Center for Career Development


The Center for Career Development at Cooper Union empowers students to pursue their personal, educational, and professional goals beyond the academic curriculum. Our mission is to cultivate students' self-direction through one-on-one counseling, workshops, and programs tailored to each academic school. We support students in developing a holistic understanding of their relationship to work, and empower them with the skills to navigate the ever-changing world of work and pursue their dreams.

For direct access to jobs and internships, events, applications, and resources visit our space on Student Connect.  


Center for Career Development 
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 
29 Third Avenue, 4th Floor 
New York, NY 10003-7120 

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm 
General e-mail: 

Whitney Oldenburg 
Director, Center for Career Development

Dannery Minaya
Assistant Director

Natalie Schmitt
Assistant Director

  • 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.