FAQs

As we adjust to remote and hybrid campus life, we want to welcome you to the start of a new semester! 

The CCPD, Center for Career and Professional Development, Is OPEN and ready to help guide you through your internship and career explorations. 

We’re ready to chat through ZOOM, GOOGLE HANGOUT, by phone or email throughout this semester.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Location: All appointments are virtual – to make an appointment go to PrattPro.com.
Phone: 718-636-3506
Email: career@pratt.edu

Are you in a different time zone, and need to make an appointment outside of our NYC hours? Email career@pratt.edu for information with career related questions or more information on how the CCPD can accommodate time zones.

Quick answers to common questions about the CCPD

I’m interested in brainstorming career strategies or job search, who do I contact?
The CCPD is ready to help with job or internship strategies as well as helping with discovering career paths that align with your major

Need to meet with someone about your resume, cover letter or portfolio?
You can make an appointment with an advisor through PrattPro.com, (Handshake)
Take look at our Resume Guide, and our Cover letter Guide for super quick information

Are drop-in appointments for resumes/cover letters still happening?
Unfortunately there are no in-person or drop-in appointments for this semester.Check back with us to see if virtual drop-ins have started.

Are you in a different time zone, and need to make an appointment outside of our NYC hours?  Email career@pratt.edu with career related questions or for more information on how the CCPD can accommodate time zones.

Does the CCPD help with finding internships?
Take a look at the Internship Program on the website.The Academic Internship Guide will give you the information on credit options with step by step directions. As always, feel free to schedule an appointment through PrattPro.com (Handshake)

Take a look at the CCPD’s Web Resources for job search information, including major and industry-specific job search websites.
Use online tools such as LinkedIn’s Alumni tool to connect to Pratt Alumni in your field of interest.

How do I find a job on-campus for the Spring semester?
Openings for on-campus jobs are posted to the Pratt Student Employment site. Campus jobs are posted as positions are needed or available. Keep checking as positions can open throughout the semester and summer.

I need advice for my upcoming interview? Can the CCPD help?
YES! The best way to prepare for a video or regular internship/job interview is to make an appointment to have a mock interview with a career advisor at the CCPD. You can schedule an appointment on PrattPro.com (Handshake). This is an easy and low stress way to gain interviewing insight for your upcoming interview.

Freelancing

Are there resources for freelancers?

The Freelancers Union has compiled a list of what freelancers need to know about the coronavirus (most recently updated on March 23.)

Here are a few  resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

If you own a small business, the U.S. Small Business Association has information on Disaster Loan Assistance

The New York State Department of Labor has information for Independent Contractors on unemployment insurance (UI) benefits here.

Networking

Where can I find a community of creatives at Pratt and online?

While working remotely it’s still possible to be social and build both a professional and social online community.To find the most current listing of student organizations and club sponsored events at Pratt, sign in to Engage with your one key. Clubs and organizations will look for new members throughout the school year. If you don’t see something of interest contact Student Government Association or Student Involvement and they will assist you in finding your fit at Pratt

.Life Coaching (for Alumni)

Are you ready to identify your goals and map a plan to reach them? Are you ready to hold yourself accountable to accomplish the personal, professional, financial, and creative life you see for yourself? Do you want to know  your core values and have a better understanding of what may presently be getting in the way of you accomplishing projects, or living a healthier life, developing deeper relationships and basically living your best life?

If you answered yes to these questions, then Life Coaching may be what you are looking for rather than counseling or therapy. Life Coaching is about you in the present and where you want to be in the near and distant future.

If you are interested in exploring the process of Life Coaching then log on to PrattPro.com and register for a session. You can also reach out to Deborah with any questions.

Career Related Self Development Assessments

Does the ccpd have resources for self understanding and interpersonal skills to build on career development?

The ccpd  has career  advisors certified in some of the most used and tested assessments related to career development. 

MBTI

You’ve probably heard of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment.  use it as a tool to help you gain further vocabulary for self representation and understanding. The main MBTI blog does a great job of explaining its application in career development:

Schedule an appointment with Carl or Mackenzie to discuss your Myers-Briggs type using 16Personalities.

Clifton Strengths

Clifton Strengths for Students gives you suggestions for developing and using your strengths in ways that apply to the work you do at Pratt and beyond.— will be happier, more fulfilling and more successful..

Schedule an appointment with Mackenzie to discover your strengths and learn how to use them to thrive, using Clifton Strengths.

Graduating Students

You can find an  updated list of CCPD events on PrattPro.com or  Events (pratt.edu)

First Destination Graduate Survey

Your Graduate Survey responses keep us informed on the best ways that we can support our alumni and where to place our resources.

Request your personal Grad Survey Link:

https://survey.theoutcomessurvey.com/outcomes/survey/requestlink

Our Signature Programs

All of our signature programs are running Virtually  for the Spring semester! All are welcome.

Ignition Lab 

The Ignition Lab is an experiential learning program for Pratt’s aspiring entrepreneurs.  Click here to learn more.

Meditation Incubator 

The Meditation Incubator at Pratt Institute is an online space and live workshop for faculty, students, alumni and staff to learn to meditate and use visualization to deepen presence in creativity, enhance emotional intelligence, and articulate a success action plan that they define. Click here to learn more.

Mindful Pratt

Mindful Pratt centralizes information about Mindfulness & Contemplative Practice programs happening at Pratt Institute overseen by the Mindfulness Initiatives in Student Affairs Committee. Check out our website for more information.

Pratt Institute, Drop-In Practice Schedule | Spring 2022 (Week of January 2 – May 9)

Tuesday:

Mindful Drawing: 9 – 9:30 AM (EST) – Join through Zoom

Wednesday:

Breath Break: 1 – 1:30 PM (EST) – Join through Zoom 

Thursday:

Midweek Mantras: 8:30 – 9 AM (EST) – Join through Zoom

Breath Break: 12:30 – 1 PM (EST) – Join through Zoom 

Friday:

Meditate with Me: 8:30 – 9 AM (EST) – Join through Zoom 

1st and 3rd Fridays: Mindful Crafting: 4 – 5 PM (EST) – Join through Zoom(Starting January 7)

Email sharvey@pratt.edu to join our weekly Newsletter that includes the schedule for the week.

Fulbright

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers U.S. citizens a year-long opportunity to pursue their academic and artistic interests in a foreign country after graduation. Each year, the Institute of International Education (IIE) awards approximately 1,900 Fulbright grants in over 140 countries. The grants are decided by the Fulbright Review Committee, and are allocated based on project feasibility and the candidate’s ability to serve as a cultural ambassador in a foreign country. Click here to find out more.

Resilience, Wellness and Wellbeing 

This project focuses on connection, engagement, support, and well-being. It highlights departmental programs and the cross institute leadership that provides the inspiration and support for existing and new initiatives, and serves as a resource for everyone seeking to improve individual and community resilience, wellness and well-being.

Find more about the project on our website and stay up to date on all health related events via our Wellness Calendar