The President's Volunteer Service Award

America has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. Now more than ever, volunteers are renewing their commitment to helping others and making new connections that bring us closer together as families, as neighbors, as communities, and as a nation.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award program is a great way to thank and honor those who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.

Awards are given to youth ages 14 and under who have completed 50 or more hours of volunteer service; individuals 15 and older who have completed 100 or more hours; and families or groups who have completed 200 or more hours. Lifetime achievement is recognized with a special President's Call to Service Award, which honors those who have provided more than 4,000 hours of service over the course of their lifetime.

For more information about the President’s Volunteer Service Award, visit www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.

Service Learning Program

 Service Learning Program At NJIT, Service Learning offers a connection between technology-focused academics, and engagement-based experiences in the surrounding communities.  NJIT students complete a 30-hour community service activity or project for courses that include a service-related component, or a faculty monitored senior project/independent study class.  Projects are designed to offer practical experience in a social service setting that reinforces academic and career goals.
 

Who Can Participate

Eligible students must be enrolled in select courses.

 

What Students Are Doing

The Office of Civic Engagement has developed partnerships with many non-profit agencies and identifies projects and activities that students may choose. Students may also identify their own projects or community placements.

  • An architecture student developed a renovation plan for a senior citizen daycare facility at New Community Corporation.
  • Students designed and implemented needs assessment surveys for the Newark Museum and Project S.H.A.R.E.
  • A student interested in oral communication interviewed senior citizens who told the rich history of Newark on video.
  • Students trained the staff at St. Michael's Medical Center on various computer software packages.

 

Why Participate

The program provides students with opportunities to be actively involved in the community, learn about community needs, develop commitment 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. Staff members from the NJIT Office of Civic Engagement can help students locate a project or activity.

 

Community Service Work-Study Program

This program offers eligible students the option of working in a non-profit agency to earn their work-study award. Many of the placements are directly related to academic disciplines. The federal government pays a percentage of the student wages and the agency covers the remaining cost.

 

This federally subsidized program offers eligible students the option of working in community-based non-profit agencies, public schools, or governmental agencies to earn a work-study award.  CSWS provides students the opportunity to earn part of the funds needed to cover educational cost and offers organizations an economical way to meet short-term staffing needs.

 

Who Can Participate:

Non-profit agencies.

 

What Students Are Doing:

  • Assisting Goodwill Rescue Mission in their kitchen, office, and thrift shop.
  • Working with Future City, Inc. on environmental initiatives.
  • Developing websites for non-profits

 

Why Participate:

Students receive paid work experience, and the agency gets dependable and talented help at a subsidized rate.

 

How to Participate:

Students who receive Federal Work Study can apply for this position using the NJIT student job system. 

If you have any question, please contact Nadyrah Amin by e-mail at amin@njit.edu or by phone on 973-596-3645.


Career Services for Alumni

CDS assists alumni in refining their self-marketing skills and career objectives and obtaining meaningful employment in a specialty consistent with their education, experience and personal goals.

List of Services for Alumni

Job Listings
Alumni can register and manage their on-line account on CDSlink. Alumni will be able to update and keep their registration information current, upload their resume to submit to employers, and apply for jobs. To register for CDSlink, enter your UCID and password. If you need assistance with your UCID and password, contact the NJIT helpdesk at 973 596 2900.

Campus Champions
Campus Champions Networks operate successfully at hundreds of universities across the United Sates. They serve as an invaluable resource for near and recent college graduates seeking to begin their careers. At NJIT additional Campus Champion roles can include college networking forums, service to advisory boards, careers panels/programs, mentoring, and a resource to share information about scholarship programs.  For more information click here...

For Campus Champions Network Toolbox, click here.

Career Advisement
The Student and Alumni Development team advises undergraduate and graduate students and alumni on career development and employment issues. For career advisement click here.

Career Fair
A diverse group of employment organizations participate in this unique event each fall and spring offering students and alumni an opportunity to network with employers seeking qualified candidates.  For career fair click here.

Career Resources
Collection of online reference tools to assist with organizing and managing the job search. Provides career related tutorials, podcasts and videos. Check out the Five O'clock Club and Alumni Career Speaker Series. For other career resources click here

Career Speaker Webinar Series
The series features authors and career experts who share their secrets, research, and tips with job seekers.  Webinars are live and archived for later reviews. For other career resources click here

Alumni Job Listings

CDSlink - Career Services Job Listing Site.  Listings for full-time, part-time, temporary jobs for alumni and on-campus recruitment for recent alumni. Also, gain access to information about career services events including career fairs.

Additional Services

Career Fairs - List of NJIT and other local career fairs.

MonsterTRAK - Monster's entry-level job listing site.

NACElink - National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) provides direct links to employers' career pages. Normally, students and alumni will need to build a resume at each employer’s site before applying for those jobs.

Other job listings - A list of career related web sites.

Disclaimer

The Division of Career Development Services at NJIT is providing this listing service as a courtesy for students, alumni and prospective employers of students. The University holds no assurance of any kind regarding the actual qualifications or capacities of a student to perform the desired work or of any actual or prospective employer's willingness or ability to provide the described work, although any student or employer who misrepresents information to NJIT for the purpose of utilizing this service shall be barred from its continued utilization.

Fraudulent and Scam Job Postings

Alumni Career Fairs

NJIT provides opportunities for alumni to meet with employers at various career fairs throughout the academic year. Career fairs are traditionally held during the month of September and February. 

 

See our list of upcoming fairs and other resources

Welcome

Career Development Services is committed to being a resource for students at any point in their education and for alumni, whether recent graduates or seasoned professionals.

 

We assist employers with marketing their job opportunities, facilitating recruitment, and linking with our students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Whether you connect with us one-on-one, through group activities, or take advantage of our extensive online resources, Career Development Services is your one-stop center for superior career development planning. Please take a trip through our web site to explore your options.

 

Welcome Back!

The fall semester has begun with new classes and new opportunities for making a difference in your life.

 

Career Development Services is a resource that offers events and services to assist you to grow personally and professionally while you are here at NJIT. Whether you want to strengthen your resume and interviewing skills, look for work experience related to your major, take part in community service, or get advice about career planning, we have what you need!

 

Highlights for the fall semester include National Career Development Week, 21st Annual Fall Career Fair, Super Bowl and Special Olympics Volunteer sign ups, Practice Interviews, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Student Intern Panel, Resume Open Houses, Practice Interviews, and On Campus Interviews for Graduating Students. A full roster of our events is available in CDSlink and on our Workshop Calendar.

 

Please stop by during our Walk In Hours or make an appointment to speak with a career counselor through your CDSlink account. You can also find us in the Campus Center lobby one evening each week during the semester. We look forward to serving you!

 

 

 

CDS Advisory Board Mission Statement

Mission

The mission of the NJIT Career Development Services (CDS) Advisory Board is to provide CDS leadership with broad-based advice and guidance on strategies and tactics which assist:

  • Students in gaining a clear understanding of their career options and workplace requirements, in obtaining experiential learning opportunities, in developing job search and interviewing skills, and in fulfilling their first destination choice of employment, service and or continuing education; 
  • Alumni in refining their job search and interviewing skills, career objectives, gaining a clear understanding of their career options and workplace requirements, and obtaining meaningful employment in a specialty consistent with their education, experience, and personal goals;
  • Employers in staffing their organizations with qualified students, graduates, and alumni capable of filling their workforce needs, and in developing closer and more effective relationships with university staff;
  • The community in linking students, alumni, faculty, and staff directly to service and civic engagement activities with organizations committed to improving the quality of life for New Jersey residents;

And to ensure that the office effectively demonstrates and disseminates outcomes attained in meeting these objectives.

Advisory Board Members’ Responsibilities

CDS advisory board members are actively involved in, committed to, and effectively contribute to attaining board objectives. Board members are selected and affirmed by the NJIT Board of Trustees based on their ability to meet the following responsibilities.

1. Attend three scheduled meetings annually;

2. Review and provide advice concerning the office’s long term vision and strategic planning in areas pertaining to college relations and diverse talent acquisition functions for summer, co-op, internships and regular job opportunities;

3. Advise on business development strategy;

4. Participate in sub-committees, if needed, in support of specific initiatives; 

5. Identify resources that assist CDS in sustaining and advancing its objectives; and

6. Identify sources of employment for students with majors that are in lesser demand.

   Advisory Board Meetings

The CDS Advisory Board meets three times per year at NJIT during January, April, and September.  If needed, board members serving on ad hoc committees will meet on an as-needed basis at a time and location convenient to the members.  It is advised that, if possible, sub-committee meetings be facilitated through the use of technology-based conferencing.  

  Advisory Board Members

The CDS Advisory Board shall include representatives from organizations with recruiting and or experiential education relationships with NJIT, representatives of professional associations, community and government agencies, and one each staff, faculty, and student member.  The Advisory Board shall be appointed by the NJIT Board of Trustees to serve in staggered two-year terms.  Advisory Board members shall be appointed based on their ability to participate effectively in fulfilling the Board’s responsibilities.

Contact Information

Gregory Mass, Executive Director
NJIT  Career Development Services
973.596.5745
973.642.4297 Fax
mass@njit.edu
www.njit.edu/cds

 

 

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