Jumpstart your NYU Experience | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Jumpstart your NYU Experience

You’re making an exciting and important decision about your future path, and we’re proud to offer myriad ways to get ahead on your journey this summer. These opportunities are available exclusively to students who have accepted their place at Tandon, and many are brand new in 2020 for this year’s incoming class.


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NEW for 2021: Graduate Summer Research Experience

For the first time at this scale, incoming Tandon graduate students will have the opportunity to engage in paid summer research internships with mentorship from Tandon faculty. Graduate students selected for this experience will have the opportunity to get involved in cutting-edge research during the summer of 2021, allowing new students to develop their research skills and add to their resumes in unique and meaningful ways.

The new Graduate Summer Research Experience is available to all Fall 2020 incoming NYU Tandon master students who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5* for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. All applicants must begin their program in Fall 2020 remotely or in-person and enroll in at least 18 total credits across the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 semesters. Interested applicants can fill out the online application by Monday, August 10th, 2020. If you have any questions about this new experience and would like to meet with a member of the Graduate Admissions team to discuss, please sign up for an appointment.

*FRE applicants must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA that falls in the top half of the FRE class.


Early Career Assistance

One of the benefits of NYU Tandon is the ability to tap into the powerful NYU network via the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development, and access specialized tech, science, and engineering opportunities via the NYU Tandon Office of Career Services

One of those specialized opportunities is the Tandon Graduate Summer Academy, offered free in June and July. This summer learning experience for prospective NYU Tandon graduate students provides an overview of the current employment landscape in the U.S. and how to prepare as a graduate student.

Incoming graduate students can register here. An in-depth and interactive job/internship search bootcamp is also offered to enrolled graduate students in the fall.


NYU Tandon Made Challenge

The NYU Tandon Made Challenge is a chance for teams of incoming NYU Tandon students to focus their immense talents on solving pressing healthcare challenges during and after the COVID-19 crisis and potentially see their solutions brought to market.  

A series of challenges — including Wireless-enabled telehealth and diagnostics, Robotic control of healthcare devices, and Zero-contact hardware — will start on June 1st and run for 2 weeks. Webinars on the challenge topics and team formations will occur through the month of May and at the start of each challenge. 

Winners will receive access to a wide variety of resources, including access to a $5,000 price pool, along with mentorship, and guidance to help convert their inventions from projects into prototypes that can be validated in the market and start-up companies that can be funded and scaled. 

For more information, visit NYU Tandon Made Challenge.


A Free Jumpstart on Your Masters

For the first time, students have the opportunity to become a Tandon Summer Scholar and take a summer class within their MS program remotely — completely free of charge. The 3-credit course includes a final exam or project upon arrival in-person for the fall semester, at which time students will receive course credit as part of their fall 2020 semester course load.* Taking the course this summer doesn’t just save up to $6,000 on students' education; it frees up valuable time in the fall to get to know the campus, the city, and fellow classmates and to pursue other interests and career opportunities sooner.

Registration for Tandon Summer Scholars is now closed.

*Tandon Summer Scholars is open to students admitted to participating on-campus masters programs only. Prospective FRE students have access to alternative non-credit summer experiences. 


Virtual Receptions and Networking

You can access a series of virtual experiences throughout April and May, designed to provide valuable information and interactions to incoming graduate students who are unable to visit campus in person. Virtual events will give you the chance to speak with faculty, student affairs specialists, career center advisors, and current students, and build relationships with your fellow incoming classmates.

See the complete list of virtual experiences.


Get Answers to Common Questions

For answers to common questions about the summer learning experiences, visit the Jumpstart FAQ page.

For answers about immigration and COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 FAQ page. This includes information on US government services impacted by the current situation. The University is updating this page often as new information is released by the U.S. government and other sources.