NYU's College and Career Lab — led by faculty at NYU's School of Law, Stern School of Business, Tisch School of the Arts, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Tandon School of Engineering, The College of Global Public Health, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, The College of Dentistry, The 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.
NYU’s College and Career Lab is an intensive, free, non-credit summer program for rising 8th and 9th graders in the NYC Metro area. 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 and families during acceptance to the program.
*Housing is not provided for this program.
Must be a rising 8th or 9th grader.
Should attend an NYC metro area public, charter, or home school.
*All applications will be reviewed for admittance to the program
Applications will be available beginning January 2020.
This is a sample of the program from Summer 2019.
The Tisch School of the Arts will enable students to experience a range of artistic disciplines that support the fundamental premise, that studying the arts is central to becoming an educated citizen of the world.
The health sciences week will be an introduction to medicine and nursing. Students will hear from faculty and professionals in the field about what it takes to enter into one of these career tracks.
This week - taught by NYU Stern faculty and doctoral students - will introduce students to the foundations of business development and how different types of businesses operate. Students will delve into the basics of money, finance, and develop their own business plans.
Students are exposed to the global nature of public health, emphasizing the ways in which populations and environments interact across the globe to shape health outcomes. Students are introduced to key approaches and current issues in the field of public health, both in the United States and throughout the world.
Students will take classes with New York University School of Law professors and learn about important and timely issues that affect New Yorkers. Students will attend lectures and participate in small group discussions and exercises related to topics such as free speech, criminal law, and immigration.
Students will learn about the various academic studies that are part of NYU’s largest undergraduate college, take leadership development courses, and be exposed to university life offices to get a full view of NYU.
Students will take classes with NYU Steinhardt faculty that introduces them to the variety of academic programs and career paths Steinhardt has to offer. From learning about careers in applied psychology, higher education, media studies, music, and music professions, and food studies - students will combine inquiry in the liberal arts and sciences with hands-on activities.
Students will be introduced to careers in dentistry that include key thinking behind providing the best oral health care, engaging in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors to improve the health of the highly diverse populations in New York City and around the world.
Creativity in Engineering, Science, and Technology (CrEST) teaches students about circuitry, electronics, design, 3D printing and mechanical systems and how to use skills and knowledge in these areas to create interactive devices.
Students will learn about environmental issues and become empowered citizens who can advocate for their interests and the environment. Students will participate in site visits, educational workshops, and meetings about pro-environmental advocacy.
NYU College & Career Lab