What CCL Offers
- Engagement in Dynamic Experiential Learning: CCL draws upon NYU’s vast industry and public sector partnerships and networks to curate a robust set of experiences outside of the K-12 academic setting. Students engage in site visits to diverse agencies such as the Bronx Defenders and NAACP headquarters, Facebook’s New York City headquarters, Dolby Soho, Financial Tech Traders with Modern Market Initiatives, and others to learn about various public and private institutions and the professional pathways within them.
- Creation of New Social Capital: NYU’s host schools activate their exceptional student and alumni networks to contribute to and enhance the CCL student experience. CCL students receive mentorship from CCL advisors, as well as additional mentorship from NYU and external partners during their academic sessions. Alumni guest speakers have included professional filmmakers, bankers, roboticists, urban planners, nurses, dentists, and many more. Learning from current students and alumni continues to be a highlight of the program for participating students.
- Access to NYU’s Renowned Faculty and Curricula: Students participate in undergraduate lectures with University faculty across all of NYU’s schools and departments to stimulate interest and passion in subject areas that students might not have been aware of prior to participating in CCL. Introductory course topics range from accounting to theatre, first-amendment law to neurology, philosophy and beyond.
- Development of Social Emotional Learning Skills: Recognizing that academic and career pathways require skills beyond content knowledge, CCL programming includes workshops designed to build social emotional skills through decision making and self-advocacy, engage students in networking and relationship building, and demonstrate how to apply these life tools and skills in moments of self doubt and hardships. CCL often trains and works with advisors from the NYU Chapter of the College Advising Corps (CAC), and NYU undergraduate students from Opportunity Programs, to serve as CCL advisors during the program.
- Year-Round Academic Programming: Throughout the academic year, students participate in a series of half day to three-day fall and spring touchpoints designed to provide opportunities to learn about university life, the college application process, and applying networking and resume-building skills to the middle school and high school experience. Students continue to learn from faculty and practitioners, and there is ample opportunity for them to receive guidance from their CCL advisors regarding high school and college preparation. Additionally, CCL staff offer “Office Hours” for students to receive personalized assistance to their questions.
COVID-19 Response: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CCL operated remotely during the summer and fall of 2020. The program ran for three weeks with roughly ninety students. Students, faculty, and university partners engaged in various synchronous online sessions, including a remote video production with Tisch School of the Arts, alumni conversations with Stern School of Business, a cavity experiment with students at NYU College of Dentistry and a meditation session with a Stienhardt Music Therapy alumni.
Call to Participate
The NYU College & Career Lab is always looking to expand experiential learning opportunities, as well as the number of individuals our students interact with in the program! We value each narrative and hope to show students that often pathways are not linear, and that many interests can intersect to become a gratifying career. If you, your organization, or someone you know would be a great partner for CCL, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know a student who would benefit from our program send us an email at email@example.com to be added to our communication list and get notified about upcoming webinars. The application becomes available in January 2021.
The College & Career Lab is directed by Alexandria Meier under the leadership of Charlton MIlwain, Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and participating school hosts. The program is further supported by a fabulous team: CCL Faculty Research Director- Sebastian Cherng, Associate Professor of International Education, Mickey Bronstein, Research Analyst and Program Coordinator and Alessandra Rangel, Program Coordinator.
Alexandria Meier, Program Director
Alexandria develops Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives for NYU. She is the program director of CCL and her role is to organize the program and develop content and curriculum.
Mickey Bronstein, Program Coordinator
Mickey Bronstein is a writer and analyst for College and Career Lab. Her role is to research best practices for interventions, particularly during pandemic times, as well as assist with programmatic elements.
Alessandra Rangel, Program Coordinator
Alessandra Rangel is a CCL program officer and researcher. Her role is to assist in the research of CCL and its impact evaluation.