What is a Career Coach?
NYNY Career Coaches are dynamic professionals from a variety of industries across the city leveraging their talent, networks and expertise to help college students achieve academic and career success. Career Coaches volunteer for one-time or periodic opportunities that take place on Saturdays, weeknights, and online.
Fellows Program’s Saturday Workshops
The Fellows Program is a two-year intensive mentoring and training program where first-generation college students (“Fellows”) are paired with highly accomplished professionals for a series of Saturday workshops. Career Coaches volunteer with Fellows whose Mentor Coaches are not available. Career Coaches follow a structured career development curriculum and participate in small group activities as well as one-on-one work with the Fellows. Saturday workshops generally run from 11 am to 4 pm, with a volunteer orientation to start and social event for Career Coaches and Mentor Coaches to follow.
Career Development Program (CDP) “Industry Insiders” Weeknight Seminars
CDP seminars are held on community college campuses and open to their students. Career Coaches will expose students to their industries and help them understand various pathways to securing careers by leading small group activities, networking with students, serving on panels, or giving industry presentations. Weeknight seminars generally run for 2 hours after 5pm with a social event afterward.
Technology Initiative’s Online Program
NYNY is exploring to offer more of our resources to students online, especially focused on internship and job searches. Career Coaches are part of an online pilot program to virtually help students with internship/job searches, resume review, and mock interviews.
To register as a Career Coach, please fill out our Volunteer Interest and Skills Survey.
If you have any questions about volunteering, please email Komal Thakkar at firstname.lastname@example.org.