Career Development

The Career Development Center (CDC) empowers students to take first steps and next steps along meaningful career paths. We seek to understand each student's goals and needs in order to help them achieve their own success. 

Helping You Plan for Your Future

From self-discovery of your skills and interests, all the way to acclimation to the world of work, we will help you each step of the way. Our students are able to make individual appointments (in person and Skype) to talk through career-related concerns, get feedback, and develop strategies to move forward.

Topics We Cover

Ways to Explore Career Options

There are a lot of factors to consider when exploring your career. The Career Development Center (CDC) is here to help you think through your options.

Uncover Your Skills and Strengths

Knowing your own preferences can help you understand your strengths, and the type of work environment and activities you might enjoy. Assessments can help develop a vocabulary for your skills and interests, which helps guide you in career-related decisions.

  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Skills and Values Checklist
  • The most widely used personality inventory in the world, the MBTI will provide you with insight about yourself in four areas:

    • How you energize and re-energize.
    • How you perceive and acquire information.
    • How you make decisions.
    • How you prefer to engage the world around you.

    The career report of the MBTI provides occupational lists, showing the occupations most selected and least selected by your personality type.


A Unique Internship Opportunity

Claire Okatch, NYUAD Class of 2018 interned at Robben Island, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and prison-turned-museum in South Africa that housed political prisoners during the era of apartheid—including Nelson Mandela.

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