NYU Shanghai graduates enter global workforce

Yang Meiping
Many recent graduates from the school have landed jobs with big-name companies in tech and finance, or are continuing their studies at leading universities.
Yang Meiping

About 43 percent of the 2019 graduates from New York University Shanghai, the only Sino-American joint university in the city, have entered the global workforce, according to its latest graduate placement report.

Among the 263 graduates, 145 from China and 118 from another 27 countries and regions.

About a quarter of the 2019 class are working in tech industries. Notable employers include tech giants such as Amazon, Baidu and IBM. Another quarter are working in banking, accounting and financing sector with employers such as Bank of America, Citibank, JP Morgan and PwC.

About half of the graduates — 48 percent — are continuing their studies at schools such as University of California, Berkeley; Cambridge University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University. Nine members of the class of 2019 are enrolled in PhD programs, while more than 100 have started work on their masters’ degree.

Sixteen of NYU Shanghai’s 118 international graduates have chosen to remain in China. Of these, 12 are working, while four are pursuing further study.

Five graduates earned prestigious global scholarships and fellowships, including a Yenching Scholarship, two Fulbright Scholarships, a Princeton in Asia Fellowship, and a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship.

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