Career Engagement

 

Welcome to ASAP’s career education and engagement page.  Here you will learn about your semesterly career benchmark requirement, career programming, how to engage with our career team, and the competencies (skills) employers want from all college graduates, regardless of major.  Our goal is to help you get career ready.

What is Career Readiness:

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), “Career Readiness is the attainment and demonstration of essential skills that prepare you for a successful transition into the workplace.”

Your career requirement:

As an ASAP student, you are required to meet with our career specialist once per semester! You can make a one-on-one appointment with our career specialist or attend a workshop facilitated by our career specialist or peer.

However, to truly develop or strengthen the essential skills all employers want, we employ you to continually participate in many diverse career programs via ASAP or Career Development Center.

The career team:

Peri Sharpe, ASAP Career Specialist (CS)

Peri Sharpe has an extensive background in mental health counseling and, since 2019, has been the ASAP Career Specialist at New York City College of Technology.  Her focus is on assisting students not only in developing their career readiness skills but also in helping them discover what their career paths and goals are or could be.
Email: Peri Sharpe at perihan.sharpe22@citytech.cuny.edu

Engaging with the career team:

You can engage with our career team in several ways:

  • One-on-one 30 minutes meeting (via Zoom and phone) with our career specialist.
  • Attend a career workshop:
    A series of rotating workshops facilitated by our career specialist and career peer.  Our workshops focus on building a basis such as a resume and cover letter writing.
  • Attend career events and discussions:
    Our events and discussions spotlight various career professions allowing you to network with professionals while strengthening your career competencies.

Services offered:

  • Career Coaching/Advisement:
  • Resume review
  • Cover letter review
  • LinkedIn profile review
  • Mock Interview

Campus resources and partnerships:

Professional Development Center (PDC) – Career Services support students and alums by cultivating essential competencies necessary to make informed decisions to achieve their career goals.  Working closely with the Office of Public Affairs and Partnerships, PDC facilitates interaction among undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, employers, and organizations to create access and opportunities which help students pursue their personal and professional objectives:

February Career Workshops
Virtual (register to receive Zoom link) 

  • Basic Resume on Thursday February 8th 1:00-2:00pm Virtual
  • Career Readiness Skills on Friday February 16th 2:30-3:30pm Virtual
  • Networking on Tuesday February 20th 1:00-2:00pm Virtual
  • LinkedIn Profile Workshop on Monday February 26th 3:00-4:00pm Virtual
  • CST Internship workshop on Tuesday February 27th 1:00-2:00pm
    Join CST Professor Tamrah D. Cunningham as we go through the process for securing an internship for the CST 4900 – Internship class during your CST Bachelor’s. Learn the do’s & don’ts of a successful internship and succeeding in your CST career after college. Open to ASAP and ACE students.

Click here to register for a workshop

Career Events:
Virtual (register to receive Zoom link)

  • Financial Literacy Thursday 2/29/24 1:00pm on Zoom 
    Link provided upon registration.
    Financial literacy is an important skill for everyone to have. In this workshop, we will discuss the basics of budgeting, saving, and how to make sure you build good credit. We will also discover some good financial health resources students can use on this journey. 
    Event meets your career requirement and works on your Career & Personal Development career readiness skills!

  • Improv to Improve Communication Skills Thursday 3/14/24 In Person – Room information will be provided when you register Act fast, event is limited to 25 students!
    12:30 Lunch
    1:00-2:30 Improv Event
    Everybody should try improv at least once in their lives – it promotes spontaneity, mood, and helps to combat social anxiety! A great tool to help build your confidence with problem solving and collaboration. Event meets your career requirement and works on your Communication and Collaboration career readiness skills!
    This event is made possible through the generous support of the Morgan Stanley Career Exploration fund

Click here to sign up for ASAP/ACE event