CUNY Counseling Assistantship Program (CUNYCAP)

CUNYCAP was created especially for students who received their undergraduate degree from a CUNY college and who are now attending a CUNY college for their graduate studies. The project was developed in coordination with CUNY’s Central Office of Student Services and individual campuses. It provides sites for the development of professionals among our graduate students, allows students to gain valuable experience while receiving a salary and six-credit tuition waiver, and provides opportunities for leadership development.

Some of the areas where CUNYCAP students are placed include the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs; Student Ombuds Services; Central Depository; Graduation Initiatives, Health Programs and Immunization Requirements; and Judicial Affairs. There are often departments on the waiting list to acquire a CUNYCAP in their office, which all the more demonstrates the program’s excellence in providing outstanding graduate employees.

The CUNYCAP program continues to be extremely successful both as a financial support and an educational experience for highly motivated graduate student employees while positively affecting the retention and graduation of our students.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A bachelor’s degree earned with a record of academic achievement from any CUNY college
  • Enrollment as a matriculated student in a CUNY graduate program
  • The availability of a minimum of 15 to a maximum of 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, primarily during daytime hours

To Apply

Fill in a CUNYCAP application (PDF) and e-mail the following documents to Christopher Garcia, CUNYCAP coordinator:

  • Two letters of recommendation, ideally one from a faculty member and one from a work supervisor
  • Résumé outlining work experience
  • Proof of undergraduate graduation (copy of diploma or final transcript)
  • Copy of acceptance letter to a graduate school

Contact Information

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
2113 Boylan Hall
Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn New York 11210
P: 718.951.5352

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