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Ambassador Program at Project Rise


ProjectRiseLogoThe CEWD Ambassador Program at KCC’s Project Rise is part of the program’s Internship Tier System designed to provide the students the opportunity to gain specialized skills that are useful in the workplace and in their personal lives. Ambassadors learn skills such as professionalism, public speaking, networking, marketing, self-awareness, and responsibility.

Unlike many internship programs, this one allows ambassadors to work within a supportive and engaging professional environment where they learn about CEWD’s other workforce programs, teamwork and leadership, setting work schedules, developing marketing materials, networking with other professionals and neighborhood businesses, and serving as representatives of CEWD at citywide events, fairs and conferences.

This program not only aids students in self-improvement and self-confidence but also helps them overcome hurdles and barriers. Through activities such as role-playing, ice breakers, team competitions, memory quizzes, and the implementation of the “Selfie Race” (taking a selfie photo during the outreach and recruitment events with the Hashtag #CEWDwashere), each individual will utilize various learning techniques that will ultimately widen their horizons to new opportunities and success.

Note: If you are a current Project Rise participant and want to become an Ambassador, please note that slots are limited. Each participant is given the same opportunity to apply and interview for the program. Speak with Project Rise’s Associate Director, Dina LiMandri for more information.

February Job Fairs NYC

After the holiday slump, job fairs and other job-related events (resume and cover letter writing, networking, and job searching) are kicking into higher gear. Take a look at job fairs and other job events happening through NYC for February 2015:

Upcoming Fairs/Workshops/Events*:

  • February 10, 2015 10:00-3:00p—New York Career Fair @ the Holiday Inn Midtown, 440 W. 57th St, NYC
  • February 12, 2015 6:00-7:30—Get Your Resume Right @ Port Richmond Library, 75 Bennett Street Staten Island, NY, 10302
  • February 13th, 2015 2:00-4:00—Get Your Resume Right @ St. George Library Center, 5 Central Avenue Staten Island, NY, 10301
  • February 17, 2015 6:00-7:30—Reinvent Your Career @ Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street New York, NY, 10016 
  • February 17, 2015 7:00-9:00p— Tech Meet Up @ the WeWork Soho Lounge, 177 Lafayette St New York, NY 10013
  • February 25, 2015 12:30-2:00p—Job Searching Skills , Seminar @ Grand Central Library, 135 E 46th St 2nd floor community room New York, NY 10017
  • February 25, 2015 6:00-9:00p— Business and Entrepreneur Networking @ American Whiskey, 247 West 30th Street (7 & 8 Ave),New York, NY 10001

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Technologies in Academia NMC Horizon Report

2014-nmc-horizon-report-he-EN-1A report by the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, was just released. It examines emerging technological trends that are expected to have an impact on higher education over the next 5 years. Discussions were held among 53 top tech experts from across the globe to identify the top six potentially industry-changing technologies. Trends were rated based on their prominence among the larger population, in addition to both formal and informal applications in the classroom.You can read the full report here.

Robust and integrative social media, online collaborative learning systems, data-driven assessments and learning, students as creators—these trends all grew from smaller tech innovations. What’s important about this report is not necessarily the individual trends, but the larger mindset of embracing technology and encouraging technological creativity in the classroom.

CUNY FoodFEST this Sunday


Want to talk food justice with CUNY students, faculty and other movement organizations/people from around the city? If so, come to CUNY FoodFEST this Sunday, November 3rd at Macaulay Honors College. While there, meet KCC Urban Farm manager, Silvia Torres to talk all things urban farming.

“CUNY FoodFEST is an event for CUNY students and the general public focused on educating and engaging participants in stimulating conversation about various topics in the food justice movements. Students attend workshops and meet with various food justice organizations from around the city. Workshops are led by experienced members of the food community and cover such topics ranging from food policy and hunger to composting and ethical food businesses. There also will be an Indian cooking lesson where Mukti Bannerjee will teach participants healthy and delicious recipes–and we all reap the benefits at the communal, reflective dinner to conclude the event.”

CUNY FoodFEST 2013 will be at :
35 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023