CUNY Career Mentorship Program

The CUNY Career Mentorship Program (CMP) connects CUNY alumni “Pro” mentors to CUNY students, who in turn mentor NYC high school students.

Through CMP mentorship activities, Pros help CUNY students plan viable career pathways in their industry, identify and address professional gaps, and assist their advancement towards internships and jobs in their industry. 

CUNY mentees then mentor high school students using the same activities, conveying their Pros' career knowledge and skills, CMP career development materials, and personal college experience, as well as assisting with the CUNY application.

High school mentees that enroll at CUNY can continue working with their mentors throughout their postsecondary experience and into their careers, until they are the Pros who can assist those coming after them.

There is no cost for schools or students to participate in the program or limit to participant mentorship matches or sessions.

CMP Pathways

  1. Biomedical Engineering
  2. Computer Engineering
    1. Full-Stack
    2. Backend
    3. Machine Learning
  3. Construction
  4. Cyber Security
  5. Data Science
  6. Dentistry
  7. Electrical Engineering
    1. Instrumentation & Controls
  8. Finance / Fintech
  9. Government & Policy
  1. Healthcare
  2. Human Resources
  3. Law
  4. Life Sciences
  5. Materials Science
  6. Marketing
  7. Mechanical Engineering
  8. Neuroscience
  9. Nonprofits
  10. Project Management
  11. Psychology
  12. Real Estate
  13. Renewable Energy
  14. Transit & Infrastructure
  15. Venture Capital

About CMP

What activities are included in the CMP?

CMP activities include:

  1. Career Roadmapping
  2. Brand Development (Resume, LinkedIn, & Mock Interview)
  3. Skill Building (from Python to Counseling)
  4. CUNY / Employer Application Assistance

What are the goals of the CMP?

As NYC’s premier pathway to economic mobility, CUNY is globally recognized for the quality of its graduates in a diverse range of industries. CMP aims to expand on this achievement through the following goals:

  1. Systemize and scale industry-specific mentorship of CUNY students by alumni professionals for the purposes of career advancement
  2. Systemize and scale enrollment pipelines of prepared high school students to CUNY
  3. Systemize and scale on-campus student-to-student support 

CMP features

Mentor support

Pro and CUNY mentors are provided training and materials so that sessions are structured and efficiently facilitated

No commitment required

One-time, short-term, or long-term engagements available

Flexible matching

Engage one-on-one or via group sessions

Flexible facilitation

Remote or in-person available

Growing CUNY presence

Available at any CUNY with a CMP student club


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Fast Facts

Fall 2023

CMP Launch


Pro Mentors


CUNY Students


Mentor Sessions

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Last Updated: 04/08/2024 13:21