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New York Needs You is a career, leadership development, and scholarship opportunity designed to help ambitious, first-generation college students realize their full potential. Through the program, students have the opportunity to:

  • Earn a $2,500 professional development grant
  • Access to summer internships at prestigious companies and organizations
  • Receive individualized support from a Mentor Coach
  • Obtain in-kind services and products — free business attire, free writing and ESL support, and subsidized test preparation, for example
  • Opportunities to network with leading industry professionals

In order to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current freshman or sophomore
  • Be a first-generation college student (neither of your parents has completed a bachelor’s degree, though they may have attended some college or completed an associate’s degree)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be willing and able to commit to an intensive 2-year program that includes bi-weekly 5-hour Saturday workshops and meetings with mentor-coaches

The program is open to a variety of majors, including students who have not yet determined their career goals. Preferred consideration will go to low-income students and freshmen.

The application deadline is February 15, 2013.  For more information or to apply for the program, visit the website at

Students interested in applying may contact Dr. Geoff Hempill at or (718) 420-4269 for assistance with their applications. Further information can also be found in the Center for Academic and Career Engagement, located in the Union right next to the Hawk’s Nest.

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