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Room: L-114

Phone: 718-260-5050


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Mon, Tue, Wed: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Thur: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Welcome City Tech Students!

Professional Development Center – Career Services include:

  • Exploring majors, interests, and values
  • Resume and Cover letter critiques  
  • Interview preparation & Mock interviews
  • Graduate School Exploration
  • Virtual Workshops & Seminars
  • Virtual Informational Sessions with Employers & Organizations
  • Virtual Networking Events

PDC offers Drop-in Hours for City Tech students & alumni
*Monday – Friday via Zoom.

No appointment necessary, students/alumni may DROP-IN during scheduled Zoom hours.

*Dates & times are subject to change; see schedule for specific dates and times for availability.

PDC services are unavailable when the college is closed.

Drop-In Hours are 15 minutes in length and on a first-come, first served basis. You must provide your FULL NAME and EMPLID upon entering.

Resume/Cover Letter: Students and alumni MUST attend drop-in hours with a Program Coordinator to have a resume or cover letter APPROVED for upload on CityTechConnect Symplicity. PDC encourages students to revise and finalize resumes/cover letters in a timely manner (within at least one week of seeing a Program Coordinator).

Please Note: You must be a full-time or part-time, degree seeking City Tech student or Alumni in order to use/access our services.

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What is CityTechConnect?

CityTechConnect is our careers services management system. Here students and alumni may explore job and internship opportunities, RSVP to virtual events/programs, and connect with employers recruiting at City Tech.

Use the app!

Download the Symplicity Jobs and Careers app by Symplicity now for quick access to internship and employment opportunities.

Do you need to claim your account?

Most students already have an account created. If you have not claimed your CityTechConnect account, you may contact PDC to reset your password.

PDC encourages City Tech students to log into their CityTechConnect accounts often to stay informed and up-to-date about opportunities and resources.

Tips for City Tech students and alumni:

  1. Update and review your CityTechConnect profile often – add skills, projects, and experience.
  2. Log into CityTechConnect to view the latest job posts, internship posts, announcements, and virtual events/programs from PDC.
  3. Start exploring and preparing for your future careers TODAY!

Please note: You must be a full-time or part-time degree seeking City Tech student or alumni to use/access career services.

The Professional Development Center (PDC) – career services, supports City Tech students to make informed decisions to achieve career goals. Employers emphasize eight essential employability qualities for “career ready” applicants. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has defined career readiness as: “The attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.” PDC recommends using the following resources to complete an assessment.

It is critical to complete at least one internship if not more while you are pursuing your degree to make you more marketable to employers upon graduation. Employers today are looking for college graduates that have some type of internship experience in their field.

Definition of an Internship

An internship is:

  • A structured work experience related to a student's major and/or career goal
  • An experience that should enhance a student's academic, career, and personal development
  • Supervised by a professional in the field
  • An experience that can be one academic term (fall, spring, summer) or multiple academic terms in length
  • Paid or unpaid, For-Credit, part-time or full-time
  • An experience that is mutually agreed upon by the student, supervisor and/or faculty member
  • Meets registration requirements for 0 credit hour or academic internship course
  • It's important to note that to qualify as an internship the position does not have to be labeled "internship". Internships might also be called a practicum or co-op.

Types of Internships

Paid Internships — With a "paid" internship the employer will pay you for the work that you are doing. These internships can go for any length of time depending on the employer's needs and the student's availability.

For-Credit Internship — With a "for-credit" or "credit-bearing" internship, the student receives academic credit for completing the internship. These internships generally last for a semester. The student must consult with an academic advisor/faculty in their program to find out the best way of obtaining credit for their internship. Internship "for-credit" or "credit-bearing" must be arranged ahead of time and students usually would need to register for a course that goes along with the internship.

Volunteer/ Unpaid Internship — With a volunteer internship, the student volunteers his/her time in order to get experience in their desired career field. In doing a volunteer internship it provides you with additional skill that would make you more marketable to employers.

Benefits of an Internship

Key Benefits: Career Exploration, Resume Enhancements, Leadership & Skill Development, Networking & Establishing Mentors and References Students planning to enter the permanent work force should complement their academic preparation with a range of other experiences, such as study abroad, community service, research experiences, participation in student organizations, membership in pre-professional organizations, and internships.

An internship offers you the chance to learn by doing in a setting where you are supervised by a work-place professional, and have the opportunity to achieve your own learning goals, without the responsibilities of being a permanent employee.

An internship also offers you the opportunity to work with someone who can become a mentor for you - not only in the internship, but throughout your career.

Please contact the Professional Development Center at 718-260-5050 or if you have questions regarding these programs.

CUNY Service Corps

Building on CUNY's history of service to New York City, the CUNY Service Corps creates opportunities for students, faculty, and staff at the University to work on projects that improve the city's short and long-term civic, economic and environmental sustainability.

CUNY Tutor Corps

The CUNY Tutor Corps in Math and Computer Science brings students from CUNY colleges into middle and high school classrooms, helping them become highly effective tutors and teaching assistants in the mathematics and computer science. The Tutor Corps is a partnership between CUNY, the Office of the Mayor, New York City Department of Education (DOE), and others.

CUNY Tech Prep

CUNY Tech Prep is an industry-informed program for exceptional computer science students in the CUNY senior college system. CUNY Tech Prep is designed to provide students with industry exposure to software development and a connection to tech jobs post-graduation.

CUNY Internship Programs

Building from the success of the former IT Specialists Internship Program, CUNY Internship Programs is expanding our relationships with New York City agencies to include internships in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). For over a decade, numerous interns have been hired by their agencies through this program, some moving into leadership positions where they oversee current CUNY interns. Students who are part of CUNY Internship Programs gain valuable experience working to help their fellow New Yorkers, as well as becoming part of the future of NYC's workforce.

NYCHA Customer Contact Center Project

The NYCHA Customer Contact Center Project, which launched in 2014, sets aside 60 positions for CUNY students. Students are trained at the NYCHA Customer Information Center as Student Call Takers and use customer service skills to provide assistance to residents of public housing units. Students will be employed at the NYCHA Customer Information Center using customer service skills to provide assistance to the residents of public housing units. This position is only open to CUNY students who have at least one more year of classes to complete.

CUNY/311 Project

The CUNY/311 Project, is a collaboration between the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) and the City University of New York, provides qualified CUNY students with the opportunity to work as part-time Call Center Representatives within New York City's Customer Service Center. 311 provides New Yorkers with one easy-to-remember number to access all City agencies and services. The CUNY 311 Project provides human resource support for CUNY students referred from CUNY campuses. CUNY 311 Project support staff recruits and hire students, monitor on-site performance, and administer payroll.


C-SURP is a ten-week program that offers a hands-on research experience and is open to students interested in five key research areas: environmental science, nanoscience, neuroscience, photonics, and structural biology. All CUNY undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year may apply. CUNY Community College students with at least 30 credits at the time of application are also encouraged to apply. CSURP is also open to students enrolled at universities in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.


CSTEP is a student success initiative designed to provide transfer students from underrepresented groups with the support needed to succeed in college.

Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs

The mission of the Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs is to provide "education for the public service" by bridging the gap between academic study and the practical world of government and public affairs. The Program is designed to equip its diverse student body with the appropriate skills necessary to ensure success within a dynamic and changing public sector environment.

CUNY Cultural Corps

The City University of New York (CUNY) is partnering with New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs and The Rockefeller Foundation to launch the CUNY Cultural Corps, which will create opportunities for CUNY students to work in the City's cultural sector starting in Fall 2016. Modeled after the CUNY Service Corps, which provides hundreds of CUNY students with paid work experience in civic-oriented jobs in community-based organizations and government agencies, the Cultural Corps aims to be a strong student pipeline for successful alumni into New York City's arts and culture institutions. These institutions include non-profit cultural organizations involved in the visual, literary and performing arts as well as public-oriented science and humanities institutions including zoos, botanical gardens and historic and preservation societies.

CUNY Startup Accelerator

During the 4 months of the Accelerator, you will work with your own team and with other CUNY entrepreneurs along the 4 gear program. You will take your idea from early ideation stage to a well-defined launch plan. You will translate your idea into a business model, form your founding team, research your competition, build a pilot and iterate based on customer feedback.

Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York

The mission of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York initiative is to facilitate, encourage and enable a significant increase in the participation of women in both higher education and entrepreneurship in fields related to technology in the New York market. Through strategic initiatives and purposeful integration with key institutions and program in the city of New York, WiTNY targets high school girls getting ready for college, undergraduate and graduate women, preparing them to secure a rewarding and lucrative position in the technology industry.

Please contact the Professional Development Center at 718-260-5050 or if you have questions regarding these programs.

MTA New York City Transit

MTA New York City Transit established the Internship Program in 1981 and currently has a partnership with more than 200 colleges and universities throughout The United States and Puerto Rico. Internships include paid and unpaid projects. The program has been a success for New York City Transit, colleges, universities and students. A minimum of 170 students participate in the program during the school year and more during the summer. Since the program's inception, a considerable number of participants have been hired for full-time positions after graduation.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNY) – Internships