Feature Stories

Past Student Profile

April 27, 2012
Luz Angela Zidziunas is the top-ranked student in the senior class, with a perfect 4.0 GPA. But what’s more impressive about her is this: she’s also a mother of three children who,... read more!
September 1, 2011
NJIT senior Muhammad Elgammal worked this summer as an intern for the Port Authority, and as such he got to work on the reconstruction of the World Trade Center (WTC) site.“When I first... read more!
August 2, 2011
It was when she enrolled in graduate school that Gloria Portocarrero realized how lucky she was to have a Gates Scholarship.  The Gates scholarship, which paid for her undergraduate studies,... read more!
August 2, 2011
The second-richest man in the world pays for Elaine Gomez to attend NJIT.Elaine is a Gates Millennium Scholar, which means Bill Gates, by way of his foundation, pays her tuition.  Elaine, a... read more!
May 24, 2011
Dominick Cirillo earned good grades in high school, but he did poorly on his SATs.  Therefore, when he enrolled at NJIT he was placed in a remedial program. He started off by taking just 10... read more!
May 9, 2011
Phong Pham, who did two majors simultaneously -- mechanical and electrical engineering -- will attend Stanford University.  He'll major in mechanical engineering.After the below story was... read more!
May 5, 2011
The best thing about NJIT, in the eyes of senior Frank Lombardi, is the professors.Before becoming teachers, most NJIT professors worked as engineers, says Lombardi. They bring their work... read more!
April 29, 2011
In one day Tara Rhett got two job offers, one from Pratt & Whitney and another from Dow Chemical.  She took the latter – the offer was too hard to refuse. Dow hired Tara to... read more!
April 28, 2011
Rachel Wallner will graduate in May but she already has a great job.In August, she’ll begin work as an environmental engineer for Noblis, a nonprofit firm that does environmental... read more!
April 28, 2011
America is often referred to as the land of opportunity.  Faizan Naqvi refers to NJIT as the “university of opportunity.”NJIT gave him the opportunity, for instance, to work on... read more!