Work-related experiences like jobs and internships bridge the gap between what you learn in class and the world of work. They help you:
Start out by asking yourself some questions about your interests, skills, and values. What you like, what you’re capable of, and what you care about will shape the possibilities and provide context for your search.
Get acquainted with the options for work experience and NYU Abu Dhabi guidelines so you can pursue what works for you and have the best experience possible.
Focus some energy on your messaging—how you tell your story (out loud or on paper), how you make a first impression, and how you leverage the internet.
Diversify your search activities so you have balance between the energizing and draining aspects of the search. Plans help you pace yourself and involving others keeps you accountable to your goals.
You only need one yes, but getting there takes creativity, intentionality, and commitment. Depending on your industry of interest and the hiring timeline, you can expect to use very different resources. However, you can be sure that your search will have some blend of relationship-building (actual people you are meeting in the field) and online postings.
Revisit your messaging in the interview context. While you can’t anticipate exact questions, practicing can help you develop flow, confidence, and agility.
Successfully securing an opportunity is a huge accomplishment, so take time to celebrate. Report your experience to us so future students can benefit. When your experience concludes, make sure to review what you learned and integrate your experience into your next steps.
Use our interactive map to see where in the world our students have completed internships.
The Class of 2019 held 900+ internships over four years. Here are 100 of the companies and organizations where they worked.