Seniors Stand Ready

Sep 8 2017
Written by NYU Shanghai

After a year of studying away around the world, the Class of 2018 -- NYU Shanghai’s senior class -- were greeted back to their home campus this week with lessons and advice to prepare them for their final year in Shanghai.  

“Close your eyes and imagine where you will be after one year -- whether you are finding a job or going to graduate school,” said Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Brian Hanssen, who encouraged students to plan for life beyond graduation through sharing his global experiences during Monday’s welcome back celebration.

On Tuesday, the Career Development Center (CDC) hosted an information session, “Prepare for Life Beyond NYU Shanghai,” for students to apply what they’ve learned from their experiences studying-away to the pursuit of future career paths.   

“All of the cross-cultural communication skills, analytical skills and creative problem-solving skills you’ve learned will be useful to your future career,” said Hiba Dibas, Senior Manager of CDC.

Moreover, Anna Kendrick, Director of Global Awards, introduced multiple fellowships and global opportunities available to seniors on Thursday, sharing a video message by Alumna Krista Young ‘17, who is currently working in Myanmar through the Princeton in Asia Program. “It is time for you to think outside the box and explore as many options as you can. All these experiences will become the stepping stone for your future career paths,” Young advised.

Senior student Luc Riesbeck, who just returned from Madrid, joined all three events. “It’s great to catch up with each other and share our study-away experiences. We should all take advantage of the accessible resources provided by our university to prepare for graduation,” said Riesbeck.

Next week, senior students will take part in a series of career kickstarter events to help equip them with all-encompassing skillsets needed in a career setting. They can brush up on job search strategies and learn about employment policies at “Acing On-Campus Recruitment” or join “Grad School Blast” for sound advice on applying to graduate school programs.



For information and advice from the Career Development Center, email:

For information and advice on applying for external scholarships and fellowships during or after your time at NYU Shanghai, contact Anna Kendrick, Director of Global Awards at NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai students can also access tips and opportunity updates on the Global Awards blog.