The NYU Shanghai Career Development Center (CDC) aims to provide comprehensive career guidance to our entire student body. We collaborate with employers, alumni, and organizations to provide a range of resources and opportunities for students to achieve personal and professional success. From one-on-one career counseling to career fairs, and networking events, our team of committed career development professionals will be with you every step of the way!
NYU Shanghai Handshake is a great online tool for students to search for jobs and internships. Students can also use Handshake to schedule career coach appointments, join resume books, sign up for workshops, and explore additional career tools.
For students' quick 5-10 minute questions or resume critique without an appointment.
Make an appointment with a course coach through Handshake.
See CDC's upcoming career events.
To begin your career exploration, you may read CDC's Industry Guides. When you are applying for a job, please refer to CDC's Skill Guides to get support in writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for the interviews and networking. And read Important Considerations before/after accepting a job or internship.
A Resume is a formal document that lists a job applicant's work experience, education and skills. It demonstrates an applicant's qualifications for a particular job.
A Cover Letter is always submitted along with the Resume, explaining the applicant's credentials and interests in the position.
Resumes and Cover Letters are both extremely important in determining whether the applicant obtain an interview for the position. Jump to this guide's section for resumes and cover letters for more information and resources.
Interviewing is a conversation that utilizes your persuasion and communication skills to demonstrate your personality, knowledge, skills, abilities, and fit to a position.
Interviewing is usually organized by a recruiter used to evaluate a potential employee at a company. It is very important for candidates to be well-prepared for the interview.
Jump to this guide's interview section to find more information and resources.
Networking is an important career development skill that is worth developing. In its simplest form, networking involves having a “career conversation” with someone for the purpose of exploring careers or job searching. Networking is considered the most effective way of finding a job as many job vacancies are never advertised but instead filled through personal or professional referrals. Networking is also one of the best ways to expand your career knowledge and interests.