Event Recap: Oral History Summer Apprenticeship Showcase Presentation

On Thursday September 23, NYUSH Humanities and Library hosted “What Makes Us NYU Shanghai” – the Oral History Summer Apprenticeship Showcase Presentation.

The event attracted 28 students, faculty and staff from various backgrounds to attend and more joined online through Zoom.

Five student trainees took lectures on oral history in early June. After conducted their own research on topics of a common theme “What Makes US NYU Shanghai”,  the students shared with the wider NYU Shanghai community their research findings.

Prof. Shuang Wen introduced the background of this event.

Junyi Tang started from his own background in business and probed into what builds the identity of NYU Shanghai.

Yue Jia explored the public image of NYU Shanghai from the perspectives of Admission staff, parents, and peers.

Yining Yan looked into the design and experience of ARC.

Tracey Lan interviewed to explore the meaning and purpose of GPS.

Shu Min Tan shared her interviews with Chinese restaurant owners in Abu Dhabi.

Lauren Kata, Archives and Special Collections librarian in NYUAD also joined as a commentator.

The presentation sparked and fostered curiosities of the young minds at NYU Shanghai to rethink about what is history, as well as inspired and encouraged the class 2025 to try it out in the future.

A Bite for Food Lover – Spotlight Display

Have you ever wondered about the stories behind the delicious Chinese cuisines? What makes the wonderful collision of various flavors?

Come and check out some books and videos about food & culture!

Walk into the Library and you will see a shelf specially dedicated to NYU Shanghai Reads program to enrich your reading experience.

What’s the feeling of Tasting Paradise on Earth?

Come and try out The Chile Peper in China!

You can even have A bite of China 品尝舌尖上的中国!

Explore The Land of the Five Flavors.

Take a peek into The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Shanghai!

Learn how to make the Authentic Red Oil 四川红油.

Workshops (9/26 – 9/30)

Next week (9/26 – 9/30), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Keeping up with the News: Finding Newspapers in our collection

Do you want to keep up with the news? Read magazines from around the world? Find insightful essays and works of short fiction in magazines like The New Yorker? In this workshop, you’ll learn about resources in the library where you can read current issues of major US & international newspapers, and discover some of our most interesting magazines. After this workshop, you’ll be able to keep up with the news on your morning commute to campus every day!

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Systematic Reviews

How can a librarian support systematic reviews? Great for social sciences, especially health or psychology

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Find it Fast: Research Tips for Students in a Hurry

Questions about when the library is open? How to find and download an ebook? How to contact the library for help? Come to this workshop, where you get to pick what you want to learn!

(You get dot stickers just for coming to this workshop! Stick them on the topics you’d like us to cover.)

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Industry Reports and Where to Find Them

What are the common elements of an industry report? What are the methods of conducting an industry analysis? What are Industry Classification Codes, and why are they important? Where can you find industry reports? How to compare companies to each other to evaluate the relative attractiveness in the same industry? How can you use those reports for your course assignment, research project, or career development? You will find answers to the questions after the workshop.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Company Profiles and Where to Find Them

This is the first workshop of the Business Information Series. No experience is required.
As an essential component of the economy, companies play a crucial role in attracting talent, offering jobs, and boosting economic development. What types of information do you need to know more about a company? What are the differences between public companies and private companies? Where can you find company profiles? How can you use company information for your course assignment, research project, or career development? You will find answers to the questions after the workshop.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Finding music: scores, streaming audio, and other recordings

This workshop is for our creative types!

Perhaps you are musician, looking for a new piece of music for an upcoming recital; or you are developing a video project, and you need some music for your soundtrack; or perhaps you’re just looking for some new tunes to listen to and enjoy while you study. In this workshop, we’ll explore library resources to meet all of your musical needs.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

Tomorrow: What Makes Us NYU Shanghai? Oral History Summer Apprenticeship Showcase Presentation

Have you ever wondered how scholars in the Humanities conduct research to collect data?

Taking one of the methodologies in the discipline of History as an experiment, the 2021 Summer Oral History Apprenticeship seeks to spark and foster curiosities of the young minds at NYU Shanghai to rethink about what is history.

The selected student trainees took intensive lectures in early June, after which they conducted their own research on topics of a common theme–What Makes US NYU Shanghai?

Now having completed their projects, the students are proud to share with the wider NYU Shanghai community:

  • How can the oral history skills acquired benefit them in the future, even if they are NOT Humanities/History majors;
  • What is unique about NYU Shanghai compared to other universities in China?
  • Their overall learning experience (what they’ve learned? mistakes or challenges they had faced and how they overcame them? etc) from the program to encourage the class 2025 to try it out as well in the future!

Tomorrow, for the Oral History Summer Apprenticeship Showcase Presentation, in Rm 415 at 1-3pm, for answers gathered from alumnus, staff, and faculty from ARC to GPS, from Admissions to various academic divisions, as well as NYUSH students studying away at NYUAD & NYUAD students going local at NYUSH.

Refreshments and SWAGs are provided.


Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Thursday, September 23
Location: Immersive Media Lab (Room 415) Academic Building

Mastering Career Fair: E-Books and Videos

Ready for the Fall Career Fair this Friday? We have some books and courses to help you prepare for it.

When Can You Start? the insider’s guide to job search and career success.

When Can You Start? shows job seekers:

  • What they are really selling
  • How to identify success using a skill set
  • The best ways to conduct a proactive job search
  • Effective evaluation and negotiation tactics to earn optimum compensation and benefits

Read Here

Interview Questions in Business Analytics

This book contains more than 200 questions based on consultations with hiring managers and technical professionals already working in analytics. – Goodreads

Read Here

Become a Successful Job Hunter

Plan your career path.

Discover and identify job opportunities.

Learn the most effective interview techniques.

This is a learning path of 11 useful, free courses

Click to access LinkedIn Learning

Workshops (9/20 – 9/24)

Next week (9/20 – 9/24), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Introduction to Chinese Resources

Do you find it a challenge to look for resources related to Chinese studies? Are you wondering what Chinese language resources are available to you through our library?

Come to learn the basics of identifying and using the main Chinese databases such as CNKI (知网), Wanfang (万方) and a few others.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Industry Reports and Where to Find Them

What are the common elements of an industry report? What are the methods of conducting an industry analysis? What are Industry Classification Codes, and why are they important? Where can you find industry reports? How to compare companies to each other to evaluate the relative attractiveness in the same industry? How can you use those reports for your course assignment, research project, or career development? You will find answers to the questions after the workshop.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Intro to Data Analysis with Python (Python for Non-programmers III)

This workshop introduces students to how to use Python to do basic data analysis. The session gives students a broad view of the life cycle of data science and how Python is used for data analysis.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

  • Friday | 1 – 2:30 PM | Room 415 RSVP

Helpful Books and Courses for Finance

Get ready for Finance campus recruitment?

Check out some helpful resources for you!


金融求职宝典: 玩转金融业的正确姿势

<Job hunting guide: how to get a great job in finance>

From campus recruitment to internship, this is an industry map to guide your tour in the major sectors of Finance.


Interview Tips for Finance Professionals

Join career coach and former financial professional Jena Viviano in this course, get primed and polished for your next interview. 

Breaks down the three most common types of roles and explains what hiring managers are looking for in the right candidate. 

Get tips to keep your nerves at bay and help your personality and talent shine through.

*To access LinkedIn Learning, click here


Vault Guide to Finance Interviews

A must-have resource for anyone seeking a job with an investment bank, mutual fund, hedge fund, commercial bank, or other financial institution.

 

If you have questions about business resources, please email Henry Huang, Business Librarian at yh4041@nyu.edu

Free Access to New York Times and Wall Street Journal

Did you know you can access to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal for free?Our library now offers subscription to all students, faculty, and staff, free of charge.

If you are a new subscriber

The process for accessing the journals is simple. To create your new, free accounts, use these links:

Activate your New York Times subscription.

Activate your Wall Street Journal subscription.

Already reading New York Times?

Reactivate your existing New York Times account by the following steps:

  1. Log out of nytimes.com on all your devices.

  2. Go to www.accessnyt.com.

  3. Find your school name by selecting “New York University” from the dropdown menu.

  4. Click “Already have an account? Log in here.

  5. Input your existing New York Times login credentials.

  6. Select your status as “student” (enter your graduation date) or “faculty/staff.

  7. Click “Login” and you will be directed to www.nytimes.com.

By reactivating your account, you reaffirm your consent to the Terms of Service and acknowledge the Privacy Policy. If you have any questions, please send an email to edu@nytimes.com from your verified school email address.

 

Reactivate your existing Wall Street Journal account

If you are already a Wall Street Journal subscriber, you need to reactivate your subscription to take advantage of the free one. Here’s how:

  1. Call 1-800-JOURNAL to cancel your personal subscription.

  2. Go to WSJ.com/NYU to activate your free Wall Street Journal university account.

  3. Select your “Account type” as either “Student” (enter your graduation date) or “Professor/Staff.”

  4. Input your email and create a password, then click “Create.”

  5. A confirmation page will confirm that your academic WSJ account has been activated. Click on “Okay, Let’s Go” to customize your experience.

If you have any questions, please contact academicsupport@dowjones.com or 1-800-JOURNAL.

Workshops (9/13 – 9/17)

Next week (9/13 – 9/17), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Wikipedia’s Talk Pages & Article Assessment: A Peek behind the Peer Review curtain (at Shinmay)

Most of us use Wikipedia. How to use it critically? Explore the tools behind Wiki. Learn how to join the conversation.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Find it Fast: Research Tips for Students in a Hurry

Questions about when the library is open? How to find and download an ebook? How to contact the library for help?

Come to this workshop, where you get to pick what you want to learn!

(You get dot stickers just for coming to this workshop! Stick them on the topics you’d like us to cover.)

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Intro to Data Structures (Python for Non-programmers II)

This workshop continues the learning of Python from the last workshop session.

The session introduces students to data structures in Python (Lists, Tuples, Sets and Dictionaries), as well as iterations and functions.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

  • Friday | 1 – 2:30 PM | Room 415 RSVP

What is available in Library account?

  • To know the books I borrowed
  • Wonder if I have fines
  • Make sure my request submitted successfully

Access Library account on the webpage:

Go to NYU Shanghai Library – My Accounts – Library Account


Access Library account on phone:

Go to NYU Shanghai WeCom (企业微信)

Tap “Library”

Tap “Find” and then “My Account”

Log in with your NetID and password

Go to “My library account”

Here is an account summary


Go to “Loans” to check the books I borrowed (Pay attention to NYU50 & NYU52):

Did I return course material late and occur fines? Check “Fines/Fees”:

Double-check the request I submitted: