“What I have found most helpful were the walk-in hours because I got to talk individually with one of the career advisors.” Roxanne, Class of 2017
Career coaches at the NYU Shanghai Career Development Center (CDC) provide professional, individualized career guidance and support throughout the career exploration process. An appointment with a career coach can help you:
- Identify and explore career interests
- Set professional goals and develop an individual timeline
- Effectively search for internships and jobs in your field
- Edit your resume and cover letter
- Participate in a mock interview
- Perform assessments and inventories to identify strengths, skills and interests
To schedule a career coaching appointment, log into NYU Shanghai CareerNet.
Graduate School Advising
Students may also meet with a career counselor if they are interested in exploring pre-professional and graduate schools. We can identify basic degree options and guide you to appropriate resources. We highly encourage students to contact Academic Advising and faculty to academically prepare for a graduate degree. Read through Prehealth Advising and Prelaw Advising if you are interested in those career tracks.
Accreditation and English Proficiency
Graduate schools should not require English proficiency exam scores from NYU Shanghai students because NYU Shanghai is accredited in the United States and its students receive a degree from NYU. If a graduate school asks for TOEFL, IELTS or another English language proficiency test, the below accreditation statement may be provided. However, some schools may still require English proficiency scores even after reviewing NYU Shanghai's accreditation statement. In such cases, please visit the appropriate website for information about test centers and test dates:
Check with graduate schools well in advance of applying to verify their English language proficiency requirements. If you have any issues, please make an appointment with a career counselor through NYU Shanghai CareerNet.
NYU Shanghai is fully accredited in the United States by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and in China by China's Ministry of Education. The official language of instruction at NYU Shanghai is English and all courses are taught in English.
CDC holds walk-in hours every Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm-1:30pm. If students have quick 5-10 minute questions or need their resume critiqued, they can come directly to our office without an appointment.