Today, WilmerHale’s New York office participated in the launch of the first-ever Career Discovery Week, organized in partnership by the New York City (NYC) Department of Education and the Partnership for NYC. The collaborative effort, running from February 10-14, 2020, brings in over 180 of the city’s major employers to build a bridge from the city’s classrooms to the world of business. Throughout the week, more than 6,000 high school students from over 140 schools will partake in company worksites, which will provide a better understanding of the diverse and exciting future job opportunities available to them in the city’s corporate, financial and cultural sectors. Up to 100 students each will participate in a full day of career exploration at one of the participating companies. Schools have been matched with companies based on alignment between curricula and company sector.
“At WilmerHale we strongly believe we have a responsibility to help strengthen the communities in which we practice and live. We are proud to support the first Career Discovery Week and look forward to hosting New York City’s next generation of ambitious and talented 10th grade students,” said Anjan Sahni, partner-in-charge of the New York office.
WilmerHale maintains a steadfast commitment to public service. Through community service initiatives that have grown into thriving partnerships, we work to enhance the quality of life for many in our local neighborhoods and around the globe. Learn more about the firm’s commitment to public service.