CUNY 2X Tech at Medgar Evers College is a program that aims at building Medgar Evers College’s capacity to adopt an educational model that will (1) increase student academic success within the Computer Science (CS) and Computer Information Systems (CIS) majors and (2) prepare students for careers in software engineering.
CUNY 2X Tech is an initiative to double the number of CUNY students graduating annually with a tech-related bachelor's degree prepared to launch careers in the NYC tech ecosystem. Designed in partnership with NYC Tech Talent Pipeline industry and academic leaders, multi-million dollar initiative brings together CUNY senior colleges and NYC tech employers to better align tech education with industry needs and expand access to quality tech careers. 2020 marks the first year of the initiative at Medgar Evers College.
Some of the benefits students receive as part of this program include:
Access to internship, job shadowing, and employment opportunities
Tech-focused Academic Advisement and Career Coaching
Technical and Professional Skills Workshops
A resume and project portfolio review
Access to the CUNY 2X TECH staff of advisors, industry professionals, and faculty who want them to be career-ready after graduation
TTP Residency @ Medgar Evers College
The TTP Residency is a semester-long program designed to deliver qualified tech talent to local employers and short-term professional experiences to competitive MEC undergraduates.
25 students will be selected to attend a Winter Residency Bootcamp during Winter Break and then interview for a paid internship with host companies in Summer 2021:
4-week Web Development Bootcamp at NO COST to participants: January 4, 2021 - January 29, 2021
9-week Paid internship for 35 hr/week at $15/hr: Jun-Aug 2021
Receive support for part- or full-time job search after internship is over (targeting technical roles with NYC business at $65,000 or more)
Students interested in applying for the Residency can schedule a one-on-one advising appointment with Juan Velez, Academic Advisor, JuVelez@mec.cuny.edu
Businesses interested in learning more about about the TTP Residency can complete the interest form @ http://bit.ly/ttphostinquiry
Businesses seeking to become a host company for the 2021 TTP Internship can complete the business application @ https://bit.ly/TTPHOSTCOMPANY
If you have questions regarding the overall CUNY2XTech & Tech Talent Pipeline Programs, contact Constance Barnes-Watson, Campus Manager, CBarnes@mec.cuny.edu.