Career Development Services

Frequently Asked Questions






Frequently Asked Questions by Faculty/Staff


Frequently Asked Questions by Students

  • Where are you located?

  • I am unsure about my choice of major.  Can someone help me?

  • What can I do with a major in……?

  • Can I get advice on how to plan for my future career?

    • You can speak with a career advisor and also take advantage of self-assessment tools.
      Click here.

  • How do I set up an appointment to speak with an advisor for careers, community service, or curricular advice?

  • Do you have walk-in hours?

    • Yes, four days a week. Please view our Contact Us page.

  • Can someone look over my resume?

    • Career advisors are available to review your resume in the CDS Office.  We also have CDS staff in the Campus Center lobby to answer questions and review resumes one evening per week during the semesters.
  • How do I prepare for an interview?

    • CDS has gathered several on line resources to assist students with improving their interviewing skills, including Ace That Interview, which is available on Moodle. Students can practice their interviewing skills by requesting a practice interview with their career advisor, or by signing up for a practice interview with an employer, which occurs once per semester.

  • How do I apply for jobs on CDS’ website (co-op, full time, part time, internship, summer)?

    • CDSlink is the job database created by CDS for NJIT students and alumni. Click here to log in to CDSlink or to open an account.

  • What is co-op?

    • Cooperative Education offers major-related work experience to undergraduate and graduate students before they graduate, during a semester or a summer. Click here for more information.

  • What is the difference between co-op and an internship?

    • Co-op is always related to a student’s major and is a paid work experience.  Most co-ops grant credit for successful completion of a work experience.  Internships may or may not grant credit and is not always a paid experience or major related. Click here for more information.

  • Who is eligible for co-op?

    • Co-op is available to all majors at NJIT. Undergraduates must have at least a 2.2 grade point average. Graduate students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.  For other requirements check the Cooperative Education page.  You can also check with your career advisor or you major department.

  • How do I apply for co-op?

    • Please complete a co-op application online through your CDSlink account.  You will be notified by a staff member of your status.

  • Can I get credit for co-op?

    • Co-op is a course offered by the university and grants additive, degree, or zero credit. 
      Check with your career advisor or major department for their criteria.

  • If I get a co-op job offer, what information should my co-op offer letter contain?

  • When is the next NJIT career fair?  Can I register ahead of time?



Frequently Asked Questions by Employers

  • How can I hire a student or graduate?

    • Welcome to the CDSlink system. NJIT Career Development Services utilizes NACElink/Symplicity system to post all levels of opportunities, from part-time, temporary jobs, to co-ops/internships, full-time entry/experienced positions for students and alumni.  Click here to visit page.

  • How can I post a job?

    •  Click here to login to enter your openings, or create an account. CDSlink is a service provided Career Development Services to our valued employers. This service allows you to register with us on-line, create and maintain your organization's profile and contact information, post jobs and volunteer opportunities, request On-Campus Recruitment dates, and generate targeted resume books.







Disclaimer

Information provided by this free web services is based entirely on the information provided by the employer/nonprofit agencies. NJIT Career Development Services does not endorse any employers and has not verified the authenticity of any job offers and/or compensation agreement. Participating employers and nonprofit agencies are responsible for being aware of the laws pertaining to their job ads and volunteer opportunities. Candidates are responsible for verifying the information contained in these ads.