Impact Careers Placement | NYC
With this program, we hope to give CCNY students a pathway towards a rewarding, purpose-driven career in social impact.
Students at City College have an opportunity to create social impact through the Impact Career partnership with CCNY's Zahn Innovation Center. This program trains students for careers in the social impact realm. This year, we’ve paired it with Zahn's Apprenticeship Program, a career-readiness program out of their MakerLab that allows CCNY students the opportunity to develop their skills by working on projects within MakerLab. We like to think of it as an apprenticeship that builds on what students learn in the classroom to prepare them for industry careers. 2018 and 2019 summers, some of our apprentices will take what they’ve learned at the Zahn Center and work as interns at NYC-based social enterprises. Through these summer programs, our students not only gained invaluable career experience by working at social impact organizations and social enterprises in the NYC area, but they now also understand the foundations of building a career in the social impact sector through a series of skill-building workshops.
The program normally kicks off with a two-day intensive training seminar. Participating students will learn about the field of social innovation, and explore what it takes to build a career around their personal sense of purpose. They also learned valuable skills to be successful in a social impact-driven career, like impact measurement and growth hacking. The seminar will feature interviews and discussion with leaders in the space, and facilitated by Jana LaSorte, an educator and expert strategist in community engagement and program development.
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