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Graduate Career Advisor
|Onsite Event Position ID:||2039|
|Job Type:||Career Services|
|Location:||United Arab Emirates|
|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||International Students < 2,000 Students|
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Graduate Career Advisor to deliver career education and professional development programming, services, and resources for graduate students and postdoctoral associates. The Graduate Career Advisor will work to understand this population’s unique career interests, and develop strategies to support individuals across all disciplines seeking opportunities in academia and industry.
The Graduate Career Advisor acts as a specialist to deliver career counseling; CV and application feedback; networking connections locally, regionally, and internationally; and placement opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral associates. The advisor will liaise with senior stakeholders, including faculty, university administrators in the UAE and across NYU’s global sites. They will also co-devise, with the Associate Director of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs and Assistant Director of the Career Development Center, a strategic plan to establish, strengthen, and maintain relationships between the institution and employers.
This position serves as an account manager for employers who want to foster stronger relationships with NYU Abu Dhabi master’s and PhD students, as well as postdoctoral scholars (postdocs). Activities and responsibilities will involve interactions during employers’ recruiting trips, visiting employers onsite, and discussing employers’ needs during information sessions, career fairs, and other events.
The Graduate Career Advisor will have the responsibility to coordinate professional development programs, including educational and recruiting events, industry-specific corporate visits, and networking programs. The advisor must have or develop an understanding of trends and best practices in graduate education and career development, while also being familiar with the needs of a global student population, the work authorization processes for international candidates, and career paths within a variety of fields.
Design and execute a strategy for cultivating relationships and identifying career opportunities with employers interested in hiring graduate master’s students, doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Serve as a contact representing the Career Development Center to employers; promote NYUAD graduate students and programs to employers; optimize engagement between employers, students, and academic departments; and contribute to office-wide planning on employer engagement strategies. Attend networking events, professional development workshops and conferences to develop networks, understand industry trends, and improve counseling and technical skills
Counsel, advise, and educate graduate students and postdocs individually and in groups on topics related to career/professional development strategies, including exploration, planning and decision-making. Utilize relevant educational and organizational materials to support programs. Contribute to an annual calendar of skill-building workshops for the graduate community. Evaluate students' skills, interests, values, personality attributes, and experience using self-assessment instruments such as the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Collect and analyze assessment data on graduate career programming. Provide reporting on outcomes metrics, strategy implementation and outreach metrics
Create resources and program content to meet the needs of graduate students, employers, and campus partners. Create and edit promotional material to market CDC events and programs. Utilize social media platforms to engage students and employers, as well as to promote career panels and seminars tailored to specific interest groups and for general audience
Interested candidates must submit resume and cover letter through the TPE portal.
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