Campus & Community articles filed under 'Career Development'

  1. Life Beyond Saadiyat: Class of 2016 Stories

    Life Beyond Saadiyat post-graduation alumni experiences are as varied as their interests and backgrounds. Many graduates from the Class of 2016 are earning their master's at top schools like Oxford, Cambridge, and MIT, while others have started their own businesses, or landed jobs in industries ranging from finance to education, arts, and the research sector.

  2. Opportunities Abound at NYUAD's Internship Fairs

    Three Reasons to Get Work Experience Before Going to Grad School

    Making a choice between graduate school and starting a career can come with huge commitments, and grad schools’ early application deadlines often add to the uncertainty and stress of life after graduation. But what if you can have both?

  3. Nine Easy Ways to Ace a Dinner Interview

    Networking or Nightmare? Nine Easy Ways to Ace a Dinner Interview

    You finger the collar of your brand new outfit nervously. Beads of sweat glisten intensely on your forehead. Is the temperature inside the restaurant really this hot? You try to catch a reflection of your hair in the stainless steel knife on the table. Was it a bad idea to get a haircut right before the meeting?

  4. 4 Steps to Creating the Right Professional Portfolio

    4 Steps to Creating the Right Professional Portfolio

    Essential tips for all students, no matter what stage in your academic career. Because good grades, getting involved, and following your passion are important from freshmen year to graduation.

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    Internships = New Skills, Networks, and Opportunities

    NYU Abu Dhabi students travel around the world for internship opportunities that enhance learning and educational development, and provide future career prospects in a broad range of industries from social services to finance to politics.

  6. Commencement 2014

    Life Beyond Saadiyat: Where Are They Now?

    At NYU Abu Dhabi's Class of 2015 commencement ceremony, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development said, "In seeking to be wise, you must be change-makers, willing to take risks, to be different." Clearly, the graduates were listening.

  7. Six Things Grad Schools Want You To Know Before Applying

    Six Things Grad Schools Want You To Know Before Applying

    Deciding what to do after earning a university undergraduate degree can be daunting, particularly for students thinking about getting a master's. Many prospective graduate school students struggle with questions like, "What should I study? Where should I apply? Can I afford it? Is it worth it?"

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    Internship Dos and Don'ts

    Student internships used to be synonymous with office grunt work. But things have changed dramatically in today's fast-paced and interconnected world. University students are well-traveled, career-driven, hungry for knowledge, and able to make a real difference within an organization.

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    Many Languages, One World

    By Andy Gregory, NYUAD Public Affairs

    NYU Abu Dhabi student Norbert Monti (Class of 2018) will return to his studies in Abu Dhabi this September from an unforgettable summer experience in the Big Apple.

  10. Global Internships Open Doors and Eyes

    Global Internships Open Doors and Eyes

    By Andy Gregory, NYUAD Public Affairs

    NYU Abu Dhabi students travel around the world for internship opportunities that not only enhance learning and educational development, but provide future career prospects and hands-on work experience in a broad range of industries, from social services to finance to politics.

  11. Freshman to First Job

    Freshman to First Job

    By Rory McDougall, Class of 2015

    From my first day on campus to my last, NYU Abu Dhabi gave me a platform to take advantage of exciting career opportunities. For me, the question always was, what do I want to do exactly?

  12. NYUAD Hosts Graduate School Fair

    NYUAD Hosts Graduate School Fair

    More than 100 students flocked to NYU Abu Dhabi's first Graduate School Fair in mid-October to visit with representatives from 23 graduate schools. Hosted by the University's Career Development Center (CDC) with the aim to educate students on what graduate schools look for in their applicants, the fair saw students networking and learning about the research and programs of the participating institutions.

  13. Collaborative Culture

    By Mohit Mandal, NYUAD Class of 2015

    It was a warm and windless January night in Stone Town; the three of us nervously followed as our Zanzibari informant, a fashion designer named Faroque, led us down a series of dark and twisting alleys. Passing through a wooden doorway, camera equipment hanging from our necks, we entered a small room with blackboards on all the four walls and a solitary bulb providing weak fluorescent light.

  14. A Capital Summer

    A Capital Summer

    By Austin Wilson, NYUAD Class of 2015

    What do six members of the United States Senate, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and an NYU Abu Dhabi student have in common? Many of you may believe this to be the start of a terrible joke, but the truth is that these are three components, albeit unlikely ones, of my summer internship experience in the capital of the United States — the picturesque city of Washington, D.C.

  15. NYUAD Community Participates in Abu Dhabi Film Festival

    NYUAD Community Participates in Abu Dhabi Film Festival

    From October 24 to November 2, the city of Abu Dhabi welcomed directors, screenwriters, and performers as the Abu Dhabi Film Festival marked its fifth opening. This year, the Emirates Palace and the VOX cinema in Marina Mall screened films from 51 countries, including the Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian regions. Question and answer sessions following the screenings provided cinemagoers with the valuable opportunity to dialogue with filmmakers about their works.

  16. NYUAD Students Explore Opportunities at University Internship and Career Fair

    NYUAD Students Explore Opportunities at University Internship and Career Fair

    Students clad in business attire gathered at NYU Abu Dhabi's Downtown Campus on the evening of September 22 for the annual Internship and Career Fair, organized by the University's Career Development Center (CDC). This year marked the first year that the Fair offered full-time job recruitment as well as internship opportunities. Thirty-six organizations were present with booths where students could speak with representatives, share their CVs, and discover new paths toward future careers.

  17. NYUAD Students Discuss Eye-opening UAE Summer Internships in The National

    The opportunity to intern at the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research in Ras Al Khaimah this summer has given two NYUAD students the chance to engage more deeply with the Emirati community and learn about traditions in the Emirates outside of Abu Dhabi, The National reported last week. Leah Reynolds and Petrus Layarda (both Class of 2014), who have been working on research projects with the organization, said the opportunity has enhanced their academic experiences and given them deeper insight into local culture and traditions.

  18. NYUAD Student Travels to Bangkok for 'Karaoke Girl' Post-Production Apprenticeship

    NYUAD Student Travels to Bangkok for 'Karaoke Girl' Post-Production Apprenticeship

    By Prangphisut (Fah) Daengdej, NYUAD Class of 2015

    "This scene looks a little too dark, don't you think?"
    "Yes, add some vignetting and make that orange wall blue."

  19. Opportunities Abound at NYUAD's Internship Fairs

    Dressed in their best and armed with a list of potential employers, NYUAD students enthusiastically canvassed the Internship and Opportunities Fairs that were recently hosted on the University campus. Held by the NYUAD Career Development Center, the Opportunities Fair focused on off-campus internship positions at local organizations, while the Internship Fair featured on-campus openings.

  20. My Summer as an Intern at the Clinton Foundation

    My Summer as an Intern at the Clinton Foundation

    Guest Post: Caroline Manela, NYUAD Class of 2014.

    The night before my internship orientation at the Clinton Foundation, I was skimming over President Clinton's Wikipedia page and organization's website (just in case there was a pop quiz) when I realized I didn't know what to wear the next day. I panicked: "What if everyone wears a suit? I don't have a suit! Should I have a suit? I don't want a suit!" I assured myself that orientation was a casual affair and decided on a skirt and blouse. The next day I sat through five hours of orientation in a room of 90 interns in dry-cleaned and ironed suits and ties. Needless to say, I went shopping that weekend.

  21. NYUAD Sophomore Shares University Experience in Sonoma News

    NYUAD Sophomore Shares University Experience in Sonoma News

    "If you asked me during the fall of my senior year where I'd be 12 months from then, I never would have imagined myself more than 8,000 miles away from home, studying at a small, start-up university in the Middle East," writes Emma McGee (Class of 2015) in Sonoma News. The NYUAD sophomore, who graduated from Sonoma Valley High School in California and recently shared her University experience with the publication, writes about discovering NYUAD, the excitement and opportunities that defined her freshman year, and her summer internship in rural Ecuador.

  22. My Summer as an Intern at AECOM

    By Asad Ali, NYUAD Class of 2014

    An email from NYUAD's Career Development Center during the spring 2012 semester informed me that I'd been awarded a summer internship — I was to spend two months in Abu Dhabi working for AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services in markets including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water, and government.

  23. My Summer as an Intern at Ernst & Young

    My Summer as an Intern at Ernst & Young

    Guest Post: Besik Turazashvili, NYUAD Class of 2014.

    I began researching this year's summer internship opportunities in December of 2011, as I wanted to find a position that would contribute significantly toward my major and my interests, and make me more specialized in the fields of economics and marketing. I applied to a variety of positions and among those I was offered were opportunities in Paris, Moscow, and Buenos Aires; but I made the choice to spend this summer in Tbilisi, Georgia, where I was a legal & tax service assistant and marketing and PR manager at Ernst & Young (E&Y), one of the world's largest audit companies.

  24. My Summer as an Intern at the CMEC

    My Summer as an Intern at the CMEC

    Guest Post: Rory McDougall, NYUAD Class of 2015.

    The 10 weeks I spent as an intern at the Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) in London this summer not only provided a fascinating experience, but also gave me my first insight into national politics in the UK. Margaret Thatcher founded the CMEC in the early 80s to ensure that Conservative Members of Parliament (MPs) and Lords understood the complex issues in the Middle East. In order to achieve this, the CMEC organizes frequent delegations to the region and arranges foreign policy experts to meet parliamentarians.

  25. NYUAD Students Raise more than AED 50,000 for Operation Smile UAE

    NYUAD Students Raise more than AED 50,000 for Operation Smile UAE

    NYUAD sophomores Dmitriy Tretyakov and Vivek Mukherjee have embraced the spirit of charity during the holy month of Ramadan by successfully organizing a fundraising iftar for Operation Smile UAE, a non-profit organization that provides free corrective surgeries for children with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities. More than 150 people attended the iftar at the Ritz-Carlton in Dubai on July 26, which was organized and managed entirely by the students. Guests at the event were treated to entertainment from the distinguished oud player Nina Boutchakjian and American-Iranian spiritual poet Bahareh Amidi, who wrote a special poem dedicated to the event.