May 2017

Dear NU community,


We are delighted to present you the May issue of our monthly newsletter.
In this newsletter you'll find some interesting information about student internships and job-shadowing experience, the outcomes of NU CAC session at EHELF and new alumni traditions and updates. 

We hope you enjoy it!


CAC Team 

Career and Employment

Job-shadowing experience


Starting from May 22 to June 8 ten NU students majoring in Biology had an opportunity to have a job-shadowing experience at the University Medical Center. The initial purpose of this event was to introduce these students to the world of medicine as their future career path will be related with Medicine. To read students' feedback click here.


Internships at the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan


Annually 10-15 students from the School of Humanities and  Social Sciences take internships at the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This year was not an exception and the first internships started on May 1. Initial purpose of the internship is to get acquainted with the work of the government body but among the activities and duties the students perform are providing assistance to MPs during sessions and meetings at the Senate, participating at working group meetings, round-tables, collecting data for projects and upon MP's requests, experiencing clerical work (writing minutes, translation of the documents. This year the students were assisting with the Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional religion organization. Click here to read students' feedback. 

Professional development
On May 22-25 Yevgeniya Kim, Director of NU Career and Advising Center, participated in the international Conference “Customizing Career Services” organized by Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA) in Manila, Philippines.
This year, the Conference was hosted by one of the oldest research universities in the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University. The event has provided opportunities to network and collaborate with 96 colleagues across countries of the Asia-Pacific region and exposed the participants to cutting edge ideas in the field of career development.  It has focused on importance of career planning and the workforce trends that impact the workforce in the future; practices of engaging employers and students in dynamic labor market; gender and cultural issues in career counselling. A wide variety of approaches and how they change in the field of career development from various cultural background and perspective have been discussed. The Conference ended with a tour to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with an overview on the mission, operations and career opportunities, its Social Protection Operational Plan; ADB’s work to support Regional Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific.

EHELF - CAC session 

On May 31 and June 1, 2017 Annual Eurasian Higher Education Leaders’ Forum (EHELF) took place at Nazarbayev University. EHELF is aimed at bringing together education experts and creating a platform for discussion of the most recent issues related to the education. On June 1 Career and Advising Center organized a session under the title "Enhancing graduate employability through Employer Relations". Read more>>>

Universum career test

From January to March 2017 Universum company, the global leader in the field of employer branding and talent research conducted a survey among students in Kazakhstan. 873 NU students participated in the research.
Below is some information about their evaluation of the Career services provided by NU CAC.

Alumni Relations

Alumni Park 

On May 26 the University graduates gave a start to a new tradition, opened an Alumni Park as a gift to their Alma Mater and a sign of appreciation and gratitude. The initiators of the tradition were the graduating class of 2017, and the graduates of 2015 and 2016 decided to support this initiative. Moreover, the first PhD graduates of the Graduate School of Education gifted a bench with a "PhD" emblem. We hope that this tradition will continue further, so that in future the park will be filled with green trees and benches.

"This little present is the way we wanted to express our gratitude to our University. We hope that our bench will take a worthy place among the trees that are planted by other graduates. We hope that in the future, giving such kind of benches will become a tradition among doctoral students."- said Madina Tynybayeva, a PhD graduate of Graduate School of Education.

Book of Wishes

Along with the Alumni Park another tradition was introduced this year - the Book of Wishes, where graduates of each graduating class can write their wishes to current students. 

Alumni Ambassadors and Alumni Association Chapters

There are NU graduates in so many countries and regions around the world, some of them work, and others pursue further education. Despite the distance Nazarbayev University is looking forward to maintaining life-long relationships with you as NU graduates. For this Alumni Relations unit launched Alumni Ambassadors program. 

Who is an Alumni Ambassador and what does s/he do?

  • Alumni Ambassador is a contact point for prospective students interested in NU, for visiting staff, students and alumni
  • Alumni Ambassador provides insight and feedback on student interest and trends
  • Alumni Ambassador encourages today’s students to see themselves as future alumni and valuable members of NU community
  • Alumni Ambassador assists in the organization of alumni gatherings in your area
  • Alumni Ambassador assists at local and overseas recruitment fairs and exhibitions attended by NU Admissions Department.
Click here to see the list of NU Ambassadors.

Moreover, NU Alumni Association has Chapters in the United Kingdom, South Korea, Almaty and Atyrau. Click here to learn more. 

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