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Career Essentials Program by Futures and Options


What is Career Essentials?

Career Essentials is offered to middle and high school students who are interested in learning more about the work world. This career readiness program provides highly interactive group workshops with opportunities for students to practice and improve their interpersonal, communication, presentation, leadership and teamwork skills. The program also includes career exploration activities and field trips. Career exploration trips have included visits to New York City companies such as PwC, Colgate-Palmolive Company and Gap.



The program offers the following:


Interview Skills 

Resume Writing

Communication Skills

Presentation Skills

time Management

Email/Telephone Skills

Self Assessment

Career Exploration Field Trips  


Who Can Apply?


If you are a high school student in NYC, you can apply online to Career Essentials. Middle school students will receive applications when you attend the Career Essentials Information Session at your school.


How do you apply?

To be considered for spring 2016 Career Essentials, please submit the Career Essentials application by Friday, February 12, 2016.  All applicants will be contacted and invited to a group interview and then notified via email about whether they are accepted into the program. For more information about applying to Career Essentials, please visit the How To Apply page.


How often are the workshops?

Career Essentials is offered in both the fall and spring semesters. Each semester includes two-hour workshops once a week for 12 weeks. Participants are expected to attend all 12 weekly workshops.