College & Career Lab

Summer 2020

NYU's College & Career Lab — led by faculty at NYU's School of LawStern School of BusinessTisch School of the ArtsSteinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human DevelopmentTandon School of EngineeringThe School of Global Public HealthRory Meyers College of NursingThe College of DentistryThe Office of Sustainability, academic programs for The College of Arts and Science, and NYU University Life Offices — will expose students to introductory courses within each featured academic schools. Each student will be paired in a group with an NYU student advisor to provide mentorship and guidance for the duration of the Lab.

The College and Career Lab is designed to serve economically disadvantaged, first-generation college going, and historically underrepresented students residing full-time in the NYC metro area. The goal of the Lab is to prepare, support, and inspire students to think about various career paths while exposing students to a college campus. The Lab allows students to gain valuable skills that prepare them with opportunities to thrive.

Program Details

NYU’s College & Career Lab is an intensive, free, non-credit summer program for current 7th and 8th graders attending New York City schools. Students can expect to meet at NYU’s Washington Square Campus for the duration of the program and will participate in classes, workshops, and field trips on weekdays. The program schedule will be provided to students during acceptance to the program. The sample schedule from summer 2019 is provided below as an example of what to expect for summer 2020.

Daily schedule:

  • 7:30 am - 8:15 am: Earliest arrival and breakfast (provided) with advisors
  • 8:30 am - 9:15 am: Welcome and daily review with advisors
  • 9:30 am - 12 pm: Faculty-led coursework
  • 12 pm - 12:45 pm: Lunch (provided) with advisors
  • 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm: Afternoon workshop, activity, or field trip 
  • 2:30 pm: Earliest Departure

*Two sessions of CCL will run at the same time and students arrival and departure times will vary by one hour to make arrival and departure seamless.

**A metro card is provided to ease transportation costs to and from campus.

***Housing is not provided for this program.

Important Dates

Program Dates: Monday, July 13 - Friday, August 7

Orientation Dates: Thursday, July 9, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with students and parents or guardians, and Friday, July 10, half-day with students  

Farewell Ceremony: Friday, August 7, time TBD with students and parents or guardians

Program Criteria and Eligibility

  • Must be a current 7th or 8th grader at the time of application (rising 8th or 9th grader).
  • Should attend a NYC metro area public, charter, or home school. Students attending schools with scholarships should note this in the additional information section on the application.
  • The program is meant to serve economically disadvantaged, first-generation college going, and historically underrepresented students.

*All applications will be reviewed for admittance to the program

Application Process

  • Application Opens: January 15, 2020
  • Application Deadline: April 19, 2020 at 11:59 PM
  • Please review the application information and FAQ’s before beginning your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Contact

Alexandria Meier
NYU College & Career Lab