Office of Student Success | Colin Powell School

Office of Student Success

personal & professional development

Learn how to be "career-ready" by graduation (it's more than taking classes)

Personal & Career Development

The Colin Powell School is committed to equipping every student with the information, inspiration, and resources to navigate the college-to-career transition and achieve a purposeful life.

Career Exploration & Coaching


Social Science degrees train students in important generalist skills that can be used in many fields. With no clear career ladder, students must take the time to explore, research, and define their own career path. Don't do it alone!

AmeriCorps Service Leadership Programs

Are you a Senior and you didn't have time for an internship or fellowship? AmeriCorps programs provide hands-on, practical skills, leadership training, and a tuition stipend award along with a biweekly salary

CUNY EDGE

CUNY EDGE is for matriculated CUNY undergraduate students who receive cash assistance from HRA. The program provides students with services including advisement sessions, tutoring referrals, job readiness seminars, limited financial assistance in the form of tuition assistance and participation incentives. The office also has a computer lab and study hall

Colin Powell School
Career Handbook


Everything you need to know on building resumes, drafting cover letters, and getting the most out of LinkedIn!


Parker-Dewey Remote Paid Micro-Internships

Don’t have a lot of time?
Need to work remotely?
Apply for a micro-internship with Parker-Dewey

BASTA Fellowship

BASTA’S Mission is to close the employment gap for first-generation students of color and change the face of workforce leadership. Free fellowships offered every semester.

LinkedIn Career
Opportunities Group


Join our LinkedIn group
with daily updates on jobs, fellowships, and internship opportunities.

City Mentors

Connects CUNY students and alumni with industry professionals for self-paced professional mentorship.

Braven

Braven is a 3-credit course and community empowering college students with the tools for a strong career. Learning from professionals in small cohorts, you’ll gain in-demand skills and networks. Post-graduation support after graduation and an alumni network ensure your ongoing success.

Learn While Doing


Every Colin Powell Student with 30+ credits has a bank of 300 hours of paid internship time (@ $18/hour) for up to a a year after you graduate.

CCNY's Career & Professional Development Institute (CPDI)

Access career fairs and industry experts with CCNY's all-campus CPDI services.

J.P. Morgan Chase Financial Literacy Module

The Your Financial Journey: College Edition module helps you set financial goals, teaches you important skills on financial management and personal budgeting, and much more! You can access the online course now on Blackboard.

Instructions to access the module:

  1. Log in to Blackboard.
  2. Go to the bottom of your Blackboard homepage, type ‘Chase Financial Health’ under the organization search box, and press ‘Enter’
  3. Under Your Financial Journey, click ‘Chase: Your Financial Journey: College Edition’ to begin.
  4. Please make sure to take this survey after completing the module!

Public Service

If you are interested in a career where you do well AND do good, contact:

Director of the Public Service Career Hub

Maya Gutierrez (She/Her/Ella)

Private Sector

If you are interested in careers in the private sector, contact:

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Ashif Hassan (He/Him)

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