Planning (by year)


CAREER DEVELOPMENT TIMETABLE



FRESHMAN YEAR (INQUIRY AND AWARENESS)

  • Make initial selection of major or meet with curricular advisor in CDS
  • Begin to consider career fields
  • Explore interests, abilities through academics; utilize interests and career inventory tools, including Focus2 ( The access code is NJITCDS ), Strong Interest Inventory, and TypeFocus
  • Participate in campus activities and consider volunteering to begin/build your resume
  • Talk to individuals already employed about careers related to your interests
  • Obtain part time and summer jobs to develop interpersonal skills and work related values
  • Get to know faculty, counselors. and administrators
  • Begin to attend CDS workshops and career forums
  • Join a student professional organization/association
  • Familiarize yourself with the career services homepage and other related resources on the Internet: www.njit.edu/cds
  • Register on CDSlink, the Career Services job postings system

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SOPHOMORE YEAR (ASSESSMENT AND EXPLORATION)


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JUNIOR YEAR (TESTING CAREER DECISION)

  • Attend CDS workshops and career forums
  • Attend Career Fairs to find part time, co-op or summer job
  • Use CDSlink and Career Shift to identify internship and co-op jobs
  • Participate in an internship, a co-op, or summer job or volunteer experience
  • Continue to develop pertinent knowledge and job related competencies-i.e. communication, leadership, organizational, problem solving, social media, team playing, and computer skills.
  • Register with CDS for on-campus interviewing opportunities (On Campus Interviewing Program)


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SENIOR YEAR (JOB SEARCH)

  • Attend workshops on resume writing, interviewing and other job search strategies
  • Register with and participate in CDS’ On-Campus Interviewing Program ( OCI )
  • Upload a revised, professional looking resume to CDSlink for resume referral
  • Develop list of contacts and participate in networking opportunities; include social media
  • Attend NJIT and other Career Fairs to meet  and network with employers
  • Identify skills developed from short term or part time employment
  • Learn techniques for articulating your strengths to employers
  • Schedule practice interviews for critique of interviewing skills


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