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2014
How does a new grad kick-start a career in the fast-paced world of news media? Experts representing three different facets of the field—television, financial blogs and radio—shared their fascinating career trajectories and valuable job-seeking tips with NJIT students at the Careers in Media event on April 4, 2014. >>
For the fifth year, NJIT has been named to The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of the highest federal recognitions a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology will be participating in the 2014 Summer Food Service Program from June 30, 2014 to August 15, 2014. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services. >>
New college graduates may have reason to be hopeful this spring. After several dismal years of high unemployment and hiring freezes, early projections say the job market for the Class of 2014 is looking up. >>
WHAT: More than 2,400 job-seekers are expected to attend NJIT's Spring Career, Co-op, and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Slated to be a tremendous success, the event marks the fourth consecutive campus fair that has filled to capacity with participating employers. >>
More than 200 students and recent graduates packed into the Campus Center Atrium recently for the chance to meet and interview the founders of start-up companies from NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) and perhaps land a career-expanding internship or job. >>
Michael Emery, director of human resources at the UN Population Fund, will present “Global Leadership and Careers within the United Nations” on March 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A.  >>
Members of the NJIT community joined the ranks of the more than 15,000 volunteers who provided a warm welcome to the thousands of visitors descending upon the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area when Super Bowl XLVIII kicked off on February 2, 2014.  >>
2013
NJIT's student organizations have rallied once again for their annual Noble November activities to raise awareness of those in need. Members of the Filipino Student Association, many of whom have families in the Philippines that have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, have collected almost $1,000 for UNICEF. >>
The NJIT Campus Center and Career Development Services Civic Engagement with the Filipino Student Association are coordinating the Highlanders Helping Haiyan Victims relief drive to provide assistance to those affected by the recent earthquake and typhoon in the Philippines. >>
The Computer Science Department will host the student panel “Intern Experience in Summer 2013” on Oct. 16 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in GITC 4415.  >>
In collaboration with Career Development Services (CDS), physics professor Ravindra Nuggehalli will host Uncommon Schools, a network of outstanding urban public charter schools working to close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. >>
Nearly 200 employers and 350 recruiters will attend the Fall Career, Co-op and Internship Fair-- the largest number of employers ever to attend a career fair at NJIT.  The employers will interview May graduates for full-time jobs and underclassmen for summer internships.  More than 2,000 students and alumni have already registered for the fair – that's the largest amount ever at NJIT.    >>
More than 180 hiring employers and 2,000 job-seeking students and alumni will attend the 21st Annual Fall Career Fair on October 9, 2013 from 12:30-5:00 p.m. in the Fleisher Gymnasium and Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam P. Dhawan, PhD,  recently joined the autism community at the NJ State House to be recognized for improving public and private autism services.  Dhawan, a noted electrical engineer and inventor in his own right, who heads NJIT's Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS) program, is also executive director of undergraduate research and innovation at NJIT.  The IDS program is offered to Albert Dorman Honors College students at NJIT.   >>
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force teamed up to host the Hurricane Sandy Small Business Recovery and Matchmaking Summit on Aug. 7 at NJIT.  The event, first of its kind in the region since the disaster, educated and connected small businesses to commercial buyers from the private sector and federal, state and local governments. >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology will be participating in the 2013 Summer Food Service Program from June 26, 2013 to August 8, 2013.  The Summer Food Service Program is a federal Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services.  >>
2012
Humberto “Humby” Baquerizo '95, of Newark, assistant director of the Campus Center at NJIT overseeing the Office of Conference Services and Programs, spoke at the Undergraduate Greek Leadership Convention on Oct. 27 at Seton Hall University.  >>
The New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) is ranked first nationally among the 62 Regional Extension Centers with over 6,300 member Primary Care Providers (PCPs), including 4,600 PCPs who are using a government certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system in their practice and 1,432 who have met the federal EHR program's requirements to receive incentive payments.  >>
More than 2,000 NJIT students and graduates dressed in their finest business attire will wait patiently and professionally on long but potentially profitable lines at NJIT's Annual Fall Career Fair next Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center and the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT Campus. >>
The New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) and NJIT successfully partnered to bring Health Information Technology (IT) to students by assisting them in creating individual electronic Personal Health Records (PHRs).  >>
New Jersey's Department of Health Commissioner, Mary E. O'Dowd, looks on as an NJIT student inputs her medical information to create her electronic Personal Health Record (PHR) as part of the 7th Annual National Health IT Week celebration.  >>
NJIT announces the appointment, effective Sept. 1, 2012, of Charles J. Fey, EdD, as the new NJIT Vice President of Academic and Student Support Services.  >>
NJIT students will create individual electronic Personal Health Records (PHR) at NJIT in the Campus Center Atrium, on Sept. 10, 2012, (from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.).  >>
NJ-HITEC and NJIT will celebrate National Health Information Technology (IT) Week by launching a new health IT initiative at the NJIT Campus Center Atrium on Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. >>
Law, Technology and Culture (LTC) Major Vanessa Espinal has won a seat in the Rutgers Camden School of Law Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program.  >>
For recent Kearny High School graduate Gustavo Pacheco, 21, growing up has been a long and winding road.  >>
NJIT's Career Development Services is hosting the 2nd Annual Culminating service-learning presentations for elementary and middle school students from Bragaw Avenue School (The Service-Learning Academy), Newark Public Schools, on Tuesday, April 17th from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A.   >>
NJIT will participate in the 2012 Summer Food Service Program from July 2, 2012 to August 15, 2012.  >>
More than 150 employers will attend the NJIT Spring Career, Co-op and Internship Fair -- the largest ever at NJIT.  >>
NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with Career Development Services will host the second annual Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum on March 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
NJIT's College Goal Sunday is set this year for Feb. 19, 2012 (snow date March 4, 2012) from 1-4 p.m. in the second floor ballroom of NJIT's Campus Center.  >>
NJIT Professor Mengchu Zhou, of Basking Ridge, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) based on his distinguished scientific contributions to a variety of research areas in the field of electrical and computer engineering.  >>
Three Albert Dorman Honors College students, accompanied by ADHC Assistant Dean for Student Programs Paul Dine, PhD, traveled to the Dominican Republic earlier this month to help complete the building of a home for a local family in need.  >>
Humberto “Humby” Baquerizo '95, of Newark, assistant director of the Campus Center overseeing the Office of Conference Services and Programs, presented at the Tau Delta Phi Pyramid Leadership Institute 2012 at Ramapo College on Jan. 14, 2012. >>
2011
Attorney Dolcey E. Chaplin, director of the NJIT Procurement Center, participated last week in an invitation-only panel discussion on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee's Defense Business Panel.   >>
Want to check the pulse of New Jersey's economy? What better way to learn what employers want than to spend time tomorrow at NJIT's 19th semi-annual career fair. >>
Career Development Services is pleased to announce the 19th Annual NJIT/Rutgers-Newark Career Fair, their largest career fair ever, to be held on Oct. 12, 12:30-5 p.m.  >>
Cheickna Sylla, of Morris Plains, a professor in the NJIT School of Management (SOM) has been selected to receive the “Excellence in Service Award” at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011. Convocation at NJIT traditionally honors select faculty and staff members who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period.  >>
For the second year, NJIT has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of the highest federal recognitions a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. >>
Sharon Gilbert, assistant director of Career Development Services at NJIT, received the 2011 Practitioner of the Year Award on June 9 at the New Jersey Cooperative Education and Internship Association's annual awards luncheon held at NJIT. >>
Bragaw Avenue School students displayed their projects designed to showcase their knowledge of the various issues that they have studied as part of their contributions to the school community today in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
The Brothers of Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho chapter raised $1000 to support The Lance Armstrong Foundation at a dinner given in honor of a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, David Ketcham, who is a cancer survivor. >>
NJIT will participate in the 2011 Summer Food Service Program from July 5, 2011 to August 11, 2011. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services. >>
More than 40 NJIT alumni met with 106 students during the Third Annual Speed Networking Event on March 30 in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Student representatives from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at NJIT visited a fourth-grade classroom in the Randolph school district, where they gave a presentation on “What Is Civil Engineering?” and conducted a hands-on activity using toothpicks and gumdrops to design and construct bridges.  >>
Marcelle M. Jackson, MIS manager for NJIT's Division of Career Development Services, was recently honored by the New Jersey Haitian Student Association during their Annual Alumni and Supporters Gala. >>
NJIT mourns the loss of Ken Diehl, formerly of Career Development Services, who passed away on February 26.  He was employed at NJIT for 33 years before retiring.   >>
NJIT volunteers are needed for the GoNewark HoopFest NCAA Basketball Tournament on March 24-27, 2011. Register here. >>
AT&T, Oppenheimer Funds, Motorola, Samsung, McGraw Hill Companies and the Liberty Science Center will number among the 120-plus organizations participating in the March 2, 2011 NJIT Career Fair.  >>
Think NJIT. Think green. Environmental awareness is an intrinsic part of the campus culture. >>
NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with the Division of Career Services will host the Spring Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum on Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall Rm. 698.  >>
The brothers of the Alpha Phi Omega Lambda Delta Chapter participated in the Martin Luther King Day of Service yesterday at Louis Spencer Elementary School in Newark.  >>
Confounded by federal student loan applications?  If you are a low-income family, there is no reason to suffer alone. >>
2010

'Tis the Season

December 15, 2010
More than 20 campus organizations helped collect donations from the NJIT community as part of the fifth annual Toys for Tots drive. >>
NJIT's Fall 2010 UNICEF Challenge has raised a total of $1783.64 for UNICEF, with Phi Sigma Kappa named the overall winning organization. The fraternity, which raised a a total of $373.46 in funds, has been awarded $250 from the Campus Center for an on-campus program. Last year as part of the Campus Challenge, NJIT raised almost $10,000 to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake; that amount was doubled by the George Harrison Fund.   >>
NJIT student volunteers served a Thanksgiving dinner to Hyacinth AIDS Foundation staff and clients on Nov. 18 in the Campus Center Atrium. "They all made a great impact on the Hyacinth staff and their clients, from helping to decorate, serving the food and interacting with the clients," said NJIT Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler.  >>
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority in the US Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Menssana Research Inc., a company with research facilities in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, a contract for $4.2 million to develop a breath test for radiation exposure. If the contract is exercised with options, it could total $22.84 million.   >>
Ian Lafond, a second-year PhD student in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. This $142,000 award will support Ian's dissertation research in the lab of Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich over the next four years. >>
Each year since 2005, colleges and universities across the United States have recognized September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Following the ninth anniversary of 9/11, higher education institutions continue to work collaboratively to improve the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and guests on their campuses by sharing information regarding policies and strategies to consistently maintain safe campuses throughout the State. >>
NJIT has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, an annual recognition program that celebrates exemplary commitment to service and volunteering from institutions of higher education. The Corporation for National and Community Service pays tribute to the work of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who support local communities through service.  >>
The Alumni Association of NJIT and the Office of Alumni Relations in cooperation with the Division of Career Development Services are encouraging all NJIT alumni interested in finding employment with the Federal Government to attend a free informational webinar on June 8, 12 noon-1 p.m (EST). Click here to register. >>
Michael Thompson, CMS, plant engineer in NJIT's Technical Services/Physical Plant Department, has received the Man of the Year Award from the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Middle Atlantic Regional Association (MARA). RSES Past International President Jim Casey, CMS, PE, cited Thompson for his efforts to develop educational programs for MARA and the RSES Garden State Chapter, as well as his dedicated involvement to bring seminars and other events to HVACR professionals in the Mid-Atlantic area. “This is a long-overdue award,” said Casey.    >>
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Katrina Hornstein, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, received the Presidential Leadership Award for undergraduate students today from NJIT Dean of Students Jack Gentul at the annual Highlander Student Achievement Awards ceremony. Jaskirat Sodhi, a PhD student in mechanical engineering, received the award in the graduate student category. The awards recognize outstanding student leaders, student staff, campus organizations and programs as well as department and college award recipients. >>
The NJIT community's efforts to help the victims of Haiti have earned second place in the UNICEF/ACUI Campus Challenge. NJIT raised $9,281.56 by April 1. The 300-plus schools that participated in the Campus Challenge raised over $230,000 which will be matched by the George Harrison Fund. "This just confirms what we already know--that NJIT is truly a giving community that comes together to help those in need," said Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. "Special thanks to all of the individuals who donated and raised funds, and to these groups who raised funds by hosting events: the NJIT Hockey Team for raising over $3,000 in their Hockey for Haiti Winter Classic game vs. Seton Hall; Engineers Without Borders; Phi Beta Sigma; OXFAM; HASAN; ASCE; Athletics, the Campus Center, Career Development Services; the cast of the Faculty, Staff and Student Variety Show, which raised $250; Gourmet Dining Services for their $1,000 contribution, and the Residence Hall Association." >>
U.S. Food and Drug Administration district staff recently spoke to a group of some 25 graduate students and professors in NJIT's Graduate Biomedical Engineering Society (GBMES). The presentation centered on the history of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with an additional focus on the FDA's role in the regulation of medical devices. >>
CBS-TV cameras were rolling at this week's NJIT Career Fair, where students were interviewed for The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric's employment report, expected to air tonight at 6:30 p.m.  >>
Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI) Academic Honor Society will induct 169 NJIT undergraduate students, many of them members of the NJIT Albert Dorman Honors College, on Feb. 21, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
2009
Students at Bergen County Academies can now look forward to saving one year of tuition and time if they choose to attend NJIT and graduate early, thanks to an agreement signed today between NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Bergen Academies Superintendent Robert Aloia. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor of Physics Dale E. Gary will guide visitors on a journey to the center of the galaxy on Dec. 11, 2009 at the Cooperative Extension Services, Warren County. >>
NJIT's Division of Career Development Services will host the Seventh Annual Recruitment Partner Program on Dec. 2, 2009, 4-6 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The focus of the meeting will be "Community Investment Partnerships: The Next Generation." >>
Martin Katzen, PhD, professor in the department of mathematical sciences (shown here with NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch), Deran Hanesian, PhD, professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Onofrio Russo, PhD, professor in the department of physics, received awards for 45 years of service on Oct. 28 at the 2009 Service Award ceremony and reception. A total of 134 employees and retirees were recognized for their years of service to the university.  >>
Donations of gently-used, career-appropriate items of clothing for women are urgently needed for the "Successful Suits" collection drive to benefit Dress for Success Newark. The clothing drive is one of the community service projects for NJIT's observance of national Make A Difference Day on Oct. 24. Items needed are business suits: pants/trouser suits, skirt suits, and dresses (any size, but sizes 14 and up preferred); jackets or blazers, skirts and slacks, blouses, new nylons, new and nearly new shoes (sizes 9 and up preferred), scarves, purses, belts, jewelry, and tote bags (preferably black). All items should be in excellent condition (no obvious tears, stains, missing buttons or broken zippers), only dry-cleaned or laundered, currently in style and ready to wear. When donating your clothing, please include your name, address, and an itemized donation list with your clothes; this information will be used to generate your tax receipt for the donation. Please bring items on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 to NJIT's Career Development Services Office, 5th Fl., Campbell Hall.  >>
In a year when the majority of college grads have had trouble finding employment in their fields, the NJIT undergraduate full-time employment rate for recent college graduates has been surprisingly better than the national average. This is especially good news for the more than 2,000 students who will attend NJIT's bi-annual career fair on Oct. 14, 2009, from 12:30-5 p.m. on the NJIT campus in the Athletic Center and the Campus Center Ballroom.    >>
Some 75 NJIT students—almost double last year's number—joined 300 volunteers who helped care for the historic cherry blossom trees in Newark's Branch Brook Park on Oct. 3 as part of Prudential Financial's 15th annual Global Volunteer Day. Prudential's long-time partnership with the Branch Brook Park Alliance has spawned the park's own volunteer day, which coincides with the Prudential event.  >>
Laurence Howell, PhD, of Wayne, executive director of NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program, received the Excellence in Service Award at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Peter Fischbach, of Toms River, executive chef and director of food service for Gourmet Dining Services at NJIT, captured second prize at the 2009 Great American Seafood Cook-Off, held last Saturday in New Orleans. This is the second year in a row in which Fischbach took the top prize. Working with him both years was chef, Erik Weatherspool, also of Toms River.  >>
NJIT's Executive Chef Peter Fischbach, of Toms River, captured second place at the 2009 Great American Seafood Cook-Off on Saturday in New Orleans. Fischbach is director of food service for Gourmet Dining Services at NJIT. The cook-off featured 15 teams, each preparing a domestic-seafood dish that reflected the cuisine of their home state. Fishbach and his sous chef Erik Weatherspool were given one hour, start to finish, to prepare 10 plates of his seared scallops dish.  >>
NJIT's Executive Chef Peter Fischbach, of Toms River, will represent New Jersey this summer for the second time in the Sixth Annual Great American Seafood Cookoff on July 18, 2009 in New Orleans. Fischbach is director of food service for Gourmet Dining Services at NJIT. This summer and fall, he is spearheading an effort to plant and maintain a rooftop garden on the university's Campus Center that will supply produce for the kitchen. >>
Many seniors who will graduate at NJIT's commencement ceremony tomorrow (9 a.m.-noon) at the Prudential Center are looking forward to the big day but not just for the sheepskin. They will look forward just as much to their starting dates at plum jobs with starting salaries upwards of $60,000.  >>
NJIT's School of Management and the Division of Career Development Services are sponsoring an event to help students who are looking to enter the job market on April 22, 2:30-4 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall. Greg Mass, executive director of career development services at NJIT, will give the keynote presentation "Skill Requirements for An Innovation Driven Economy." Contact: Michael Ehrlich. >>
The NJIT community mourns the passing this morning of Bernard Coopersmith, a 1944 graduate of Newark College of Engineering and friend of the university. Coopersmith received the NCE Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2000 and served as the president of the NJIT Alumni Association in 1969. Last year, Coopersmith joined those about to become alumni at Commencement 2008, receiving special recognition from NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch as the “most mature” alumnus to participate in the ceremony. >>
Join MathWorks engineers for a free technical demonstration of MATLAB 2008 and how it can be used as a flexible platform for technical computing and application development in engineering, math, and science curricula and research on March 12, 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3730. Learn new content such as Speeding Up MATLAB Applications during this technical demonstration. Agenda and registration: http://ist.njit.edu/matlabday.php >>
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NJIT expects a surprisingly strong turn-out for both students and companies at next week's upcoming annual Career Development Services Spring Career Fair. Registered companies include Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, Telcordia, AT&T as well as federal agencies ranging from the FBI in Newark to the US Patent and Trademark Office in Washington DC.    >>
Nine lucky NJIT students are testing one of the nation's first application development courses for the Apple iPhone. The upper-level course, taught by Director of University Web Services Jim Robertson, illustrates how to develop applications for the popular iPhone. >>
NEC Foundation of America has awarded NJIT a $32,000 grant to support the dissemination and use of therapeutic video games to serve children with severe sensory and motor disabilities.  >>
Ralph Izzo believes that our society is steering a very unsustainable course when it comes to energy — and he speaks with authority. In the first Technology and Society Forum presentation at NJIT for spring 2009, Izzo will explore how the impacts of climate change and an uncertain economy make it imperative to redefine our complex relationship with energy. >>
There's something for everyone this spring at NJIT's semi-annual Technology and Society Forum Series.  In two weeks, Ralph Izzo, chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) opens the event with a closer look at sustainability.   >>
2008
Faculty, staff and students at NJIT found time to brighten the holiday season for needy children in and around Newark. More than 22 organizations, clubs and departments collected five boxes of new toys and over $500 in donations during the third annual campus-wide Toys for Tots drive. Beneficiaries of all the activities included the Salvation Army, Harmony House, FOCUS, La Casa and other agencies in the greater Newark Area. Members of the NJIT community gave cash donations, dropped off toys or children's books, attended athletic home games, baked and bought cookies or joined the Wall of Fame plaques benefiting the Toys for Tots campaign. “Once again, the NJIT community demonstrated its commitment to the service of others in these hard financial economic times,” said Humberto "Humby" Baquerizo, NJIT's Assistant Director of Greek Life and Wellness Programs. "I am thankful for all the faculty and staff, student organizations, Greeks, and the Athletic Student Activity Board, who continue to assist with this program by bringing the holiday spirit to those families in need."  >>
The Great Depression collided with a wave of natural disasters, including the Dust Bowl and devastating floods of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Recovering from these calamities—and preventing their reoccurrence—was a major goal of the New Deal. In Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2007), NJIT author and professor Neil M. Maher recounts the history of one of Franklin D. Roosevelt's boldest and most successful experiments, the Civilian Conservation Corps. >>
NJIT's College of Computing Sciences is presenting a seminar entitled, "In Pursuit of Unintended Consequences and Other Thoughts on NJIT's Website Strategy", on Dec. 3, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3710.  >>
If you are a student and you are considering attending NJIT, check out NJIT's Career Development Center (CDC) http://www.njit.edu/cds/ with the mission to help students find great jobs. Hundreds of top companies from around the region come to CDC's biannual fairs to recruit. CDC also helps students find internships and part-time jobs (co-ops) at these firms. >>
AIG in conjunction with the New Jersey Business Force (of which NJIT is a member) will conduct a one-day symposium on July 14 in NJIT's Campus Center Atrium to address the implications of a Category 3 hurricane on critical infrastructure in the NYC/NJ region. James Eberwine, Lead Forecaster at the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ will be the keynote speaker. For registration and additional information, contact Col. (Ret.) Hank Straub, 609-577-5373, hstraub@bens.org. >>
NJIT's associate provost for information services and technology and chief information officer David F. Ullman, of South Orange, was named  chief information officer for 2008 (for nonprofits) by the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC). >>
Jonathan James, a junior majoring in industrial engineering, and Yvan Christophe, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, were among a group of NJIT students who participated in Beautiful Newark Day this week at the West Side Park Community Center. The activity was part of NJIT's “The Big Give” community service campaign during the month of April. >>
David Ullman, associate provost for information services and technology and chief information officer at NJIT, has been named New Jersey Technology Council 2008 CIO of the Year in the nonprofit category. The award recognizes a chief information officer or an executive in an equivalent position for his/her innovation and creativity in planning and deploying their enterprise systems, future IT goals, management philosophy and service to the industry and community. >>
More than 100 employers seeking engineering, computer science, architecture, management, allied and applied science, and liberal arts majors are expected to participate in the annual Spring 2008 Career Fair on March 12, 12:30-5 p.m. at NJIT.  >>
NJIT's Executive Chef Peter Fischbach, of Toms River, will represent New Jersey this summer in the fourth annual Great American Seafood Cookoff, Aug. 4, 2008 in Louisiana. >>
2007
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented an award for 20 years of service to Saida Leon, administrative assistant to the executive director of University Communications, at the annual Service/Retiree Awards ceremony and reception on May 24 in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Joel S. Bloom, EdD, vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT has been named an Educational Opportunity Fund Champion for 2007. The award, sponsored by New Jersey's Commission on Higher Education, is annually presented to dedicated New Jersey individuals who provide maximum education and opportunity for New Jersey's disadvantaged youngsters. >>
Some 1200 students at NJIT will spend their lunch hour tomorrow patiently waiting in a line long enough to wrap around a block-long building in the hope of securing a high-paying job. The plan will be to secure an interview with one of the 130 name-brand companies at NJIT's annual spring career fair. >>
Faculty, staff and students at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) found time to brighten the holiday season for needy children in and around Newark. Some 21 organizations, clubs and departments at NJIT collected five boxes of new toys and $1,000 in donations during the second annual campus-wide Toys-for-Tots drive.  This past weekend, NJIT students also joined a benefit for students at the Key School to celebrate Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes Magos). >>
NJIT will lead a public-private partnership preparing adults with physical disabilities for entry-level and advanced jobs in information technology. A $946,000, two-year grant from the Henry H. Kessler Foundation, of West Orange, will support “EmployMe!,” a two-year, continuing education program. >>
2006
Stephen M. Eck has been appointed director of admissions, announced Joel S. Bloom, EdD, vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College. “Steve has excelled in all of his past endeavors, and we anticipate that he will continue to do so in his new position,” said Bloom. >>
Kathryn D. Kelly has been appointed associate vice president for enrollment services and dean of admissions, announced Joel S. Bloom, EdD, senior vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College.com >>
Tomorrow's career fair sponsored by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will be the largest held on campus in a decade, said Gregory Mass, executive director of NJIT's Career Development Services.  The event will host 138 employers and attract more than 1000 student attendees. >>
Alexander Haimovich wants to improve consumer wireless services during the next three years, despite predictions of worsening services. That's why Haimovich, an electrical and computer engineering professor at NJIT will lead a research team to prevent a downturn in services. >>
Anthony W. Schuman, an associate professor at the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation, the Foundation Overseers Public and Institute Service Award. >>
If your company or corporation has not yet established an internship program with a college or university, this may be a good time to create such a program, said Greg Mass, executive director, Career Development Services, NJIT. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has been asked by Educational Testing Service (ETS) to join its prestigious advisory committee focused on literacy assessment.   The committee was established in 2003 to ensure the test's initial development.  Now that the test is available, the committee serves in a consultative role. >>
NJIT was recently named as one of six new higher education institutions to join the National Advisory Committee for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Assessment, which is used voluntarily by higher education institutions and high schools that want to assess the ICT skills of its students. >>
NJIT”s Division of Career Development Services hosted an extensive, six-day and evening training seminar on campus earlier this month for the Wachovia Bank/NJ Department of Community Affairs Housing Scholars Program, a partnership between Wachovia Bank, the NJ Department of Community Affairs, and NJIT. Six of the 24 students selected this year were NJIT students. They created a redevelopment plan for a pre-selected neighborhood that included many of the components found in a formal redevelopment plan. Accompanied by NJIT staff as well as planning professionals, they studied the Lower Clinton Hill neighborhood of Newark and produced several maps using GIS technology. Following the training seminar each scholar will complete a 10-week paid internship at a New Jersey nonprofit community housing agency. >>
NJIT's Division of Career Development Services partnered with Gateway Northwest Maternal and Child Health Network recently to present the first Greater Newark Skill Building Summit for Health Leadership at NJIT. Gregory Mass, executive director, Division of Career Development Services, provided the welcoming address. The Summit convened 65 key public health stakeholders within Greater Newark dedicated to improving immunization rates and other health outcomes within their communities. The purpose of the Summit was to give participants the opportunity to learn new methods for improving their agency management skills.  >>
A group of high school students spent the day and most of the night at NJIT building meditation rooms out of nothing more than UPS boxes and tape. The project is part of the New Jersey School of Architecture's Summer Architecture Career Exploration Program, a two-day intensive class that teaches students what it is like to attend architecture school. A jury of architects judged the finished projects and selected a winning design (at left). >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented an award for 50 years of service to Nissim Towfik, an associate professor in the department of physics, at the annual Service/Retiree Awards Ceremony and reception on June 15 in the Campus Center Ballroom. A total of 134 employees and retirees were recognized for their years of service to the university.  >>
A new A to Z search index of NJIT web pages was launched by the Office of University Communications late last week. The search index complements the new NJIT Google search engine introduced in November. >>
A group of 50 students from NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture will spend spring break cleaning out houses in a flood-ravaged neighborhood in New Orleans. "Helping people rebuild their houses, and their lives, is an amazing feeling and a great experience,” says Thomas Reynolds, a senior at NJIT who helped organize the trip. “I'd much rather spend my vacation helping these people than sitting on a beach in Florida.” >>
New Jersey Network (NJN) News will air a segment tonight about NJIT's spring career fair. Greg Mass (at left), executive director of NJIT's Career Development Center, will be interviewed as well as NJIT students and two employers. The report will air first at 5:30 p.m. on PBS news, then again at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Channels 23, 50, 52 and 58.  >>
NJIT's annual spring Career Fair will be one of the largest ever, with 110 companies and government agencies coming to interview some 1,000 students. The career fair, open to all NJIT students and alumni, will be held March 8, from 12:30-4 p.m, Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
Local college students who are hunting for jobs will have a chance to interview with officials from prominent companies during a collaborative career fair hosted by NJIT, Essex County College, Rutgers University-Newark, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey on Feb. 1, 2-6 p.m. at The Robert Treat Hotel, Newark. >>
2005
NJIT's Open University will offer a crash course in PHP/MySQL on Nov. 9, 4-6 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 1100. Faculty, students, external businesses and those interested in acquiring practical knowledge, career development and real-world problem-solving skills are invited to participate. Contact: Osama Eljabiri, oe2@njit.edu. >>
There's good news for college students who will soon be searching for jobs. The job market has seen sustained growth during the last year and employers intend to dramatically increase hiring, according to Greg Mass, executive director of career services at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Howard Kimmel, PhD, professor of chemical engineering and executive director of New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Center for Pre-College Programs, received the NJIT Foundation Overseers Public and Institute Service Award. >>
“Although sophisticated electronics gadgets are making the world appear smaller, distance should not die,” said computer guru Darl Kolb earlier this week at NJIT. Kolb, a visiting professor from the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand, championed redefining the notion of distance as the electronic world changes lives.  UPS Information Services, Mahwah, funded the lecture series sponsored by NJIT's College of Computing Sciences. “Improvements in communication technology cannot completely overcome human needs for personal space, privacy and disconnections from others,” Kolb said. >>
2004
Wilfred Augustin, a computing help desk associate at NJIT and a specialist in the U.S. Army, will be leaving to serve in Iraq on December 28, 2004.  Augustin will be stationed at Base Speicher, 60 miles north of Baghdad. >>
In an effort to leverage resources and create ongoing communication channels, the IEEE North Jersey Section and NJIT's Division of Career Development Services (CDS) have entered into an alliance that stands to greatly benefit both organizations. “It is our objective to distribute information about various career development programs, services, and events that we think will be of interest and value to the IEEE members and their employing companies,” says Gregory Mass, executive director of the Career Development Center. >>