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Welcome to CUNY Tech Prep's Monthly Newsletter. Here you'll find information about past, recent, and upcoming events, student success stories, and other exciting news from our current and Alumni cohorts. Interested in volunteering with us? Check out more information below.

Success Story

Marlon Jacques (CTP Cohort 6): Marlon recently received a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Computing from Brooklyn College. He has loved learning and using the latest technologies ever since he received his first computer and Gameboy. And he continues to use technology to create large-scale applications and functions. In his downtime, the latest anime gets Marlon going, bringing inspiration to his projects. He joined the enterprise engineering team at Facebook in March, where he'll be working on system operations and performing hardware analysis. Marlon is passionate about bringing his story to others like himself, who never had such opportunities growing up.

“CUNY Tech Prep stepped in to help make my vision a reality. The program cemented my path toward entering the tech industry and gave me the confidence to showcase my skill set. I learned a lot of important aspects of software development, such React, Express, and how to use API for any application I envisioned. CTP showed me how valuable communication and teamwork are in getting projects done within tight deadlines. The coaching prepared me for the interview process and humanized the experience as much as possible. I learned to see job interviews as more of a casual conversation rather than a stressful test for employment. I can't thank this program enough for helping to create a better version of myself. Having lived in poverty, landing a role at one of the largest companies in the world felt like something out of the movies. But it's my reality and I'm proud to have taken this path because it's a win for my family and for everyone else reading my story.”
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Student Spotlight

Isaiah Hong is a senior at Baruch College and is close to completing his studies in Statistics and Quantitative Modeling. In the future, he hopes to work as a data scientist in e-commerce, medical technology, or fin-tech industry. Isaiah believes there is a tremendous value creation for companies that are dealing with large amounts of data from their products or services. This field has many opportunities to learn new things and career growth, which are aspects that are compelling to himconnect here>>

Bermet Kydykova is currently a senior at Hunter College. She loves love coming up with new coding ideas and turning them into reality. Bermet's goal is to work as a Project Manager. She also enjoys creating strategies, planning, managing, executing, and solving different problems.

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Justin Cortez is a senior at Queens College, studying Computer Science with a focus on Data Science. Justin enjoys transforming data as much as translating his findings to others. He understands that data can be converted to changes that affect real people and hopes to use his charisma to reach his career goals of becoming a Data Scientist in the media, entertainment, or health fields. connect here>>
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About CUNY Tech Prep

CUNY Tech Prep is an industry-informed program for exceptional computer science students in the CUNY senior college system. Developed and delivered with the CUNY Institute for Software Design and Development and industry leaders, CUNY Tech Prep is designed to provide students with industry exposure to software development and a connection to tech jobs post-graduation.

The NYC Tech Talent Pipeline is a $10 million industry partnership designed to support the growth of the City’s tech sector and deliver quality jobs for New Yorkers and quality talent for New York’s businesses.

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