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Connect with Current FAO Schwarz Fellows

We host several online info sessions during the application cycle as well as “Ask Me Anything” events on Instagram.

These sessions are the best way to meet current Fellows and learn about the Fellowship experience. Prospective Fellows as well as college career and fellowship advisers are encouraged to attend.

Learn how we select Fellows and what we’re looking for in a candidate. You’ll hear directly from current FAO Schwarz Fellows, alumni Fellows, and Executive Director Priscilla Cohen. Hear how Fellows use this experience to launch a career in social impact and ask questions about direct service and strategic projects. Each info session includes lots of time for questions.

How to Participate

We use Zoom for our online info sessions. If you aren’t familiar with Zoom, you can learn more by visiting their website.

We’ll email you a Zoom link before the session. Please join using the link so you can see the presentation slides.

Current Fellows take over the Instagram account a couple of times a year to answer your questions about the Fellowship. The AMA schedule is included on this page.

Follow @faofellows on Instagram to participate. You can also DM that account with questions in advance. 

Accessibility and Accommodations

We enable live auto-transcription during our Zoom presentations. Participants can choose to view the captions or not. These live captions are saved along with the cloud recording which is posted on our website after the session. We can also provide a transcript of the chat on request.

Auto-transcription is not perfect or ideal for everyone—we will also make an edited version of the transcript available on request.

If you require other reasonable accommodations, please email us in advance, and we’ll do our best to meet your needs.

If you have any questions or suggestions on the accessibility of this website, please let us know. 

Missed the last session?

View a recording here, 

Info Sessions

Info sessions for the 2024 cycle are now complete. The 2025 calendar will be posted in the spring.

We invite you to view a recording of a recent info session on our YouTube channel or attend one of our online info sessions (about 45 minutes) or “Ask Me Anything” events on Instagram.

College advisers are welcome to join us. Bring your questions 

Ask Me Anything

Thursday, Feb. 1
7:00-8:00 pm ET
on Instagram