Debevoise Participates in New York City’s Inaugural Career Discovery Week

24 February 2020

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP joined over 180 companies in hosting the inaugural NYC Career Discovery Week for more than 6,000 high school sophomores. Launched by the Partnership for New York City and the New York City Department of Education, Career Discovery Week gave students from approximately 140 schools across the five boroughs the opportunity to learn about the diverse and exciting future employment available to them in the city’s corporate, financial and cultural sectors. For more information, see the Partnership’s press release.

On February 12, Debevoise hosted students from the Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law for a full day of programming, including a career panel, a presentation on resumes followed by small group workshops where students could draft their own resumes, a mock negotiation workshop, and lunch. The Debevoise lawyers and staff and the students were actively engaged throughout the day and several students have already followed up with specific questions.

The Partnership for New York City represents leading companies that employ more than 1.5 million New Yorkers. They work with government, labor and the nonprofit sector to address major challenges facing the city and to maintain New York’s status as a premiere center of business, finance and innovation. Through the Partnership Fund for New York City, they contribute directly to projects that create jobs, improve economically distressed communities and stimulate new business creation. Michael Blair, Presiding Partner at Debevoise, is on the Partnership’s Board of Directors.

The New York City Department of Education oversees the largest public school system in the United States with over 1.1 million students taught in more than 1,400 schools. The department covers all five boroughs of New York City.