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We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 program! 

Career Essentials Program Application

Students in the Futures and Options Career Essentials Program participate in 13 supervised workshops that focus on communication, presentation and workplace etiquette skills. This guide provides basic information about the Career Essentials program, including how to apply, what is expected of our students, and what our students may expect from Futures and Options.

Admission Process

1. Please visit our website to complete our application online. A completed application must include:
  • Student information
  • Short answer responses
  • Attached Intern Statistical Questionnaire (for informational purposes, not to evaluate your candidacy)
2. Once we receive your application, you will be contacted by Futures and Options to schedule a group interview. On the day of the interview. Decisions about program acceptance will be made following the group interview stage.

Program Information

Workshops are held once a week for two hours during a 13-week span in both the fall and spring semesters. Students will be invited to participate in either the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday groups from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Participants in the program learn interviewing skills, presentation skills, workplace etiquette, time management, resume and cover letter writing, and have the opportunity to explore careers. Two virtual career exploration field trips are included to offer students exposure to different career options. Students also have the opportunity to network with and learn from fellow peers from different boroughs and schools.

Student Responsibilities

Students are required to virtually attend and be on time to all workshops and events that are part of the program. It is important to communicate in advance with the Futures and Options program staff if you have any schedule conflicts.

Contact Information

Shakina Kirton

Futures and Options
120 Broadway, Suite 1019
New York, NY 10271
P. 212.601.0002
F. 212.601.0005

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Career Essentials Program Application

Student Information:

If you only have one phone number, please enter same number twice for cell and home.

In Case of Emergency, Notify:
(Name, Street Address, State, Zip Code)

High School Information   

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Please answer the following in complete sentences and keep responses to 50-100 words:

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Applicant Statistical Questionnaire

Thank you for helping Futures and Options by filling out this short confidential questionnaire. Futures and Options is a not-for-profit internship program that is funded by foundations, corporations and individuals who are committed to helping you succeed. In order to receive funding vital to the continuation of this program, we are often required to provide statistical information about our participants. All information requested on this form is confidential. It will be used for statistical and research purposes only. The information you choose to provide will be helpful in our efforts to raise the money to carry on and expand the program.

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9.  What is the highest level of education completed by your parents/guardian?

* A guardian is someone who is legally responsible for the care and management of a minor.