Employment and Graduate Studies

Dominique Lear

If something catches your eye it's worth trying, because you never know where it might lead.

Dominque Lear, Editorial Assistant at Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A major in Literature and Creative Writing prepares students for careers that require critical thinking, forceful and lucid writing, and the ability to undertake discerning research, to read deeply and creatively, and to be receptive to the perspectives of others. The major might lead to graduate school in literature or form a strong foundation for work in a number of fields:

  • journalism
  • publishing
  • international relations
  • law
  • public policy
  • media
Students Honored for Academic Excellence & Community Building

The Literature and Creativing Writing program transformed my outlook, my ways of thinking, and my understanding of the core questions that undergird the human experience.

Zoe Hu, Fulbright Scholar

Where Are They Now?

Literature and Creative Writing graduates from NYU Abu Dhabi are working and in graduate schools around the world. This is just a small sample.


  • J. Walter Thomspon
  • Pacific Immigration Resources Society
  • NYU Shanghai
  • Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Grad Schools

  • Al Akhawayn University
  • Brown University
  • University of Melbourne
  • Yenching Academy


The Career Development Center at NYU Abu Dhabi works with students to help improve interpersonal skills, find internship and job opportunities, and prepare for graduate school.