Skip to main content


Celebrating Student Success

We at the Center for Career Exploration work to help you succeed, and we share in the joy of our students and alumni as you achieve career success. Finding a job or internship takes a great deal of time, energy, and dedication, and we are thrilled to elevate your story and share in your excitement!

Family Support Services & Food Pantry Intern at NYU Langone

Samantha Castro '23

Favorite Quote: "What you plant now, you harvest later"
I am an AmeriCorps member currently serving as a case manager/counselor at the Family Support Services at NYU Langone. I have the opportunity to work with many families of diverse backgrounds that I enjoy providing social services to. Helping in the pantry and assisting clients with their applications has improved their economic well-being and food insecurity. This gives me a sense of drive to keep helping those in need.
School Psychologist Assistant at PS373 Brooklyn Transition Center

Mercedes McFarlane '24

Favorite Quote: "Rome wasn't built in a day"
My passion to be a psychologist and help others has landed me an intern position at PS373 Brooklyn Transition Center where I help students with autism and learning disabilities acquire the skills they need to become independent adults. As an international student, finding an internship has been extremely important to me and I'm grateful for my team at the Center for Career Exploration for preparing me for this astonishing role.
Archives Intern at The Metropolitan Opera

Sophia Faustino '25

Favorite Quote: "Live in the moment and experience life opportunities"
The arts move me everyday; by following my heart, I was able to land this magnificent internship at the biggest opera house in New York. As an international student, I am glad to pursue my passion at an early stage of my career, so I can inspire the ones who will come after me. The arts are not dead, you just have to be resilient and fight for a brighter future.
Parenting Program Assistant at Good Morning Parents

Airam Aguasvivas de Los Santos '24

Favorite Quote: "We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become."
I serve as a researcher of policies, news, articles or any type of useful resources for GMP that could help the organization improve their services to parents, justice involved individuals, their families and their communities. This includes identifying and attending events that are connected to GMP Six Pillars Model of Love, Communication, Education, Financial Literacy, Family Fun and Discipline. I am also responsible for creating documents with strategies, activities and potential partnerships that could assist in supporting parents, especially incarcerated parents, and combating intergenerational incarceration, which includes identifying books and activities that could enhance family relationships and the effects of incarceration on families.
Student Spotlight Airam Vertical
International Taxation Intern at EisnerAmper

Jean Lafleur '24

Favorite Quote: “It is never about your start, but how you finish.”
I worked as an International Taxation Intern at EisnerAmper from January 2023 to April 2023. Throughout my duration in the firm, I created 1120 and 1042 filing form summaries, software conversion assignments, and file foreign tax forms. In my free time, I had coffee chats with numerous individuals in the firm. What I enjoyed most about it was attending employee resource group events such as Lunar New Year, Mini-golf, etc. A piece of advice I have for students is to be very proactive - it will help you stand out amongst your peers.
McNair Scholar at Clarkson University

Nina Pluviose '25

Favorite Quote: “Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow’.”
I messaged my high school teacher for advice on getting a Ph.D. and expressed my fears. She reassured me that I am capable and that there are programs out there that would support my academic endeavors, one of which was the McNair Scholars program. This program prepares participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other activities. A piece of advice I have for the battle is apply. I found out about the program very close to the deadline but was able to make it. I made sure to immediately email my professors and explain the situation. I did not give up because of the time restraints. Even when it seems bleak, keep trying. Someone will see and appreciate your potential, skills, and drive.

This site uses cookies

We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze website traffic. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.