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, partnering the academy with community businesses and non-profits, and student professional and civic development. While always positioned in student affairs, her work bridges academic and student affairs, and is enhanced by an ability to develop and support experiential partnerships among faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community organizations. She also has served as a career advisor, an experiential educator, director of Experiential Education and Employer Outreach, assistant dean of Career Services, coordinator for the American Democracy Project, program consultant, adjunct faculty member and non-profit board member.
- 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
- Collaborator on institution-wide, interdisciplinary projects like Building Resilient Communities, Ready for Takeoff, R-Cubed: Relief, Reconstruction and Resiliency, and STEAM Community-Based Programs
- 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," Melissa Korn. The Wall Street Journal. April 23, 2014.
Honors and Awards
- 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
- New York Institute of Technology Presidential Engagement Award for Student Engagement, 2017
- Mental Health First Aid Responder Certified, 2017
- New York Institute of Technology award for creating Transformative Experiences for Students, 2017
- New York Institute of Technology Presidential Technology Award for Student Engagement by Professional Staff, 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 I Teach/Have Taught at NYIT
- Foundations of Inquiry
- Urban Service
- Senior Project, Interdisciplinary Studies