INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF TECH PROFESSIONALS
Each summer, WiTNY hosts an exciting learning opportunity for students starting their first or second year at CUNY. In just one week, students develop their own website and explore coding, product design, and user experience research. Summer Guild also builds a community of like-minded students through small classes and team projects. No previous experience with computer science is required to participate.
What to expect?
Monday: Intro to HTML and CSS
Get hands-on training on the building blocks of web development, HTML and CSS.
Learn how to make websites interactive and incorporate web design best practices.
Wednesday: Design Your Project
Working with your project team and tech industry professionals, brainstorm project ideas, interview real users, and learn more about the tech industry.
Thursday: Build Your Project
With all of your new skills, build your project and get feedback from users.
Friday: Demo Day
Students present their projects to a group of peers and professionals, and learn the next steps toward pursuing a career in computer science.
Summer Guild runs multiple weeks (Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm) throughout July and August in Manhattan. We provide Metrocards and other transportation reimbursement, breakfast and lunch, and laptops during the program. Living expense grants are also available.
Who should apply?
You should apply! Are you a current CUNY student? Will you be a CUNY student in the fall? Are you curious about technology and coding? Are you looking to join a supportive community across CUNY? Applications will open in mid-April.
I came into the program not knowing what path I wanted to take down my career and, though it was only a week, I can say I’ve learned so much and now I know that I want to major in computer science or tech.“