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  • New York Needs You Program Presentation February 2010
    • NYNY Introduction
    • NYNY Fellowship
    • Program Benefits and Expectations
    • Candidate Profile
    • Application Process
  • New York Needs You
      • VISION Ambitious first-generation college students will have the support necessary to realize their full potential, which will enrich the social fabric of our city, country and world.
      • MISSION NYNY closes the opportunity gap through an intensive career development and leadership training program that enables high-potential, first-generation college students to realize their career aspirations.
    • Two-year fellowship program to help students define/ refine their aspirations
    • and give them the confidence, information and access necessary to succeed
      • Curriculum Components
      • Life Planning – Fellows will develop life plans that articulate a clear path to their personal and professional goals
      • Career Development – Fellows benefit from training in public speaking, personal finance, written communication and interviewing
      • Community Leadership Projects – Fellows will lead projects aimed at improving success rates for similarly-situated young people
  • NYNY Fellowship Network
    • Develop your skills
    • You will develop critical skills to use in your everyday life as you seek key internships, full-time jobs and fulfilling careers, such as:
      • Personal finance
      • Networking and how to “work a room”
      • Presentation skills
      • Written communication
      • Public speaking
      • Interviewing
      • Impact your community
    • As a fellow, you will work with your peers to develop and execute innovative projects aimed at improving and developing your community.
    Skills Community Future
    • Build your network
    • You will interact with individuals like Russell Simmons, Founder of Def Jam and Ray McGuire, Head of Global Banking at Citi, as well as many other senior level executives from diverse industries.
    • Map your future
    • You will have access and exposure to exciting internship opportunities and a wide array of industries and career paths.
    • Your Mentor-Coach will help guide and support you in creating and outlining your personal and professional goals.
    • You will work with Mentor-Coaches, who are young professionals in industries such as financial services, law, healthcare, media, technology and more!
  • Program Benefits and Expectations
    • Expectations
      • Full-time College Attendance
      • Time commitment
        • Sophomore Year: 4-7 hour Saturday sessions, twice per month
        • Junior Year: 4- 7 hour Saturday sessions, every other month
        • Assignments between sessions (~1 hour per week)
      • Full engagement in the NYNY process
      • Commitment to personal growth and development
        • Openness to feedback
        • Commitment to the NYNY community
    • Benefits
      • Receive mentorship, guidance and support
      • (4:1 mentor-fellow ratio)
      • Access/ build meaningful relationships with industry leaders
      • Develop core skills for success, such as communication and relationship management skills
      • Expand career options and preparation
      • Impact communities through innovative service projects
      • $2,500 Opportunity Grant for eligible fellows
    Ongoing Alumni Support Sophomore Year Junior Year
  • Candidate Profile – What We Are Looking For
      • Required
      • First-generation college students (neither parent/guardian graduated from college)
      • Current Freshmen and Community college students with 12-24 credits
        • Will consider sophomores
      • US Citizens or Permanent Residents
      • Attend New York-area college or university
      • Preferred
      • Low-income (eligibility for PELL or TAP dollars)
        • Will consider low-moderate income students
      • Strong academic performance (3.25+ preferred)
      • Demonstrated leadership ability and involvement in extracurricular/ employment/ community activities
      • What You Don’t Need
      • A specific major or professional interest
  • Application Process
      • Application Submission Period January 15 – March 15
      • Application Materials should be submitted by March 15, 2010
        • Online Application Form – submit online
        • Essays – submit by e-mail
        • Resume – submit by e-mail
        • Transcripts – submit by e-mail or mail
        • Letter(s) of Recommendation – mailed directly from recommender
      • Application Review Period March 16 – April 16
        • Fellowship Finalists Notified April 21
        • Interview Day May 1
        • NYNY Fellowship Class 1 Notified May 6
        • NYNY Fellowship Class 1 Begins June 5
  • Contact Information
    • Application and Program Information available at:
    • www.newyorkneedsyou.org
    • Application deadline is March 15, 2010
    • Fellowship will begin June, 2010
      • NYNY Office
      • 40 Worth Street, Suite 826
      • New York, NY 10013
      • [email_address]
      • (212) 571-0202