Career Readiness Program (CaRe)

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What is the Career Readiness Program?
Free professional development sessions led by expert facilitators. Receive guidance from industry professionals and build community with other women in tech.
6 Weeks
Applications Closed
Program Participants

College women at CUNY who are interested in pursuing a career in tech.

Additional Info

It is free to participate in this program.

Preparing the Future

The Career Readiness Program is designed to get students ready to look for jobs, submit applications, and excel in interviews. All guidance is tailored to the tech industry.

The program connects students to a community of supportive peers. It provides opportunities to actively practice skills like building an effective résumé and preparing for a technical interview.

For Students: What to Expect

Our Career Readiness Program sessions include:

  • short lectures led by expert facilitators
  • in-class activities designed to help participants learn from their peers
  • various opportunities to learn from volunteers from the tech industry

To help prepare and debrief, participants are expected to review online modules before and after sessions.

School-Specific Program Information

CUNY Students

Application Information

The 2021 program has concluded. Check back for information about future programs.

Partner Institution

  • Women (trans and cis) and nonbinary students and other underrepresented groups in tech
  • Current undergraduate, degree-seeking students at a CUNY college
  • Enrolled in at least 1 course at CUNY college during the Fall 2021 semester
  • Good academic standing (2.0+ GPA)
  • 18+ years of age by November 1, 2021
  • Living in the United States in January 2022
Ida Touray

“All of those experiences, just give you more chances to do more things. All those experiences also help you learn more about what you want to do.”

Ida Touray she/her
CUNY City College Class of '22; Break Through Tech New York program alum
Learn her story

Next Steps for Students

What to look out for

Although applications for CaRe are currently closed, interested students are encouraged to check the website for updates.

We especially welcome Black, Latina, and Indigenous women (trans and cis), and nonbinary students to apply.

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