JERSEY CITY, N.J. | In March 2022, New Jersey City University (NJCU) announced a partnership with CareerSpring — a national online job placement and networking platform for first-generation college students — to enhance its career access support for first generation college students, which make up 54 percent of the institution’s undergraduate population.
This partnership between NJCU and CareerSpring is featured in a nearly four-minute segment on NJ Business Beat with Rhonda Schaffler on NJ PBS Thirteen. Schaffler, the NJ Spotlight News Business Correspondent, interviewed Josh Iannuzzi, Career Services Director of NJCU’s School of Business, on a program entitled “In Focus: State of the Labor Market”, which aired on June 4.
During the interview, Schaffler and Iannuzzi discuss why NJCU has made it a priority to help first-generation college students enter the workforce, the partnership with CareerSpring, the progress of the partnership after the first semester, Iannuzzi’s optimism about the job market the Class of 2022 is entering, and NJCU’s success in graduating first-gen students at a rate higher than the national average.
Watch the full interview, which begins at the 17:45 mark and runs through 21:36.
To read the full announced from March 2022 about NJCU’s partnership with CareerSpring, visit:
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