From Left: Interim President Vincent Boudreau, S Jay Levy Fellow Layana Abu Touq and David Levy
Now in its second year, the S Jay Levy Fellowship for Future Leaders, a selective year-long professional and career development program, is proving a massive success offering The City College of New York’s brightest real-world job experience through summer internships. At the Summer Internship Opportunities Expo, fellows get to network with elite corporate internship sites to improve employment opportunity upon graduation.
The fellowship was named after ‘42 alumnus S Jay Levy, economist and forecaster, who was concerned with the cost of unemployment and was also an advocate for economic justice. Through his generosity, fellows receive professional development training and a $3,500 stipend towards unpaid summer internships. The expo allows them to mingle with prospective internship sites.
“I am simply an agent of my father’s generosity,” said David Levy, son of the late S Jay Levy. “The S Jay Levy Fellowship for Future Leadership is a program developed with the idea of taking down barriers, pointing a few arrows and letting people really use their talents to advance their careers. I want you to keep in mind that in a world where upward mobility is being interfered with—we’re pushing back just a little bit.”
The 2016-2017 cohort welcomed 56 student leaders, each from the top 20 percent of their respective school or division. The academically driven students work on their personal statement, networking skills and mock interviewing scenarios throughout the year to prepare for their summer internships.
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