WiTNY’s 2017 Winterns are Verizon! Click here to read a firsthand account of what it’s like to be a Wintern!

Our students receiving enlightening career advice from top professionals in the tech field.

programsIf you are interested in learning more about the Summer Guild pilot, click here!

Part of the 2016 CAP cohort reconnecting at the WiTNY reunion!

Stephanie Hannon with our fabulous student panelists.

Ursula Burns with her fantastic student panelists.

Winternships

WiTNY has a terrific new program called a Winternship. A Winternship is a paid, two or three-week mini-internship experience during the January academic recess (January 8-26) for freshmen and sophomore CUNY students interested in careers in tech. (We will consider juniors if there are open spots.) Winternships will be different at each company, but in all cases will give the Winterns an immersive experience in the business/industry. Winternships also include a group challenge posed by the company for the students to tackle together and then present/pitch at the end of the two or three week experience. 3-5 Winterns work together as a team at each company.

Applications for the Winternships are now closed. If you are interested in applying for a summer internship, click here.

To learn more about the program, click here.

If you have questions about the program, email j.mclo@cornell.edu.

Java Talk

Java Talk is a program designed specifically for undergraduate students with an interest in information systems, computer science, technology, and entrepreneurship giving students an opportunity to have a casual one-on-one conversation with a mentor in that field to learn more about a career path in the tech sector.*

Professionals from a variety of roles and tech companies will be in attendance to talk with students in a one-on-one, 40-minute conversation exploring different career paths and opportunities,  industry trends, emerging fields, and other career-related topics. The focus of the conversation will be the student’s choice. This program is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the technology space and network with those working in the tech sector. Mentors will be coming from companies like: Accenture, Google, WeWork, Etsy, AppNexus, Facebook, Verizon, and Masters students from Cornell Tech just to name a few!

The program consists of an open networking breakfast (8:00am-8:35am), followed by three 40-minute individual one-on-one casual conversations (students will choose the times they are able to attend and are guaranteed at least one session, but may be assigned more if there is additional availability). Students may not skip class to attend this event.

Java Talk is offered twice a year – once in the fall semester and again in the spring semester.

* Open to all majors–you should have an interest in exploring a path in computer science or technology.

Summer Guild

This summer, WiTNY will be offering exciting multiple two-week programs for current CUNY students and rising CUNY freshmen interested in learning more about how to participate in the digital world.

The curriculum is focused on digital product development and design through the lens of a real business challenge. Students will learn and use design thinking techniques to work through the product development life cycle – from conducting user interviews, to brainstorming and building prototypes, to learning basic code. Along the way, students will also get the chance to build alongside professional developers, work with women who are currently in tech, and participate in panels and discussions designed to give a more holistic view of what a career in tech can look like. Students do not need any background or prior courses in technology or computer science to participate – just an interest in learning more about tech!

Program Highlights:

  • Sessions run every two weeks from June to August
  • Students receive a stipend for completing the program
  • Held at an awesome tech space in Manhattan
  • Students receive an MTA card
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included
  • WiTNY SWAG
  • Real-world experience of being a woman in tech!

Applications will open in Spring 2018.

Career Access Program

The Career Access Program is designed to help students in tech develop valuable industry-specific career skills so they can put their best professional foot forward to land internships and begin careers within New York City’s Tech Sector.

The program consists of workshops such as building an effective technical resume, how to ace a technical interview, and successfully networking in the tech sector. It also provides one-on-one career coaching and opportunities to build a community of emerging professionals in the tech industry.

In addition, the students in the Career Access program receive support throughout their internships and career application processes, and access to top tech internship opportunities with WiTNY partners such as AOL, Citibank, IBM, Meetup, Squarespace, and more!

To be eligible for the Fall semester program, you must meet the following criteria:

*Applications for the Fall 2017 cohort are now closed. Applications for the Fall 2018 cohort will open in Spring 2018.

  • Currently enrolled CUNY student majoring in Computer Science or Tech related area
  • Graduation date between December 2018 and June 2020
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Previous coding experience and/or coursework
  • Must have valid authorization to work in the U.S.

You must upload a resume to submit the application. Please include links to your coding projects when requested.

Distinguished Conversation Series

WiTNY is proud to host an array of the top women working in tech today for our Distinguished Conversation Series. The conversations are held at Cornell Tech’s new campus on Roosevelt Island and consist of a student-led panel discussion with our guest of honor regarding her career as a woman in tech and anything else she would like to talk about. Conversations are free and open to any member of the community who would like to attend. Our past guests include Stephanie Hannon, CTO of Hillary for America, and Ursula Burns, the first African-American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

You can read all about our conversation with Stephanie Hannon by clicking here.