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Employ and Mentor CNY Students for Free
For the 12th year, Syracuse University is teaming up with Central New York (CNY) Works for the Summer Youth Mentoring/Employment Program. The program, funded by CNY Works, places local students ages 16 to 20 in campus departments to work over the summer. Departments interested in hosting a CNY Works student this summer may contact Sharon Cole, talent acquisition manager in the Office of Human Resources.
“Syracuse University’s partnership with CNY Works is a prime example of mutual benefit between campus and community. These students are placed at Syracuse University to gain skills, confidence and experience that could change their personal and professional trajectory,” says Bea González, vice president for community engagement and special assistant to the Chancellor.
Departments interested in hosting a CNY Works student are solely responsible for ensuring that the student has a great work experience; they are not responsible for compensation of the student employees. CNY Works pays the students for up to 25 hours of work per week at $11.10 an hour.
“Helping a student acclimate to a professional work setting and gain exposure to our campus and a higher education environment is the most valuable component of the program,” says Cole. “Campus partners’ shared knowledge and supervision of these students will positively impact their lives for years to come.”
Last summer, Syracuse University placed 30 students from the CNY Works program on campus. While a limited number of students are able to be placed at the University, the Office of Human Resources hopes to increase the number of placements for the upcoming summer.
Tentative dates for the program are Monday, July 8, to Friday, Aug. 16. Departments interested in hosting a CNY Works student this summer must complete a student request form available from Cole and sent to her by Monday, May 6.