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The Tech Career Accelerator Program is a 2-year program for students from underrepresented groups studying computer science at CUNY. The program creates a bridge between students’ junior and senior years in college and their first jobs in the tech sector by providing mentoring, career preparation, and internships.

TCAP scholars receive:

  • One-on-one mentorship throughout their last two years in college
  • Interview opportunities for summer internships and full-time positions at NYC’s top tech companies (eBay, Goldman Sachs, Blue Apron, Foursquare, and more)
  • Quarterly professional development programming
  • Technical training on common industry technologies
  • Access to a community of support through TCAP and Code/Interactive’s network

Awesome! How can I help?

We are looking for mentors to be paired with students for the duration of the program. Your help and support with both success in school and transitioning into a career is a key aspect of the program and critical for these students’ long term success. We are looking for mentors that have:

  • At least two years of work experience as a software engineer (or related engineering role)
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher (preferably in Computer Science or related degree)
  • Passion for increasing the level of diversity and inclusion in the tech industry
  • Ability to make specific program commitments (details here)
  • Planning to live in NYC for at least the next year

Can't wait! What can I expect?

After applying, we’ll have a small interview to get to know you better and ensure we pair you with someone you can connect with. Once paired with a mentee, you’ll work with them for two years. Your mentorship will look like:

  • Weekly check-in with your mentee (email, text, video chat, phone call, whatever works)
  • In person meetup with your mentee once per month (coordinated with your mentee)
  • Attendance at the quarterly professional development program
  • Volunteer for at least one event per year (either professional development sessions or other events like hackathons)

The overall time commitment for the program comes out to about an hour per week. Specific dates for the program can be found here. We’ll also provide training and discussion topics to help guide your relationship with your mentee throughout the program.

Where do I sign up?

Applications are now closed, but if you are interested in volunteering with the program please email us at [email protected].

Thank you for your interest!