Learning Beyond the Classroom: Undergraduates

Capstone Program:

The Ying Wu College of Computing Science’s Capstone Program matches interdisciplinary teams of senior students with clients from industry, government and university programs to develop customized software and database applications, to design and test devices, or to analyze and diagnose a variety of business problems. Clients have included large organizations such as Johnson and Johnson, IMS Health, CIT, PSE&G and Honeywell, as well as smaller high-tech companies like Nextech Group, Morpholytics, and Cyberextruder.                          


Co-ops & Internships:

Cooperative Education (Co-op) is an academic program that gives students the opportunity to gain paid professional work experience before graduation.Co-op work experiences are closely aligned with your major studies and improve understanding of the relationship between classroom theory and practical application.  Nearly 2600 different companies have hired NJIT students over the past decade. Employers range from large multinationals to small start-up companies. Students have completed their co-op assignments in New Jersey, ten other states, and four foreign countries.

In addition to NJIT's Career Services co-op opportunities, we also offer an entire Co-op Path for our bachelor degrees.  Students are required to fulfill the usual degree requirements but may substitute approved work experience for two of their general electives.

Internships provide a learning experience that may vary in length. They most often coincide with a semester or the summer.  Internship assignments may be paid or unpaid and no college credit is given.


​Research Experience

Undergraduates can work alongside faculty in cutting edge research in such areas as the SmartCampus project, emergency management information systems, e-customer  relations, and multimedia group collaboration
                          

Profession-Related Organizations

IS Club

The Information Systems Club is an organization committed to providing a common ground for students interested in IS/IT to network with their peers, industry practitioners and alumni.

 

ACM

ACM is a major professional society for Information Systems and other computing professionals.  NJIT has a highly active ACM Student Chapter (photo below).