Academic Advisement

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.

Career Development

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

Guidance

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.

Eligibility

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.

About COPE

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:

   Career Development
   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.

Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.