“The tips and advice CDC gave me made me a better applicant and in the end helped me get my internship.” Konstantin, Class of 2018
The NYU Shanghai Career Development Center (CDC) helps our students prepare for the professional world ahead and secure a position that fits both their experiences and career aspirations. Students may choose to enter the job market upon graduation or continue in academia by pursuing an advanced degree. No matter what path they choose, the NYU Shanghai experience will make our students uniquely marketable.
Four Year Timeline
Figuring out your career path can seem complicated and intimidating but early planning can make a huge difference. During your four years at NYU Shanghai, we encourage you to use our comprehensive four-year career plan. This will serve as a compass directing you towards your career goals.
Freshman (First Year): Exploring yourself and NYU Shanghai
Understanding yourself is the first and most important step to define your career goals. Getting involved with campus activities and your community will build connections and resources to help you in your career exploration.
Sophomore (Second Year): Choosing a direction
Investigate all of your career options. Gather information about the nature of different types of work through print and online resources, people in the field, and trying them out yourself. Participate in career-related events and programs to connect with alumni or other mentors that work in your industries of choice.
Junior (Third Year): Gaining Relevant Experience
Gain first-hand experience in various career areas and obtain marketable skills by participating in volunteer, internship, summer, or part-time positions. Attend CDC events and get support to enhance your job hunting skills.
Senior (Fourth Year): Preparing for life after NYU Shanghai
This is the time to utilize all your skills, resources and contacts to help you successfully apply to full-time positions and/or graduate school programs. Work closely with your faculty, academic advisors and CDC to help you smoothly transition from college to the workplace or graduate degree.
Walk-In Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00-1:30pm in Room 607