Associations

There are general industry consulting associations, as well as niche associations for specific areas of consulting, e.g., the Association of Consultants to Non-Profits, the Association of Management Consulting Firms, and the National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses, just to mention a few.

Entrepreneurship & Start-Ups

Every year during the SLCeeds Innovation and Ideation intensive, Sarah Lawrence College students team up to create and pitch a business idea, with the winning team receiving seed money to start their company. Throughout the year, students are mentored by alumni, complete internships at start-ups, and make site-visits to companies like eBay and Etsy.

Finance

Sarah Lawrence students are competitive applicants at financial firms, operating the student-led Gryphon Capital Management while interning at JP Morgan Chase and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and writing for the College’s economic review.

General Skills

  • Budgeting
  • Presenting
  • The ability to cope with pressure and challenges
  • Customer service
  • Problem-solving
  • Organization and time management
  • Leadership and team management
  • Communication and teamwork
  • Relationship management

Sample Job Titles

  • Accountants
  • Analyst
  • Auditors
  • Benefits Officer
  • Cash Manager
  • Controller
  • Credit Manager
  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Writer
  • Investor Relations Officer
  • Risk Manager

Past Student Internships

  • Citi Bank
  • Deloitte
  • Meridian Financial Concepts
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Monserrat Capital
  • Pzena Investment Management
  • UBS Financial Services

Employers to Consider

  • Barclays
  • Bloomberg
  • Business Insider
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ernst & Young
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Financial Times
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • KPMG
  • MarketWatch
  • Modernist Financial
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PwC
  • The Wall Street Journal

Human Resources

A Sarah Lawrence College degree serves future human resources professionals well. Our interdisciplinary education allows our graduates to understand numerous fields, while programming throughout the year allows them to meet one-on-one with HR directors from the likes of Simon & Schuster and Viacom and see them in action during site visits throughout the greater New York area.

General Skills

  • Recruiting
  • Screening
  • Employee relations
  • Onboarding
  • Scheduling
  • Human Resources Information Software (HRIS)
  • Social media
  • Performance management

Sample Job Titles

  • Benefits Manager
  • Campus Recruiter
  • Compensation/Payroll
  • Compliance
  • Human Resources Analyst
  • Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Solution Manger
  • Generalist
  • Recruiting Coordinator
  • Staff Manager
  • Talent Management/Employee Relations
  • Training and Development

Past Student Internships

  • Brant Publications
  • CFW Careers

Employers to Consider

Most entry-level positions in human resources require a minimum of one year of experience, and many require two to three years of experience. A recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey focusing on HR internships showed that 96 percent of undergraduate HR students who secured employment in HR state that their related internship was a critical component of being prepared to accept their first professional HR position in the field. Many student members have obtained internships and entry-level jobs, never advertised to the public, through the connections they made through networking.

Professional Associations

Students interested in human resources should check out the following professional associations: