Spring 2020 NYC DOB Scholars Program

The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) is hosting its second incarnation of the DOB Scholars Program this spring, which had its successful first launch last year. A unique academic partnership between CUNY and a regulatory city agency, the DOB Scholars is a curriculum, networking, and career-development program for CUNY students interested in engineering (civil, mechanical, or electrical), architecture, sustainability and energy, construction management, construction trades, inspection, law enforcement, public policy/government, and public safety. The program will consist of ten seminars over the course of the spring semester from various units within the Office of Buildings .

Each week, DOB architects, engineers (civil/mechanical/electrical), sustainability experts, construction inspectors, and borough commissioners will present to students on the work of their individual units/departments, and seek to create a dialogue with CUNY’s burgeoning professionals. For anyone seeking a future career in any of the above-mentioned career paths, this program will vastly expand their professional network, their knowledge of relevant areas of study within their given major, and their knowledge of the professional and academic qualifications for jobs within these fields. The program is open to all CUNY students, undergraduate and graduate, and hosted on the City Tech campus.

Additionally, students will have the opportunity to receive help with résumé drafting, cover letter writing, and interview skills. Students will also receive detailed information on how to apply for upcoming paid summer internships as they become available. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion. The deadline for application is Friday, Dec. 13, by 11:59pm. The application is online, as well as a flier w/ details on the program and the exact program dates. Applications consist of several short-answer questions, and the required attachment of a résumé , all of which should be sent to youthengagement@buildings.nyc.gov.

By the Division of Student Affairs