Amy Bravo has worked in the field of higher education since 1997 in the areas of career services, experiential education, and civic engagement. Her specific areas of interest and expertise are in program development and assessment, project planning, corporate and community development, and student professional and civic development. She is the co-creator of New York Tech's Internship Certificate Program, Service-learning Program, Alternative Break Program, Community Service Centers and Consultants for the Public Good Program.
She is passionate about social justice work and fulfilling the public purpose of higher education through innovative programs and partnerships. She also has served as a career advisor, an experiential educator, director of Experiential Education and Employer Outreach, assistant dean of Career Services, Senior Director for International and Experiential Education, coordinator for the American Democracy Project, program consultant, adjunct faculty member and non-profit executive board member.
Recent Projects and Research
- Leading a newly developed office of Career Success and Experiential Education
- Collaborator on institution-wide, interdisciplinary projects like Building Resilient Communities, Diversifying STEAM Leadership, Ready for Takeoff and Clean Energy Academy
Selected Publications and Interviews
- Co-authored chapter with Jim Martinez "Service-Learning and STEM Creating New Possibilities in Public Schools." Wiley International Handbook of Service Learning. September 2018.
- "The Accidental Career Developer," National Career Development Association Career Developments Journal.
- New College Grads Need This on Their Resumes, by Terri Williams. May, 2017.
- "The Hidden Benefits of an Internship that Goes Bad." College Recruiter. November 3, 2016.
- "Students Think They're Ready For The Real World; Employers, Not So Much." Forbes (online). September 21, 2015.
- "Private Sector Firms Generally Should Pay Interns at Least Minimum Wage, Lawyers Say." Daily Labor Report. Bloomberg Law. June 2, 2014.
- "One School Fights Back Against Unpaid Internships," by Melissa Korn. The Wall Street Journal. April 23, 2014.
Honors and Awards
- Recipient of the 2021 UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Engagement Award for Building Resilient Communities, New York Tech's partnership with Let's Talk SAFETY, Inc and the community of Harlem
- National Society for Experiential Education 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Experiential Education Programs Award
- New York Institute of Technology's Presidential Excellence Team Award for Diversifying STEAM Leadership, 2020
- Recipient of 2019 Patriotic Employer award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America's National Guard and Reserve Force
- Presidential Engagement Award for Student Engagement, New York Tech 2017
- Mental Health First Aid Responder Certified, 2017
- Award for creating Transformative Experiences for Students, New York Tech 2017
- Presidential Technology Award for Student Engagement by Professional Staff, New York Tech 2013
- Best Practices Award for Internship Certificate Program, Cooperative Education and Internship Association, 2013
- Alva C. Cooper Award, MNYCCPOA, for New York Institute of Technology's Internship Certificate Program, 2013
- NACE, Member's Choice Finalist for New York Institute of Technology's Internship Certificate Program, 2013
- YMCA of Greater NY Volunteer of the Year, 2011
Courses Taught at New York Tech
- Foundations of Inquiry
- Urban Service
- Senior Project, Interdisciplinary Studies
- Intro to Sociology
- Sociology of the Family