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We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2022 program! 

Career Essentials Program Application

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 for help.

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:


October 28, 2022 – January 20, 2023

February 13, 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 person.   


What are the expectations for students in Career Essentials?  Students will be expected to:


Demonstrate a high level of professionalism:

·       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 all times.

·       Demonstrate a high level of integrity both on a personal and professional level

Participants 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. 

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:

What is your home address?

Your Contact Information

This should not be a school email address

In Case of Emergency, Notify:

Street Address, State, Zip Code

Street Address, State, Zip Code

High School Information 

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

Student Availability

Career Essentials takes place after school from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at Futures and Options’ offices located at 120 Broadway in Manhattan.  Please confirm your availability below:


Thank you for your interest in joining our Career Essentials program!  You will be contacted by a Futures and Options team member about the next steps in our application and registration process. 

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Applicant Statistical Questionnaire
Thank you for helping Futures and Options by filling out this short confidential questionnaire, which helps us to better understand the students we are serving.. All information requested on this form will be kept confidential. The information you choose to provide will be helpful in our efforts to continue to improve and expand our programming.

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