Student Stories

NYU Abu Dhabi graduates are employed around the world in industries ranging from consulting to technology, startups, and the arts. Internship opportunities and career advising play a large role in getting them there. Each year, one third of NYUAD alumni go on to graduate school, more than any Ivy League institution. At NYUAD, students get help through all stages of the process — from defining their interests and goals to choosing the right school and perfecting their application.

Read Their Stories

Zou Xinyi, Class of 2021

Pursuing a Masters in Education in digital and social change at the University of Oxford.

Graduate School

Tom Abi Samra, Class of 2021

Discovered his master's program through a professor he met during his study away semester in New York.

Graduate School

Did You Know?

The average NYUAD student completes at least three work experiences before they graduate.

Keeping Busy This Summer

Virtual summer internships from supporting education in rural Nepal to nature conservation work.

Internships

Ivy Akinyi

If you want to get your foot in the door, then you have to be proactive and you have to be smart.

Internships

Tooth n' Fang

They knew what kind of art they wanted to create after graduation. When they didn’t find these opportunities, they decided to create them, together, with Tooth n’ Fang, a global-arts collective.

Employment

Sophie Arni

I identify myself as a globally minded person and NYUAD made me even more connected with people from all over.

Graduate School

Batu Aytemiz

Every day I draw upon the different topics I got exposed to in NYU Abu Dhabi, from Brechtian Theater to the Arab Spring.

Graduate School

Myungin Sohn

I knew one thing as I approached graduation: I wanted to continue working with Arabic texts and explore the different genres of Arabic texts.

Graduate School

Al Reem Al Hosani, Class of 2021

Carving new paths to reach your goals and landing a position at the Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) as a business development officer.

Employment

Ivona Feldmarova, Class of 2021

Researching the social and emotional skills of students at the Young Associates Programme at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris.

Employment

Amal Al Shamsi, Class of 2020

Amal s currently undergoing her graduate studies in literature and modernity at the University of Edinburgh.

Graduate School

Brandon Chin Loy, Class of 2020

Chin Loy is now working as a data analyst in a leading bank in Jamaica — his home country — while exploring postgraduate degrees.

Employment

Krishna Gaire

I emailed the Careem CEO to see if I could get a summer internship.

Internships

Gabriel Figueroa Torres

My worldview and my approach to learning changed radically when I was in Abu Dhabi. They have continued to change here in Singapore in ways I couldn’t have imagined.

Graduate School

Working in the UAE

Almost half of employed 2018 alumni took jobs in the UAE. Find out why Abu Dhabi is a top choice for these working graduates.

Employment

Ahlam Al Qasim

I followed my passion and did what I enjoyed, and that is why I ended up where I am today. Pour your heart and soul into your passion, and everything else will fall into place on its own.

Graduate School

Andrés López Schrader, Class of 2021

Andrés is now a Teach for America (TFA) corps member in an underserved area in Louisiana, United States to pursue his dream of becoming an educator.

Employment

Gaurav Pande, Class of 2021

Joining the prestigious Princeton in Africa at the international infrastructure project development company, eleQtra, based in Kampala, Uganda.

Employment

Bernice delos Reyes, Class of 2020

Delos Reyes found is Communications Executive at Alserkal, a role that allows her to merge her talent in communicating and passion for developing arts and culture.

Emina Osmandzikovic, Class of 2017

In the years ahead, Osmandzikovic believes that her work, and the work of researchers like her, will help power the UAE’s continued upward trajectory.

Employment

Artem Misiurenko

I interned at Emaar, the largest real estate developer in the UAE.

Internships

imagiLabs

For Beatrice Ionascu and Dora Palfi, founders of tech startup imagiLabs, their genesis story dates to their first days on campus.

Employment

Top Industries

Many 2018 alumni are working in these five industries.

Employment

Education Breeds Educators

Over 40 percent of NYUAD alumni are in graduate school studying at the world’s top 30 universities.

Graduate School

Farah Mohmad, Class of 2015

NYUAD made me look at the world from a more critical perspective, which motivated me to make better decisions.

Employment

Youssef Azzam, Class of 2020

Azzam is taking time off to connect with family and friends, reflect on his accomplishments at NYU Abu Dhabi, and pursue his passion — music.

Employment

Uttam Mishra

I am committed to work with underprivileged school children back home in Nepal.

Internships

Did You Know?

NYUAD graduates are employed in 66 different countries across the globe.

Juan Felipe Beltran

I’m a big believer in the idea that your biggest growth does not come only from your teachers but from the people you go through experiences with.

Graduate School

Dhruvi Joshi

I worked at the larget transportation network in North America.

Internships

Survival of the Best Fit

They created a video game used by educators worldwide to teach students about the ethical risks of artificial intelligence.

Employment