Partnership with the City University of New York
Our multifaceted approach to partnering with the City University of New York (CUNY), the largest urban higher-education institution in the US, is focused on improving educational and career outcomes for its students and creating opportunities for businesses to work with CUNY students and alumni.
CUNY Investment Industry Fellowship
In 2018, we launched a nine-month fellowship for sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing careers in the investment industry. Through monthly workshops, fellows increase their knowledge of the industry, build professional skills, and connect with Centerbridge mentors. To date, 110 fellows across five cohorts have gone through the program and completed internships in the industry.
Summer Internship Program
To continue to invest in CUNY and provide opportunity for its students, Centerbridge’s undergraduate summer internship program in New York City is open exclusively to CUNY students. Each summer, CUNY sophomores and juniors are placed as interns across various departments including Investor Relations, Operations and Investment Teams.
Futures In Finance
Conceived by Centerbridge, and ignited by its belief in CUNY’s talent, Futures in Finance was launched in collaboration with Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs in 2021. Futures in Finance is focused on creating a bridge between rising talent from CUNY and the financial sector in New York City. The partnership trains students for careers in the financial industry and builds CUNY students’ capacity for success through connecting students to careers and expanding CUNY’s employer partnerships to increase job placements and advance social and economic mobility across the city.
Foundation Partnership Grant
CUNY Career Success was the 2020 Foundation Partnership Grant recipient. The grant focused on improving educational and career outcomes for thousands of students and alumni across the CUNY system. Centerbridge funding and Bain & Co.’s strategic guidance created scalable employer-driven pilots that led to the development of building plans for the Office of Careers and Industry Partnerships at CUNY.