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Public Interest Technology Graduate Career Fair

Date & Time
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm ET

CUNY Graduate Center, Concourse Level

Calling all CUNY graduate students! Prepare to dive into the dynamic world of Public Interest Technology (PIT) at the CUNY Graduate Public Interest Technology (PIT) Career Fair. This event is your gateway to connecting with leading employers in NYC’s PIT sector. 

A light breakfast and lunch will be served to all participants. Robert Domanski, PhD, Director of Higher Education, NYC Mayor’s Office of Talent and Workforce Development, will open the event with remarks on “Algorithmic Bias and the Emerging Policy Landscape in Artificial Intelligence.”

  • About Public Interest Technology (PIT): PIT represents the intersection of innovation and social good. It encompasses organizations ranging from companies to NGOs, governments to civic and cultural heritage institutions. PIT organizations conceive, develop and implement technological solutions aimed at serving the public’s welfare. This expanding field also comprises individual roles within larger entities, oriented towards harnessing technology advances, addressing potential technological pitfalls, and leveraging the potential of data collection, analysis, and artificial intelligence.
  • Why PIT Matters: PIT work inherently revolves around people and communities. It is driven by an unwavering commitment to our broader social well-being. It stands as a testament to using technology for the greater good, emphasizing ethical, inclusive, and community-driven outcomes.
  • Your Path into the Sector: Embark on various pathways into this impactful sector. PIT welcomes graduates from diverse disciplines, including humanities and social sciences. The range of transferable skills ensures that, regardless of your background, you can contribute to shaping a brighter future for all.
  • Register:  Students from Handshake campuses can register via Handshake. (GC Students: Here’s how to claim your account if you’ve never logged in.)  This also includes: School of Labor and Urban Studies, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, and the College of Staten Island.
  • Register: Students from other CUNY campuses can register using this form.
  • Any problems or questions? Email 

Registered employers include:

  • The Information LabThe Information Lab helps people make sense of data using Tableau and Alteryx. Our career acceleration program, The Data School, pays you to become a world-class data visualization and analytics expert. We recruit 8 new people to join The Data School every four months.
  • Thalo Labs: An NYC-based company on a mission to transform the built environment into a powerful tool for fighting climate change. Thalo Labs designs, develops, and deploys carbon mitigation solutions for the built environment. We partner with property owners and operators to deploy our advanced measurement and carbon capture technology in their buildings, offering them and their tenants practical ways to significantly reduce onsite greenhouse gases in real time.
  • Partnership for Public Service: The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that strives for a more effective government for the American people. Through a combination of cutting-edge research, innovative legislative initiatives, leadership training and campus-based outreach programs, the Partnership advocates reforms to build a more effective government for the American people. The Partnership is recruiting for the Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program and the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative.
  • New York State Department of Civil Service: As the central personnel agency for New York State government, the Department of Civil Service helps employees build skills and create opportunities for workplace success. The agency also has the responsibility for recruiting a new generation of workers who will lead New York State for decades to come. The Department of Civil Service encourages jobseekers from diverse backgrounds to consider joining the New York State workforce.
  • NYC Public Schools: New York City’s students have endless potential—and great teachers add the spark. Our 1.1 million students come from every background and corner of the globe. They speak 184 languages, and 40 percent speak a language other than English at home. Every student deserves a vibrant education—one that engages them academically and empowers them personally. Creating that type of vibrant education takes a special type of teacher. A teacher who sparks students’ curiosity and confidence. A teacher who thrives on constant learning and collaboration with colleagues. A teacher passionate about jumpstarting the next generation of innovators, leaders and citizens.
  • Coding it Forward: We’re a nonprofit by and for early-career technologists creating new opportunities and pathways into public interest technology. Learn more at
  • 32BJ Benefit Funds: Building Services 32BJ Benefit Funds is the umbrella organization responsible for administering Health, Pension, Retirement Savings, Training, and Legal Services benefits to over 100,000 SEIU 32BJ members. Through our commitment, we embody five core values: Flexibility, Initiative, Respect, Sustainability, and Teamwork (FIRST). By following our core values, employees are open to different and new ways of doing things, take active steps to improve the organization, create an environment of trust and respect, approach their work with the intent of a positive outcome, and work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • The Natural Resources Defense Council: The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America’s bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana, Beijing, and New Delhi.

This event is made possible through support from the Public Interest Technology University Network Challenge Fund, a project under the aegis of the New Venture Fund. Generous backing from esteemed entities like the Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Mastercard Impact Fund via Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Schmidt Futures, and The Siegel Family Endowment fuels the Public Interest Technology University Network’s challenge as well as career fair grants.