NYSIP 2014: Week One

With the beginning of another New York summer comes the start of a new and exciting NYSIP experience. On Sunday, June 15, 2014, 31 university students from Armenia, Brazil, Canada, France, Lebanon, Romania, Syria, the UK, and the US arrived in New York to gain a leg up in their chosen career path, form lifelong friendships, and experience the working world in the business hub of the United States.  After settling into their dorm rooms at the NYU 13th Street Residence Hall, interns met and got to know each other over a welcome dinner at Spice restaurant.

The following day the group visited the AGBU Central Office for lunch and a formal orientation session, preparing them for the two month experience which lies ahead of them.  After the group visited NYU’s Card Center to obtain their permanent NYU IDs, the interns returned to their dorm rooms to prepare for the first day of their internships. This year, their host institutions include Deutsche Bank, Horizon Media, Human Rights Watch, and the NYU Medical Center.

AGBU NYSIP interns at the orientation session presented by Associate Program Director Michael Hovsepian

After-work events have always been an integral part of the NYSIP experience and the interns spent Thursday night with Serge Kassardjian of Google, who discussed Professional Networking in Career Development.  Friday night was spent at a welcome party graciously hosted by NYSIP supporter Edele Hovnanian at her beautiful Manhattan apartment. There, over dinner, the interns discussed the issues and challenges facing the Armenian community today.  On Saturday, the interns were grouped into teams of four for the annual I <3 NYSIP Scavenger Hunt, competing for the prize of major league baseball tickets. The hunt sends interns off to see as much of Manhattan as possible in the span of three hours.

Serge Kassardjian of Google presents his lecture on Professional Networking in Career Development for the 2014 NYSIP interns.

AGBU is proud to be hosting the 27th group of New York summer interns, and we couldn’t do it without your support. NYSIP donors allow us to meet the rising costs of hosting the program each summer, to provide scholarships to high-achieving students, and to keep the doors of our internship program open to all deserving applicants. Click hereto help fund a NYSIP intern’s scholarship today.

AGBU NYSIP 2014 interns recieve a grand welcome to New York City at a private party hosted by Edele Hovnanian (Back row, third from left)

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