June 3, 2014 | Awards, Career Development, Community Service, Student Feature
First-year Guttman students Ashley Allen, Rosalie Chan, Alba Luz Gonzalez, Kevin Torres, and Brian Zhinin were accepted for the highly-selective New York Needs You (NYNY) 2014 Fellowship Program. Saudia Shariff has been waitlisted for the program. The Fellows Program is an intensive mentoring and training program for first-generation college students to help them select, secure, and succeed in their careers. NYNY Fellows earn a $2,500 professional development grant, participate in two summer internships at prestigious companies and organizations, and receive individualized support from a Mentor Coach. Additionally, Fellows are provided other in-kind services and products such as free business attire, free writing and ESL support, subsidized test preparation and opportunities to network with leading industry professionals.
“NYNY Fellows program is an invaluable experience for first generation college students. The program not only provide students with access to resources to hone their professional skills, including a mentor coach, internships, career development workshops, and networking opportunities —it develops students strengths and interests and inspire them to achieve their college and career goals” noted Rochel Pinder, Director of the Office of Partnerships and Community Engagement.
About New York Needs You
New York Needs You aims to build a movement of like-minded individuals who believe that one day there will be no barriers to economic mobility for students with ambition and ability. By mobilizing, training, supporting and rewarding volunteers we will ensure that students from low-income backgrounds attending under-resourced colleges have the support, information and access necessary to realize their career aspirations.