When employers look to hire graduates, the first thing they look for (after good grades) is work experience. They want to hire students who have worked internships and co-op jobs. NJIT's Division of Career Development Services helps students find those jobs.
The office has a database that lists co-ops and internships. And staff members there help students edit their resumes, refine their job searches and learn how to interview well. The office does mock interviews with students, which can be videotaped. This way, students can watch themselves and adjust their interviewing techniques. Twice a year, the career center hosts career fairs where the top employers in the metro region come to recruit NJIT students.
- Co-op Placement: Many students elect for one or more semesters of Cooperative Education, earning academic credit while gaining paid real-world experience at area businesses. Co-op students average of $15 per hour and may earn as much as $10,000 a year.
- Community Service Assignments: Students can also gain experience while making a significant contribution to the community through the NJIT Service Corps.
- Career Planning: Career Development Services (CDS) provides career advisement and hosts on-campus recruitment and job fairs. Check out the on-line Career Resources Center
NJIT offers various programs to help students succeed academically while enjoying their college years. Here is a list of some of those programs and offices whose mission it is to help students get a rounded education.
- Enrollment Services, including Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Admissions, Registrar and Financial Aid;
- Center for First Year Students, assists new students (freshman and transfer) to succeed academically. Programs and services designed to help students adjust to a new academic environment;
- Dean of Students, offering cultural, social and leadership programming, as well as residential life, Greek life, counseling, health, and tutorial services;
- Career Development Services, including coops, internships, community service, on-campus and post-baccalaureate and post-graduate education employment;
- Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), to insure those New Jersey students who may be under-prepared and have financial hardship access to resources and services to help them succeed;
- Albert Dorman Honors College, offering high achieving students an enriched and individualized program;
- Physical Education and Athletics, featuring NCAA Division I Athletics, fitness and sport classes, intramural, recreation and club sport opportunities;
- Continuing and Professional Education, including distance learning opportunities for currently enrolled as well on-site corporate education and training;
- Pre-College Programs to educate K-12 students and help them continue onto higher education, particularly those who are underrepresented in science, math, engineering and technology professions. Classes are also available for k-12 educators.
We look forward to meeting and assisting you with academic and student services in order to enrich your "NJIT Experience."