Career Discovery Week

The New York City Department of Education and the Partnership for New York City have partnered to launch the city’s first-ever Career Discovery Week from February 10-14, 2020.

An Introduction to the Business World

Over 180 of the city’s major employers are joining forces to build a bridge from the city’s classrooms to the world of business. Thousands of tenth graders will gain a better understanding of the future job opportunities available to them as they spend a day at company worksites, learning about the city’s varied industries and wide-ranging career possibilities.

Examples of Career Discovery Week activities include:

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Site visits of the Steiner film studios, New Lab technology center, Lafayette 148 New York luxury women’s fashion label and other Brooklyn Navy Yard facilities, as well as panel discussions featuring the CEOs of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Steiner Studios, Boston Properties and others.

JetBlue: Immersion session in JetBlue’s command center in Long Island City, Queens, featuring a tour of system operations and Q&As with pilots and engineers.

PwC: Creative computing and technology lessons and problem-solving challenges led by engineers and an interactive life-sized robot, as well as virtual- and augmented-reality experiences.

JPMorgan Chase: A workplace tour covering the bank’s many functional areas followed by financial literacy training and exercises on personal branding.

Macy’s: A behind-the-scenes look at Macy’s corporate headquarters and showrooms, where students will learn about how retail companies operate and how private-label fashion brands are conceptualized, designed and managed.

New York City high schools from all five boroughs are participating in this year’s Career Discovery Week with priority given to schools from under-resourced communities that do not have strong existing relationships with employers.

Schools have been matched with companies based on alignment between curricula and company sector; students from the Bronx Academy of Letters will visit Hearst to learn about the world of publishing; students from the Business of Sports School are visiting Peloton; students from the Theatre Arts Production Company School are participating in programming by the Shubert Organization.

Career Discovery Week builds on a 2018 research report developed by the Partnership and Oliver Wyman, which identified key ways businesses can work together to address some of the drivers of structural inequality and expand access to opportunity for all. Helping to close the achievement gap for minority and low-income students through work-based learning was identified as a key area for collaboration.


32 Advisors LLC

A&E Real Estate Holdings

ABM Industries Inc.



Altice USA

Amalgamated Bank

American International Group, Inc.

Ariel Investments, LLC



Bank Leumi USA

Bank of America Corporation

Barclays PLC



BlackRock, Inc.



Boston Properties

Brookfield Property Partners

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Buchbinder & Warren Realty Group LLC

Cantor Fitzgerald L.P.

Capital One Bank

CBRE, Inc.

Centerbridge Partners

Centerview Partners LLC


Charter Communications, Inc.


CI Capital Partners LLC

CIT Group Inc.



Con Edison, Inc.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Delaware North Companies, Inc.


Deutsche Bank Americas

Discovery, Inc.

Durst Organization Inc.


Ehrenkranz Partners L.P.

EisnerAmper LLP

EmblemHealth Services LLC

Empire BlueCross BlueShield


Ernst & Young LLP

First Republic Bank


Fisher Brothers

FleishmanHillard, Inc.*

Fresh Direct

Fried Frank LLP

Frog Design*

General Atlantic LLC


Global Atlantic Financial Company

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Great Performances

Guggenheim Partners, LLC

Harry Fox Agency*


Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.

HNTB Corporation


Hudson’s Bay Company

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP


IBM Corporation

JetBlue Airways Corporation

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

K2 Intelligence

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP


Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.


Lafayette 148 New York

LaGuardia Gateway Partners

Lazard Ltd

Liberty Coca-Cola Company*


Loews Corporation

LPI, Inc.

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.

M & T Bank Corporation

Macquarie Holdings (USA) Inc.

Macy’s, Inc.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.


Maverick Capital

McGraw-Hill Education, Inc.

McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Medidata Solutions, Inc.

MetLife, Inc.

Milbank LLP

Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Mizuho Americas

Modell’s Sporting Goods

Moelis & Company

MongoDB, Inc.

Moody’s Corporation

Morgan Stanley

Motorola Solutions

Nardello & Co. LLC

National Grid

Neuberger Berman Group LLC

New Lab

New York Community Bancorp, Inc.

New York Life Insurance Company

New York Magazine

Nomura Holding America Inc.

Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC

Oliver Wyman

Omnicom Group Inc.

Patina Restaurant Group*

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Paulson & Co., Inc.



Peterson Management LLC

Pfizer Inc.

PJ Solomon, L.P.

PJT Partners Inc.

Porter Novelli*

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

RAL Companies & Affiliates, LLC


Risa Heller Communications

Rockefeller Group International, Inc.

Rubenstein Communications, Inc.

Ruder Finn, Inc.

Rudin Management Company, Inc.

S&P Global


Savills Inc.


Shearman & Sterling

Shutterstock, Inc.

Sidley Austin LLP

Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC

Silvercup Studios

Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


SL Green Realty Corp.


Southwest Airlines Co.

Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Industries Inc.

Steiner Studios

STUDIOS Architecture

STV Inc.

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

Swiss Re Americas

Taconic Investment Partners LLC

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.*

Tapestry, Inc.

The Coca-Cola Company

The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

The Hershey Company

The Howard Hughes Corporation

The Related Companies, L.P.

The Shubert Organization, Inc.

The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Third Point LLC

Tishman Speyer

Trepp, LLC

Trian Partners

Turtle & Hughes, Inc.


United Airlines, Inc.



Vornado Realty Trust

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Warburg Pincus LLC

Warby Parker

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

West Monroe Partners

Willis Towers Watson PLC


Wipro Limited


Zetlin & De Chiara LLP


Zurich Insurance Group Ltd

*Participating on behalf of a PFNYC member company

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