Welcome to the Career Essentials 2022-2023 Application!
Please read everything carefully. If you
have any questions about Career Essentials, or the application, please email
Program and Administrative Coordinator Shakina Kirton at email@example.com
What is Career Essentials? Career Essentials is an after-school
career-readiness program that will help you learn important skills for college
and the workplace. In the program, you
will learn interviewing skills, presentation and
communication skills, time management, resume and cover letter writing, and
have the opportunity to explore different career options. You will also have the chance to network with and learn
from students from different
boroughs and high schools, as well as successful professionals.
Who should apply to Career Essentials? Career
Essentials is open to all high school students who reside in New York City.
This program is geared toward any students who are looking to improve their
work readiness skills or expand their knowledge on the professional world.
When does the Career Essentials program
take place? Career Essentials takes place one day a week, after-school from
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, for 10 weeks. Our
semesters run from:
2022 – January 20, 2023
2023 – May 12, 2023
Where does Career Essentials take place? In 2022-2023, Career Essentials will take
place in-person at Futures and
Options’ offices, located at 120 Broadway in Manhattan. There will be a limited
virtual option available for individuals who are unable to participate in
What are the expectations for students in
Career Essentials? Students will be
Demonstrate a high level of
Be on time for all workshops
Meaningfully participate in all workshops –
including completing assignments, participating in group activities, respecting
and supporting fellow students
Keep camera on when workshops are virtual and
participate in all chat/breakout room sessions
Notify your workshop facilitators one day in
advance if you expect to be absent
Meet all program Expectations
Attend the required orientation session
Attend all program sessions
Complete all assignments and makeups as needed
Complete a survey upon completion of the program
Support Futures and Options’ Core Values
Set high expectations for yourself and others.
Strive for excellence, and make a positive impact
Create an environment where all feel welcome.
Foster a culture equity and inclusion
Show utmost respect for yourself and others at
Demonstrate a high level of integrity both on a
personal and professional level
who attend at least 8 out 10 of their workshops, and complete the exit survey
will be eligible to earn a $50 stipend at the end of the semester.