February 2017

Dear friends,

Career and Advising Center continues to facilitate student professional development campus-wide by equipping students with essential "soft" skills, updating them on the industries, companies and various career opportunities. We carry on supporting our students and graduates with employment via CAC CareerNet. 

The Center also continues to work with our alumni via NU Alumni Association - Alumni website is now launched, new benefits for the graduating class of 2017 are being introduced and we are calling for "Alumni of the Year" award nominations. 

All of these and even more is depicted in this February issue of our monthly newsletter and we hope you'll enjoy it!

CAC Team 

Career and Employment

Graduate career planning: pick a job and apply

If you’re looking for job search, resume, interview and other tips to help you land a job and succeed in a particular industry, visit our workshops and career counseling sessions.

  • Resume writing  workshops (incl. a workshop by Headhunter) will be conducted in March 

  • A series of Mock Interviews by recruiters will be conducted at the beginning of April  

Stay alert to our announcements!

Company Day: White Hill Investment Banking



WhiteHill is a mid-market investment banking and financial advisory firm focusing on the emerging markets in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

On February 21 Director and Partner of the company Mr. Nurbek Rayev conducted several pre-selection interviews for entry-level positions and gave a Career Talk to senior students. Mr. Rayev talked about his own career start, internship experience and shared some valuable advice on building a career in business and civil services.
You can follow
this link to find Mr. Rayev`s bio and his personal financial blog.

Company Day: St.Regis Astana Hotel 

On February 16, the St. Regis Astana Hotel, a flagship of hospitality industry,   conducted  a presentation on career opportunities in the company for Nazarbayev University students. It was emphasized that St. Regis Astana Hotel cultivates its staff by providing competitive benefits, exceptional career development opportunities and an enriching environment where they may reach their fullest potential. More information is available here


Discovering new opportunities - InesSoft 


On February 1, NU CAC hosted "InesSoft" a software development  company that started its initial steps in the market in 2006 with a presentation to Computer Science students. Today, the company has 2 offices in Astana and Karaganda, and is constantly increasing the number of its staff and has individual approaches to every employee.
The company representatives - IT specialists outlined the technologies they work with and told about the opportunities for the internships with possible further employment. 
More than 30 NU students attended the event and were informed about the activities the company performs.  


NU  Trip to AES


On March 3, CAC team members Nurgul Ularkhanova and Liliya Tleukenova together with NU School of Engineering professors Alex James and Mehdi Bahgeri visited AES company in Ust-Kamenogorsk to discuss the ways for effective cooperation.
AES is a global energy company is a reliable supplier of heat and energy, using international experience to drive innovation. Founded in 1981, it is now one of the leading companies in the world. AES businesses are located in 18 countries on four continents. 37 power plants with a total capacity of about 30,000 MW. Read more>>>

McKinsey&Company at NU 

On February 16 McKinsey&Company conducted a workshop on Problem Solving and Communication skills for more than 80 NU students. During the event McKinsey&Company consultants gave a full overview of the McKinsey Business Diving Case Championship and shared the tips on how to solve business cases. Furthermore they shared their own experience and insights, and answered the questions about employment opportunities in the office. The event was organized together with NU Case club. 

Alumni Relations

Alumni Website

We are delighted to announce the launch of website for NU alumni, where you can learn more about NU Alumni Association and read Alumni stories.
The website contains basic information and more is on its way. We are looking forward to your comments and suggestions. Tell us what information you would like to see on this website by emailing us at

Alumni Benefits


NU Alumni enjoy a range of benefits and services provided by the University. Our Alumni Relations unit is working on increasing this list of benefits and we are happy to announce  that the graduating class of 2017 will receive a discount at NU Bookstore once they have their final grades.
The fresh graduates with General Diploma will receive a 10% discount while the graduates with Honors designation will enjoy 20% discount till September 2017. 
The finals are still ahead and now you have an additional motivation to receive good grades! 

Alumna of the month
Aisulu Sanat

"Sometimes I feel like Sanat Jewelry is a beautiful blend of all people around me from the beginning. Every single person in my life, including from NU, influenced the brand. Sanat Jewelry is a personal story of something unique and full of love. Sanat Jewelry is about love." 
Aisulu Sanat

Following the celebration of the International Women's Day on March 8 we are delighted to start Alumna of the Month Section with a story of beautiful, smart and talented Aisulu Sanat, Branch Director “Bolashak Engineering” LLP and Founder of “Sanat Jewelry”. 

Alumni of the Year Award 2017


We are delighted to announce start of application for Alumni of the Year Award, that will take place in the framework of the V Annual NU Student Awards Ceremony of 2016-2017! 

Alumni of the Year Award celebrates the outstanding achievements of NU alumni in any sphere (professional, academic, research, business, other) and showcases the impact and value of Nazarbayev University education. 
If you know someone who graduated from NU and has gone on to achieve exceptional success, nominate this person. Click
here to nominate a person!


NU Weddings  

Please welcome a new section on our website devoted to the stories of NU Alumni who met their beloved ones at the Nazarbayev University. The first couple Assyulkhan and  Malika is a young NU Family of SHSS graduates, who married right after the Graduation Ceremony in 2015. 
Click here to read their full story.

To share your story contact us at



 We congratulate NU Alumnus  Galym Baitimbetov and his  team on winning the "Build your business" contest with Aquapoint Project.  
The contest was conducted by Saby Charity Fund. 


More information is available here


Career Resources in the Library Guide 



NU Library has many resources (books, e-books, journals) about career development and the graduate admissions process. So we prepared a CAC Guide with useful resources to help you enhance your career and professional development. 

Have an interesting book or article to recommend? Email us!

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