Event Involvement

We invite faculty and staff involvement in career events that will be publicized on campus, throughout the academic year. The Career Center welcomes all members of the Cooper community to attend these events and unite with Cooper alumni while building professional connections. Faculty and staff should encourage students to take advantage of these events as a means to partner with the Career Center to emphasize the importance of an early professional focus.

We encourage you to become familiar with our core events if you would like to become involved and/or so you can refer students.

  • 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.