TECH RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Tech Residency is a one-year pilot program that provides Computer Science majors at the City University of New York (CUNY) with experience and exposure to professional opportunities in tech. A component of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s CUNY 2x Tech initiative to double the number of New Yorkers graduating from public colleges, the program is being piloted at Hunter and Lehman College. The 1-year program begins with a four-week training where students practice applying foundational skills to solve technical problems and build a portfolio of work and workplace skills before interviewing for internship roles at leading NYC businesses.
Industry professionals with engineering or HR experience are invited to participate in workshops and activities to help prepare students during the program. Learn more about summer activities and how you might get involved, then let us know what you’re interested in below!
Office Hours (in-person): Host a group of students for “Open Office Hours” where you( and others from your team) can provide feedback and troubleshooting on student projects before demo day. Office Hours are flexible and can be scheduled for a time that works best for you and your team between 8/9 - 8/22.
Resume Review (remote): Volunteer your time to provide line edits and feedback to student resumes following the training in August.
Coding Interview Practice (in-person): Participate in 1:1 technical interviews where you’ll work with a student to solve technical problems and provide feedback to help prepare for the technical interview.
Applied Workshops: Join one of our workshops where students will work in groups to practice using common data structures and algorithms to solve problems. You'll work with student groups to help them work through the problem, providing feedback and troubleshooting along the way. Workshops will take place the week of 8/5 and 8/12 on campus, with flexibility to host at your workplace!
Let us know which event you’re most interested in and we’ll be in touch to provide final details and next steps in the weeks ahead.