The core of our program is work based learning with practical training. Participants are placed with one of our premier host organizations in the following sectors: Business Operations, Finance, Law, IT, Event Management, Human Resources, Non-Profit, Marketing and Communications.
Participants undertake full-time training with their host organization for 12 months. Key skills are developed quickly in a demanding professional environment and participants should be prepared to hit the ground running from day one. The placement provides participants with first-hand experience and training in American and international business practices, industry insight, the opportunity to develop and hone their skills, exposure to senior management and connection to a network of like-minded peers.
Host organizations in the New York area engage in experiential education to help us develop future leaders. All our placements are office-based and business related regardless of industry, and are designed to provide exposure from a business perspective. Our partner organizations are eager to host talented young professionals for practical training in March and August each year. Placement opportunities are updated each intake, as we secure new and exciting placements each year.
Some of our current host organizations:
Most placements are located within Metropolitan New York: Manhattan (Wall Street, Times Square, Midtown, etc.), Queens (Long Island City), Brooklyn and New Jersey (close to the Newport residential complex). We also have placements in White Plains, north of New York City.
Securing a Placement
During the interview with admissions staff, candidates are provided an opportunity to discuss their placement preferences.
We take into consideration the candidate's education, work experience and other factors and use this information to match with placements available for that intake.
Candidates are encouraged to be flexible and open to a range of opportunities. It is much more difficult to place a candidate who is only interested in event management within a charity than someone who is open to event management in any industry and who is also willing to consider opportunities in human resources and marketing.
The matching process, often referred to as 'The Placement Process', begins 8 weeks prior to the respective start date. During this period, the candidate's profile pack (comprising the resume, personal statement, photo and a profile that we write about the candidate) is disseminated to all relevant and appropriate host organizations for review.
If a host organization manager decides they would like to speak with a candidate, we organize a phone, Skype or video conference interview. After the interview, a host organization may decide to offer the placement. If the candidate accepts, they move to the final stage of the process. If the candidate is not offered the placement, the profile pack is sent on to the next relevant and appropriate host organization.
This process continues until all placements are completed. At the end of the placement cycle, those who are not placed may withdraw from the program or they may be invited to defer to the next intake.