Bridges participants will attend a week-long, 1-credit seminar series aimed to equip them with the skills they need to be successful post-graduation. This intensive seminar series includes workshops on alumni/professional networking, the job search, personal finance, and relocation information.
Employment and Internships
Once accepted, participants will have individual conferences with a career advisor to work together in creating a job search plan and enhancing resumes and cover letters. We do NOT place participants but aid in the process and help identify contacts and resources.
By participating in the program and one-credit seminar, participants meet federal criteria to qualify for internships, should they choose to do so. Career advisors will assist participants with their internship search as well as their employment search. These internships may lead to full-time employment.
Before arriving in New York and Los Angeles, participants attend orientation sessions on the home campus, where they receive information on job search, internships, housing, transportation and academics. Once acquainted with the program, students begin searching for and applying to jobs and internships. For some, the process continues when they arrive in New York and Los Angeles. Others will begin right away.
Potential employment and internships sites that have worked with previous Elon students in NYC include:
- "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams"
- Food Network
- Ella Moss
- Hearst Corporation
- MTV Networks
- Fox Sports en Espanol
- Clear Channel Radio
- Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation
- “60 Minutes”
- The Knot
- Alvin Ailey Theatre
- Comical Radio
- Abrams Media
All bridges participants in NYC will be required to live in housing contracted by the university at The New School. The New School’s Loeb Hall is located in the East Village of Manhattan at 135 E.12th St. and 3rd Ave. The following is information about the housing:
- Shared baths in each suite
- Electric stove top and oven, microwave and refrigerator
- No meal plan is available for summer residents
- Long lofted bunks and twins, desk, chair, dresser and wardrobe in each room
- Internet access in each room
- Central air conditioning
- Laundry facilities
- Reading room, art studio, exercise room and TV lounge
- Card swipe access to building and rooms
- 24-hour security
- Resident Adviser on-site
Participants will be given the opportunity to select their roommates in April. Participants should let the program coordinator know if they have any special needs.
Participants are allowed to have visitors, but their stay must be limited to two nights and must be permitted by all the roommates in a suite. We ask that students not have repeat visitors. If participants' parents are planning to visit, we can recommend hotels close to The New School.
This program typically runs from early June to early August.
Summer 2015 dates are: May 30, 2015 to August 1, 2015.
There are many ways to travel to New York City. Please check http://www.gonyc.about.com
for a comprehensive list of the best ways to get to the city.
The New School has a convenient unloading area right in front of the dorm. There are many parking garages in the neighborhood for parents to leave their vehicles after drop off.
NYC has great public transportation. Here is the link for NYC Metro fare information http://www.mta.info/metrocard/mcgtreng.htm
bridges participants are free to leave NYC at any time, but we ask that they inform the faculty or staff member in writing so their whereabouts are known.
$4750 inclusive of housing, program fee, and tuition