Bloomberg LP Hosts CUNY and New York City High School Students for International Women’s Day Event focusing on the Arts and Careers in STEM

February 27, 2014 | The University

More than 70 young women from The City University of New York and New York City’s public high schools will participate on Saturday, March 8 in an enriching day focused on the arts and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The program will include a speed mentoring session and two workshops on social media presence and women in media.

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Bloomberg Women’s Community is teaming up with its Global Engagement and Philanthropy division to celebrate the impact of women leaders, showcase achievements and highlight opportunities to inspire change in cities around the world. Bloomberg is supporting the advancement of women with 52 events in 15 cities globally.

CUNY Macaulay Honors College Dean Ann Kirschner and former NYC Commissioner of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting Katherine Oliver  are featured speakers.  The program will take place at Bloomberg Headquarters at 731 Lexington Avenue from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Volunteers will participate in two Speed Mentoring sessions: one for high school students at 10:00 a.m. and a second for college students at 11:15 a.m. Volunteers will serve as “mentors”, providing guidance and speaking to students about their professional and educational background as well as learning about the students’ educational and professional aspirations. During these interactions, mentors will also help students develop a professional resume. Each mentor will meet with 4 students per session (8 students in total) in 15-minute increments. Students will receive a memory stick with a resume template and laptops will be set up at the tables.

Participating students are from 10 CUNY schools including Baruch College, Brooklyn College, The City College of New York, College of Staten Island, Macaulay Honors College, Hunter College, LaGuardia College, LaGuardia College, Lehman College, Queens College, and York College.  High school students are participating through the Young Women’s Leadership Network and For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST).