Chancellor Announces ‘cuny.edu/studentjobs’ A New Jobs Web Site for CUNY Students

April 9, 2003 | College of Staten Island

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein announced today that The City University of New York is launching a quick, comprehensive and easy-to-use employment web site to help undergraduate and graduate students find full-time and part-time jobs on and off campus while they are pursuing their degrees.

www.cuny.edu/studentjobs is a one-stop employment site that consolidates postings from the 19 CUNY campuses and also provides information on jobs at metropolitan-area companies and agencies that are offered to CUNY students.

The creation of the Internet job site is part of CUNY’s ongoing program to help students receive a high-quality higher education while meeting the costs of attending college.

“Just as every penny counts, every student needs to know about available job opportunities and financial aid,” Chancellor Matthew Goldstein said. “By making available this site, we are renewing our efforts to let them know all available ways to defray the costs of their college education.”

The CUNY site also makes it easy for employers: They can post jobs directly via an electronic form and target particular jobs to students at the appropriate colleges.

CUNY, the largest urban university in the United States with 19 campuses, 208,000 degree credit students, and more than 208,000 professional and continuing education students, established this site to make it easier for students of all economic levels to continue their education without interruption.

Key components of www.cuny.edu/studentjobs include:

The CUNY Metro Job Bank lists hundreds of part-time and full-time jobs offered to CUNY students by government agencies and private companies in the New York metropolitan area. Recent postings included listings for a part-time photo cataloger at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; a full-time registered nurse for Covenant House; a part-time mailroom clerk for the Educational Alliance; a part-time receptionist for the New York Society for the Deaf; and a full-time account representative for Metropolitan Life.

In an exclusive arrangement with the city’s Department of Information Technology, CUNY/311 Project offers CUNY students part-time jobs with New York City’s new Customer Service Call Center, which provides city residents with an easy-to-remember number, 311, to dial for access more to city agencies for non-emergency information. Students answer incoming calls, enter data into a computer bank and do clerical work.

Poll Worker Initiative recruits and trains hundreds of CUNY students to be poll workers for citywide primaries and general elections, where they earn $200 per day, plus a bonus and training stipend.

CUNY College Job Bank lists the entry-level jobs at the CUNY
colleges, everything from tutors and college assistants to custodial assistants and lab technicians.

In addition to links to state and national employment sites, the CUNY website includes information on opportunities for disabled students, financial aid, job fairs, internships, literacy, vocational training and the Federal Work-Study Program.

The site, which is being launched on April 2, highlights specific CUNY job-related programs, including:

Counseling Assistantship Program or CUNYCAP, through which graduate students work at CUNY’s senior and community colleges and several New York City high schools in various positions in admissions, financial aid, career development, counseling, academic advisement, health services and student activities.

Teaching Opportunity Program or TOP, where highly qualified baccalaureate program students who want a teaching career are recruited to teach in public schools. Undergraduates, recent graduates and those career changers with academic majors that have been identified as current and future areas of teacher shortage are targeted. The program is run in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education.

College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment or COPE provides information and support services, including education counseling, child-care referrals, social services liaison and job-placement assistance to students receiving public assistance.

CUNY Literacy Education and Employment Program or LEEP offers participants the chance to improve their basic academic skills to qualify them for better jobs or training programs.

CUNY Individual Vocational Education and and Skills Training Program or InVEST offers participants the chance to learn new skills that help qualify them for better jobs.