Our mission is to help CONNECT & PREPARE students and alumni for internship, employment, and professional development opportunities that will allow participants to advance in their future careers and education.
Our services and resources can be broken down into the following four categories:
The Cooperative Education Program enables you to combine classroom learning with practical experience and provides an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom.
You may choose from a wide range of co-op employment positions offered by corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations in the area. You may explore more than one professional field of interest and make career contacts along the way—all while earning credits.
Benefits of Cooperative Education
How to Qualify for the CO-OP Ed Program
If you do not qualify for the CO-OP Ed Program, we still encourage you to work with our Career Services department on attaining a non-credited internship. Whether or not you receive the credits, an internship can provide you with the real world experience that employers are seeking. These opportunities can also help you to grow your professional network while potentially getting compensated as well!
Credits for Experience
As an undergraduate, you may earn up to 12 credits through either part-time or full-time work experience. The number of credits you receive is based on the number of hours you work per week.
8-14 hours a week (total of 120-224) = 2 credits
15-24 hours a week (total of 225-374) = 4 credits
25+ hours a week (total of 375-600) = 6 credits
Application of Credits
Credits earned can be applied toward your free electives or electives in your major department. You must check with your department chairperson for specific inclusion within your particular degree program.
How to Apply
Please follow up with a Career Services representative to either apply for or propose a potential Cooperative Education opportunity.
Employment opportunities through the NJCU network, that are considered within your major and/or industry can be located on the GradLeaders platform (you can log-in with your GothicNet credentials).
Part-time essential work can be a great experience, providing individuals with transferable skills that all employers and industries are seeking. These opportunities can be located through our partner site, QuadJobs. Here you can create a profile and review/apply to local paid opportunities. Make sure to update our Career Services office on any opportunities you identify/land so that we can assist you in preparing for and eventually translating this experience for your future career path.
We are seeking student mentees to match up with mentors for the pilot SoB Alumni Mentorship Program (AMP) this spring 2021 semester. If this is of interest to you, we ask that you please complete this mentorship application form.
Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, the What Can I Do With This Major? website will help you connect majors to careers.
Forage is an online resource which offers virtual experience programs designed by leading companies. Develop your skills and gain a real understanding of different roles and industries by working through these self-paced modules, with tasks similar to those you would undertake during a traditional internship.
What does it involve?
What are the benefits?
How can I take part?
There are no lengthy application processes as programs are free and accessible to all students and alumni. Simply pick your program, create an account on the Forage website and get started right away.
HOW TO BEST ACCESS OUR CAREER SERVICES
Are you seeking internship and employment opportunities? GradLeaders is our Career Services Management data base where you can upload your resume and apply for internship and employment opportunities.
To create a profile and review opportunities, please visit: www.njcu.edu/career-resources
Please click on this link to learn more about how you can best prepare to meet with a Career Services representative to explore potential internship, employment and professional development opportunities and resources.
Are you interested in recruiting from the NJCU School of Business undergraduate, graduate, and alumni network? GradLeaders is our Career Services Management database where you can post internship/job opportunities and recruit from our pool of qualified undergraduate, graduate, and alumni network.
To create a profile and post opportunities, please visit: www.njcu.edu/gradleaders
Other ways EMPLOYERS can get involved:
We invite local professionals/employers to lead discussions/workshops on a variety of different topics through virtual information sessions for our students & recent alumni. These sessions typically fall under at least one of the following four categories: employer information/recruitment (specific to your organization); industry information; general professional development topics; and soft skills training. If you are interested in delivering an information session to NJCU students/alumni and/or want to learn more, please complete the form on this link.
Now more than ever, students can benefit from connecting with a mentor in their field of study. The guidance of a professional mentor can help to provide students with an objective/real-world perspective. This relationship can also help to introduce professionals to mentees as potential future interns/employees, simplifying an organization’s onboarding process. If you have interest in becoming a mentor or would like to learn more, please click on this hyperlink.
Whether your organization would like to work with one student or a group, there are a number of ways that you can partner with our University to provide students with an experiential education. Please click here if you would like to propose an opportunity and a Career Services representative will follow up with you.
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