1. Career Edge - NYU High School Summer Program

Psychology and the Workplace: Social Functions of Emotions

Psychology provides transferable skills that are valued across industry sectors. In this course, you will examine the biological basis of behavior, explore the role emotions play in our lives, and learn how to cultivate resilience and motivation to thrive in the workforce. Through reflective writing, hands-on activities, and guest lectures, you will make critical connections to lived experiences and discover how psychological concepts can support future career goals and wellness in our everyday lives. Special emphasis will be placed on current research and application to real-world contexts and careers.

Ideal For

  • High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
  • High school students who are interested in learning more about psychology and its applications to career and life

You'll Walk Away With

  • An understanding on how biology, motivation and emotions shape people‚Äôs experiences in life and at work
  • An awareness of how to harness psychology to achieve success in the workplace
  • An NYU transcript showing grade(s) earned upon completion of the course (Please note: No college credit or certificate of completion is granted for this course.)

Available Sessions

  • Session 1 Jun 24 - 28, 2024 Mon - Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Session 3 Jul 15 - 19, 2024 Mon - Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Session 4 Jul 22 - 26, 2024 Mon - Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Session 6 Aug 05 - 09, 2024 Mon - Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Information Table

Students from around the world attend NYU summer programs, but only a college prep program like High School Academy provides the opportunity to explore both traditional and emerging career paths.

Projects and short assignments provide take-aways that prepare you for college classroom work, while demonstrating your newly acquired skills.

Career Edge Schedule


International Student Deadline: March 15, 2024
Residential U.S Student Deadline: May 17, 2024
Commuter U.S Student Deadline: June 7, 2024

Application Requirements and Fees

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