Drop-In Hours

Students are invited to drop-in to talk with a career counselor regarding career-related topics or questions and/or to receive quick feedback on résumés, cover letters, personal statements, social media profiles or other materials. No appointment is needed and conversations are limited to 15-20 minutes depending on how many students drop-in. Snacks and refreshments are served.

Drop-in hours are offered in the Center for Career Development (4th Floor, 29 3rd Avenue) every week during the academic year according to the following schedule:
     Mondays, 2pm-4pm
     Wednesdays, 4pm-6pm
     Fridays, 2pm-4pm

The Center for Career Development also offers students and alumni one-on-one career counseling by appointment.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.