NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2016 experiences after graduation are as varied as their interests and backgrounds. Many are continuing their studies at top graduate 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.
For us, this is just the beginning of the story. We are preparing students to be strong contributors, critical thinkers, and skilled collaborators.
Current Role: Fulbright Foreign Student Scholar, MFA Student, Theater, Towson University Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States Major: Theater, Economics Home Region: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
"NYUAD gave me a strong and vibrant foundation. I look forward to using my higher education and Fulbright experience to be an active participant in the transformative economy and ever-growing global culture in the UAE."
You have a responsibility to be an advocate for the values you’ve embraced here. The very same values that will move the world forward: innovative thinking, tolerance, respect for others, hospitality, a culture of hope. If you help build a foundation for the future based on these principles, you will lead the world in the right direction. More than that, you will write the next great chapter in the history of human endeavor.
Current Role: US Student Fulbright Study Grant Scholar to Morocco Affiliated with Al Akhawayn University Location: Casablanca, Morocco Major: Literature Home Region: San Diego, California, United States
"The Literature and Creative Writing program transformed my outlook, my ways of thinking, and my understanding of the core questions that undergird the human experience."
Current Role: Operations Manager, Lakeside Adventure Park | Marketing Consultant, Swanair Travel and Safaris Location: Kampala, Uganda Major: Film and New Media, Concentration in Social Research and Public Policy Home Region: Tunis, Tunisia
"NYUAD taught me to be curious about what I am yet to learn, stay open to the unexpected, and how to work effectively and compassionately with other people. My work is pushing me everyday to make a difference."
Current Role: Co-founder and CEO, VUL9 Security Solutions | Managing Associate, eSquare Middle East | Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Gulf Elite Magazine Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Major: Economics Home Region: Rabat, Morocco
"Being an entrepreneur is about the journey, not the destination. You get to become a better person everyday thanks to circumstances that constantly test your limits, but at the end of the day you get to harvest the fruits of your labor."