If you are graduating from a CUNY degree program this year or are a recent graduate ready to explore job opportunities, I am pleased to invite you to take advantage of the annual CUNY Big Apple Job & Internship Fair. If you are a recent graduate, you will find many suggestions to help you in your job search. If you are a current student looking for internship opportunities, you’ll find those at the fair as well. In either case, be sure to read the “Information for Students and Alumni” posted at this site; there’s a lot of good information there to help you prepare to show your best to employers.
To the many employers who will attend the Job Fair or use this website, we are proud to recommend our graduates. CUNY is one of the most diverse universities in the nation. CUNY students hail from over 200 countries and speak almost 190 languages. Almost 40 percent of our students were born outside the US mainland; and 43 percent of our students speak a language besides English. I can add to this my knowledge of how driven to succeed our students are. Many of our students juggle jobs and face enormous challenges and yet they have the discipline and drive to achieve their goal of obtaining a degree. If you are looking for an excellent opportunity to recruit diverse, competitive employees, you will surely find them at CUNY.
Today, the university offers approximately 2,100 degree-granting programs: 70 at the doctoral level, 660 at the master’s level, 700 at the baccalaureate level, 260 associate degrees, and nearly 400 graduate and undergraduate certificates. Our faculty has outstanding academic credentials and national recognition in the full spectrum of academic fields, from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to the humanities and fine arts. They inspire, challenge and mentor our students.
This past year, CUNY graduated 48,000 students – that is more students than Yankee Stadium has seats. Our students won more than 100 national awards, including 17 National Science Foundation Fellowships, 5 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships, 2 Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships, a record breaking 29 Fulbright Student Awards. And a CUNY alumnus just became our 13th Nobel Prize winner.
Our students will play a critical role in developing the 21st century workforce. They have the knowledge, the drive and the discipline to be an asset to any business or enterprise they join.
It is small wonder that City College alumnus and former CEO of Intel Andy Grove called CUNY “The Great American Dream Machine.”
I hope both job-seekers and employers will make the most of the job fair. Best of luck pursuing your goals.
James B. Milliken