The campus remains closed with all summer courses being conducted online and staff working remotely. Classes will resume on August 31, 2020 for the fall semester. For updates on campus operations, both virtual and in person, for the fall semester, please see the Fall 2020 Info Hub page.

Center for Career Development

WE ARE OPEN VIRTUALLY ALL SUMMER!

Monday - Thursday, 9:00AM - 5:15PM (Closed Fridays)
Regular hours will resume on Monday, August, 31. 

Refer to Career Development & Opportunity Search During COVID for more information. Also, see here for resources about remote work and volunteer opportunities and here for resources about professional development activities you can pursue remotely. 

Virtual Appointments Available – Request through Handshake
We continue to offer appointments, but they will take place by phone or video chat through Microsoft Teams. There are many appointment dates and times available through Handshake. Still, if nothing works for your schedule please email career@cooper.edu with your availability and we will find a date and time to talk. 


The mission of the Center for Career Development is to advance personal, educational and professional growth. The Career Center complements The Cooper Union’s academically centered tradition by preparing students to make a successful transition from studying with a distinguished and creative faculty to applying their knowledge and skills to a professional practice. The Career Center facilitates student inquiry into relevant applications of the education they have received at the institution, strengthening The Cooper Union’s historic commitment to science and art.

  • 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.