BEYOND THE GREEN LINE is a blog series featured on the Northeastern University Career Development Blog, ‘The Works’. Each post highlights a major city and gives you an inside look at the local food, culture, music scene, the industries that are thriving there, and some current job openings in the area.
Did you know that Monster.com has deemed New York City one of the best cities to start your job search? Did you also know that New York state had the most Fortune 500 companies in the nation (55) in 2015? Some of them may sound familiar – J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, MasterCard; Time Warner, Cablevision, Verizon, CBS and 21st Century Fox to name a few.
Additionally, there were 104,300 new private sector jobs created over the last year in NYC –a 2.9% increase, which was above the national rate of increase. Last year alone, 472 Northeastern students did a Co-op in the NYC region. The Husky Nation doesn’t end there – the New York City Alumni Community has a strong membership and can be your extended Husky family away from Boston.
Why live and work in NYC? See for yourself…
Food and Drink
- All of the pizza. Available at ANY HOUR. Also, Bagels. YES.
- Pastrami on Rye at Katz’s Delicatessen – there’s a reason this deli is 127 years old and going strong.
- Cronuts and Cookie Shots from Dominique Ansel Bakery
- Create your own brewery pub crawl – 12 microbreweries in NYC
- The Manhattan – born right here; also the Egg Cream which contains neither egg nor cream…
- Coney Island – did you know that the hot dog was perhaps invented/definitely popularized here?
- Comedy Cellar – iconic West Village club where Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle recently put on a performance
- From the American Museum of Natural History to the MET to MoMa, there’s a museum everywhere you turn – check out some of the lesser known ones too like the Frick Collection and/or the International Center of Photography
- Theater – Broadway continues to innovate and delight millions, but theater comes in all shapes and sizes. According to the 2012 World Cities Culture Report, New York is home to 420 theatres –about 70 more than Paris- and theatre attendance is highest in NYC at 28 million people/year.
- Music – Bowery Ballroom; CMJ Music festival, held each October in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn; Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival;
- Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – a New York City tradition since 1924
Pictured: NYC Co-op connector Julia Le with friend on the NYC piers. Photo Credit: Sukrit Srisakulchawla
- Obviously, one must commune with nature in Central Park but also the High Line –NYC’s only elevated park formed out of 1.4 miles of a retired rail track
- Take the Staten Island Ferry to check out Lady Liberty herself
- If you think the city is wild, check out the 4,000 animals at the Bronx Zoo (go Wednesday when it’s free!)
- Check out a game – NY Jets or Giants; Knicks or Nets; Yankees or Mets; Rangers, or Islanders
Job Opportunities – log into NUcareers through your MYNEU to apply!
Alphasights – Analyst/Associate
American Express – Treasury Analyst; Analyst, Operations
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation – Assistant Writer; Fund Accountant
Crowdtap – Full Stack Engineer
Educational Alliance – Special Needs Support Counselor – New Country Day Camp
Marsh & McLennan – Assoc. Training Advisor; Risk Analyst
Morgan Stanley – Developer – Java; Financial Analyst; Junior Human Resources Generalist & Project Manager
Mthree Consulting – Application Support Analyst
Office of the New York State Attorney General – Data Scientist
Open Systems Technologies – Java Developer 2
Pfizer – Sr. Associate, Financial Reporting & Special Projects; Scientist, Molecular & Cellular Biology (non-PhD)
SHOO IN LLC – Financial Analyst; Client Relations Specialist
Success Academy Charter Schools – Art Teacher; Editorial Director
NUcareers job portal
Co-op Connections New York
New York City Alumni Community
We want your feedback!
Feel free to leave us a comment if there’s anything we’ve missed or particular cities you’d like us to profile. We’ll be taking a break for the summer, but will pick back up in the fall with more inside looks at major cities across the nation. Have a great summer!
This post was authored by Melissa Croteau. Melissa is an Assistant Director of Employer Relations at Northeastern University where she focuses on initiating new and broadening existing employer relationships with a goal of increased full time, internship and co-op hiring of students as well as greater employer engagement within the broader Northeastern community. She just celebrated 5 years of working at Northeastern where she also earned her Master’s in Higher Education Administration in 2013. When she’s not chatting up employers, she enjoys singing in a 100-person choral group, hiking, and exploring the MFA.
BTGL NYC Sources:
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