RPP Awards Event

NJIT Career Development  Services
To Recognize 2017 Top Employers 
 Tuesday, April 24th

We are pleased to celebrate our employer’s hiring successes and on-campus involvement.
Join us when we honor our Recruitment Partners, and learn about best practices to engage and recruit NJIT interns, co-ops, and graduates!
You will also have an opportunity to network with student leaders, faculty, and staff.
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Thank you for your continuing partnership with NJIT.

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Career Fair Navigator ( CFN)

The Career Fair Navigator(CFN), a mobile friendly application that allows you to quickly search, locate employers at the fair based on your major(s), position type(s), and receive real time notifications and updates using your smart phone (no download is needed).  Visit njitcfn.com to start using today, and enhance your career fair experience!


Career Fair Navigator's Features:

  • SEARCH EMPLOYERS- view a list of all employers; also allows you to select employers by major and position type ​
  • PREP- register for the career fair, view a list of workshops and participating companies, how to check in at the gym on career fair day, points to keep in mind
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS- where changes will be posted about companies who have canceled or been added
  • EVENTS- view a list of career fair preparation events​
  • MAPS- access maps of the Gym and Tennis Center; you can create customized maps of employers you wish to visit by using the Search Employers function
  • HELP- use these FAQs to answer questions about how to use this new tool




To get maximum use from the Career Fair Navigator, we strongly encourage you to become familiar with it before the Career Fair. Practice by selecting companies, going to their web sites, and creating personal maps for yourself. After you have practiced using CFN on your own, if you still have questions, you can contact Marcelle Jackson at 973.596.3273 or jacksonm@njit.edu.



Spring Semester Highlights Continue!

Statistics and Actuarial Science

Statistics deals with techniques for collecting and analyzing numerical data for the purpose of solving real-life problems. Statistical techniques are widely used in the pharmaceutical industry, engineering, education, political science, medicine and many other areas. Actuarial science is concerned with the application of mathematical probability to the design of financially sound insurance and pension programs.





Related Career Titles for Statistics and Actuarial Science

Financial Analyst


Actuarial Analyst



Management Trainee





Stock Broker

Claims Representative


Research Scientist

 Account Manager

Opinion Research Specialist


Data Analyst

Research Engineer


College/University Professor

High School Teacher

Technical Writer

Numerical Analyst

Project Manager

Business Development Manager

Marketing Analyst





Industries That Hire Statistics and Actuarial Science Majors

Pharmaceutical Companies

Insurance Firms

Engineering Firms

Federal Government

Local Government

Legal Services

Social Services


Human Resources Departments


Communication Services

Consulting Services

Financial Services (Securities, Commodity Contracts, & Other Financial Investments)

Transportation Equipment

Transportation Equipment Companies

Waste Management & Remediation Services


Advertising Agencies

Building and Construction Companies


Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, & Payroll

Computer and Electronic Products Companies

Computer Systems Design/Computer Consulting

Employment Services

Federal Government

State and Local Government

Publishing (Newspaper, Periodical, Book, & Data Base Publishers)

Real Estate

Religious, Grant writing, Civic, Professional, & Similar Organizations

Scientific Research & Development Services

Transportation Services





Web Sites for Statistics and Actuarial Science Majors


Actuarial Career Information


The Actuarial Foundation


The American Academy of Actuaries


American Statistical Association



Resources in the Career Resource Center




  • VGM’s Handbook of Scientific and Technical Careers
  • Job Opportunities in Health Care ’94
  • Careers In Science and Engineering
  • Job Opportunities in Business ’94
  • Career Information Center: Administration, Business, and Office
  • Career Information Center: Engineering, Science, and Technology
  • Career Information Center: Marketing and Distribution
  • Career Information Center: Transportation
  • Career Information Center: Employment Trends and Master Index
  • Green At Work
  • Job Opportunities in Business ’95
  • Job Opportunities in Engineering and Technology ’95
  • Job Opportunities in Health Care ’95
  • The Complete Guide to Occupational Exploration
  • The Princeton Review Guide To Your Career 1997
  • The O*Net Dictionary of Occupational Titles



  • All Majors
  • Statistics and Actuarial Science

Science, Technology and Society

The Science, Technology, and Society program explores the foundations and impact of science and technology by examining the values, language, history, politics, and economics of modern technological society. Graduates find employment in such areas as government, corporate planning, public policy, urban development, technology assessment, writing and editing, and environmental planning.


Related Career Titles for Science, Technology, and Society




Park Ranger



Wildlife Manager

Watershed Manager

Range Manager

Environmental Engineer

Waste Management Engineer

Industrial Hygienist

Social Scientist

Policy Analyst


Military Officer

Management Trainee

College/University Professor

High School Teacher


Grant Writer

Environmental Writer

Technical Writer



Market Researcher

Community Relations Specialist

Urban Planner

Planning Director

Resource Manager

Environmental Planner

Transportation Planner


Zoning Representative


Industries That Hire Science, Technology, and Society Majors

Parks and Outdoor Recreation

High Schools

Colleges and Universities

Environmental Education Centers

Air Quality Management Facilities

Water Quality Management

Communication Companies

Solid Waste Management Facilities

Law Offices

Real Estate

Forest Conservation Centers

Environmental Protection Agency

Military Services

Social Services

Land Conservation Facilities

 Water Conservation Facilities

Publishing Companies

Hazardous Waste Management Facilities

Recycling Centers

Urban Planning Centers

Broadcast Media

Federal Government

State and Local Government

Transportation Services

Financial Services

Wilderness Protection Services

Consulting Firms

Transportation Services

Advertising Agencies

Building and Construction Companies


Web Sites for Science, Technology, and Society Majors

American Planning Association


Science, Technology, and Society Links


Resources in the Career Resource Center


  • VGM’s Handbook of Scientific and Technical Careers
  • Job Opportunities in Health Care ’94
  • Careers In Science and Engineering
  • Job Opportunities in Engineering and Technology ‘94
  • Jobs You Can Live With
  • Job Opportunities in Business ’94
  • Career Information Center: Agribusiness, Environment, and Natural Resources
  • Career Information Center: Engineering, Science, and Technology
  • Career Information Center: Public and Community Services
  • The New Complete To Environmental Careers
  • Green At Work
  • Job Opportunities in Business ’95
  • Job Opportunities in Engineering and Technology ’95
  • Job Opportunities in the Environment ’95
  • Job Opportunities in Health Care ’95
  • Environmental Jobs for Scientists
  • The Complete Guide for Occupational Exploration
  • The Princeton Review Guide to Your Career 1997
  • The O*Net Dictionary of Occupational Titles


  • All Majors
  • Science, Technology, and Society



Transportation functions in a very complex environment that is characterized by constant change in the technological, regulatory and legal frameworks. Transportation professionals must not only be able to meet the technological challenges of new systems, they must also be capable of fitting these systems into the social, economic, and physical environments in a manner that improves the quality of life for all. The Transportation program prepares students to be transportation planners, engineers, and managers who can plan, design, operate, and manage transportation systems capable of satisfying society’s transportation needs.


Related Career Titles for Transportation

Civil Engineer

Highway and Bridge Design

Project Manager

Area Director

Traffic Engineer

Transportation Planner

Traffic Engineering Technician

CADD Technician

Urban Transportation Engineers

Traffic Signal Engineer

Transit Planner

Systems Analyst

Airport Engineer

Senior Planner

Airport Planner

Construction Engineer

College/University Professor

 Permit Agent

Community Planner

Air Traffic Controller

Air Quality Specialist



Urban/Regional Planner

Project Engineer

Research & Development Specialist

Test Engineer

Highway Engineer

Structural Engineer

Surveying Technician

Design Engineer

High School Teacher

Management Trainee


Industries That Hire Transportation Majors

Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturers

Architectural Services

Building, Developing, & General Contracting Services

Communication Services

Computer and Electronic Products Manufacturers

Computer Systems Design/Computer Consulting Services

Consulting Services


High Schools

Electrical Equipment, Appliance, & Component Manufacturers

Engineering Services

Federal Government

State and Local Government

Scientific Research & Development Services

Urban Planning Centers

Transportation Services

Department of Transportation

Transportation Equipment Manufacturers

Utilities Services

Waste Management & Remediation Services


US Military

Train/Transit Systems


Web Sites for Transportation Majors


Careers In Transportation (DOT)

Institute of Transportation Engineers

Global Careers-Transportation

Right of Way


Resources in the Career Resource Center


  • Careers In Science and Engineering
  • The Career Connection II
  • Job Opportunities in Engineering and Technology ’94
  • Job Opportunities in Business ’94
  • Career Information Center: Transportation
  • Career Information Center: Employment Trends and Master Index
  • Job Opportunities in Business ’95
  • Job Opportunities in Engineering and Technology ’95
  • Job Opportunities in the Environment ’95
  • The Complete Guide for Occupational Exploration
  • The O*Net Guide to Occupational Titles


  • All Majors
  • Transportation

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What Happens at an Interview

The interviewing process can be scary if you don't know what to expect. All interviews fit a general pattern. While each interview will differ, all will share three common characteristics: the beginning, middle, and conclusion.

The typical interview will last 30 minutes, although some may be longer. A typical structure is as follows:

  • Five minutes--small talk
  • Fifteen minutes--a mutual discussion of your background and credentials as they relate to the needs of the employer
  • Five minutes--asks you for questions
  • Five minute--conclusion of interview
  • As you can see, there is not a lot of time to state your case. The employer may try to do most of the talking. When you do respond to questions or ask your own, your statements should be concise and organized without being too brief.

It Starts Before You Even Say Hello

The typical interview starts before you even get into the inner sanctum. The recruiter begins to evaluate you the minute you are identified. You are expected to shake the recruiter's hand upon being introduced. Don't be afraid to extend your hand first. This shows assertiveness.It's a good idea to arrive at least 15 minutes early. You can use the time to relax. It gets easier later. It may mean counting to ten slowly or wiping your hands on a handkerchief to keep them dry.

How's Your Small Talk Vocabulary?

Many recruiters will begin the interview with some small talk. Topics may range from the weather to sports and will rarely focus on anything that brings out your skills. Nonetheless, you are still being evaluated.Recruiters are trained to evaluate candidates on many different points. They may be judging how well you communicate on an informal basis. This means you must do more than smile and nod.

The Recruiter Has the Floor

The main part of the interview starts when the recruiter begins discussing the organization. If the recruiter uses vague generalities about the position and you want more specific information, ask questions. Be sure you have a clear understanding of the job and the company.As the interview turns to talk about your qualifications, be prepared to deal with aspects of your background that could be construed as negative, i.e., low grade point average, no participation in outside activities, no related work experience. It is up to you to convince the recruiter that although these points appear negative, positive attributes can be found in them. A low GPA could stem from having to fully support yourself through college; you might have no related work experience, but plenty of experience that shows you to be a loyal and valued employee.Many times recruiters will ask why you chose the major you did or what your career goals are. These questions are designed to determine your goal direction. Employers seek people who have direction and motivation. This can be demonstrated by your answers to these innocent-sounding questions.

It's Your Turn to Ask Questions

When the recruiter asks, "Now do you have any questions?" it's important to have a few ready. Dr. C. Randall Powell, author of Career Planning Today, suggests some excellent strategies for dealing with this issue. He says questions should elicit positive responses from the employer. Also, the questions should bring out your interest in and knowledge of the organization. By asking intelligent, well-thought-out questions, you show the employer you are serious about the organization and need more information. It also indicates to the recruiter that you have done your homework.

The Close Counts, Too

The interview isn't over until you walk out the door. The conclusion of the interview usually lasts five minutes and is very important. During this time the recruiter is assessing your overall performance. It is important to remain enthusiastic and courteous. Often the conclusion of the interview is indicated when the recruiter stands up. However, if you feel the interview has reached its conclusion, feel free to stand up first. Shake the recruiter's hand and thank him or her for considering you. Being forthright is a quality that most employers will respect, indicating that you feel you have presented your case and the decision is now up to the employer.

Expect the Unexpected

During the interview, you may be asked some unusual questions. Don't be too surprised. Many times questions are asked simply to see how you react. For example, surprise questions could range from, "Tell me a joke" to "What time period would you like to have lived in?" These are not the kind of questions for which you can prepare in advance. Your reaction time and the response you give will be evaluated by the employer, but there's no way to anticipate questions like these. While these questions are not always used, they are intended to force you to react under some stress and pressure. The best advice is to think and give a natural response.

Evaluations Made by Recruiters

The employer will be observing and evaluating you during the interview. Erwin S. Stanton, author of Successful Personnel Recruiting and Selection, indicates some evaluations made by the employer during the interview include:

  • How mentally alert and responsive is the job candidate?
  • Is the applicant able to draw proper inferences and conclusions during the course of the interview?
  • Does the applicant demonstrate a degree of intellectual depth when communicating, or is his / her thinking shallow and lacking depth?
  • Has the candidate used good judgment and common sense regarding life planning up to this point?
  • What is applicant's capacity for problem-solving activities?
  • How well does candidate respond to stress and pressure? 

Developing a Winning Resume

Resume Formats

There is no "perfect" or "right" resume format.  The format you choose will depend upon the job you hope to find and your past experiences.  Listed below are different resume formats.   Look them over and determine what format or combination of formats will present you in the best possible light.  Remember the purpose of a resume is to get you a job interview.  The interview gets you the job.


General Resume Guidelines


The following guidelines are just that-guidelines for what to include in a good resume.  Remember, your résumé's function is to obtain a job interview for you.  Use your common sense and imagination to highlight your background and experience in a well-focused resume.




A one-page resume works well for the recent graduate.  If you have an extensive work history, two pages are reasonable.   Remember individuals with extensive work history should limit information to what is pertinent to their current job objective.  If you do go to two pages, make sure that most important information is stated on the first page.




An organized, readable layout determines whether a resume is read.  Direct the reader's eye with the format.  Make sure it is well organized and concise.  Avoid dense text appearance that is difficult to read.


  • Consider using high-quality white or off-white paper.
  • Always type or word process your resume and have it professionally copied.
  • Make sure there are no typographical, spelling, or grammatical errors.
  • Information that has been crossed out or handwritten is unacceptable.
  • Make sure your resume will copy well.  Do a photocopy test.



  • Design your resume with a particular objective in mind.  Present information important to the objective first.  Edit.
  • List information in descending order of importance.
  • Be selective about what you include in your resume, but never falsify or exaggerate information.
  • Sell yourself-attract attention to your special abilities.
  • Concentrate on the positive and use action verbs to describe your background.

 Resume Inventory


The following categories are usually found in a resume.  These are suggestions.  You should adopt those that best fit your needs.


Necessary Categories


Personal Data


Make sure your name is the most obvious piece of information on your resume.  Also include address and phone number, with ZIP and area codes.  List a message phone number if you do not have an answering machine, and give an e-mail address if you have one.  It is unnecessary to include personal information such as age, marital status, or health.




An objective gives your resume a focus.   It also gives credibility and direction to your resume and suggests commitment on your part.  It should be specific enough to tell the employer the kind of work you seek, yet general enough to include the full range of jobs you will consider.  This will take some thought.  If the statement  is so specific that it would eliminate you from consideration for other jobs in which you have interest, you might consider having a resume for each type of job (not necessarily each job).  Some disciplines require objectives; others discourage their use.




List your educational background in reverse chronological order starting with your highest degree and working your way backwards.   Do not go back to your high school degree.  Listing your grade point average (GPA) is optional.  Dissertation and thesis topics are also included in this section as are honors bestowed at graduation time.




This category includes volunteer or intern experiences as well as employment.  Include job titles, employers, responsibilities and dates.  Remember to list the city and state of your place of work.   Concentrate on the positive and use action works.  A statement of the percentage of college expenses earned can be included if you were self-supporting or nearly so.  You may include paid work experience, academic assignments of significant proportion, and extracurricular assignments relative to your desired field of employment, etc.  If your experience has not been relevant to your field of desired employment, you should still include a description of your responsibilities.  Strive to show growth or contributions you made while in each assignment.


Additional Information


Skills, activities, honors, awards, membership or committees, or in honorary societies, public service, or even language ability can be placed under this, or a more specific category.




It is acceptable to use the phrase, "Available upon request."  Be prepared with a typed list when requested.   Generally a reference sheet will consist of the name, title, business mailing address, and phone number of three to five academic or business references.  Do not use relatives, friends, or other students as references.  Be sure to obtain permission from each person you plan to list.


Additional Categories


Qualifications or Technical Skills Statement


Qualifications or skills may be established from any prior employment, educational achievement, internship, volunteer experience, hobby, or community service.  For your qualifications statement, list your past in terms of skills you have acquired that are relevant to your résumé's objective.  This section is particularly helpful to those who are making a career change or for students whose major is not obviously related to the job objective.


Language Ability


You can list this section separately as part of the qualifications statement, or in the additional information section if there is a likelihood that this ability will be used by employers.  Specify the language(s) you read, write, and/or speak and your facility in each.




In the functional resume your military experience can be included in the "Experience" category.  A chronological resume would list military either under a separate heading or in chronological order under "Experience."




List articles you have published and those which have been accepted for publication.




Give the employer insight into your professional abilities and training by listing the past and present research projects in your field in which you have participated.


Extracurricular Activities


Employers often look to extracurricular activities to indicate how you developed your interests and leadership abilities during college.  The extracurricular activities you list should include organizations in which you have membership and offices you have held.  You may also wish to include awards, honors, hobbies, and interests in this category.  Avoid listing controversial activities particularly those that are political or religious in nature.


Action Word List


The Web may give you access to job leads, but your success will hinge upon your ability to close the sale during the interview.


If the cyberspace boom has not yet compelled you to log on to the Internet, it should at least have grabbed your attention. If you are looking for a job, the Internet is an information superhighway system that gives you access to an ever-growing number of career, employment, and company sites with just a few mouse clicks.


At the Starting Line


Navigating the information highway is much like driving a paved one. Though you will encounter rush-hour bottlenecks, it's all about how you maneuver the I-way. First, you will need a computer, a modem, a communications program, access to a phone line, and an account with an Internet service provider. These are likely supplied for you (at no cost) on campus, at computer labs, and in residence halls.


Today, the most popular way to access the Internet is the World Wide Web (WWW). By using browser software such as Netscape, Mosaic, or NetCruiser, you can travel to countless home pages on the Web. These pages then can link you quickly to various locations with related data. You also can secure a little corner of cyberspace for yourself by creating a personal home page where you can invite visitors- including prospective employers- to get a peek at your career objectives, talents and qualifications.


The quickest way to get to a Web site on the Net is to type in its "address," or Uniform Resource Locator (URL). But even if you don't know the address of your destination, you can get started by using a search engine. These are directories for the Internet that allow users to type in the subject or keywords in which they are interested. It then scans existing Web sites for a match. A popular choice is Yahoo! 


Usenet Groups


Usenet groups, also known as newsgroups or discussion forums, are devoted to a vast array of focused topics, including some on career and job search issues. Usenet group discussions tend to be more well-thought-out than those on chat lines and have standard behaviors-netiquette-that dictate communication. So, before you send a message or respond to a posting, spend some time reading a posting entered by other users.


Usenet groups can be a valuable forum to make connections with people, keep up on industry trends, access job listings, and post resumes. To read or post to newsgroups you will need news reader software. If you want to participate in job hunt discussions, check out misc.jobs.misc.


View the Net From the Employer's Perspective


Employers from corporate America to government agencies are increasingly turning   to the Net. They are hunting actively for talent through employment bulletin boards, commercial resume data banks, and their own corporate home pages. A recruiter from Tandem Computers in Cupertino, Calif., says enthusiastically: "I love the Web. It gave me the solution I had been looking for - a fast and cost-effective way to direct computer-literate candidates to a database. We went live on the Web with our home page in 1994. We post job openings, college recruiting dates, and other employment-related information; but most importantly, we give our home page visitors an intimate look at Tandem."


Preparing Your Electronic Resume


You may choose to send your resume via e-mail or post it on databases located on commercial online services, bulletin boards, newsgroups, or mailing lists. Remember that the Internet is predominately a text-based (not voice/ video-based) tool. The first impressions you make during your job search are always the strongest, so it's critical that the application letter and resume you send via email immediately set the right tone with the reader.


Figuring out how to get discovered and stand out on employers' computer monitors is actually quite simple. The answer is, keywords! Today's Internet search programs leverage keywords. Pay attention to the job descriptions, skills, and talents the employer is seeking. Use these keywords in your application and resume so that they naturally fit the keyword searches a hiring manager would use when scanning the resume databases.


One successful Internet job seeker offers this advice: When applying for jobs on-line, don't send your resume as an attachment to an e-mail message. Create it in ASCII [plain text] and make sure it is clear and easy to read. Since plain text does not allow you to do much with formatting and layout, it is doubly important to present your experience in a cohesive, orderly manner . I tried to leave the format as naked as possible, brought my most relevant information to the top of my resume, and used clear, vibrant language."


Close the Sale the Old-Fashioned Way


Placing your electronic resume on-line is one thing, but getting a job is quite another. The Web may give you access to job leads, but your success will hinge upon your ability to close the sale during the interview. Since organizations put so much information on their Web sites, you can conduct your research in a fraction of the time you would use through traditional means. So there's really no excuse for not being prepared for your interviews. Be sure to give as much consideration to interviews which you have obtained through on-line job searches as you would to those received through more traditional means. And finally, follow up with a thank you e-mail.





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