Professional Development Resources

Resources for Career Exploration & Research

Professional Development Resources are categorized by industry on the left. Each industry link contains job searching sites, employer pages, professional associations, and other helpful sources of information.


The NYU Wagner LinkedIn page is also an excellent networking resource for Wagner students and alumni. Be sure to use it as your school in the Education section of your LinkedIn profile, so that you can connect with thousands of other Wagner students and alumni.


And utilize both LinkedIn and NYU’s Violet Network resource, an online Networking and Mentorship platform, to connect with students, alumni, faculty and staff while learning and engaging in online networking. Expand your network; Connect with students and alumni in your location, region or industry/ies of interest; and access educational and career resources and discussion. Update your profile here, and start connecting today!


Wagner's Office of Career Services has created Public Policy, Social Impact, and International Development Industry Guides, which provide an initial, brief summary of career prospects, industry resources, and professional development information for students interested in these areas.


OCS has also compiled lists of executive search firms who specialize in public service and salary research sites to assist with compensation comparison.