The Career Resource Center provides students with the opportunity to review an extensive collection of career planning materials covering topics such as career testing, job searching, interview preparation, and employer and industry trends. Students have access to computer workstations through which on-line job searching can occur.
The CRC is located in Campbell Hall, 4th Floor. The hours during the regular academic year when classes are in session are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and one evening in the Campus Center from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. each week. Summer hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where Do I Begin?
The career process can be daunting. Assessing your skills (things that you are good at), values (things that are important to you), and interests (things that you enjoy) is an integral part of that process. Researching different fields and speaking with people who currently work in fields that interest you will also help you to focus on the careers or occupations that are right for you. The CRC has the materials and resources to assist you throughout this phase of career development.
What Can I Do With a Major In....?
Below is a list of majors that are offered through New Jersey Institute of Technology. Click on a major that interests you to find out about the types of occupations that people with that major now hold, the industries that hire people with that major, resources available in the CRC related to that major, and also web sites that focus exclusively on that field of study.
Resources For All Stages of the Job Search
- The CRC has over 125 career related books to meet all of your career development needs, including books on resume writing, job search techniques, cover letter writing, careers for different majors, and internships. Books are on reserve and most are also available for check-out.
- Pick up your own copy of a variety of free magazines available in the CRC including NACE's Job Choices, USBE, Hispanic Engineer and The Black Collegian. Current magazines, such as Forbes, Newsweek, Time and Fortune, are also available to review. Current job opportunities can be viewed in the Sunday New York Times, The Star Ledger, and other local newspapers.
- Students interviewing with companies should conduct research on the company prior to the interview. The CRC has an extensive collection of company information including brochures, annual reports, company web sites, videos, company binders, and job descriptions.
- The internet has changed the way many perceive the job search process and the way they look for a job. There are thousands of career related resources on the web ranging from job posting sites and self-assessments, to career resources and salary surveys. Visit the Job Sites page for a list of some of the better career resources on the web.