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

Graduation Highlights

On May 17, we celebrated our fellows' hard work with a virtual Graduation and Demo Night. The evening included introductory remarks from our Executive Director, Dr. Ted Brown and our Program Director, Jackie Bellando. Students also had the opportunity to connect with industry partners through speed networking. Check out more of the highlights below!

Here's a screenshot of our student keynote speakers, Leah Benitez and Kevin Li, along with our Business Development Manager Mauro Gomez.

Leah was in our web development track and will be starting at Prudential Financial's 2022 Coding & Software Development Internship this summer.

Kevin was in our data science track and is currently a Software Developer Intern at one of our employer partners, NuArch

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Recent Industry Workshop

Last month, Blake Finn, a Software Engineer at Snap Inc. presented a workshop on technical interviews. Our fellows learned what type of problems to study, how to approach practice problems, pattern recognition for common solutions, and how to evaluate their progress along the way. 
Here are a couple of takeaways from the technical interview workshop: 
  • Become familiar with types of questions and build intuition on how to approach problems.
  • Almost all technical interview questions fall under 6 to 10 common themes, including strings, arrays, linked lists, stacks/queues, trees, and graphs. 

Alumni Engagement Corner

Meet Nicola Clements, Career Coach and Alumni Engagement manager. Nicola’s professional background includes work in Consulting, Publishing, and the Arts. She has been supporting student success for three years in a career coaching capacity, and is passionate about helping young professionals reach their career goals. She holds BAs in Art History and French Literature from Boston University.
Nicola supports CTP alumni through:
  • 1-to-1 coaching sessions on any topic
  • resume and professional writing review
  • administrating the alumni Slack space and coordinating alumni events
Alumni can connect with Nicola via the CTP Alumni Slack space or email, or you can set up a time to meet.
🔗 Connect with Nicola on LinkedIn

Interested in volunteering?

CUNY Tech Prep is always interested in collaborating and working with professionals and organizations across New York City. We are currently looking for tech professionals who can help us with preparing our fellows for Technical Interviews. Sign Up below to lead a Mock Technical Interview with one of our fellows! 

🔗 Sign up here to lead a mock technical interview

Follow us on Twitter!

Here's a recent post about the CUNY Career Services Roundtable we held in May. Coordinated and facilitated by CTP Career Coach and CUNY Engagement Manager Veronica Sirotic, the Roundtable featured insight from early career recruitment professionals and small group discussions on how to empower our students to have fulfilling tech careers.

Follow us on LinkedIn to keep up with what else is going on at CTP!
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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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