Career and Professional Development


Between classes, jobs and family obligations, you might feel like you have little time to think about your career, but it is never too soon to begin planning. Engaging in career and professional development is as essential as your studies for ensuring you’re ready to hit the ground running in the jobs to which you aspire when you finish your degrees.

Toward that end, we offer a range of workshops, events, and one-on-one mentoring to assist you in thinking through your professional future. The Colin Powell School has a growing list of public and private partners that want to hire our students for internships and full-time jobs. We created several resources to help you get these opportunities, including a Career Handbook and a LinkedIn group. We frequently host info sessions, workshops, and events that will help you with your career and personal development.



Join our LinkedIn Group:
Colin Powell School - Student Career Opportunities


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This is a closed group where the Colin Powell School posts internship, job, and other professional development opportunities in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Some of these opportunities are available through partnerships between the Colin Powell School and specific organizations and are only open to Colin Powell School students. We encourage you to post additional opportunities that you come across and to network with other members of the group.



Other CCNY Resources



CCNY’s Career and Professional Development InstituteCCNY’s Career and Professional Development Institute

CPDI offers several programs that help you pick a major, look for internships, and begin your career after college. They can help you prepare your resume and cover letters, look for internships and jobs, apply to graduate school, and more. In addition, employers interested in hiring CCNY students contact CPDI, and every full-time, part-time, internship and volunteer opportunity is posted in CCNY Career Connections.

Professional Development with The City TutorsProfessional Development with The City Tutors

The City Tutors provides opportunities for college students to build professional skills, plan their next career steps, and share their knowledge while expanding academic support to students in underserved programs around NYC. In addition to their tutoring services, The City Tutors has partnered with the Colin Powell School to provide one-on-one help with students’ resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles. Fill out this form to participate. Each student is paired with a mentor from a relevant industry sector and receives tailored assistance.