Roadmap to Success
Happy Holidays from Career Discovery NYC!

This month we are bringing you: 
  • New careers for you to discover  
  • Data analyst introductory workshops 
  • An interview with a Web Development Fellowship graduate 
  • Tips for online learning 
  • Quick survey  
  • Helpful resources for New Yorkers 

We are continuing to add new courses and updates to the website and hope that you have had a chance to Explore, Discover, Prepare, and Learn about some of the training opportunities that the NYC Department of Small Business Services has available for New Yorkers. 

Interested in exploring what it takes to become a post production editor? Check out the Media and Entertainment Explore page

Ever wonder what steps you need to take to get a Commercial Drivers LicenseAttend an information session to learn more about the commercial driving industry.  

Not sure where to start your career path as a data analyst? Discover and prepare by accessing Introductory Workshops provided by Galvanize and courses provided by Coursera and Codecademy.
Access Galvanize Data Analyst Workshops On Demand 

The Data Analyst Introductory Workshop Series is now available on demand! If you missed the November Sessions, you can now access the Intro to Excel, SQL, Tableau, and Job Searching in a Covid19 Environment workshop here. 
Meet a Software Engineer 

Hanna is a graduate of the TTP NYC Web Development Fellowship and currently works as a Software Engineer for Spring Health, a start up that provides mental health services to employees at companies like Whole Foods & Gap Inc. 

We had an opportunity to catch up with Hanna and ask her a few questions about her experience as a software engineer. 
What do you like most about your current role? 
In terms of working as a developer in general, the joy of it for me is in creating and solving problems – it feels like one of the few careers where you get paid to tinker around all day solving puzzles. 

I also really enjoy the tech community and culture – there is a ton of camaraderie in the tech field, the open source community is fun (and a revolutionary concept), and it’s a constantly evolving, exciting field to be a part of. 
What advice would you give someone interested in web development? 
The beginning can feel stressful. If you don’t know anyone or anything about the field, I’d suggest connecting with other developers. 

When I was first starting out, I went to as many meetups as I could. When you’re stuck on a bug or a problem and Google isn’t proving to be helpful anymore, popping into a meetup and getting another set of eyes on the problem can be extremely helpful. Through meetups, you’ll get to meet and pair with other newbies, as well as more experienced developers, and also get to see what they’re currently working on – it’s a huge learning opportunity.

You can also come across interesting conferences, workshops, and potential job offers and connections through meetups. It’s a great way to get to know more about the field and all that is available, and for getting the inspiration and encouragement that is quite helpful in the beginning. 
Tips for Online Learning 
Determine Your Goal 
What is your goal in taking an online course? Are you trying to get a better job, change careers, or start a new business? 

Whatever it may be, it is important to stay focused on that goal. It will help keep you motivated to complete the course.  

Please share your goal with us and let us know what you are doing to work towards this goal. Send your story to

We’d love to publish your story and share your learning successes with fellow Career Discovery NYC users. 

Having trouble getting started?

Check out our Tips for Online Learning for advice on how to set up your workspace, stay on task, and include your friends and family to keep you accountable and on track to reach your goals.  
Resources for New Yorkers

NYC Well 

2020 has been a challenging year. Our city continues to fight the spread of COVID-19, job loss, and other public and personal challenges. 

NYC Well is a 24-hour free and confidential resource where New Yorkers can speak to a counselor via phone, text, or chat and get access to mental health and substance use services in more than 200 languages.

For more information, please visit
Get Food NYC 

Find the closest food pantries and community kitchens using the Get Food NYC map.

For urgent food and hunger needs, call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777 or 311
Free or Low-Cost WiFi Resources

Need access to WiFi? Check out the below resources to get connected.

Need other resources? Find a full list of resources available for New Yorkers here.
Help fight the spread of COVID-19 

We want NYC and our Career Discovery NYC community to stay healthy and well. If you are need of a COVID-19 test or looking for information to help protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19, please visit