Through a one-on-one session interacting with the student, our adviser achieves an in-depth understanding of his/her intellectual passions as well as his/her professional aspirations and provides that student with targeted, insightful guidance on course and curriculum selection.
Creating a career path requires a unique skill set and knowledge base. To better assist students, we offer
- help drafting a professional resume and cover letter
- effective job search techniques
- introducing a wide range of job search engines
- Career employment readiness workshops
- Interview attire referrals
While government services are undoubtedly vital in helping students, navigating the maze of policies and mandates can present a formidable obstacle. To help overcome this challenge, C.O.P.E. offers
- assistance with filling out Human Resources Administration (HRA) paperwork*
- assist with completing childcare paperwork
- referrals to other valuable services (e.g., fair hearings, domestic violence assistance, housing and shelter, substance abuse, food stamps.
To become a participant of COPE, you must:
- be a CUNY applicant or Queensborough student
- receive Public Assistance (cash, Food Stamps, Medicaid)
- receive Food Stamps
- receive ACS childcare services
*The College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment (COPE) program is funded by and operated in collaboration with the Family Independence Administration of the City of New York Human Resources Administration (HRA). Services are available to anyone who is a current or former CUNY student or applicant, and who is either receiving public assistance cash benefits (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Safety Net Single Assistance), or who is applying for such benefits, or who receives Food Stamps, or who is a non-custodial parent, or who is a non-matriculated CUNY student.
The COPE staff is in partnership with the students to ensure personal success.
The COPE Office provides information and support services to QCC students. Though services are designated for public assistance recipients and the low-income students, it is not only limited to them. The COPE office is open to all Queensborough students in need of services, offered in conjunction with HRA:
Fair hearing referrals
Domestic violence assistance
Housing and shelter referrals
Referral for drug and alcohol abuse assistance
Transitional benefits information
Food stamps and MEDICAID referrals
Please contact COPE for more details on these services and referrals to other areas of assistance.