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Meet Students, Find the Right Candidate
NYU Abu Dhabi hosts job fairs and formal networking events to help you engage with prospective interns and job candidates. We also have programs that allow you to meet students one-on-one and generate interest in your organization.
Interact with potential student candidates in a professional setting. Hosted bi-annually, in September and February, these events maximize employer access to students and are a great way to generate student interest about your organization. As the most well-attended career event of the year, employers can collect CVs on the spot or refer students to apply through NYU Abu Dhabi CareerNet for their positions.
February and September
Currently there is no employer costs associated with the fair. Your free registration includes a table, two chairs, and light food and refreshments for two representatives. In the case that an organization cancels or no-shows for a fair, this may impact future recruiting options and invitations at NYUAD.
The fairs are set up with a series of tables in two large forums. Tables are assigned in order to allow each organization optimal student traffic and visibility. Each table is 152cm by 60.9cm, and includes two chairs. In terms of space around the table, you can expect about 30cm behind the table of free space. If you require additional space, please contact us.
Access to Technology
Guest access to the NYUAD wireless internet connection will be provided. If you require an electrical outlet, please contact us, as there are a limited amount available.
What to Bring
Many organizations have publications that help increase student knowledge of their organization, its mission, and the impact it has on the local, regional, or global community. We encourage all organizations to provide any materials that will enhance your ability to recruit NYUAD students, including handouts outlining your opportunities. If you choose to bring banners, please consider the table size and space around the table cited above.
Roles to Recruit
The fair is intended for organizations actively recruiting volunteers, interns, part-time, or full-time employees. The fall fair will be more strategic for organizations planning to hire between September and January, while the spring fair will be more strategic for those organizations planning to hire in the spring or summer.
The largest career-related event of the year, our fair typically draw more than 300 students in three hours. Since nearly a fourth of our student body may be studying away, we suggest you post a position in order to reach the full scope of NYUAD student talent.
Each fair hosts between 70-80 organizations from across industries recruiting NYUAD student talent. For a list of specific companies attending previous fairs, please contact us.
The primary focus of this event is to help our students learn valuable networking skills from seasoned professionals, as well as to increase their overall confidence in holding professional conversations. The event also allows for dialogue with other local professionals, NYUAD staff, and faculty about potential collaborations.
It's informal, and takes place outside, on the rooftop terrace of our campus center. There is extremely limited programming (i.e., five minute welcome speech and raffle drawing) in order to create space for meaningful conversations among students and professionals.
How to Prepare
We recommend you bring your curiosity, desire to help the students learn, and conversation skills. Be prepared to take initiative with students, as it helps normalize professional relationship building and models behavior that they can imitate.
How to Attend
Contact the Career Development Center.
Twice a year, students self-select into CV books in seven different industry areas. The CV books allow you to reach out directly to candidates who meet your qualifications or initiate an internship or job posting on NYUAD CareerNet to seek out additional candidates with similar profiles.
CV Books by Industry
- arts and design
- journalism, writing, and publishing
- marketing, digital media, and communications
- NGOs and social research
- technology, engineering, and science
How to Review CV Books
You can review CV Books through your NYUAD CareerNet account under the "CV/Resume Books" tab or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an email when they are published. Please note that CV Books links sent via email are only live for 45 days, at which time they expire and new ones must be requested.
What better way to engage with our students than to work alongside them right on campus? We have an employer lounge workspace fully stocked with coffee, tea, and bottled water if you need to get work done while offsite. We will also provide you with the NYUAD guest account for free wi-fi access.
Build your brand on campus through small group conversations about your areas of expertise (i.e,. knowledge sharing) and recruitment practices. We typically format employer sessions as roundtable events with a significant discussion component.
Companies that held employer sessions on our campus:
- Abu Dhabi Finance
- Abu Dhabi Investment Council
- Al Qasimi Foundation
- Australian Business Group
- McKinsey & Company
- Reed Smith
- Urban Kinetics
Help students explore careers, gain industry insights, and learn what it is really like to work in your field by hosting them for a tour of your office or facility. We can arrange transport and help with logistics.
Interviewing well requires preparation and practice. You can help our students compete through mock interviews geared toward specific industries or awards. Students prepare as though it were the real thing, then you interview them and provide feedback.
Do you have a career related story or tips that you would like to share with our students? Consider writing a blog post as a means of building your brand among the NYUAD student community.
- Top Five Tips For a Successful Interview
- How I Turned my Failure into a Success
- Millennials in the Middle East: Navigating the Changing World of Work
Show students the work you do via our social media platforms. Day-in-the-Life is our social media campaign which runs on Instagram where we allow organizations to show us what it's like to work there. Pictures and videos can include your route to work, meetings, office space, presentations, it’s totally up to you! Contact the Career Development Center to learn more.