First Career Fair A Hit
Fresh from summer internships with employers including Google, J.P Morgan and The White House, NYU Shanghai’s inaugural class is already looking ahead to start their dream careers. To help jumpstart their entry to the job market, the Career Development Center (CDC) held its first Career Fair on Friday, connecting them with nearly 60 employers including Apple, Deloitte, GroupM, PwC and TOMS China, offering positions in China and beyond.
“It’s exciting to host this first Career Fair for the Class of 2017 as this is the first time employers have been able to offer our students full-time recruitment opportunities,” said Hao Guo, Director of Employer Relations for the Career Development Center at NYU Shanghai.
Many of the employers at the fair are returning to NYU Shanghai after previously participating in the University’s internship fairs and recruiting NYU Shanghai students for summer placements.
“They are always impressed with our students’ passion, maturity and motivation,” Guo said. “Many are also looking for candidates with language skills and the ability to work with international teams, so NYU Shanghai students make very strong candidates.”
Students will have further opportunities to connect with local employers at the LuJiaZui Career Fair on Tuesday 13, and at other events throughout the year.
“The Career Fair is just the beginning of our program,” Guo said. “We also welcome Seniors to take part in our On Campus Recruitment Program, which is a series of one-hour information sessions with employers held at NYU Shanghai every week from September 20 until November 15.”
Meanwhile, for students considering further study, Saturday’s Grad School Blast will provide information sessions and advice for students who want to learn more about their options for graduate school education.
“It’s never too early to start researching career paths,” Guo said. “If you are seeking confidence or information for how to apply for opportunities, a good place to start is our new CDC Student Portal where you can find Job Search Resources to prepare you for your job search, Industry Guides to better understand positions and qualifications, and Skill Guides to make sure your resume, cover letter, interviewing and networking skills are polished.”
Dates for your calendar
- Grad School Blast - Saturday September 10th - 9:30am-3:30pm
- LuJiaZui Career Fair - Tuesday September 13th - 3:30pm-5:00pm
- Resume Book Collection - Sunday September 18th - Noon Deadline
- On Campus Recruitment Launches - Tuesday September 20th. Check OrgSync for the latest list of employer info sessions: RSVP HERE
Top five tips for starting your senior year Job Search
Don’t wait until April to get support from faculty, advisors and counselors, here’s how to plan ahead:
- Reflect on your values, interests and skills and apply to jobs or schools you are passionate about.
- Note Deadlines: Competitive industries (ie: consulting, banking) start recruiting in the fall of 2016, while others recruit in “real time” and do not post jobs until spring/summer 2017. Most grad school program deadlines are in the winter of 2016.
- Research current market and salary trends for your job field of interest or grad school eligibility requirements.
- Be aware of visa regulations - Currently, non-Chinese nationals need at least two years of post-graduation work experience for a company to legally sponsor your work visa in mainland China. Stay on top of changes to these regulations. The GoinGlobal website (free access through NYU CareerNet) is a resource for country-specific work regulations/trends.
- Set small, realistic goals throughout the year - Review the Four Year Timeline for more ideas.
Students are welcome to visit CDC during Walk In Hours (Tuesday/Thursday 12-1:30 pm) or schedule a career counseling appointment on NYU Shanghai CareerNet to receive individual support.