Service Learning allows students to complete a Civic Engagement project that is incorporated into their studies. Work experience is available for students who can register for courses that include a community service-related component and faculty monitored senior project/independent study during an academic semester.
Who Can Participate:
Eligible students must be enrolled in select courses.
What Students Are Doing:
Civic Engagement @ NJIT fosters many partnerships with non-profit agencies and identifies projects and activities for students to choose from. Students may also identify their own projects or community placements.
An Information Technology student developed a Cardio Arcade for a Teen Center wellness project to assist teens exercise while playing video games. Students recycle computers to be used by HIV/Aids clients of S.H.A.R.E of Potters Crossing.
A student interested in oral communication interviewed senior citizens who told the rich history of Newark on video. Students trained patrons on the use of computers at various libraries throughout the state.
The program provides students with opportunities to be actively involved in the community, learn about community needs, develop commitments to helping others, and test academic theory in a practical manner.
How to Participate:
Students can register for courses that already include a community service component or can express an interest to their professor in incorporating a community service-related project or activity into their academic experience. An NJIT Civic Engagement staff member can help students locate a project or activity. If you would like to speak with a staff member, please call 973.596.3100.