NYNY Applicant Presentation February 2010


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NYNY Applicant Presentation February 2010

  1. 1. New York Needs You Applicant Presentation February 2010
  2. 2. Agenda I. NYNY Introduction II. NYNY Fellowship III. Program Benefits and Expectations IV. Candidate Profile V. Application Process 2
  3. 3. 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 3
  4. 4. NYNY Fellowship Build your network Develop your skills  You will interact with individuals like Russell You will develop critical skills to use Simmons, Founder of Def Jam and Ray McGuire, in your everyday life as you seek key Head of Global Banking at Citi, as well as many internships, full-time jobs and fulfilling other senior level executives from diverse careers, such as: industries. – Personal finance  You will work with Mentor-Coaches, – Networking and how to “work who are young professionals in a room” industries such as financial services, Network – Presentation skills law, healthcare, media, technology – Written communication Skills – Public speaking and more! – Interviewing Map your future Impact your community  You will have access and exposure Future  As a fellow, you will work with your to exciting internship opportunities peers to develop and execute and a wide array of industries and Community innovative projects aimed at career paths. improving and developing your community.  Your Mentor-Coach will help guide and support you in creating and outlining your personal and professional goals.
  5. 5. Program Benefits and Expectations Benefits Expectations  Receive mentorship, guidance and support  Full-time College Attendance (4:1 mentor-fellow ratio)  Time commitment  Access/ build meaningful relationships with  Sophomore Year: 4-7 hour Saturday industry leaders sessions, twice per month  Develop core skills for success, such as  Junior Year: 4- 7 hour Saturday sessions, communication and relationship management every other month skills  Assignments between sessions (~1 hour per week)  Expand career options and preparation  Full engagement in the NYNY process  Impact communities through innovative service projects  Commitment to personal growth and development  $2,500 Opportunity Grant for eligible fellows  Openness to feedback  Commitment to the NYNY community Ongoing Alumni Support Sophomore Year Junior Year 5
  6. 6. 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  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 6
  7. 7. 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 7
  8. 8. 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 info@newyorkneedsyou.org (212) 571-0202 www.newyorkneedsyou.org 8