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CUNY Industry Support Hub

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By partnering with the City University of New York (CUNY), employers can become a talent maker that invests in a more diverse, high-performing workforce. The CUNY Industry Support Hub enhances your partnership efforts with a single contact and helps you navigate and scale your impact across our campuses, with proven ways to engage students and faculty more meaningfully.

What incentives are there for my company to partner with CUNY?

Recruiting from CUNY is an investment in New York City:

  • We are nearly four times the size of the next largest New York City university.
  • We account for greater than 20 percent of all higher education students in New York State.
  • We serve 235,000 degree-seeking students and 150,000 non-degree students.
  • More than 50 percent of our students have real-world work experience before graduation.

Some employers may qualify for a subsidized internship program whereby CUNY provides wages for interns at their organization. There is an application process and restrictions apply.

How soon can my company be connected to talent?

Our team is available year-round for partnership exploration. Please note that there are fewer students on campuses during the summer months and breaks between semesters.

What skills and credentials will talent have?

Every academic year, more than 400,000 learners at CUNY are studying at every level, from certificate programs to graduate degrees. CUNY offers our students 2,800 academic programs and more than 1,500 continuing and professional education courses that grant certificates and credentials.

What sectors can the Industry Support Hub connect me to within CUNY?

CUNY students are prepared to work in the following sectors:

  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Art, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
  • Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Community and Social Services
  • Computer and Mathematical
  • Construction and Extraction
  • Educational Instruction and Library
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
  • Healthcare Support
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Legal
  • Life, Physical, and Social Sciences
  • Management
  • Office and Administrative Support
  • Production
  • Protective Service
  • Transportation and Material Moving

How can the Industry Support Hub meet my company's needs?

CUNY can benefit employers who are interested in the following:

  • Hiring for 1-10 positions
  • Hiring for 11-100 positions
  • Hiring for 100+ positions
  • Hiring full-time
  • Hiring students part-time
  • Hosting interns
  • Hosting or participating in job fairs
  • Hosting workplace tours
  • Offering mentorship or coaching
  • Participating in industry-specific events
  • Partnering to build a talent pipeline
  • Training an apprentice cohort
  • Training the employer’s staff

Is my company eligible?

CUNY is interested in partnering with employers that can provide the following:

  • Offer a living wage: $52,000 salary floor for full-time roles that require degrees. We’re committed to placing our highly qualified students in quality full-time jobs and paid internships that adequately support their economic well-being, as measured by the MIT Living Wage Calculator.
  • Be a talent maker: Our most successful partners play an active role in shaping skills-based preparation of students while on campus, by offering experiential learning and coaching and mentorship.
  • Collaborate with us on tracking student outcomes: We can enhance our understanding of student outcomes by sharing data.
  • Provide feedback: We welcome your input on how we can better prepare students, serve your hiring needs, and become effective long-standing partners.

How do I connect to hire?

There are many CUNY programs available including:

For more information and programs, visit their website and fill out the interest form. Once you submit the form, you’ll be able to schedule a quick meeting where we’ll learn about your exact needs.

The CUNY Industry Support Hub is provided by CUNY.

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