Professional & Graduate School Advisor - Campus Life (Fixed-Term for 3 years)

Job Number
2019-6086
Posting Date
May 19, 2019

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Professional & Graduate School Advisor reporting to the Director of Global Awards. 

The Professional & Graduate School Advisor will work with a team to provide pre-professional and career advising and research and application support to students interested in graduate level study including but not limited to health professions (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and optometry), engineering, technology, math, and the sciences. The Advisor provides guidance on employment, internships, research, personal statements, and interviewing skills and helps with the development of student applications for graduate and professional schools.

The Professional & Graduate School Advisor will serve as a member of the Career Development Center’s graduate school advising team and will lead all aspects of the Medical School Committee Process including reviewing student records and providing feedback on personal statements, mock interviewing students, and drafting committee letters. In addition, the Advisor will have the following responsibilities:

  • Promoting NYU Abu Dhabi students to competitive graduate/professional programs worldwide; marketing programs to student body
  • Sourcing local, regional and global clinical, internship, and research opportunities for students to engage in, including conducting outreach to employers in conjunction with the Career Development Center’s Employer Relations team;
  • Providing assistance with finding fellowships, scholarships and/or grants for students before applying to graduate and/or professional schools; and,
  • Assisting in the development and management of various pre-professional workshops
  • Co-leading the administration, review, and implementation of the Career Development Center’s funding process for standardized test preparation courses and resources for students

The Advisor will also interact with professional organizations including NAAHP, NEAAHP, AAMC, PLANC, and NACE.

Key Responsibilities:

Health Professions Advising and Leadership

  • Reviews all student records and prepares Committee letters to support student applications; generates templates for Committee letters based on archived student information.

Pre-professional Outreach

  • Identify competitive graduate and professional school programs; serve as a liaison to them, particularly those in the allied health areas and engineering; arrange for professional and graduate school representation on campus events. Co-organizer for annual Graduate School Weekend. Assist Employer Relations team with outreach to local, national, and global health and STEM-related employers

Advising and Programming

  • Advise students on pre-professional school requirements, admissions strategies (course selection, personal statements, and interviewing skills), career trends and opportunities, and guide them in selecting a professional program or alternative, where appropriate. Participates in general CDC walk-in hours.

Standardized Test Preparation Grant Process

  • Co-leads all aspects of grant process for students preparing for standardized tests, including administration, advising, and implementation

Develop and Attend Programming

  • Develop and facilitate appropriate programming, often in conjunction with student groups such as Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) and the Pre-Health Advisory Board (PHAB). Attend all CDC banner events

Required Education:

  • Master's degree in counseling, higher education, or closely related field

Preferred Education:

  • Terminal degree, ideally an Ed.D, Ph.D, JD or other professional degree     

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of three years of work experience in counseling, pre-professional advising, student affairs and other relevant industries
  • Knowledge of careers within the STEM and pre-health sectors, and demonstrated ability to connect students with potential opportunities
  • Knowledge of adult developmental issues throughout the lifespan. General knowledge of pre-professional advising
  • General familiarity with the principles of employment techniques such as the teaching of creative job search strategies, interviewing skills and resume preparation
  • Ability to implement individual and group programs in career development for specified populations
  • Strong Computer Skills (e.g. Microsoft Office software)

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of Medical School application process and timelines
  • Experience with multicultural, global students
  • Prior experience in a university career center or pre-professional advising office

Other Information
About NYUAD

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.