Morning Announcements, March 1, 2021
Freshmen Meet & Greet
Tuesday, March 2, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Meeting ID: 833 6589 3897
Fencing: Remind code: aada49
Young Democrats Club
Alumni & Friends Summer Arts Student Scholarship March 2, 2021
The Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia's Summer Study Scholarship Deadline application closes this Tuesday! Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors in need can apply for financial assistance for supplemental study in their respective majors this summer. Additional information can be found here.
This week we will announce how to order caps and gowns for graduation, and the ordering can begin as early as next week. The deadline will be April 8. The DOE has not yet provided information regarding graduation ceremonies. It is important read email communications so that families and you do not miss deadlines.
NYC Employment & Internships
The information below regarding Careers in City Government, may not apply to our students -- though some of the internships may. We feel that all members of our community could benefit from knowing this information in case a family member or friend would be interested.
On behalf of the NYC Department of Education's Career & Technical Education Office, thank you to those who attended our Careers in City Government webinar where we featured six different city agencies. Please see further info and resources below.
Recording of today's event may be found here:
DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS
DOB promotes the safety of all people that build, work, and live in New York City by regulating the lawful use of over one million buildings and construction sites across the five boroughs. It enforces the City’s Construction Codes, Zoning Resolution, and the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law.
For more info on student opportunities, please periodically revisit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/about/college-aides.page
Contact YouthEngagement@buildings.nyc.govfor additional inquiries
DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
DDC is the City's primary capital construction project manager, which builds many of the civic facilities New Yorkers use. It provides communities with new or renovated structures such as firehouses, libraries, police precincts, courthouses, and senior centers. It delivers roadway, sewer, and water main construction projects in all five boroughs. It provides sidewalks, street reconstruction, water mains, sewers, and pedestrian ramps—quality infrastructure that is essential for a healthy, resilient city.
For more info, please periodically revisit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/ddc/steam/steam.page
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
DEP seeks to enrich the environment and protect public health for all New Yorkers by providing high-quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution.
Opportunities for college undergraduates are found here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dep/about/internship-opportunities.page
DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
DoITT provides for the sustained, efficient, and effective delivery of IT services, infrastructure, and telecommunications to enhance service delivery to the City's residents, businesses, employees, and visitors.
For more info on college undergraduate/graduate opportunities, please periodically revisit:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DOT’s mission is to provide for the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods in the City of New York and to maintain and enhance the transportation infrastructure crucial to the economic vitality and quality of life of City residents.
Contact email@example.com for inquiries regarding internships
LANDMARK PRESERVATION COMMISSION
LPC is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation. It is responsible for protecting New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites by granting them landmark or historic district status, and regulating them after designation.
For more info on opportunities, please periodically revisit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/about/employment.page
CURRENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS 16-21 YEARS OLD
Ladders for Leaders offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies in New York City. The program is an initiative of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and supported by the NYC Center for Youth Employment and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
Must be a student enrolled in high school or college between the ages of 16-21
A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00
Resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City
Anyone with prior work experience, either paid or volunteer Legally allowed to work in New York City
Apply here: https://application.nycsyep.com/
VARIOUS CAREER LISTINGS IN NYC ARE FOUND HERE:
City Government Jobs: www.nyc.gov/jobs
Additional jobs in NYC, which may or may not be government jobs: https://working.nyc.gov/opportunities
INFORMATION YOU MUST KNOW
Not all, but manycareer positions, high school internships, and college internships are on currently hold due to Covid. Thus,you must periodically revisit websites to see updates concerning opportunities when they become available.
Many NYC government careers require you to take a civil service exam. Applying for these jobs is not as simple as just emailing a resume and then getting an interview. Please pay attention to upcoming civil service exams and take any that you qualify for. Only individuals who take and pass certain exams are eligible to apply for certain jobs. Periodically visit this link to see which civil service exams are available: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcas/employment/how-can-you-find-upcoming-exams.page
When civil service exams are posted online, they are only available for a limited time, usually a few weeks. Some exams are only available once every several years. Every exam lists the qualifications needed for you to apply and it is your responsibility to know if you qualify based on your educational background and work experience. Many of these exams are not necessarily “exams” in the sense that the SATs or Regents are exams; they may be applications where you have to list your education credentials and work experience, and you are awarded “points” for each. When results are determined, you are then placed on a list of eligible applicants for a certain job.
Please read instructions and details regarding any program before sending out emails.