Academics

Graison Gill in his chef’s apron, covered in baking flour.
For Graison Gill, Baking Connects and Heals

Liberal Studies alum Graison Gill, a baker and educator, believes bread has the power to connect people to each other and the world.

An NYU flag hanging from an NYU building.
What Can You Do with a Social Work Degree?

NYU Silver School of Social Work graduates use their degrees for a wide range of different careers, from social worker to community organizer and corporate executive to entrepreneur. Here, three alums share their journeys.

Dual degree students using film equipment.
Studying Film and Business at NYU: The Stern–Tisch Dual Degree Program

Have you ever wanted to study the financing side of the film industry? This is possible at NYU thanks to the Stern–Tisch BS/BFA dual degree program.

Zane Fadul at graduation
Zane Fadul ’21 Champions Computer Science for Everyone

NYU Shanghai alumnus Zane Fadul came to NYU to learn game design. There, he discovered a passion for empowering others to learn computer science.

Accounting student Romaine Haffenden lifting a hat off of his head and smiling.
An NYU Accounting Alum Rounds Up and Dreams Big

HEOP student and Stern alum Romaine Haffenden spent his time at NYU studying accounting, dreaming big, and giving back in so many ways.

Amy DeCillis with a friend. They are both wearing face masks.
Despite a Pandemic, Forging a Career in China

Amy DeCillis graduated from NYU Shanghai in the middle of the global pandemic. Despite the challenges this posed, she used connections she forged as an undergraduate to begin a career in educational tourism.

Portrait of Nader Ahmed
A Tandon Alumni’s Quest to Build a Better Motor

By leveraging NYU's expert faculty along with its entrepreneurial and prototyping resources, Nader Ahmed brought his idea to life.

A student working on a engineering project
A CAS Double Major Shows That Physics and Art History Go Well Together

As a double major at NYU, Hillary Gao ‘20 merged her interdisciplinary interests as a student, researcher, and intern. Today, she continues to balance art and science.

Jackson Sayama wearing a suit and smiling for a photo
From NYU Shanghai to State House: Jackson’s Journey

In one short year, Jackson Sayama went from Chinese Global Studies major to the youngest member of the Hawaii House of Representatives.