Last Wednesday, October 8th, the CYNY Alumni Board hosted their first event for the 2014-2015 Corps! The Undergrad/Grad School Application Support Night allowed the 30 Americorps Member attendees to edit their resumes and personal statements alongside alums as well as seek advice on Give A Year partnerships, scholarships and leveraging their City year experience in their LACY (Leadership After City Year) plans. Amy Furman '11 '12, and David Mendler '12, '13, alums who currently sit on the Corps Support Committee on the CYNY Alumni Board, organized the event with 8 other CY alums who represented diverse experiences in undergrad and graduate school.
Our Americorps Members sounded back via email and twitter that they enjoyed the opportunity to connect with alums and share their higher education aspirations. Here's what they had to say:
— Kayla (@Kayla_Jay91)
I found the Application Support Night extremely helpful. Not only did I have a CY alum work with me on editing my resume and properly describing my CYNY Corps position, but i also had the opportunity to spend some time with two CY alums in graduate school. These alums were enrolled in Social Work and Counseling programs, both of which I am applying to for my Masters, and their experiences have really shaped my graduate program decision-making process.
-Toni Pjetri, Americorps Member on the Credit Suisse PS/MS 57M Team
Our next Application Support Night is on November 18th!
Are you a City Year alum and interested in supporting our corps with applications? Are you a current AmeriCorps Member interested in attending the next Application Support Night? Email Alisa Dwyer at firstname.lastname@example.org!