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Career Programs and Classes

Alumni and Professional Mentor Program

The Alumni and Professional Mentor Program can match you with employed alumni and other professionals for informational interviews, mock interviews or job shadowing opportunities. You’ll have the chance to learn from individuals with real-world experience in your field of interest, which will enable you to gain insights that will help you to better assess your career objectives.


This program pairs college students with preschoolers to help the children build language, literacy and social skills in educational settings. As a Jumpstart employee, you can earn your College Work-Study award and have the potential to earn an additional educational award of up to $1,132 while you make a difference in the life of a child. Contact Scott Jeffers at 718.780.4379 or

America Reads

This federally funded program places students who qualify through their financial aid packages in positions in educational settings. Students receive ongoing teaching and leadership training to prepare them as educators and as leaders. Interested students should contact Nora Mavashev at 718.488.1039 or and pick up an application at the Office of Career Services, Pratt 510.

Cooperative Education/Internship Program

The LIU Internship/COOP Program helps students advance their careers during college by securing and succeeding in internships and participate in professional development opportunities. Students are encouraged to obtain a minimum of two internships before graduation to gain a competitive edge in the job market. Through internships, students will build their skills, experience and self-confidence, as well as their resume. The LIU Coop/Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to join a supportive and stimulating community, where they will receive exclusive invitations to professional development, leadership and networking events. Additionally, students registered for the program will become eligible for The Department’s Awards program, which provides financial awards, ranging from $200-$500. Students in all undergraduate majors are eligible for the program, based on successful completion of at least one of the following courses:

COOP 1: Career Readiness (1 credit)

  • Identify values, skills and abilities.
  • Prepare resume and cover letter.
  • Refine interviewing skills.
  • Develop networking skills.
  • Prepare to succeed in an internship.

*If you are taking over 15 credits a grant is offered to cover tuition.
Prerequisite: OS1, ENG 16.

COOP 2: Workplace Dynamics (3 credits)

  • Satisfies requirements for credit based internships.
  • Connects academic study to workplace experiences.
  • Observe, discuss and analyze workplace culture.
  • Reflect on your performance at an internship/job site.

*If taking over 15 credits a grant can cover half the tuition cost.

COOP 99: Internship Placement Notation (no credit)

  • Available for students who have an internship placement that does not require credit.